Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Raiders of the Lost Ark, part two.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey's Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah's Ark.

Not only is this an interesting project but it leaves room for plenty of tom-foolery:

"My favorite quote: ''We are not excavating it. We are not taking any artifacts. We're going to photograph it and, God willing, you're all going to see it,' McGivern said.' As if pictures can't be doctored and are absolute proof...."

"A picture of a chunk of an arc and the text "we got it" isn't absolute proof either."

"Did anybody else read that as "researchers will climb Arafat"? Huh, boy would that be weird!"

"Arafat is actually geographical. If you don't believe me, google for "Arafat plains".
Both Arafat and Sharon took their last name from geographical locations that have historical connotations for their respective peoples.

But I agree, it'd be quite difficult to climb Arafat ..."

"Yea, and next week.....
I'll be heading an exciting expedition into the bogs of Ireland to search for the little people.

"These explorers will reveal once and for all that the B arc crashed on this planet and we are all ancestors of the Golgafinchan."

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