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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: TRUE and TESTED FACTS; (was re: Children of Zedekiah).
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 06:34:33 +0100
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Hair-raising indeed.

Deus Vult.

"You're the top! - You're Miss Pinkham's tonic. - You're the top! -
You're a high colonic. You're the burning heat of a bridal suite in
use. - You're the breasts of Venus, You're King Kong's penis, You're
self-abuse. - You're an arch - In the Rome collection. - You're the
starch - In a groom's erection. - I'm a eunuch who - Has just been
through an op, But if, baby, I'm the bottom - You're the top." - [Famous
parody often attributed to Cole Porter, Yale '13 - 1934, but reportedly
actually written by Irving Berlin.]

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"Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <> wrote in message

| There was a hair raising event in
| circa 390 B.C. when the Gauls
| sacked Rome. The Celtic image of
| long hair would have been in the Roman
| memory from personal experience. From
| a Roman cultural perspective, Varro
| states that P. Titinius Mensa brought the
| first barbers to Rome in 300 B.C.,
| as noted in Roman Papers, by
| Ronald Syme, Vol. V, published
| 1988, Chapter 35, Three Ambivii,
| [273], book page 626, Item # (5) (a),
| adducing his monument at Ardea (ii II, 10).
| The elder Pliny [Plin. Nat. 7.210 f.]
| adds that Scipio Africanus was the
| first Roman to shave daily. [Caesar f (L.)
| < caesaries long, flowing or luxuriant hair , . . .
| Originally it was derisory nickname of
| Gajus Julius, the illustrious Roman statesman
| and general (100-44 B.C.), who however
| became completely bald at an early age.]
| The derisory "caesar" therefore appears
| directly connected historically, to the Gauls
| as barbarians, within the time frame of Ugaine,
| and the Punic Wars, as noted: the "core truth".
| Respectfully yours,
| Tom Tinney, Sr.

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