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Old 01.08.2011, 10:23
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

Well considering we are all related to Charlemagne who is from around 800AD, we're also all related to anyone who came before him, so whilst they (and we) are all related to Tutenkhamun, we're also all related to Julius Caesar, or Judas Iscariot, or Hannibal, so we might as well say we are all war hero traitors who like elephants.
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The Times used to be a reputable newspaper. It is no longer a reputable newspaper. I no longer read the Times, and feel justified in this decision when I see silly articles like the one mentioned in the initial post.
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related to the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Ok, guys. Do you have something better in your family tree ?

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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

So does this mean Swiss mean are incredibly inbred (Tut's parents were brother and sister) with a whole host of genetic abnormalities, including one that is responsible for the elongated skull (the name for which I cannot remember at the moment)? I'm just not clear what the article is getting at with the connection to Egyptian Pharaohs.
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Had to chuckle at the headline in today's Times:

"Swiss men like to see themselves as rugged Alpine warriors who need to carry large pen knives.
Yeah I had to chuckle too, at the headline.
I'm not so sure today's Swiss men still see themselves as rugged Alpine warriors though. They can't mean the men of the 21st century army or do they?
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Yeah I had to chuckle too, at the headline.
I'm not so sure today's Swiss men still see themselves as rugged Alpine warriors though. They can't mean the men of the 21st century army or do they?
There are 3 general types of Swiss men that I've noticed.
-Borderline anorexic androgynous city slickers
-Distinguished businessmen
-Mountain men, with hands like catcher's mitts, who can put down two portions of fondue like it was an appetizer, knock back a dozen shots of gentiane, and still be up at 4:30 to do the chores

The most genetically lacking of the 3, based on simple observation, seems to be the city slickers. Though that's probably just because of all the Red Bulls and their sickly frail frames.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

iGENEA started the "Tutankhamun DNA project" to find "the closest living relatives" of King Tut.

For 129€ (basic) and 399€ (premium) you can find out whether you're related to him. In case your markers match his you'll get refunded.

http://www.igenea.com/en/index.php?c=62

Smart marketing campaign?
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Isn't this the standard in remote alpine valleys?
Umm, no, it's cousins. Or cows.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

Hi, just read this thread. Wish I hadn't. Happy New Year everyone.
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Old 01.08.2011, 12:07
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There are 3 general types of Swiss men that I've noticed.
-Borderline anorexic androgynous city slickers
-Distinguished businessmen
-Mountain men, with hands like catcher's mitts, who can put down two portions of fondue like it was an appetizer, knock back a dozen shots of gentiane, and still be up at 4:30 to do the chores
They all sound pretty hot in their own way. Reality is proving otherwise.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!


Times Caught Out In "Times Prints
Old Scientific Data Regurgitated
as
New 'News'
By Swiss 'Researchers'"
Shocker!!!



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An Old Swiss Fossil_________AThe Dead Pharaoh


A truly tragic tale, in which a once-respectable-newspaper-gone-bad daren't hack people's phones
any more and has to resort to using old-scientific-research-recycled-by-other-scientists-reaching-
"that-time-of-year"-in-their-grant-bids to cover their bog-paper.
[Surely, "column inches"? Ed.]


Read all about it from our own staff reporter brothers Myres and Sims Et Al, in their 2007 data.


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At Court: We reveal exclusively that Charles and Diana are to divorce.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

Yeah! I would much rather be a long lost descendent of Genghis Khan!!!!

Clearly he's no pussy, has no cleft pallet, nor was he inbred! 1 in every 200 people in the world are related to him....

EVEN THIS GUY!!!!!!

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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

Does this mean King Tut was Swiss ?
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Does this mean King Tut was Swiss ?
Nah, he was that rather camp bad guy with a cheap beard in the 1960s incarnation of Batman. The one with Adam West and Burt Ward. Clearly a Gotham City resident and taxpayer.

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How about a link to the article so we can read it as well.

edit: I finally found it but it's subscription only.
The article in question really was in 20-Min, but of course in German

http://www.20min.ch/wissen/news/story/29098707
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Does this mean King Tut was Swiss ?
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Nah, he was that rather camp bad guy with a cheap beard in the 1960s incarnation of Batman. The one with Adam West and Burt Ward. Clearly a Gotham City resident and taxpayer.
His Wa-Wa Hut is still iconic, however


Am dying to read Wolli's come-back on this in the morning!

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Some one told me King Tut was the founder of Migro as soon Mad magazine confirms the storey ,I Will ad the link
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Is it just me or is everyone hammered?
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Some one told me King Tut was the founder of Migro as soon Mad magazine confirms the storey ,I Will ad the link
Sure, there even is a bridge named after him
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Some one told me King Tut was the founder of Migro as soon Mad magazine confirms the storey ,I Will ad the link
It's true - Migros was indeed founded by Gottlied Tut't'Weiler (lit. Shagging God Tut the Whaler), having realised that the salad days of laying and whaling were probably gone forever; he opted for a career switch that was, to be fair, only a few centuries behind the vanguard of the cooperative movement (which is, I'm sure you'll agree, p-r-e-t-t-y contemporary by Swiss standards ).

As would be expected of any good Yorkshireman, Tut't'weiler (as he continued to be known, despite the ongoing and conspicuous lack of whales on offer from his outlets) milked it for all it was worth, finally dumping what was left of it on his own customers (smack in the middle of WWII, and for reasons that we can only guess at).

About this time, he also founded a political party (the LDU) which, to be fair, wasn't initially a great success (despite having an authoritarion style of leadership, very in vogue in much of the rest of early '40s Europe); but then Tut cunningly realised he could double his party's share of the vote virtually overnight. By popping his clogs. So he did.

And it came to pass that in Rüschlikon in 1962, Tut the Whaler ran down the curtains (conveniently available in many colours, textures and sizes at all M3 stores, curtains hooks not included) and joined the Choir Invisible (having first taken lessons at Klubschule). This turned out to be an experience shared by most who have visited there (Rüschlikon, that is, not an M3 Migros), however extended or brief their visit. The Scanning Tunnelling Microscope was invented in Rüschlikon, tho' post-cold-war history tells us that the "scanning" and "microscope" bits were only there to distract the guards; and anyone who has had to endure a slumbinar at Swiss Re's Centre for Global Monologues will confirm that Coleridge was clearly trapped there when he wrote the Rime of the Ancient Reinsurer:
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Anyway, despite its exorbitant prices, today's Migros itself has gone from strength to strength - managing somehow being a cooperative, yet somehow being ruled without any reference to or having consideration of its members(=owners) by its executive board - and thus making now-broke UBS shareholders feel very at home amongst its shelves, though of course they are no longer rich enough to actually shop there themselves.

I myself managed to buy some vegetables there last year that hadn't rotted before I got out the door - my heartiest thanks and appreciation to Mr. Martin Baker and his colleagues for making that experience possible.
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