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(Gizmodo)   The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde sells something truly useful in its gift shop... genuine Viking ships   (gizmodo.com) divider line 73
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2014-06-03 11:16:03 PM  
I'll take two and an ulfberht.
 
2014-06-03 11:40:29 PM  
Yah, whatever.  Wake me up when I can buy one at IKEA.
 
2014-06-03 11:56:05 PM  

Voiceofreason01: I'll take two and an ulfberht.


Just make sure it's an authentic Ulfberht, and not one of them there knockoffs.

And how about some Norse Power to go along with that:   http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11219210.Sweat__mead_and_mud__t h e_great_smell_of_Viking/
 
2014-06-04 12:16:54 AM  
Perfect, I've been planning on a Viking funeral pyre.
 
2014-06-04 12:25:34 AM  
I can probably afford the Chinese Knock-off.
/But I hear is pretty much junk.
 
2014-06-04 12:25:59 AM  
Nice boats.
 
2014-06-04 12:26:59 AM  
pinkpitbull.cafeblog.hu

Any chance I can get a Lagertha? Please?
 
2014-06-04 12:33:26 AM  
Hmmm... I'm thinking specialised cruises, Scandanavia to England...
 
2014-06-04 12:37:27 AM  
Wake me when they offer functional battle-ready Viking swords, preferably in 5160 steel or 1095 spring steel, though I wouldn't say no to true Damascus.
 
2014-06-04 12:39:51 AM  
 
2014-06-04 12:41:25 AM  
They come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
 
2014-06-04 12:41:54 AM  
RIP La Contessa
 
2014-06-04 12:50:32 AM  
I keep readin the place as Rockslide
 
2014-06-04 12:55:07 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: [pinkpitbull.cafeblog.hu image 645x479]

Any chance I can get a Lagertha? Please?


God damn it, exact joke I was coming here to do.  Well played.
 
2014-06-04 12:58:16 AM  
Spam, spam, spam, spam......
 
2014-06-04 01:00:45 AM  

Ambivalence: Yah, whatever.  Wake me up when I can buy one at IKEA.


You can, but the consequences of having those two extra bolts after assembly are a more dire with a boat than a couch.
 
2014-06-04 01:04:58 AM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Perfect, I've been planning on a Viking funeral pyre.


I was going to make a Viking funeral joke but then I saw it had been covered in TFA's comments. Well, comment since that was the only one.
 
2014-06-04 01:05:32 AM  

JosephFinn: Danger Avoid Death: [pinkpitbull.cafeblog.hu image 645x479]

Any chance I can get a Lagertha? Please?

God damn it, exact joke I was coming here to do.  Well played.


Katheryn Winnick is like a hotter Scarlett Johansson who can act.
 
2014-06-04 01:07:04 AM  
The gift shop attendant is a bit eccentric, though.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-04 01:12:20 AM  

Catlenfell: I can probably afford the Chinese Knock-off.
/But I hear is pretty much junk.


Ha! Nice.
 
2014-06-04 01:17:58 AM  
Just stop being a wussy and build your own, like these crazy Minnesotan Norwegians did. Then they sailed it to Norway.

Because if you have a mother-farking Viking ship, you mother farking sail it to the home of mother farking Vikings!

http://www.hcscconline.org/current-exhibits/hjemkomst-viking-ship/
 
2014-06-04 01:43:36 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Spam, spam, spam, spam......


I Don't Like Spam!!!
 
2014-06-04 01:43:53 AM  
Remember, The Tick wanted to build a Polynesian longship in his garage ;)
 
2014-06-04 01:44:25 AM  

fusillade762: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Perfect, I've been planning on a Viking funeral pyre.

I was going to make a Viking funeral joke but then I saw it had been covered in TFA's comments. Well, comment since that was the only one.


Dammit - I guess that's what I get for NRTFA.....
 
