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This beautiful statue was discovered in Outer Mongolia by my great-great-uncle, the renowned explorer Branston "Pickle" Bugosi Jr.Sr. while on a scientific expedition tracing the source of the Nile......
It was standing on its head at the bottom of a deep well, into which "Pickle" had plunged, in search of any traces of 'Nile water'........We can only assume that it was placed there as an offering to the gods, in order to ensure a good harvest during the coming year........
Upon examination, many objects were found to have been inserted into the ears, including pins, toothpicks, and cow dung.........these further go to show the high esteem with which this statue was regarded......In fact, the perfect features make it highly probable that this represented some personage of very high rank in the ancient world........
This work of art now stands proudly in the O.L.D.B.A.G., to be admired by all.......

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Elfie

Gerroll Arner!!

david06520

sol' - mi' - ti...
sol la te - la'la'la' - la' sol' - mi' do' la ...
fa sol le - sol' sol' sol' - sol' fa' mi' re' - mi' - fa' sol' - do'...
re' mi' -fa' la, la ti do' re' do.......

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twoclubs

I see London I see France I see Lela's xx##@**xx++!

lelabugosi

precious-pebble.....I think you may have to ask Mr.many-numbers-der-mist about that..........my lips are too innocent to utter a word about that.......

gemstone

Would somebody please explain "Play Misty for Me"?

lelabugosi

Oh, that's alright then.....I was getting worried......

Plumpossum

Lela, I do not own, rent, borrow, or use a GPS system. I am already confused enough.

david06520

and don't forget the Tulf of Gonkin and the similar fabrications of Polin Cowell and his friends

juneshone

and ears, remember the War of Jenkin's Ear

Elfie

Yes, Lela, it sounds so to me too, but is it that strange when B.B. was behind????

lelabugosi

....and sometimes cabbages (you may remember the Cabbage-patch Wars were a significant turning point in the chequered history of Bonga-Bonga. They were fought between the years 1902-1904 and again between 1909-1914, and involved members of the Bugosi and Barloff families. The first War took place during the well-documented cabbage shortage, and began when Beatrice Barloff purloined two prize cabbages from the Bugosi Friends Of The Poor Cabbage Relief Society's Plot)..........But I suppose that one can be put down to greed.......

Elfie

On all levels, yes, Juneee!!

juneshone

wars - either religion or greed will cause them

Church_Lady

Praise the Lord and pass the pistols!

Elfie

As long as humans think it's great to kill each other for some stupid reason or ideology, arms will be produced and some will love to make the dirty work selling them!!

patsquire

Y'know, as long as we're waxing philosophical about the human condition, let me say that in my career as an international arms dealer I used to work for a billionaire arms merchant who every once in a while would tell some lucky TV interviewer that the secret to his success was that, "The depths of human folly have never been plumbed." I say lucky interviewer because that little bit of wisdom always got the reporter's piece on the air. And it always made Sam Cummings a little more famous.

lelabugosi

Thank you Hanne-with-pipe, for that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel of human ignorance.......
Plumpy-on-a-pedestal..........It is attitudes such as yours that will NOT save the world (as we know it).....
"Get on with it or get lost" is hardly conducive to a positive response from a potential redeemer of humanity...........also, these things take time - a century is but a grain of sand in the egg-timer of history.......(BTW, are you using a GPS tracker on david-'der mist'-numbers?).........

Elfie

NOT-truth and NOT-honesty won't either!!

juneshone

I don't think truth and honesty would save the world it's all a bit undiplomatic

Plumpossum

If this "being" who is supposed to represent truth and honesty is really going to save the world, I wish he/she/it would get on with it; the world is already almost past saving. Enough dawdling - - get on with it or get lost!

patsquire

Thanks. I've been in a "misty" field or two myself.

david06520

(Der Mist is the moderately scandalous German word for manure...so Lela's statement becomes rather funny. Once our group was hosted in what had been billed as a seaside resort in northern East Germany -- the field you had to cross to get to what passed for a beach was "misty" if you know what I mean...)

patsquire

German humor, David? Here are some examples I like:

The United Nations initiated a poll with the request, "Please tell us your honest opinion about the lack of food in the rest of the world." The poll was a total failure. The Russians did not understand "Please." The Italians did not know the word "honest." The Chinese did not know what an "opinion" was. The Europeans did not know "lack", while the Africans did not know "food." Finally, the Americans didn't know anything about "the rest of the world."

