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Ancient Pompeii graffiti reveals potty mouths, penis jokes

Ancient Pompeii graffiti reveals potty mouths, penis jokes

A friend just emailed us a link to this collection of awesome (and dirty!) graffiti from Pompeii. We know it seems like it couldn’t possibly be real, but Pompeiana.org seems like a legitimate academic site. (They describe themselves as “an online resource for all things Pompeian… a place for original research by scholars in the fields of art, archaeology, architecture and classics.” And the site is packed with stuffy academic papers — seems like an awful lot of work to go to for a prank.) And besides, Pompeii is known for its phallic and erotic artifacts (and, we suppose now, its poop jokes).

Fighting the Politics of Hatred

Fighting the Politics of Hatred

What’s the best way to fight a fire? Any fireman will tell you that the answer is not fire, it’s yelling “fire!” The same goes for hatred. The best way for those who oppose the smears by the McCain campaign to fight back is to expose it and call it what it is: hatred! Today…