2014-06-04 02:01:08 AM  
Heh, I was just at that museum two weeks ago. A very cool place. My favorite part was the young elementary school kids who were given axes and learned how to split wood to build Viking boats.
 
2014-06-04 02:05:50 AM  
FTFA: The boat pictured above is actually partly made using authentic Viking tools, but modern equipment as well, so that it can be more easily mass-produced. As a result, the Trýbekkur, as it's called, will only cost you just north of $24,500.

Easily mass produced knock-offs sold at upwards of a 2500% markup compared to similar size and type boats.

Yup, sounds like a museum giftshop to me.
 
2014-06-04 02:13:39 AM  
That is a pretty little clinker built boat but it's a mite pricey at twenty-four five. If you have that kind of money to throw around then by all means, it's for a good cause. Put it in your lobby and get rid of that hideous sculpture.
 
2014-06-04 02:15:09 AM  

MrSteve007: Heh, I was just at that museum two weeks ago. A very cool place. My favorite part was the young elementary school kids who were given axes and learned how to split wood to build Viking boats.


Ah. I see the museum follows Nike's business model.
 
2014-06-04 02:31:01 AM  

MrSteve007: Heh, I was just at that museum two weeks ago. A very cool place. My favorite part was the young elementary school kids who were given axes and learned how to split wood to build Viking boats.


Can you imagine the poutrage that would happen in parts of the country if that happened here?
 
2014-06-04 02:39:12 AM  

grumpfuff: MrSteve007: Heh, I was just at that museum two weeks ago. A very cool place. My favorite part was the young elementary school kids who were given axes and learned how to split wood to build Viking boats.

Can you imagine the poutrage that would happen in parts of the country if that happened here?


I can easily imagine poutrage over almost anything happening in this country and a quick survey of fark headlines proves that that is often the default reaction.
 
2014-06-04 02:47:10 AM  
That's not a viking ship, this is a viking ship:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Harald_Fairhair

A friend of mine actually sails on it, looks fun
www.tu.no
 
2014-06-04 03:12:08 AM  
What's also cool about the museum is that they are on the water and teach sailing lessons, using their 30 authentically built wooden boats, from the Viking era to more modern craft:

www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk

www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk

a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk
 
2014-06-04 03:42:24 AM  
AND MY AXE!
 
2014-06-04 04:40:04 AM  

Emposter: FTFA: The boat pictured above is actually partly made using authentic Viking tools, but modern equipment as well, so that it can be more easily mass-produced. As a result, the Trýbekkur, as it's called, will only cost you just north of $24,500.

Easily mass produced knock-offs sold at upwards of a 2500% markup compared to similar size and type boats.

Yup, sounds like a museum giftshop to me.


Wanna know how I know you've never looked at the price of clinkerbuild wooden boats?
Also, "more easily" is not entirely synonymous with "easily", and "modern equipment" mostly means saws.
 
2014-06-04 05:55:23 AM  
I guess most people already knew this, but my mind was blown when I discovered that this guy (Travis Fimmel)


specials.historyasia.com


Is the former Calvin Klein model

explore.calvinklein.com

www.malecelebnews.com

martandreadventures.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-04 06:49:38 AM  
After a thousand years of oppression,
Let the world hear these words one more,
"Save us oh lord from the wrath of the Norseman!"

-Amon Amarth
 
2014-06-04 07:05:50 AM  
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the vikings had bigger ships. Sailing a boat that small, full of people in the open ocean couldn't possibly be a good idea
 
2014-06-04 07:07:12 AM  
Two sorta rules of thumb for boats,
A. For every hour in the water, one hour of maintenance.
B. For equivalent boats add a zero to get the price for a wooden boat.
 
2014-06-04 07:14:50 AM  
 
2014-06-04 07:37:55 AM  

MrSteve007: Heh, I was just at that museum two weeks ago. A very cool place. My favorite part was the young elementary school kids who were given axes and learned how to split wood to build Viking boats.


Think of the possibilities - how about a Spartan-themed museum where you can kick the Persian into the bottomless pit?

