Not sure if anyone saw this story, but 5,000 year old remains were recently found, and archaeologists claim the person was gay. Here’s today’s WSJ spin on it.
They Still Haven’t Found Any Troglodykes
"Archaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world’s oldest known gay caveman," reports London’s Daily Telegraph. Now of course the guy is dead, so you may ask: How do they know he was gay?
Answer: “The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs.”
Which puts us in mind of a fictional anecdote. Years ago we were out for a drink with our younger sister when she spotted a guy she liked at the other end of the bar. “He’s cute,” she said.
We chuckled: “He wouldn’t be interested in you. He’s obviously gay.”
She was incredulous: “What makes you think that?”
“Isn’t it obvious? He’s facing east. And look at all those jugs. He’s surrounded by them!”
What’s ironic is that back in the caveman’s time, it’s unlikely that anyone had a clue about his sexual orientation. After all, gaydar wasn’t invented until 1982.