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(Huffington Post)   The legendary Rheingold treasure of the Nibelungen may have been found. No word if it contained a spear and magic helmet. Magic helmet? MAGIC HELLLL-MET   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 71
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2014-02-22 09:37:25 AM  
$1.37M? meh.
 
2014-02-22 10:53:24 AM  
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2014-02-22 02:04:52 PM  

gaslight: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 285x177]


what do you expect from an opera - a happy ending?
 
2014-02-22 02:05:12 PM  
KILL DA WABBIT
 
2014-02-22 02:08:31 PM  
The guy who found it should have just melted it down and sold it.
 
2014-02-22 02:10:09 PM  
A Bugs Bunny reference? Subby I think I love you.
 
2014-02-22 02:11:38 PM  
it is illegal only because it has a high value.
farking gubments anyways...
 
2014-02-22 02:15:18 PM  
What a River Maiden might look like:

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-22 02:16:09 PM  
Soooo  tell me how the German government went through so much effort to find what was thought to be a mythical treasure?
 
2014-02-22 02:16:27 PM  

bullsballs: it is illegal only because it has a high value.
farking gubments anyways...


Possibly, but I'd rather it be in a museum than some energy baron's basement.
 
2014-02-22 02:18:04 PM  
 
2014-02-22 02:19:23 PM  
I'd like to see another Valkyrie Profile game.
 
2014-02-22 02:19:34 PM  
snakkle.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

This thread makes me feel kind of funny...
 
2014-02-22 02:22:21 PM  
I'm not completely current on my German mythology, but wasn't the uncovering of the Rhinegold supposed to herald Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse?
 
2014-02-22 02:22:39 PM  
eh....it's probably all just a mir-a-gee

www.jenn98.com
 
2014-02-22 02:23:17 PM  
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2014-02-22 02:25:24 PM  

mrlewish: Soooo  tell me how the German government went through so much effort to find what was thought to be a mythical treasure?


Well, if Indiana Jones taught me anything, that's sort of a German tradition.
 
2014-02-22 02:26:03 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: uncovering of the Rhinegold supposed to herald Ragnarok



Holy fark. All these years the Norse were the ones we should have been listening to.

//Stupid Mayans.
 
2014-02-22 02:26:35 PM  
Strange, the original article from The Local says it's a Roman treasure, no mention of the Nibelungs.

bullsballs: it is illegal only because it has a high value.
farking gubments anyways...


It's illegal because it's old. Doesn't matter if it's gold or just an ancient flowerpot. They don't want to melt the stuff down, they want to study it.
 
2014-02-22 02:26:45 PM  

runcible spork: What a River Maiden might look like:

[img.fark.net image 574x800]


So a Taylor Swift is a River Maiden from 1948? good to know of another vampire.
 
2014-02-22 02:26:49 PM  
The British Treasure Trove law is the only one that makes sense. You turn it in, get a share if it's sold/highly valued, keep it if it isn't. Attacking the finders just promotes destruction of the irreplaceable.
 
2014-02-22 02:29:32 PM  

figarocastle.homemade-websites.com

 
2014-02-22 02:31:23 PM  

Khazar-Khum: The British Treasure Trove law is the only one that makes sense. You turn it in, get a share if it's sold/highly valued, keep it if it isn't. Attacking the finders just promotes destruction of the irreplaceable.


No actually "finders, keepers" is the only true objectively logical philosophy.

If it's so 'irreplaceable', why were you careless enough to misplace it?
 
2014-02-22 02:32:31 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: I'm not completely current on my German mythology, but wasn't the uncovering of the Rhinegold supposed to herald Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse?


well, ragnarok is today. not sure what time though.
 
2014-02-22 02:34:33 PM  
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2014-02-22 02:34:36 PM  
www.comicbookdaily.com

/my favorite telling of this
 
2014-02-22 02:37:56 PM  

runcible spork: What a River Maiden might look like:

[img.fark.net image 574x800]


Mom?


Oh and, "Yes, Magic Helmuuut!  And I will give you a saaaa-mple!"


/dum dumdum duuuum duuuum, dum dumdum duuuuum duuuum, dum dumdum duuuum duuum
//dum dumdum duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum
///dumb
 
2014-02-22 02:42:06 PM  
north winds blow! south winds blow! typhoons! hurricanes! earthquakes! ... SMOG!
 
2014-02-22 02:51:46 PM  
So bring out, the HELLLL-MET

And bring out the best!
 
2014-02-22 02:53:37 PM  

Aquapope: "Oh, Bwunehiwwda, you'we so wovewy"
"Yes, I know it.  I can't help it."


And God bless Mel Blanc - not only was he a great voice actor, he could seriously carry a tune.
 
2014-02-22 02:57:50 PM  

CptnSpldng: God bless Mel Blanc


carl stalling, too. though wagner gets the nod in "what's opera, doc?"
 
