Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Pict Carving Discovered

From Smithsonian:
Construction on a road link in Perth, Scotland, came to an abrupt halt recently after workers hit upon an unusual archaeological find: a Pictish stone engraved with a large-nosed, weapon-wielding warrior.
As Alison Campsie reports for The Scotsman, archaeologists who were called in to examine the relic believe that it is around 1,500 years old. The carving shows a figure who appears to be clad in a cloak and shoes. He clutches a spear in one hand and what appears to be a club or a staff in the other. The spear is consistent with weapons used during the mid-first millennium A.D., according to Campsie.

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 Fascinating what people leave behind.  In the future blog posts will be as mysterious. 

140 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

I really can't see the nose and weapon. Can see legs. Cow nice.

Rob Dawg said...

The top is the damaged new discovery and does not photograph well. The bottom in my picture with photoshopped enhancements.

Last night was interesting. John Marcieri, New West Symphony, Davis Gaines, CLU Women's Chorus, Gay Men's Cohrus of LA. Marcieri was a protege of Bernstein and is touring with a collection of his lesser known (theatrical) but important works in celebration of the anniversary of Bernstein's birth.

Lawyerliz said...


My dil sings in a chorus and I got to hear her singing unDer her uke playing and it was wonderful.

dilbert dogbert said...

Hey Liz come over to the Muddy side. It has a reply function that is missing on this blog. Maybe the dawg can add one?
The interesting daughter just had an MRI that showed her pituitary gland cancer to be gone. Thank Glod for this good result. Heath insurance is eating all her income. Getting cheaper Obamacare is a nightmare. She would have to start working part time to qualify. Partner is working 6 days a week to keep them somewhat solvent. We have to make contributions too. She is the daughter born with a storm cloud over her head and it never lets up.

Lawyerliz said...

Is Mary there?

Rob Dawg said...

nPOIC also banned me from muddy for... get this. Not violating retroactive rules against whining. Then I got banned from Reddit for complaining that he was treating me poorly there. Not a recommended social environment.

dilbert dogbert said...

Liz, No Mary but josap is. She was doing the Camino in Spain but wore out her knee and now just being a tourist.
Best

Lawyerliz said...

Are you banned in Boston too?

Lawyerliz said...

Is that a race?

Lawyerliz said...

I miss Josap.

LBD said...

Busy few days digging a trench and laying cable for power to my shed-pool house.
All done and working. Back to the big shed and rearrange everything and build a welding table. Work at not having a job. November and still Kali weather. :)

dilbert dogbert said...

LBD
I went to Cow Piley SLO back in the day when they taught us engineering students to use all the machine shop tools. Been thinking of getting a small metal lathe and a welding rig. Maybe maybe not. Don't have any projects for them but would make the shop almost complete.

Rob Dawg said...

Trying to decide between a plasma or laser table.

Lawyerliz said...

You want them just to have them, like women with shoes
Only greasier.

Lawyerliz said...

No opinions on tax bill?

I'll bet it doesn't pass.

Lawyerliz said...

What's a plasma table? Something to do with cutting stuff?

Lawyerliz said...

Found a Clan map of the Picts. The names are very familiar American names. Suggests the Picts never really went away

Rob Dawg said...

Yes cutting stuff like up to 1/4 inch steel. The process is the reverse of welding.

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, in truth the modern day Scots are mostly Pict. They joined often to fight the romans. Thus hadrian’s wall. After so much intermingling one people.

Lawyerliz said...

But their nifty engravings aND architecture went away.

LBD said...

DD and RD, I love my new plasma cutter, I might get a new mig 220V to go with the 110V/140 amp. Next is checking out the old TIG welder, the HF seems to be off. Found a crazy simple dent puller I am replicating. Tack welding rod to a dent, cut it off and use a pop rivet gun with a spacer to pull. I has amazing pulling power, boarder line to much. Finishing a arrow art project, pic when finished.

Hack of all Trades Master of None! :)

LBD said...

