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Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World - BAJR - 11th January 2010

:0 A cracking story from the Onion!
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/sumerians_look_on_in_confusion_as

Quote:Members of the earth's earliest known civilization, the Sumerians, looked on in shock and confusion some 6,000 years ago as God, the Lord Almighty, created Heaven and Earth.


According to recently excavated clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, thousands of Sumerians—the first humans to establish systems of writing, agriculture, and government—were working on their sophisticated irrigation systems when the Father of All Creation reached down from the ether and blew the divine spirit of life into their thriving civilization.
"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."
read more of this expose....

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Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World - gonetopot - 12th January 2010

The earliest example of satire surely... and in cuneiform

Does any body know if any other Sumerian wit survives in their writing?Smile


Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World - BAJR - 12th January 2010

There is a hysterical skit about Noah and a swimming pool in Neo-post-classical- Sumerian by the fabled comedian Hammurabi Hill ... but it is fragmentary... ending only with the punchline...

Quote:...but... next time... don't forget to .....<obscured> ..... with the loofah... and make sure it is ????? (unclear) ... as it will gush forth with water next time