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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Ultimate

posted by on September 10 at 12:37 PM


Authorities say a body found encased in concrete next to a home in San Diego’s North Park area is believed to be that of an 80-year-old Hemet man who disappeared in May.

Police say three roommates found the body Friday while demolishing a large egg-shaped concrete form left in the yard.

We must stop what ever it is we are doing and examine this amazing story. It contains the ultimate shape: the egg; the ultimate substance: concrete; and a core that is the ultimate truth: a dead man.

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Albany, NY is happy to find it's landmark Egg on display in The Stranger.

Posted by dwight moody | September 10, 2008 1:06 PM

Why is concrete the ultimate substance?

Posted by A | September 10, 2008 1:14 PM

Why is an egg the ultimate shape? why not an n-dimensional cube?

Posted by Super Jesse | September 10, 2008 1:27 PM

Or a p dimensional brane for that matter?

Posted by COMTE | September 10, 2008 1:31 PM

I'll have one of whatever Charles is drinking.

Posted by sqwanderer | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM

Holy yoke cadaver, Batman.

It could only be the work of...

Posted by John Bailo | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM

What came first, the cadaver or the egg?

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 10, 2008 1:52 PM

@7 - Sorry

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 10, 2008 1:54 PM

I suspect this might have been a concrete form, i.e., something you pour concrete into to fabricate a particular object, rather than an actual solid concrete object. The article is not too clear. A photo would be nice.

Posted by Jaymz | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM

I read the article again, and it does say "encased in concrete" but I sitll would like to see a photo....

Posted by Jaymz | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM

Eggman? Check!

Walrus? ...

Posted by RonK, Seattle | September 10, 2008 2:30 PM

What's it all mean, maaaan?

Posted by Doobie | September 10, 2008 5:05 PM

@3 Jesse, the egg is the ultimate shape for a couple reasons.
One: it is the most common shape in the universe. Describing the shapes of cells, seeds, eggs, droplets, orbits, planets, suns, galaxies, and more, far more accurately than a perfect circle (which is incredibly rare in nature).
And Two: it is a universal metaphor for Life, and the beginning of life.

Posted by treacle | September 10, 2008 5:35 PM

@1 A, concrete is the ultimate substance because it is a rock that can be formed into anything Man wants. It is both a liquid and a solid. It represents our ability to shape our world to our desires. It represents the whims of Money and Power to build and create. It is, in short, our future. Building a concrete future.

Posted by treacle | September 10, 2008 5:39 PM

Seriously, don't you people read books any more?

Posted by treacle | September 10, 2008 6:03 PM

Treacle wins!

Posted by treacle wins | September 10, 2008 8:45 PM

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