Tax Bill? Reshuffle the deck and probably will lose even with little income anymore.

Lawyerliz said...

You want things to stay they are?

LBD said...

No, I want all Americans to share in the Dream and pay taxes. I don't care how little you make and where it comes from. Scale it from 1% to 15% no deductions.

Lawyerliz said...

Ok. Won't happen, of it did th ex loopholes would start again right away.

Lawyerliz said...

Roofer came out to give an estimate. Yay.

dilbert dogbert said...

Here is a link to go with dawg's stone carvings. This one is of dogs and was carved in Arabia.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/science/dogs-rock-art.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

dilbert dogbert said...

Re: Liz and the tax bill
The purpose of the bill is to give the president a "WIN". Back in the day of President Ford, WIN stood for "Wilbur is Naughty". After Wilbur Mills and Fanny Foxy were found in the DC tide pool. Just joking. It stood for Whip Inflation Now.
The bill will give me a small bit of extra money that I won't even notice. WhoRaw!!!
The tax breaks are for corps and other types of businesses. Interesting that the big corps are sitting on piles of money and the economy is doing OK. Seems we are at full employment so what is the big crisis the bill will solve?

Lawyerliz said...

None.

Rob Dawg said...

Tax bill solely serves to cut a few rungs from the ladder of socioeconomic mobility. The Dawg family is in the crosshairs. DD is correct that the result will be about the possible rather than what is right.

Lawyerliz said...

Only thing I like is full deductibility first year for improvements.

Rob Dawg said...

The housing “shortage” could be cured with tax policy. Accelerate depreciation and/or establish a penalty for idle dwellings.

dilbert dogbert said...

Re: Housing Shortage.
Hard to change some of the zoning laws and overcome local resistance to higher density. Aint no way Atherton, Menlo Park or Los Gatos residents will go for "Low Income" housing. Not even sure it would be allowed in East Palo Alto. Back in the day the wrong side of hwy 101 was reserved for the blacks and browns.

EngineerJim said...

I don't see how the tax bill passes. No Dems will vote for it, and the Repubs don't have the votes by themselves.
As far as I can tell, the only way it passes is if there is a "deal' to pass something like DACA along with the tax bill.
Trump is always claiming he knows how to deal. Let's see if he does.

LBD said...

Making a business deal is different then making a dishonest political deal. No matter what it won't be fair.

Lawyerliz said...

Me neither. Oh, what will the rich people do?

Lawyerliz said...

The roofer came out!

Lawyerliz said...

It was Whip InfLatin Now.
Boy, that didn't work .

LBD said...

The Rich all the way down to the hair cutter at home to the lawn guy who deals in cash. They will find a way around and exploit the system, even flat out cheat. So IMO the honest people lose.

LBD said...

Steel roof?

EngineerJim said...

I personally don't much care whether the tax bill passes or not.
From what I can tell, it would be about neutral as far as my own taxes are concerned.
It would be nice to have a simpler tax code where you don't have to keep track of a bunch of deductions, but maybe we can't have nice things. So be it.

Lawyerliz said...

The price was acceptable.
They might be able to start in January!
The guy said roofers are poaching each others' workers. This is over full employment with roofers. He said they are being paid quite well.

Lawyerliz said...

We considered it, but we suspect the salt air wouldn't be kind. Also, it would clash with the style of the house.

Lawyerliz said...

Just don't want the really rich to hog even more.

Lawyerliz said...

I'm happy that the roof guys are being paid decently, even if we have to pay a bit more.

Lawyerliz said...

Headline says 100 accuse 40 politicians in 20 states.

Lawyerliz said...

And CHARLIE ROSE accused, and does not deny. I liked his interviews and he looked distinguished. Guess that means nothing.

Lawyerliz said...

Perhaps we should start the pariah network? For those. Who have something to say, but can't be trusted sexually.

Lawyerliz said...

