Thursday, 22 May 2008

"I've never seen a mummy look like this before. He's still... still... juicy clothed.."

Well, just when you think you've seen the craziest thing that the new fondness for avoiding anything that might upset someone somewhere's sensitivities, along comes something like this:
A museum has covered up Egyptian mummies to hide their nakedness after a surge of complaints from visitors.
I know what you are thinking - who the hell complains about this sort of thing..?!?

Well, it seems 'more than 100 people' have found the sight of a centuries-old dessicated musuem exhibit too much of a problem (or perhaps, a turn on..!):
Bob Partridge, editor of Ancient Egypt magazine, said: “We are shocked and amazed this has been done in advance of any results from the public consultation. The mummies have always been sensitively displayed and have been educational and informative to generations of visitors.”
Educational and informative doesn't cut it in the modern world of museums, Bob - gotta be modest too...

3 comments:

Acorn said...

Julia
You show me yours and I'll show you mine.

I think Melanie Philips summed it up in the Mail today
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021062/Never-MPs-woefully-touch-real-mood-people.html

No other debate in Parliament recently has shown up the utter contempt of NuLabour socialism. God help us.

JuliaM said...

"...to certain Labour women, common sense is now a thought crime."

Very true. And not just the women!

dearieme said...

It'll be piano legs next.