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Saturday, 3 September 2005

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Kickin' Ruins from AJEMA-E-X!!

Plaid Hill, Mass. -- The editor of the American Journal of East-Mediterranean Archaeology has announced the publication of the youth-oriented American Journal of East-Mediterranean Archaeology E-X-treme!!

"We gonna get nasty with the academic study of ruins stretching from antiquity through the Byzantine period...yo," stated the editor, Prof. Arnold Feldman, who was "bringing the bling" with a new batch of gold coins discovered near Ephesus in Turkey and displayed during the "banging launch party."

To help with the editorial duties of AJEMA-E-X!! will be co-editors Funk-Master-Bixby and Ice-Oglethorpe, newly tenured professors at the "jammin'" Stuffs University of Archaeology. "We bringin' Roman roads t' the streets," exclaimed Mr. Funk aggressively. Mr. Ice added, "Ya jus don't get no archaeology when you forced t' grow up in the projects." He added, "The Ice-O bring the past," and his partner followed up on the beat with, "Kiss my excavated church apse."

The editors of rival journals, The Journal of American East Mediterranean Archaeology, and The Archaeological Journal of East Mediterranean Studies in America both commented that AJEMA-E-X!! will most likely be a short-lived publication. "It's ridiculous to try to bring a hip-hop sensibility to the academic study of archaeology," JAEMA editor Dr. Harold Othburger informed The Spoof. He went on to comment, "'Sides, they don't know no streets!" informing reporters that Ice-Oglethorpe grew up in a wealthy Connecticut suburban township.

Only time will tell if AJAEMA-E-X!! will connect with its intended audience of disaffected suburban American teens.

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