Roofers in Brevard make 31k a year. Foreman more. Almost livable here where it's cheap.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

$31K good? $31k/50 weeks/60 hours a week equals $10.33 HR, Then taxes. Not my idea of good with risks involved. My guess cheap import labor drives the wage down. How much free government assistance do they qualify for with a family?

Get a copy of their workman's comp policy. Many don't have any especially with an import crews.

Salt air may be a problem there I didn't consider. Do you see any around?

Cinco-X said...

Bill Clinton couldn't be trusted with your family dog, but women seem to adore him. Explain yourselves

Lawyerliz said...

A few metal roofs. The company has workman's comp. FLordia has no income tax.
They don't wrk 60 hours a week. The guys I saw were all young caucasians. Couldn't work that long in the heat. No import labor I could see, I think their wages will continue to go up. In Palm Beach County it's 34k. Shingle manufacturers are going wild, raising prices like made.

Lawyerliz said...

Like mad. They will only hold the estimate 2 weeks. I intend to give them a tip in the end.

dilbert dogbert said...

Stan Collender of Forbes has Trump Derangement Syndrome!!!!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stancollender/2017/11/19/gop-tax-bill-is-the-end-of-all-economic-sanity-in-washington/#61d5d7d777ef

LBD said...

I bet they get paid by the square (piece rate) and will work massive hours regardless of heat. Our brothers from the South of the boarder are used to killer heat. IMO

Say good bye to Jeep as King.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2017/11/20/mahindra-build-small-off-road-roxor-model-new-auburn-hills-plant/882134001/

Lawyerliz said...

Don't you understand? I was watching. No Mexicans,could have been some Cubans, who are all Americans by this time. No blacks. The ones we saw looked like german or Irish descendents

Lawyerliz said...

They leave about 4.

Lawyerliz said...

Our roofer says they all poach from each other, not an atmosphere for low wages

LBD said...

Looks like according to the BLS Florida is the about the bottom of the pay scale for roofers. Even Nebraska is at $42K. Kali at around $51K and New York at about $63K. So that doesn't sound like a shortage driven labor market. IMO

I am Having trouble seeing White roofers and low wages. A roofing company we used in Colorado told us that they could get a crew of white guys but they would charge more and it would take much longer to finish the job.

Lawyerliz said...

I should nor believe.my lieing eye

prairiedog said...

A new metal roof on my double-wide cost 10,000.

josap said...

Hi Liz!!!!!

Dilbert posted the link for me. I only have my phone, so doing stuff is tricky for me.

Spain is wonderful. We will be home in about a week.

josap said...

Cool, it works. I have to sleep now.

josap said...

Cool, it works. I have to sleep now.

Lawyerliz said...

Oh, josap, how wonderful. When you finish sleeping tell me all your stuff!

Lawyerliz said...

I went to writer's Haven
As I do every week. This time the theme was write to music. They played millenial music. Oh man, what have we done to our children? So harsh, so dark, so depressing. Represents a dark future? Was feeling ok, now depressed. No wonder they are killin themselves.

Cinco-X said...

Economic sanity in Washington, DC... puleeeeeze

LBD said...

Tis the season for Sanity Clause!

Rob Dawg said...

What I dislike about so much millennial music is the slop. Poor skills and lazy technique.

josap said...

Hi everyone. Glad to see you.
Short up date, we got to Spain on September 5th, walked half of the Camino de Santiago (250 miles)before my knee completely gave out. Pulled ligaments/tendons. Hurt like hell. Stopped walking in Leon and became tourists. Just over a month walking and the rest wandering by train from place to place. Will leave for home on the 28th. What a long, strange trip it's been. We have had a great time.

Lawyerliz said...

250 miles!!! Wow
We're you walking to or from that great pilgrim shrine? Vacation of a lifetime! Sorry you were injured.

Lawyerliz said...

The poor hub has food poisoning.

Lawyerliz said...

Something de Compostelo?

josap said...

Camino de Santiago, the French route.
Did your Hubby see a Dr? Dehydration can be very dangerous.

josap said...
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LBD said...

