Off Topic Fun with God and Flame... - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Naw, the main thing is how their system worked. Ghengis Khan (before he was Ghengis Khan) was married. In the course of inter-tribal warfare, he became an outcast and his wife was captured in battle. In the Mongol tradition, that made her the other man's wife until she was captured by someone else. As it happened, the next person to capture her was Ghengis Khan, so she became his wife again. Mind you, that was his first wife, he had lots of them. The Mongols liked polygamy.
September 2nd, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
Thats kinda funny! I wonder if when he captured her back if he was like "Crap! Not HER again!" Maybe she was like "Crap, I just got away from that bastard!" It might be nice to rotate.. Maybe we should all try that!
September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
What if your next partner in the rotation is Mr Damn Ugly himself. Remember, you don't get to choose. But hey, from a guy's perspective it'd be pretty cool as long as you kick ass and are the baddest tribe.
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Boots
September 2nd, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
Yeah, what if you captured Phyllis Diller? Or Roseanne Barr? Don't think you'd be too happy then!

Yeah, if I was getting bandied about I would bring a kit with Listerine and dental floss, stuff like that....
September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Oh, that's easy. If you are the dude capturing Mrs Damn Ugly, you leave her right where she is and let the husband keep her.
September 2nd, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
Thats not fair! Why do you get to pick and chose? Do I get to go shopping? Do I get all the gold and jewels I want?
September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Well, I'd have to imagine the undeveloped modern day Siberia would be a pretty lousy place to go shopping. Mongols weren't too big on women's rights either. Course I guess the women there were kinda tough and such. Torgrene was one of the evilest bitches in history.
September 2nd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Interesting thread...
September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Will she continue the convo though?

On the Mongols and women, I found this one website. Its kinda funny cuz it tries to make the Mongols all politically correct and sell them as a new age style culture. Kinda funny, I'll have to link it.
http://www.coldsiberia.org/
The website is painstakingly accurate and people and places, but it bills the Mongols as being some sort of women's lib culture. They were about as opposite to that as you could possibly get.

The making of the bows is also gone into with tedious detail. Interesting stuff, but there's a lot of crap to filter. One other detail that they miss (on purpose probably) is that the Mongols had 4 major religions: Indigenous Native Mongol, Muslim, Budhist and Nestorian Christian. All of those groups were somewhat equal in predominance. (I really need to dig my history books out of the storage shed so I can state my sources.)
September 3rd, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
Wow! Do you think if we go off topic again they will give us our own Forum?

I am thinking Mongols probably had a lot of halitosis and general hygiene issues -but if you stink and are alone in the forest - will you smell?

I am off to look at your site about Mongol life.

p.s. No good shopping, eh? No Gap or Banana Repub? I cannot conceive of living under such barbaric conditions! I guess they didn't have chocolate either...

UPDATE: Back from reading about Mongols. Oh God no! They ate dried Yak milk and the LIVERS from their enemies? Ew! Ew!

And they formed groups of 10, in a group of 100, in a group of 1000. If one of the group of 10 deserted, they would kill the other 9 to set an example. Thats not so nice!