"A sponge-like block of petrified brain-wood." Wow! This is archaeological writing like we haven't seen since the heyday of Cowboy Rick Schliemann, the famous despoiler of so much of Antiquity. So what is it -- brain or wood? Or, and call me Sasquatch if I'm right, the late fellow had a brain MADE OF WOOD! YES! There's a race of people out there, authentic blockheads, causing havoc and misperception about all sorts of shit. It explains a lot of history. It explains anal pores like myself who post inane, irrelevant crap on this Topix site. O guess I'd better stay away from open flames. Who knew?