Good Morning!

Hi josap!

RD, No elevator music shopping on line. :)

josap said...

No crowds, or full parking lots, or dealing with exhausted moms driving to the stores.

I hate shopping.

josap said...
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Rob Dawg said...

Until it happened I would not have believed it. I am so encouraged to see longtime posters returning. Thanks all and welcome back.

Rob Dawg said...

Food poisoning? One of those you know you won’t die but wonder if that is worth it outcomes. Made calamari sticks last night while a temporary bachelor. 1/4 inch strips egg dip then panko less than a minute fried. Delicious.

Rob Dawg said...

I bought a bunch of “stuff” on 11/11 from AliExpress. Cheap little 2-5 dollar items but being poor and needing nothing that’s the way it works.

Rob Dawg said...

Before HCN blew up I loved hearing Jo’s stories of her hardening for the big walk. Great the she got 250 miles in. Sad she couldn’t finish. Everyone should applaud the accomplishment.

josap said...

I did ok. After going over the mountain, it sort of got easier. After the first few weeks, it all got easier because I was in really good shape. 12 miles a day, up and down steep, long hills was easy.

On the Camino, not finishing is not failing. It is hard to explain, it's about walking. You don't know just where or when you will find lunch. No clue where you will sleep. Not sure how many miles you will walk.

But everyone is walking in the same direction. :-)

And going over the mountain was hard.

Rob Dawg said...

A bucket list success! Back to AZ for Christmas? I’m helping my mom for two weeks after Thanksgiving. Venice Florida.

Lawyerliz said...

No, but I am feeding him liquids. Camomile tea being the latest.

Lawyerliz said...

Poor, hah.
Cheap maybe.

Rob Dawg said...

Hey! I just bought three new shirts. Not goodwill but from a store. JC Penny. Okay I had a $10 off coupon and they were clearance rack. The Van Husen and two polos were $1.06 total after coupon.

Rob Dawg said...

Might hit 90° F today. Ouch.

josap said...

We will be home on the 29th. Survive jetlag and figure out Christmas.

Still really hot in Phoenix too.

josap said...

We will be home on the 29th. Survive jetlag and figure out Christmas.

Still really hot in Phoenix too.

EngineerJim said...

>Might hit 90° F today.

I guess another Santa Ana condition.
The house is fairly cool now.
It probably won't warm up much if it's just hot outside for two days.
Large thermal mass.

Rob Dawg said...

Apologies for the dearth of new posts. When I get back to the shed I will fix that. So many mini tasks. Horse d’overs Turkey Day will be puff pastry pinches with shaved almonds, honey and Brie.

Rob Dawg said...

The Dawghaus has a huge stone fireplace at the core and lots of lathe and plaster. It is rare that we wished we had air conditioning although in winter we turn on the wall heater for a dozen days or so across winter.

Lawyerliz said...

Yum

Lawyerliz said...

Such a cheap house for poor dawg.
Fires completely out??

Rob Dawg said...

All Western fires are contained. Cinco can attest to the extreme modestness of the Dawghaus. No basement. No second story. Just a tiny tract home. At least your have air conditioning.

LBD said...

Trailer Hitch? Ducks and runs to dinner. :)

Rob Dawg said...

I don’t remember mentioning the trailer hitch adventure from earlier this week.

Lawyerliz said...

The stone fireplace fills up the entire interior.

Lawyerliz said...

Do tell.

Lawyerliz said...

Do tell.

Rob Dawg said...

We replaced the faded furniture in the living room with a thrift store trio. The old stuff couldn’t even get a nibble on Craigslist for free. Off to the dump with the trailer behind the tires old expedition. A half mile from Home on the way back a funny grinding noise. The ball socket had pulled from the receiver socket. The hitch pin and clevis had both worked loose. Could have been exciting if I didn’t catch it. Since you will ask. Three piece couch love and seat for $175.

Lawyerliz said...


Did your wife go with you?

LBD said...

