Still not enough coffee.

Still not enough coffee.

Welcome back to Indiana, PA Adam, Volume 2

I thought that after the last time I posted about Indiana PA causing me undue stress I was done with that sort of thing.

I had my car towed tonight from a friend’s apartment complex. This apartment complex was complete with easily over A HUNDRED EMPTY PARKING SPACES. We managed to retrieve the car around 1:45am, and then began trying to find out where in this shithole town I can park my car for the evening.

The issue here is that I genuinely feel that my vehicle was wrongfully towed. The apartment complex had no signs posted about towing or parking regulations, no “no parking” signs, no “permit parking only” areas, etc. On the phone with the apartment manager, and quite irate, I discussed the finer points of labeling your property. There’s a lot to it, so I won’t keeping going. I cursed. I was a jerk. I was mad.

TL;DR: My car got towed. I’m right, they’re wrong, and I’m pissed.

solipsistictendencies:

Belt buckle, Xiongnu type, 3rd–2nd century B.C.North ChinaGilt bronze; H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.33.1)
This small ornament is one of a pair of belt buckles designed as mirror images. Enclosed in a braided frame, the ox stands with its lowered head in three-quarter view and its tail tucked between its hind legs. Numerous objects of this type have been found in both northern China and Inner Mongolia. They were made in China for the seminomadic people known as the Xiongnu, who wore them on belts buckled over long tunics as decoration and as a mark of status. Different techniques and metals were used in the production of these buckles: it is probable that those of gold and silver were prized above gilded examples such as this one, which in turn were more highly valued than tinned or plain bronze pieces.


I collect belt buckles. Sadly they are only artifacts of my life.

solipsistictendencies:

Belt buckle, Xiongnu type, 3rd–2nd century B.C.
North China
Gilt bronze; H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.33.1)

This small ornament is one of a pair of belt buckles designed as mirror images. Enclosed in a braided frame, the ox stands with its lowered head in three-quarter view and its tail tucked between its hind legs. Numerous objects of this type have been found in both northern China and Inner Mongolia. They were made in China for the seminomadic people known as the Xiongnu, who wore them on belts buckled over long tunics as decoration and as a mark of status. Different techniques and metals were used in the production of these buckles: it is probable that those of gold and silver were prized above gilded examples such as this one, which in turn were more highly valued than tinned or plain bronze pieces.

I collect belt buckles. Sadly they are only artifacts of my life.

Society for American Archaeology Conference 2014 Austin, TX

Hey all. Most of you know that I’ll be going to the SAA conference later this week to present some of my research. Since many people can’t make it, I’d like to offer to photograph posters for anyone who would like to see them. The conference program and associated abstracts can be found here:

http://www.saa.org/aboutthesociety/annualmeeting/tabid/138/default.aspx

If you have a poster that you would like to see, send me a message or reblog this post with a request. I will then photograph and post the images to my blog (as long as the poster author will allow me) using my Canon Rebel xs. If I get requests, I will do my best to accommodate as many as I can. I owe it to the awesome Tumblr Anthropology/Archaeology community for all the fun and great learning experiences that I have had here.

Additionally, if you are attending the conference and this post reaches you, I’ll be using the tag “SAA 2014” to organize my posts for ease of recovery.

Please spread this along if you can, and travel safe!

"

And the meek shall inherit the earth…

We’ve taken care of everything,
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes
It’s one for all and all for one
We work together, common sons
Never need to wonder how or why

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

Look around at this world we’ve made
Equality our stock in trade
Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
Oh, what a nice, contented world
Let the banners be unfurled
Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx

"
Rush, Temples of Syrinx (2112 Overture)
A message from facebookleavemealone
My department is surprisingly musically-inclined, and we keep joking about starting a band called The Misanthropologists. Only I'm not joking. Want in?
A reply from anthropologyadventures

ABSOLUTELY.  100% yes.  I’ve been wanting to write a song about Australopithecus.  Let’s do this.  

xiphoidprocess:

zomganthro:

snow-cherries:

zomganthro:

drkrislynn:

dead-men-talking:

anthropologyadventures:

dead-men-talking:

ME TOO PLEASE. Need a soprano?

We will have amazing harmonies.  Xiphoidprocess is better at guitar than me so maybe I’ll play rhythm.  I feel like we need a drummer drkrislynn

This has incredible potential.

Should I write cute marimba music for this or do you guys want me to completely make love to a drumset and shred the shit out of that double bass pedal?

McGill University has a departmental band made up of undergrads, graduate students and Dr. Andre Costopolous who is now the Dean of Students. The are a metal cover-band and they have the best name ever: Megalith

I always reblog Megalith. As an added bonus, here’s the poster I made to advertise their last show:

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IT GOT EVEN BETTER

So apparently I wander off and write papers and stuff like THIS happens.

I’m actually serious. Next conference you’d better bring your instruments.

I can write lyrics!

(Sing to the tune of “American Idiot” by Green Day)

Don’t wanna be a solutrean immigrant.
Chasing seals from continent to continent.
And can hear the sound of Dennis Stanford?
The subliminal fibber of peopling.

Joke of the day.

wanderoar:

roseonabeach:

frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

what

Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever

jacketry

Got the neon looking fresh to death for the road trip to Austin!

Busted out my sad tape collection too!

Easter Under Duress photoset. With my family, all group meals are served with a heaping side of grief.