There are three things in a room. One is working, the other two do nothing. What are they? Two bureaucrats and a ceiling fan.

Three kids are boasting. "My father drives race cars. He's faster than your fathers." The next says, "Oh no he's not. My father flies airplanes in the Luftwaffe, he's the fastest." The third says, "Losers! My father's a bureaucrat. When quitting time comes at 5:00 he's already home at 1:00."

Why do the French plant so many trees along all their roads? So the German Army can march in the shade.

So please, what's the pun about the mist of time?

patsquire

I have understood about as much as usual of your driveling meanderings. Whereas my scientific research is based on scientific research (and official secret NATO submarine reports), your miserable scrivenings about the so-called (and man, we are definitely leaning toward hoax here) Inner Mongolian Statuary Mystery are befuddling pontificationary histology, AT BEST! However, I will graciously accept your kudos, as I am by nature a gracious person, having been raised in genteel eastern Pennsylvania by gracious parents. You're welcome.

lelabugosi

david-many-numbers.......I will have to take your word for that........

lelabugosi

Well, Mr.Le-Squirt......It would seem to appear that you have, wittingly or unwittingly penetrated (so to speak) the symbolic outer chamber of the Outer Mongolian Outer Statuary enigmatic unsolved mysterious mystery!.....For this I must congratulate you on your thoroughly investigative investigation......
There is however one enigmatically enigmatic enigma that you have failed to penetrate at all.......and that is the mystery of the symbolic INNER chamber-pot of the Inner Mongolian Inner Statuary (of which there are 6.541 and-a-half known surviving examples..........in Bonga-Bonga alone).......
So, in a nutshell, you have entered the temple, but are permitted to go no further..........
BTW, legend has it that the beautiful head represents truth and honesty, and this being will one day appear before our very eyes to redeem us and SAVE THE WORLD!..........The same legend tells us that he will be known by THE SIGN OF THE TADPOLE!.........

I hope you have understood all this........

patsquire

Another, and dare we hope, the final piece in the Great Outer Statuary puzzle (some use the word hoax). This is the 6th (Sixth) Outer Statue to be unearthed, or in this case unwelled. They are all identical, except for the draping which varies in certain lengths from Statue to Statue, and are principally marked by the weird alien-looking head, supremely ideal torso, well-muscled arms and lithe, slender legs.

The 1st (First) Outer Statue was discovered in 1666 in the Outer Hebrides near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. It was worshipped for centuries by the local Pictish Highlanders who even today think anything weird is cool.

The 2nd (Second) Outer Statue came to light on one of the long, narrow islands which form the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA off Cape Hatteras. The year was 1750 and, as this Outer Statue was made of bronze and Revolution was in the air in America, it was shipped to Philadelphia where it was melted down and used in the second and final recasting of the Liberty Bell. Today the only record of its appearance is the detailed photographs taken of it by a fisherman who had the habit of always carrying his early Kodak Brownie camera when he fished the Outer Banks. Whew! What a stroke of luck, eh?

The 3rd (Third) Outer Statue stands alone and in perfect condition, totally impervious to the weather and the salt spray, on the Outer Seven Foot Rock in the Indian Ocean just off the western coast of Australia a little north of Perth. It was discovered only when long-range kayaks called Fol-Boats were being tested by the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), often called Commandos, under Lord Mountbatten during World War II. These hardy chaps were training for a kayak expedition to Singapore, 2800 miles away, where they planted Limpet Mines on several Japanese ships and sank them in one of the most daring raids of the war, the story of which is told in Return Of The Tiger, 1960 by Brian Connell, the Tiger being a commando named Major Ivan Lyon.

