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(Daily Mail)   The Vikings are back after a 1,000 year hiatus, and Sweden just became the coolest country in the world in which to live. Meet the new Viking king   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 102
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2014-05-14 09:33:38 AM  
Do they have a Sampo?
 
2014-05-14 09:39:59 AM  
What about Techno Viking? He'll sue you if you put up his pic.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-14 10:19:28 AM  
'I just declared it,' he says of the moment he was crowned king of the Viking village. 'I said OK I am king. It was my decision.
[...]
'All the other Vikings will be out working in the fields and working on the farm but I can spend my time just looking around, or sailing or enjoying a chat or playing a game.'


I bet this is how it all started back in the stone age, too.  One dude finally had the nuts to say "No seriously I'm in charge and don't have to work" and no one called him on it.


'Everyone thinks it was meat and meat and meat,' he explains of his Viking forebears. 'But it wasn't, they ate with their hands and it was berries and pork.

I too sometimes do away with meat in favor of pork.
 
2014-05-14 10:44:30 AM  
Get these LARPers off my screen!
 
2014-05-14 10:46:01 AM  
Paging RWDA.  RWDA to the white courtesy phone please.
 
2014-05-14 10:47:45 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Santa?
Is that the list that shows who is naughty and who is nice?
 
2014-05-14 10:48:35 AM  
What the king of Vikings might look like:

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-05-14 10:48:39 AM  
Baby Bjorn is not only heir to the throne, he's a handy infant lugging backpack.
 
2014-05-14 10:48:46 AM  
www.amphicar.com
 
2014-05-14 10:49:21 AM  
LIGHTNING BOLT

LIGHTNING BOLT

LIGHTNING BOLT
 
2014-05-14 10:51:14 AM  
So raping and pillaging are back in fashion?
 
2014-05-14 10:51:17 AM  
Freaking larpers.  No thanks.  Keep your filthy vikings and give me ninjas any day.
 
2014-05-14 10:51:34 AM  
So they're like the Amish only 1000x more awesome?

CSB!
 
2014-05-14 10:52:50 AM  
When did the Vikings stop being the Vikings and just became Norwegians / Danes / Swedes?
 
2014-05-14 10:53:46 AM  
Well I didn't vote for him.
 
2014-05-14 10:55:44 AM  

Arkanaut: When did the Vikings stop being the Vikings and just became Norwegians / Danes / Swedes?


Once they realized they were running out of people after killing the women and raping the sheep.  Once they got that figured out their population expanded, they settled down and became traders.  Becaues dammit if you don't trade well then your kid isn't going to get the GI Joe with the Kung Fu grip and your old lady isn't going to have sex with you anymore
 
2014-05-14 10:55:57 AM  

Ijustworkhere: So raping and pillaging are back in fashion?


RTFA. Raiding is banned. So these aren't Vikings, they're just medieval Norsemen, living off of rutabagas and dried cod. Kind of pathetic, really.
 
2014-05-14 10:56:09 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What the king of Vikings might look like:

[i.cdn.turner.com image 794x800]


www.dvdclassik.com

Um, yea, not so much....
 
2014-05-14 10:57:12 AM  

Walker: What about Techno Viking? He'll sue you if you put up his pic.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 361x268]


you must be safely behind seven proxies or have seen some pixels in your time.
 
2014-05-14 10:57:15 AM  

Ijustworkhere: So raping and pillaging are back in fashion?


Steal the houses! Rape the livestock! Burn the women!
 
2014-05-14 10:58:12 AM  
img.fark.net
img.fark.net

I've totally seen this movie before.
 
2014-05-14 10:58:52 AM  
How do you say "pretentious New Age d-bag" in Swedish?
 
2014-05-14 10:59:52 AM  

cgraves67: Ijustworkhere: So raping and pillaging are back in fashion?

Steal the houses! Rape the livestock! Burn the women!


cdn5.movieclips.com

well...get on with it.
 
2014-05-14 10:59:53 AM  

Arkanaut: When did the Vikings stop being the Vikings and just became Norwegians / Danes / Swedes?


