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27 October 2006 @ 10:53 am
Historical Booty: Ancient brothel restored in Pompeii - The Lupanare - which derives its name from the Latin word "lupa," or "prostitute" - was presented to the public again Thursday following a yearlong, $253,000 restoration to clean up its frescoes and fix the structure. Yes, quarter-million. That's it. Remember that this ancient place was restored for that lowly amount, next time you hear how much is spent on other things around the world.

In other, seasonal news. fear not for your blood. University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou has come up with some simple math that proves vampires can't exist. Thanks a load for that, prof. Good to know quality research is still a hallmark of our academic community.
Μαχομαιmaxomai on October 27th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, his assumptions are whacky. So vampires CAN still exist. Mwahahahahaha.....
snakesinspace on October 27th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
We may be in Pompeii next week... :)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on October 27th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Cool, get pix!
Skeletoncrew: Venusskeletoncrew on October 28th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Further info..."lupa" refers to wolves. Common prostitutes were known as "wolf women."
The Late Editiondeathbgothic on October 28th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
I have a problem with this 'mathematical' proof that vampires do not exist.

First of all:

When a vampire bites a human, he does not automatically turn them into a vampire.

Vampires use Humans as cattle/livestock/food so it would make no sense to turn them all into vampires, as the livestock would quickly dwindle.

Also, there comes into the equation that math hasn't always existed.
And before that, the ether/prim/magic whatever you call it probably DID exsist at one point or another.

These creatures of beings taken from the prim/ether/magic do not rely on science, modern or ancient to get by and exist.

They rely purely on the magic/prim/ether that runs through their very being.

The only point in which this would falter is when humans started to learn this thing science and math and whatnot as things progressed.

the belief of Prim/ether/magic would dwindle, thus negating its existance over time.

If people wsh hard enough shit goes away regardless of how it was made or if it can continue recreating itself. The human mind has this wonderful thing called mind-over-matter which can change the course of exsistance if enough people vie)sp) for the same thing at the same point.

Subjective thnking.
ok, enough rambling.

thats my rant :P
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Tiki Islandarchmage on October 30th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
I know of the site, but no, 'twas not I. Never worked for them.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Drinkingarchmage on October 30th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
Come back anytime!
Priestpriestofcards on October 31st, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Well Hello Mr. Fancy Pants....
I swear some people have waaaaay too much time on their hands to be researching some crap like that..... Just leave us alone to our fun and fantasies!!!