- Rosetta Stone (Things)
"She cracks the code on the Rosetta Stone."
The Rosetta Stone is a large stone, unique because it bears two Egyptian language scripts as well as classical Greek. Translated by Thomas Young and Jean-François Champillion in 1822, it bears the Ptolemic Decree of Memphis, but, alas, the Stone is short on kickin' rock lyrics. And unless Desmond's girlfriend is the reincarnation of two dead guys, he's using hyperbole to expand her skill set. Whatever happened to comparing the object of one's affection to a summer's day or a red, red rose?
- 3.17 "Debasement Tapes"