The 4th (Fourth) and 5th (Fifth) Outer Statues both lie at the bottom of the North Sea. The 4th (Fourth) is at the Outer Rough, about midway between Scotland and Denmark, and the 5th (Fifth) is at the Horn Reef Outer Ground between England and Denmark, just a little west of Denmark. They were secretly discovered during the Cold War by secret submarines of certain unnamed NATO nations while on secret missions. That is why they are numbered 4th (Fourth) and 5th (Fifth) because they were both discovered AND disclosed to the public most recently.

The heretofore 5 (Five) Outer Statues, now 6 (Six) Outer Statues, including the Outer Mongolia statue are a phenomenon of esoteric mysteriousnessity since they are ALL IDENTICAL. Who knows whence they came? Who knows whom made them by? Who knows their purpose? Who knows why I am the only person who knows about all 6 (Six) of them, until now when I have revealed their existence here in Bugosiland?

david06520

Eee-hee-hee Mist of Time -



((It's a pun in German))

lelabugosi

Thank you, thousands-of-cakes.......I knew you'd appreciate an object of such beauty!.....
raincoat-infusion.......the cow dung must have had some special symbolic meaning, which has got lost in the mist of time.....we must assume that it was a token of praise and respect - possibly, perhaps, maybe, in acknowledgement of the wonderful symmetry of the ears.....

teamac

Also, What us he holding in his hand?

teamac

We are glad Pickle was exploring...it would have been tragic for it to have stayed at the bottom of a well!
I am curious...cow dung in one's ear is a sign of high regard?

cakes1947

I'm very happy to see this marvelous work of art in the O.L.D.B.A.G., truly great addition!! Thanks Lela!! :)))))
(time, 1:22)

lelabugosi

Yes, that's the one!.......

Elfie

You mean clear as the great grey green greasy Limpopo river??? Don't you??

lelabugosi

Yes, that episode was hysterically historical.....or was it historically hysterical?.......No matter, the important thing is that the mud has not obscured the clarity of your understanding..........

david06520

Thank you for the clarifications, Lelabugs. Ah! Now I remember the historical hysteria, when Branston Bugosi Jr. Sr. famously said, "Mr. Stivinglon, I presume?" They had been searching for the fabled source of Eau de Nile. Yes. All is now clear. Like crystal. Like glass.

lelabugosi

gerdje-with-numbers.........PLEASE BEHAVE!.........
Juneee-was-shining........no, my great-great-uncle was not pickles the dog........
Well (so to speak), Hanne-with-pipe.......Eminent Bugosi explorers have always felt that the source of the Nile was underground.......precisely under Outer Mongolia.........so far, of the 1.968 Bugosi expeditions that have searched for it, none has managed to come up with solid scientific proof, but we shall keep trying!.......

Elfie

The source of the Nile, Outer Mongolia, now I'm confuddled and totally filigibetted!! You must tell more about this mystery!!!

lelabugosi

Please try and behave now, dancing-pecan.......all perfectly dignified here - as usual.........
Are you hungry again, precious-pebble?.....
Mr.Manynumbers..........I really do wish you'd pay a modicum of attention to these historically historical history lessons, for there is much to be learned from them.......sort of.......'twas the statue wot was standing on its head (as was 'Pickles' once had plunged to the bottom of the well)........
And the well, by the way, was bone dry.......there was also no water in it.......

juneshone

let's all be grateful for that strategically draped sarong, especially Lela

juneshone

would this be the same Pickles who found the World Cup , it is said the cup was cursed as many people who had to do with the theft came to a bad end. Including Pickles who died when his choke lead snagged in a branch whilst chasing a cat. the cup was stolen again and is believed to have been melted down

jignut, I also thought WHOOOOOW but I do not believe it is the sarong
I see, read , and learn

david06520

But how is it possible that the Source of the Nile was Standing on its Head? You have confused us all throughly indeed, also, as well, in addition, what is more!

gemstone

Ooooh, pickles again!

jignut

WHAAAAT?! ..................oh, now I see that's the draped sarong there in front.