To go a-Viking means to raid, so once they stopped raiding they weren't Vikings any more. They weren't even Vikings most of the time back then, just Norse farmers, fishermen and traders. The most successful Vikings left the misery of Scandinavia's climate and settled in Normandy, England and other more pleasant parts of Europe, leaving the boring ones at home to become pornographers and rally car drivers.
 
2014-05-14 11:00:29 AM  
viking king is like "every room is a suite"
 
2014-05-14 11:00:31 AM  
Viking is an activity, not an ethnic/temporal group. Start faring forth, guys.
 
2014-05-14 11:00:57 AM  

Katerchen: How do you say "pretentious New Age d-bag" in Swedish?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-14 11:01:12 AM  

Katerchen: How do you say "pretentious New Age d-bag" in Swedish?


Uh... "King of the Vikings"?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-05-14 11:01:25 AM  
I'm Thor damnit!
 
2014-05-14 11:02:14 AM  
Ok, but THIS is our longhallfbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-05-14 11:02:44 AM  
So basically a Norse Renaissance fair.
 
2014-05-14 11:03:06 AM  

JackieRabbit: I'm Thor damnit!


Use more lube next time
 
2014-05-14 11:03:43 AM  
and this is inside the Longhallscontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-05-14 11:06:01 AM  

Ijustworkhere: So raping and pillaging are back in fashion?


You must have missed the cop thread in the politics tab last night.
http://www.fark.com/comments/8258587/Pillaging-convenience-stores-sha k ing-down-businesses-Youd-better-believe-thats-a-five-year-paid-vacatio n#new">http://www.fark.com/comments/8258587/Pillaging-convenience-sto res-shak ing-down-businesses-Youd-better-believe-thats-a-five-year-paid-vacatio n#new
 
2014-05-14 11:06:06 AM  
Spear and magic helmet?
 
2014-05-14 11:06:47 AM  
Guess that gig at Colonial Williamsburg didn't work out for him.

But it's good to be the king.
 
2014-05-14 11:06:48 AM  
By Santa's beard!
 
2014-05-14 11:07:29 AM  
WORST COSPLAY EVER
 
2014-05-14 11:07:49 AM  
It's good to be the king.
 
2014-05-14 11:08:31 AM  

loki see loki do: Ok, but THIS is our longhall[fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 850x566]


So you are in it for
*puts on sunglasses*
the Long Hall?
 
2014-05-14 11:10:13 AM  
Good for them.
 
2014-05-14 11:10:50 AM  
i291.photobucket.com

/threadjack?
 
2014-05-14 11:11:55 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: Get these LARPers off my screen!


They're clearly more in the SCA mold.

What's the difference between a LARPer and an SCAdian?

A SCAdian gets mortally offended if you call them a LARPer.
 
2014-05-14 11:12:16 AM  

Arkanaut: When did the Vikings stop being the Vikings and just became Norwegians / Danes / Swedes?


When Saab introduced the 4 door.
 
2014-05-14 11:13:17 AM  
Sweden is an emasculated shiathole that's teeming with Somali immigrants. The Vikings are dead.
 
2014-05-14 11:13:49 AM  
"He and other villagers live Viking lives 24hrs a day, 365 days a year"


So they die from the lack of antibiotics by the time their 38?
 
2014-05-14 11:13:53 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Is concerned about how the Viking king got his title.
 
2014-05-14 11:15:51 AM  
These guys (Wild Vikings)  actually got in a boat and raided a few years back.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/wild-vikings-land-in-cambridge-ba y -jail-1.630847

Their Youtube stuff is funny too.
 
2014-05-14 11:16:55 AM  

Arkanaut: When did the Vikings stop being the Vikings and just became Norwegians / Danes / Swedes?


The never really were a people called Vikings, it comes from a Norse word meaning "an expedition at sea". It wasn't who were it what doing. It was only centuries later that, in English, the word evolved into an epithet for "pirates of Scandinavian descent".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings
 
2014-05-14 11:17:07 AM  
So a Ren-fair?
 
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