We recently got a reclining leather love seat. I can't stay awake, it is so comfy. Wife picked it out, Cheaper then a race car.

Rob Dawg said...

Mrs Dawg picked the “new” furniture. All I did was catch the hint and say yes. To the dump, actually recycling hub, I got a thumbs up from the Tech for backing up the trailer 150 feet to the perfect spot in one try. I have no idea how the pin worked loose.

Lawyerliz said...

What's a clevis?

Rob Dawg said...

clev·is
ˈklevəs/
noun
a U-shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector.

Lawyerliz said...

My furniture is all 25 years old bought with hurricane money. It was very high quality expensive and.very comfy. The antiques are more than 100 years old. My mom's bedroom furniture is about 75. We get good quality and expensive and keep it forever
The hub wants to buy cheap furniture. I restrain him.

Lawyerliz said...

Cheap and ugly.

Rob Dawg said...

The “new” living room could easily be 25 years old. Our kids have no attachment to stuff. It probably started with the Cuspers and gap generations but has truly taken hold with the now twenty somethings.

Lawyerliz said...

The son wants the dining room set and the silver
The daughter wants an antique table and something else, I forget what.

Rob Dawg said...

I want the tool tray from the Fair Ice Co. and the cast iron door stop shaped like a curled kitteh.

Lawyerliz said...

Awwwww.

Rob Dawg said...

I recently learned that the Fair Ice Co. is still remembered fondly. My grandfather cut ice from Wachussett pond and sold it all summer.

LBD said...

I don't know what my kids want. I bet money works. :)

Cinco-X said...

Horse d'overs...

Cinco-X said...

I wouldn't call it tiny. Our house in Pinellas County growing up was about 900 sqft.

Lawyerliz said...

They ll get money, if we don't spend it all first.
My kids are Gen x, so they like a bit of stuff

josap said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
We will go to the museum today and eat yummy tapas with good wine.

Lawyerliz said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Tap in to those tapas.
We are going to a buffet.
For now COFFEE!!

LBD said...

Happy Turkey Day!

72F possible today, crazy. =:o

Cinco-X said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Heading down South now

Lawyerliz said...

Off to a restaurant buffet.

Lawyerliz said...

Now I need to go sleep.

Lawyerliz said...

My stomach runneth over.

LBD said...

Nap time, Extra time for the over eating. :)

Lawyerliz said...

Wake wakey.

LBD said...

Time for pie, then movie with the family. ;)

dilbert dogbert said...

Sorry to be late to Thanksgiving. Here is my offering:
https://youtu.be/rVQqQuOO9yQ

TJandTheBear said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Portland!

Last year Thanksgiving was in L.A. The day after we flew up here and the day after that found our new home. Nice to be somewhere that actually has real seasons.

Hope all is well with everyone this holiday season!

josap said...

I like real seasons, except snow. Not too happy about summer heat either. :-)

Lawyerliz said...

So you lIke spring and fall!
Hey, you guys, my daughter I law is preggers

Lawyerliz said...

TJ, glad.to to see your electrons!
Good morning.😀 to every one.

Lawyerliz said...

Looked at old post again. Many sex girls, getting to be an Olde dawg. Uncarted territory, banks doing more,different evil, putting foreclosures in subsidiaries. Lots of we are in uncharted waters.
Well, we are past that. And we are in politician hell instead. Which is worse?

Lawyerliz said...

Sexy. I feel harrassed.

LBD said...

Good morning!

The girls are out Black Friday shopping. They report it certainly isn't what it used to be.

Lawyerliz said...

Good. The thought of fighting for consumer good Is appalling and boring too, unless you have a particular item in mind and it has been significantly produced in price.

Lawyerliz said...

In what way.

LBD said...

The mall here only had one major store with access with out the mall being open and the rest of the mall doesn't open until regular hours. The other major was JCPenney and they are gone. Mindless shopping for stuff is no loner my thing. Kids do it for me as We have everything.

Rob Dawg said...

New post.