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Old 04 March 2008, 11:47 PM
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Psychic Modern reconstruction of Bach unveiled

A modern reconstruction of Johann Sebastian Bach's head using computer modeling techniques shows the composer as a strong-jawed man with a slight underbite, his large head topped with short, silver hair.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...tD67gD8V6M3IO0
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Old 04 March 2008, 11:50 PM
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I bet someone could do a clever story (if it hasn't been done already) about famous historical figures who lived before the advent of photography time-traveling to the modern era and going about unrecognized because our popular images of them are so different from the reality.

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Old 05 March 2008, 12:12 AM
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I saw this photo (less the wig) posted on another site next to a photo of Robert Loggia. There was enough of a likeness to make it funny.
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Old 05 March 2008, 02:26 AM
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I thought it looked a little bit like the Governor of California.


Brad "he'll be Bach" from Georgia
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Old 05 March 2008, 01:05 PM
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I bet someone could do a clever story (if it hasn't been done already) about famous historical figures who lived before the advent of photography time-traveling to the modern era and going about unrecognized because our popular images of them are so different from the reality.
Asimov used the concept in a story where William Shakespeare shows up in a college-level course on Shakespeare and is unrecognized by the professor.
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Amazing. So much time and effort to prove that J.S. Bach looked like his portrait.
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Old 06 March 2008, 07:07 AM
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I bet someone could do a clever story (if it hasn't been done already) about famous historical figures who lived before the advent of photography time-traveling to the modern era and going about unrecognized because our popular images of them are so different from the reality.
Jesus Christ perhaps?
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Old 06 March 2008, 07:12 AM
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Jesus Christ perhaps?
Sure. Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Cleopatra, etc.

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Old 06 March 2008, 07:33 AM
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Joan of Arc would be a good one.
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Old 06 March 2008, 09:22 AM
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Joan of Arc would be a good one.
Reminds me of the french humourist Alphonse Allais, who was the proud owner of young Voltaire's skull.
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Old 06 March 2008, 05:30 PM
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I finally figured out whom the image reminds me of—Fiona's mother in the Shrek films.
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Old 06 March 2008, 05:41 PM
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I thought it looked a little bit like the Governor of California.


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I don't care if you are sick and on jury duty, that was bloody awful!
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Asimov used the concept in a story where William Shakespeare shows up in a college-level course on Shakespeare and is unrecognized by the professor.
Even more embarrassing (for both Shakespeare and the professor) he fails the course.
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Old 06 March 2008, 07:12 PM
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I've never understood why that is supposed to be embarrassing for the professor. Being a great creative writer doesn't make you a great literary critic. In fact, even in creative writing, Shakespeare well get an "F!' for plagiarism.
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Old 06 March 2008, 08:30 PM
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Joan of Arc would be a good one.
So, I guess you're going to tell me that Ms. of Arc *doesn't* look like Jane Weidlin?
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Old 06 March 2008, 08:34 PM
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In fact, even in creative writing, Shakespeare will get an "F!' for plagiarism.
If not for content, then for not being able to use modern punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling.

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Old 06 March 2008, 10:46 PM
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So, I guess you're going to tell me that Ms. of Arc *doesn't* look like Jane Weidlin?
I think she was a bit younger.
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