Since I was going down to Houston anyway, I wanted to make sure I made a stop at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences to see Lucy.
Before you got to see Lucy, there was a walk-through commercial for Ethiopia. Not that I blame them, but it was example #91754692354629365234 on how Christianity et al ruin everything. Uuuuuuuuuugh! The exhibit goes from ancient indigenous art, culture, and history to the same Christian crap you get all over the planet. "OOOOH! LOOK! Jesus on a cross! Havent seen one of those in about 5 seconds! OOOOH! Another cross, sans Jesus! Fantastic." A large portion of the exhibit seemed like it was trying to pacify theists that came to see Lucy... "Suchandsuch is the fourth most sacred city in Islam!" "Look at all these Christian themed paintings!" "We even have Jews! Well, we used to, but then they all went to Israel..."
There was a big toot made about a church where 'The Ark of the Covenant' was held, and about how everyone went to the church because of 'The Ark' and how faithful the church-goers are blah blah.
Dad: "Lets say 'The Ark' is in our basement to stir up tourism."After trudging through several rooms of Biblobile, we were cleansed by the notes of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', and were safe to see Lucys bones. They (of course) didnt let us take pics, and (surprisingly) there were no postcards available in the gift shop to buy-->scan, so youll have to make do with me wearing the cute T-shirt I bought.
Me: "We can say Joseph Smith brought it over." (we live in Missouri)
Mom: "Do you two even know what The Ark is??"
Me: "... Its been a while since I saw 'Indiana Jones.'"
You could go right up to the case her bones were in. However if you touched the case, all hell would break loose. So all of the moms/dads super glued their little ones to their sides thinking "MY kid isnt going to be the one setting off that damn alarm!" And considering the sheer number of little ones and teenage hooligans there, I gotta say, they were all doing a great job! And so were the parents:
Mom with a 3, maybe 4 year old, girl on her hip: *points at an artists rendition of Lucy* "Thats your great great great great great grandma!"The mom then went on to explain evilution to the little one! WHOOOOOO!!!!
Little girl: *concentrates on the figure for a moment, then whispers, knowing what she was going to say might be rude* "... Why is she so hairy?"
Mom: "Well youre great great great great granddaughters might think you look a little weird too!"
Alas, not everyone was as clever as this mom. A few jerks had written some thoughtful comments in the guest book. "I BELIEVE IN GOD NOT EVILUTION!" scrawled a (proclaimed) college student. Yeah, you must not believe in math or economics either, dumbass, cause you traveled from San Antonio just gave the museum $20 for you to not learn anything. Great job!!
It was awesome. I hate the fact they moved her, but Im glad I got to see her since they already moved her across the ocean. Just awesome.