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Friday, September 2, 2011

Origins of Comedy: Poking Fun at Archaeological Mystery Fabrication

I see it all the time on Twitter. People tweeting out that certain channels are perpetuating the so called pseudo archaeological stories and legends that never existed, but they fit their evidence to match what people will always question. Did that even make sense?

Sketch comedy pertaining to archaeology has been around for quite sometime now, and anytime I take the time to enjoy it, I can’t help but smirk. Everything they exaggerate about these channels, the so called unsolved mysteries, is something all archaeologists and historians want say, but just don’t have the nerve to say it.

This video is a “parody of cheap History channel documentaries that promise much in the way of discovery. Probing the "joke" news bulletin and awkward moments.”

I have to say, the beginning caught me off guard a bit. I was waiting for the punch line and it never really came. Be that my opinion, you can be the judge. I do urge any of you with children to refrain from showing to video to them. It had some vulgarities not suitable to a G audience. Of course, they do use construction paper for the news story which clearly represents the childlike and ridiculous presentation of the information.

In any event, take this video with a grain of salt or a sail, as the Phoenicians were the first seafaring jokesters.


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