> Date sent: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 06:58:36 -0500
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> From: Ian Pritchard <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Re: Eigg
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> In a message dated 29/11/96 22:56:40, you write:
> >'m interested too. And I did offer a prayer to their protector/ess.
> >I hope they got their island back
> > Susie Ebershoff-Coles
> It's had a long, sad history of neglect by absentee landlords and the
> machinations of large multi-national corporations. Why can't its people be
> left in peace to keep their preferred way of life? We just can't accept the
> notion of anyone wanting to live a different existence than ours (which may
> be why the Amish have such a hard time. that and the fact they called one of
> their towns Intercourse)
> On a slightly tangenital note, and I'm afraid to say, introducing yet more of
> my obscure historical facts gleaned from discussions in pubs, the Stone of
> Destiny was returned to Scotland yesterday as a cheap political trick which
> will undoubtedly misfire. Especially as, accourding to my source, this is not
> the stone of destiny. The stone was obsidian, and covered in runes. The
> official stone is sandstone, and certainly does not show the weathering
> effects of thousands of years' worth of fat Scottish kings' bums (that's
> posteriors, not tramps to any confused statesiders).
> The stone they are returning is, I am assured, the lid to the cess pit into
> which they threw the real stone as the English army approached. Isn't it nice
> of Westminster to return the lavvie seat they stole a few hundred years ago?
> I've been 'needing to go' for almost 500 years and I can't keep my legs
> crossed any longer!
I'm going to go and watch the video to check the details, but on
Billy Connoley's World Tour of Scotland he goes to some place where
they (supposedly) have the "real" stone of scone.
If it's in the cess-pit, why doesn't somebody excavate it and get it