15 February 2006 @ 07:17 pm
Royalty and Rubes  
In ultra bad-ass news today, archaeologists have discovered an intact, ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings. This would be the first since the discovery of King Tut in 1922...and this was found, accidently, just five metres away. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's chief archaeologist, says they "look royal", but may just be nobles, but Bob Partridge, of Ancient Egypt magazine, said it could possibly be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, whose tomb has yet to be found. Even it it's Joe Nobody, it's an incredible find.

In ultra dumb-ass news, an Orange County (California) woman who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped at gunpoint by 6 men has a small problem: the video tape she shot with them, clearly showing her extremely willing participation, without force or guns. Tamara Anne Moonier, mother of two, apparently decided to have a night of fun with these guys, and later told cops she'd been through hell, and later used funds from a victims’ assistance program to move to a new apartment. When the guys were picked up, they willingly gave the tape over...and cops refused to file charges against them. They are, though, charging her with filing false police reports, committing perjury and stealing funds from a taxpayer-funded victims’ program. Best part? When confronted with the tape, she refused to recant her charges. Here's the sad part: without the tape, these guys could have gone to prison for life, but she'll face a maximum of 44 months for her crimes (and that, only because of the theft of the money).
Deechsavrille on February 16th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
So.. uh.. how long 'til that tape is released on the internet?