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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Dustbin of History

posted by on November 3 at 14:50 PM

Archeologists have uncovered Martin Luther’s household waste, including beer mugs, toy marbles and a child’s crossbow. The find is being shown in a new exhibition that casts the religious reformer’s private life in a new light.

Brother Martin, a stout man, was sitting on the toilet in the Wittenberg Monastery, wearing the black robe of the Augustinian Order, when he was suddenly struck with the fundamental concept of his reformist body of thought.

More—including dead cats and his wife’s wedding ring—over at Der Spiegel.

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Are you quoting the Mr. T Experience?!

Posted by kid icarus | November 3, 2008 3:24 PM

Luther also claimed to be able to chase the Devil away with his farts. Considering that Satan supposedly dwells in a lake of burning brimstone, Luther must really have had some wicked gas.

Posted by inkweary | November 3, 2008 3:37 PM

There's a "95 feces" joke in this post somewhere...

Posted by Jake | November 3, 2008 3:40 PM

If only more recent religious leaders had had such flashes of insight in the toilet... Rev. Meth and Man-ass especially.

Posted by Greg | November 3, 2008 4:08 PM

That's my photo. Please honor the Flickr terms of use and my Creative Commons license, please (link back to Flickr and credit me). Thanks!

Posted by Steve M | November 3, 2008 6:29 PM

Am I stupid. I thought you were talking about MLK. I forgot there was an way old white guy with that name.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | November 3, 2008 6:51 PM

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