2014-02-22 03:06:10 PM  

veale728: KILL DA WABBIT


this
 
2014-02-22 03:06:30 PM  
In Germany the default rule for treasures is the traditional one from Roman law: one half for the finder, the other for the landowner. However nowadays almost all states have exceptions for archaeologically significant finds. In this case he would have got only a reward.
 
2014-02-22 03:13:38 PM  
Sure, steal from the dwarfs! What they going to do, hit you in the knee, tough guy?
 
2014-02-22 03:13:43 PM  
I killed da wabit!!
 
2014-02-22 03:17:56 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-22 03:22:21 PM  

CptnSpldng: Aquapope: "Oh, Bwunehiwwda, you'we so wovewy"
"Yes, I know it.  I can't help it."

And God bless Mel Blanc - not only was he a great voice actor, he could seriously carry a tune.


Hillbilly Hare is one of my favorites. You can hear Mel Blanc start running out of breath and almost crack up. The guy was a genius.
 
2014-02-22 03:35:52 PM  
Buying a metal detector, pillaging a site, and unloading the wares for profit does not an archaeologist (amateur or otherwise) make.
 
2014-02-22 03:41:58 PM  
The enormous bounty was illegally dug up by a man with a metal detector in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate  after the man reportedly tried to sell the wares on the black market.

Haha. The government always gets the bounty. Even if they are super nice and allow you to keep some, they get an equal to or more than amount you will get, even though you did all the work.
 
2014-02-22 03:42:14 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: I'm not completely current on my German mythology, but wasn't the uncovering of the Rhinegold supposed to herald Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse?


And isn't that supposed to happen today?
 
2014-02-22 03:43:09 PM  

mrlewish: Soooo  tell me how the German government went through so much effort to find what was thought to be a mythical treasure?


The department in charge was in existence when the treasure was last seen, so they know they need to look for it.
 
2014-02-22 03:47:31 PM  

The Flexecutioner: /my favorite telling of this


This one is mine...
 
2014-02-22 03:52:43 PM  

brimed03: And isn't that supposed to happen today?


ayupp
 
2014-02-22 03:56:19 PM  

some_beer_drinker: veale728: KILL DA WABBIT

this


We just had a thread about Arab terrorists weaponizing rabbits. COINCIDENCE?
 
2014-02-22 04:08:00 PM  

mrlewish: Soooo  tell me how the German government went through so much effort to find what was thought to be a mythical treasure?


It's not a new story.

mason.gmu.edu
 
2014-02-22 04:14:32 PM  

Valiente: mrlewish: Soooo  tell me how the German government went through so much effort to find what was thought to be a mythical treasure?

It's not a new story.


Nope

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2014-02-22 04:23:06 PM  
Let's just hope that the guy who found it gave all of it up, and didn't keep just one little ring.
 
2014-02-22 04:42:51 PM  

CptnSpldng: Aquapope: "Oh, Bwunehiwwda, you'we so wovewy"
"Yes, I know it.  I can't help it."

And God bless Mel Blanc - not only was he a great voice actor, he could seriously carry a tune.



In case you're referring to Fudd's singing, know that he rarely voiced that character during the classic shorts era-one exception being the single word "SMOG!" from  What's Opera, Doc. That distinction belongs to Arthur Q Bryan.

/ The more you know
// That's all, folks.
 
2014-02-22 04:48:04 PM  
100 Years ago the man would be rich, but today he's just a criminal.

/It belongs in a museum
 
2014-02-22 04:48:53 PM  

zimbomba63: Sure, steal from the dwarfs! What they going to do, hit you in the knee, tough guy?


Remember, lad, when your hands are level with their head, your groin is level with their teeth
 
2014-02-22 04:51:05 PM  

runcible spork: CptnSpldng: Aquapope: "Oh, Bwunehiwwda, you'we so wovewy"
"Yes, I know it.  I can't help it."

And God bless Mel Blanc - not only was he a great voice actor, he could seriously carry a tune.

In case you're referring to Fudd's singing, know that he rarely voiced that character during the classic shorts era-one exception being the single word "SMOG!" from  What's Opera, Doc. That distinction belongs to Arthur Q Bryan.

/ The more you know
// That's all, folks.


Actually, Arthur Q. Bryan voiced all of Elmer's singing in "What's Opera, Doc?" EXCEPT the yelled
word "SMOG!".  Apparently, he did yell it at first, but somehow, the engineers at Warners needed
a retake and Bryan wasn't able to do one, so Mel Blanc yelled "SMOG!" himself.  This explains why
Elmer's voice, for that one word, suddenly sounds like that of Yosemite Sam. ("YA CRAZY IDJIT
RABBIT!")
 
2014-02-22 04:56:39 PM  

Prophet of Loss: /It belongs in a museum


img.fark.net

so do you!
 
