New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

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New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by Minimalist » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47244338
Pompeii: Narcissus fresco uncovered by archaeologists


As punishment, a deity of revenge was then said to have led Narcissus to a pool of water where he found his own reflection.

He is said to have become so enamoured with himself that he stared at his own appearance until he died.

Reminds me of a certain politician.......
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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by MichelleH » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:50 pm

And the owner of the New England Pats......
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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by Simon21 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:43 am

I doubt if the water would be so clear

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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by Minimalist » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:12 pm

Come now. I'm sure Kraft was just trying to inflate his balls.

That seems to be a big thing in New England!
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Post by kbs2244 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:04 pm

Actually, if memory serves, it was under-inflated footballs.
For a better grip?

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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by circumspice » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:33 pm

It used to be legal in the NFL for receivers to put 'stickum' on their hands so the ball would be easier to control once it was caught. No butter-fingers for receivers... That was outlawed long ago by NFL rules though.
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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by Minimalist » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:05 pm

kbs2244 wrote:Actually, if memory serves, it was under-inflated footballs.
For a better grip?


What use is an uninflated blimp?

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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by Simon21 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:11 am

It used to be legal in the NFL for receivers to put 'stickum' on their hands so the ball would be easier to control once it was caught. No butter-fingers for receivers... That was outlawed long ago by NFL rules though.
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But how did they shake hands and perform other functions?

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Re: New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

Post by circumspice » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:43 am

From what I understand, it wasn't like super glue... It was more like the adhesive on post-it notes. And most players who handle the football have those towels that hang from the waistband of their pants, so I imagine that the stickum was a non-issue.
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