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Old Greeks And Hookah Pipes April 8, 2015

Filed under: 1940s,Culture,Fun,History,Nature,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Vintage — kerbey @ 5:48 am
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Thanks for stopping by for the final installment of sponges, something about which you’d never thought you’d waste five seconds of your (mostly half-lived) life reading. Fried shrimp and tobacco never looked so fun. NatlGeoJan47-035One thing I’ve discovered is that the writers at NG were pretty clever. I especially enjoyed this reference to “Milady’s bath.” NatlGeoJan47-039And now to the weird part of the Tarpon Springs culture, where young men (and future sponge-divers) dive into frosty January waters to retrieve an emblem. You know, like Labradors do. NatlGeoJan47-040To the winner, go the spoils. You’d think having washboard abs is its own reward, but evidently the blessing was nice, too. NatlGeoJan47-041   Well, I hope you absorbed all that. Like. A. Sponge. Come on; I had to.


12 Responses to “Old Greeks And Hookah Pipes”

  1. Benson Says:

    Groan. You just had to go there. Of course if you hadn’t ,someone else would. Well I for one enjoyed your little report on sponges. I never knew so much went into the harvesting of them. Are they an endangered species yet?

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  2. Paul Says:

    A loofah! I want to be a loofah. That word is fun to say – loofah, loofah, loofah, loofah…

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  3. markbialczak Says:

    Those hookah hosers had some lungs on ’em to get the smoke through those turnpikes of hoses, Kerbey. And, by the way, how did Paul Giamatti get the part of playing the bearded, scepter-wielding bestower of good luck and blessings in the bottom photo? You and the look-alikes!

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    • kerbey Says:

      Well, Paul is a character actor and so is the Archbishop, so it stands to follow that I doppelG’d again. Do you know I was flipping through the grunge movie “Singles” two weeks ago and it was terribly wretched, just wretched, but I spotted Giamatti in it! He had a reddish brillo head.


  4. …enjoy shrimp fried in oil, lamb and spaghetti…
    That’s an odd shrimp recipe.

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  5. Liz Says:

    great closing pun!!!!

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  6. Beware of Greeks bearing sponges.

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