2014-02-22 04:57:32 PM  

A golden helmet blinded minds


Among ten thousand swords


Along the road to Babylon


A golden thunder silenced songs


Among ten thousand voices


On the road to Babylon


Well, well, well, beware that golden helmet


Well, well, well


There's no easy way to go


Well, well, well


No easy road to follow


Well, well, well

 
2014-02-22 04:59:04 PM  
jesus, i DID NOT know it was going to triple space every line. I even checked the preview, sheesh.
 
2014-02-22 05:00:57 PM  

Prophet of Loss: 100 Years ago the man would be rich, but today he's just a criminal.

/It belongs in a museum


Yes, but only very narrowly (and assuming the landowner got his share). After March 1914 the situation was essentially the same as today.
 
2014-02-22 05:03:59 PM  

Li'l Robbie: runcible spork: CptnSpldng: Aquapope: "Oh, Bwunehiwwda, you'we so wovewy"
"Yes, I know it.  I can't help it."

And God bless Mel Blanc - not only was he a great voice actor, he could seriously carry a tune.

In case you're referring to Fudd's singing, know that he rarely voiced that character during the classic shorts era-one exception being the single word "SMOG!" from  What's Opera, Doc. That distinction belongs to Arthur Q Bryan.

/ The more you know
// That's all, folks.

Actually, Arthur Q. Bryan voiced all of Elmer's singing in "What's Opera, Doc?" EXCEPT the yelled
word "SMOG!".  Apparently, he did yell it at first, but somehow, the engineers at Warners needed
a retake and Bryan wasn't able to do one, so Mel Blanc yelled "SMOG!" himself.  This explains why
Elmer's voice, for that one word, suddenly sounds like that of Yosemite Sam. ("YA CRAZY IDJIT
RABBIT!")



Yes, that's what I said. Fark changed my em-dash to a little-bitty hyphen, which made it more difficult to parse the sentence(s).
 
2014-02-22 05:07:47 PM  
Rhinestone treasure?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-22 05:09:19 PM  

FlashHarry: CptnSpldng: God bless Mel Blanc

carl stalling, too. though wagner gets the nod in "what's opera, doc?"


Carl Stalling didn't do "What's Opera, Doc", Milt Franklin did.  But you can tell from everything Franklin did that he was trying to be Stalling.  Bill Lava, however, just plain sucked.
 
2014-02-22 05:16:33 PM  
Well, daily fail and huffpost are rather inventive when it comes to news.
And even if it was 1. recent and 2. true...trying to sell stuff on the black market isn't the best way to look legit. Didn't they learn anything ? You split it up between your two houses in austria and germany.
 
2014-02-22 05:57:10 PM  

gaslight: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 285x177]


Anything to make fun of "Der Ring des Nibelungen".

I hate that opera.
 
2014-02-22 06:10:44 PM  

brimed03: Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: I'm not completely current on my German mythology, but wasn't the uncovering of the Rhinegold supposed to herald Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse?

And isn't that supposed to happen today?


Yes, but I don't have any plans for tomorrow, so no biggie.
 
2014-02-22 06:35:15 PM  
How is our strategic Gingold reserve?
 
2014-02-22 07:18:17 PM  

maddogdelta: The Flexecutioner: /my favorite telling of this

This one is mine...


I'd never heard this before.  Thanks for this!  She's wonderful.
 
2014-02-22 08:16:16 PM  
I prefer this version of the Ring Cycle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07E5sLsJQe0

Anna Russell is divine, and accurate. My father adored Wagner so the Ring of the Niebelung was a big part of my youth. It appears that the finder of the treasure found it near my birthplace too.
 
2014-02-22 08:21:23 PM  

grimnir: Let's just hope that the guy who found it gave all of it up, and didn't keep just one little ring.


As I recall the story, the ring wasn't part of the treasure, but was forged from it by Albrecht the Dwarf.  So where do we find a short, scruffy looking dude who knows goldsmithing?
 
2014-02-22 08:46:49 PM  
Those Jews Dwarves will be looking for it.
 
2014-02-22 08:48:14 PM  
I wonder who's researching the treasure.
 
2014-02-22 08:51:18 PM  
...And thank you Fark for removing the image for being too large, but posting anyway.
3.bp.blogspot.com

"Top. Men."
 
2014-02-22 11:34:40 PM  

lilyleftthevalley: maddogdelta: The Flexecutioner: /my favorite telling of this

This one is mine...

I'd never heard this before.  Thanks for this!  She's wonderful.


yeah, that was really entertaining.  i listened to some of her a long time ago on some records.  wish I still had them.  thanks for the link.
 
2014-02-23 12:15:32 AM  
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Was there a golden bowling ball?
 
2014-02-23 11:56:11 AM  

Evil Canadian: I prefer this version of the Ring Cycle:


img.fark.net


/also had a cycle
 
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