Monday, July 26, 2010

Great Moments in the History of Furrydom

because "the History of Furriness" doesn't sound right.

The Lion Man of Hohlenstein-Stadel, also called the Lion Woman of same because the lion-cloth covers the naughty bits but I draw your attention to the utter booblessness, is one of the oldest statues in the history of Man at roughly 30,000 years old, and the earliest evidence so far of anthropomorphism. I once read a book(really!) in which the author suggested this carving, and other works like it, were outward manifestations of the changes in brain structure that marked the emergence of imagination and abstraction. Interesting, but I think the possibility of cave-furries has been too long ignored.

27 comments:

J— said...

because "the History of Furriness" doesn't sound right

Furriography?

Smut Clyde said...

I draw your attention to the utter booblessness

Not necessary; it is the first thing we look for.

Substance McGravitas said...

I DISLIKE ALL FURRINERS.

merc said...

From the days when lions walked and humans crawled.

Smut Clyde said...

outward manifestations of the changes in brain structure that marked the emergence of imagination and abstraction

Now ordering "The Mind in the Cave" from the library.

merc said...

Spoiler alert; the chains are not actually attached to the rock.

tigris said...

I think it was this, but I was reading a lot of similar stuff at the time and can't be completely sure.

tigris said...

OooOOOooo, Mind in the Cave looks great, Riddled Book club?

merc said...

This too maybe http://www.amazon.com/Origins-History-Consciousness-Mythos-Books/dp/0691017611

tigris said...

I know I haven't read that. On the list it goes.

mikey said...

Ok, waitaminute, slow down here. I don't think you academic types realize how hard we out here in Lackademia have to struggle to keep up with your books and your learnin'.

So, are you saying that the mankind evolved from earlier primates is wrong, and homo sapiens actually evolved from big cats? 'Cause, y'know, I've never heard that. But then, it's true I haven't been paying that much attention either. I've been busy working on this theory about international relations that involves Vladamir Putin and Square Dancing, and that's been really demanding of my time.

Or are you taking the position that when humans first discovered that certain flora had psychoactive properties, the first thing they must have done is imagine themselves large feline predators, to the point where they made images of how that might have looked. Because if THATS where you're going, I'm going to have to disappoint you - Jethro Tull beat you to it by the better part of forty years...

And here, Captcha is just taunting: sukerse

ckc (not kc) said...

..."utter booblessness" is a phrase of which I could grow quite fond

tigris said...

What, no love for lion-cloth?

Smut Clyde said...

Much love for 'lion-cloth' but it triggered "Loinclothing" and distracted me.

ckc (not kc) said...

Can't connect it - in a weird (whatever the word for onomatopoeia involving pictures rather than sounds) type of way - with certain acquaintances, but lion-cloth is nice

[wv koping - but just]

mikey said...

Interestingly, I see the data associated with that Hunters and Collectors song download indicates that it's ?? MBs, which is perfectly reasonable when you know it's a track length of ??:?? (mm:ss) and it's sampled at a bitrate of ??Kbps. It's a simple matter to just multiply and yep, you get the same answer as they did...

spingo, sez Captcha, perhaps forgetting what game we're actually playing here

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"What item of clothing should I put on next?"

"Dickie."
~

Smut Clyde said...

Cave furry.

merc said...

Shrooms, bongos, firelit cave after a good surf will do this to you, no question, for I have seen...

M. Bouffant said...

I see you've added those silly (By which, of course, I mean stupid & dumb-assed, but I was trying to be nice there, if only for a second.) "share" things.

So I clicked one. Let me know if I have any "friends."

tigris said...

Smut Clyde said...

Cave furry.


That costume is pretty well articulated.

So I clicked one. Let me know if I have any "friends."

I'd bake you a cake for your birthday, that's got to count for something, right?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Cave furry.

I thought that was Smut Clyde in his role as
Ombudsmoose.

tigris said...

Captcha was right about the pants.

Kathleen said...

related

tigris said...

That is NOT going on the list. Also: frightening. Also also: elvan?

Smut Clyde said...

"The History of Furry Dom" does not sound right either.

Anonymous said...

The original cougar.