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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Striking a Blow for Historical Accuracy-



I heard this mentioned today on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! and had to track it down to find out the truth... and here it is-


PLOCNIK, Serbia (Reuters) - If the figurines found in an ancient European settlement are any guide, women have been dressing to impress for at least 7,500 years. Recent excavations at the site -- part of the Vinca culture which was Europe's biggest prehistoric civilization -- point to a metropolis with a great degree of sophistication and a taste for art and fashion, archaeologists say.

In the Neolithic settlement in a valley nestled between rivers, mountains and forests in what is now southern Serbia, men rushed around a smoking furnace melting metal for tools. An ox pulled a load of ore, passing by an art workshop and a group of young women in short skirts. "According to the figurines we found, young women were beautifully dressed, like today's girls in short tops and mini skirts, and wore bracelets around their arms," said archaeologist Julka Kuzmanovic-Cvetkovic.


So it turns out that apparently Raquel Welch was historically accurate, and all the folks who told you that it was just sexist crap were completely anti-historical.

Now all we need to find out is that Betsy Ross did her sewing in a bikini.

I do love the 21st century.

18 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

That pic brings back memories or possibly mammaries. I saw my first ever exposed breasts when my Gran took me to see 1 Million Years BC.

I can't remember whose breasts they were - not Raquel's - but I've never forgotten them....

Phoebe Fay said...

Hah! Take that all you traditional values prudes! Miniskirts are old school!

Colonel Colonel said...

4-D: I support any movie that brings "history" to the young. Glad to have you back, man. Hang in.

Phoebe: Miniskirts, Old School? Then I guess I'm just a Traditional Values sort of guy.

Sirdar said...

In her day, Raquel Welch was very accurate!!

Mike said...

Raquel was about as accurate as a woman can be. No two ways about it.

Sara Sue said...

I remember this movie like it came out yesterday. I always hoped she was a two-ways kinda gal!

Malach the Merciless said...

Malach says: All should wear loin clothes!

TED VELVET said...

how can there be a 100 million BC when the bible says the earth is only 6000 years old? me confused. I think I'm going to buy one of those posters and have sex with it. She's giving me a bonersaurus erectus.

Cissy Strutt said...

... but she doesn't swing her arms when she tap dances ...

anaglyph said...

Well, Raquel might have been accurate, but the dinosaurs who appeared alongside her weren't.

Who ever saw a dinosaur wearing flares!

Colonel Colonel said...

Sirdar: In her day, Raquel Welch was very accurate!!

Yes, "accuracy" is a great thing.

Mike: Raquel was about as accurate as a woman can be. No two ways about it.

Raquel was just stuffed full of, um, "accuracy".

Sara Sue: I remember this movie like it came out yesterday. I always hoped she was a two-ways kinda gal!

You mean she voted both Republican and Democrat?

Malach: All should wear loin clothes!

I suppose it depends on what your definition of "all" is...

TED VELVET: how can there be a 100 million BC when the bible says the earth is only 6000 years old? me confused.

Raquel works in mysterious ways.

Cissy Strutt: ...but she doesn't swing her arms when she tap dances ...

True, when she tap dances those are not her arms that are swinging...

anaglyph: Well, Raquel might have been accurate, but the dinosaurs who appeared alongside her weren't. Who ever saw a dinosaur wearing flares!

That's why they went extinct, silly. They combusted themselves. I can prove that scientifically by the way. Oil is made of dinosaurs. Oil burns. Therefor...

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Colonel, I think you should post a pic of you in a loin cloth!

Colonel Colonel said...

PrePonderings: I think that's a fantastic idea. Here I am. Now, your turn.

anaglyph said...

That man in the loincloth looks suspiciously like an NRA spokesperson.

Colonel Colonel said...

Reverend: Yeah, I get that a lot. And it's funny, but every time I put it on I get an irresistible urge to go blast away at wildlife with automatic weapons.

Sara Sue said...

When you wear that loincloth do you scream, "Damn dirty ape!"??

Colonel Colonel said...

Sara: only when walking on the beach.

Kerstin said...

I knew shopping was in the genes.