/I'm sure it wouldn't be a real Persian, right?
//you know, like a doll?
 
2014-06-04 07:48:03 AM  

kqc7011: Two sorta rules of thumb for boats,
A. For every hour in the water, one hour of maintenance.
B. For equivalent boats add a zero to get the price for a wooden boat.


C. Maintenance every year will amount to 10% of the purchase price.
 
2014-06-04 07:52:31 AM  

Archie Goodwin: kqc7011: Two sorta rules of thumb for boats,
A. For every hour in the water, one hour of maintenance.
B. For equivalent boats add a zero to get the price for a wooden boat.

C. Maintenance every year will amount to 10% of the purchase price.


Bust
Out
Another
Thousand
 
2014-06-04 08:15:47 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: [pinkpitbull.cafeblog.hu image 645x479]

Any chance I can get a Lagertha? Please?


You gotta deal with her weirdo ex-boyfriend:
cdn.filmschoolrejects.com
 
2014-06-04 09:34:43 AM  
Ball's in your court, 9/11 Museum. Put an actual terrorist on sale or GTFO.
 
2014-06-04 09:47:23 AM  

calufrax: Hmmm... I'm thinking specialised cruises, Scandanavia to England...


Folks at the museum tried it. All of them were experience sailors and knew their way around on the water. Apparently every single one of them was violently sea sick the whole trip. The railing is only a foot or two out of the water, and it's not smooth seas. That leads to my theory that all the viking invasions were mistakes. They go through a trip like that, and some Englishman who thinks he's funny asks "So, nice trip?". Then there's nothing left to do but kill everyone and burn a church.

It's a great museum, though. You can watch blacksmiths and carpenters working. All through Denmark there's cool museums. Roskilde is fun, and if you're deciding when to go, look up the Roskilde Music Festival also. There's also Trelleborg, an old ring fortress where they've reconstructed an old longhouse from ones they excavated and they have regular gatherings for LARPers. I mean, historical reenactments. In Copenhagen itself (well, a suburb) there's the Frilandsmuseet, where they've taken a whole bunch of old farm houses from all over Denmark and put them all in the same spot, along with keeping old breeds of animals and crops.

Best of all is the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen. Relatively cheap, and there's two free beers with the entry. You can get beer brewed according to a recipe that's over a century old.

They've got a lot of history over there, and they really like it, so there's good places to visit.
 
2014-06-04 09:59:52 AM  
What good is the ship.  It's illegal to pillage, plunder and rape.  Oh, wait... You can always take it to India.
 
2014-06-04 10:01:06 AM  
The wife and I did a tour of Denmark many years ago.  That museum was pretty cool, even back then.  Oddly, it is also where I discovered that the Danes like to snack on peas.  After closing, the parking lot of the museum was littered with pea pods.  Otherwise, they seem to subsist on a diet of beer, ice cream, and cigarettes.
 
2014-06-04 10:05:29 AM  

LazyMedia: Ball's in your court, 9/11 Museum. Put an actual terrorist on sale or GTFO.

Actually the terrorist is running the cash register. What is it, $36 a ticket?

Across the street at Century 21 you can buy lots of nice clothes for that amount.
 
2014-06-04 10:12:08 AM  
No, no, no. It's not an "actual" Viking ship. For starters, just because something is stylized doesn't make it an "actual' anything. Then there is the fact that the "Viking Period" didn't even last to the end of Scandinavian domination. The "Viking period" was a rather short slot of time where Scandinavians who were either thrown out of their respective countries, or left for better prospects, proceeded to raid and pillage as they sailed around. Then, they stopped being assholes and shiat, and either ruled over parts of the areas they settled or were assimilated into the local populations.

/Archaeologist
//Not a full explanation by any means
 
2014-06-04 10:14:01 AM  

Metastatic Capricorn: The wife and I did a tour of Denmark many years ago.  That museum was pretty cool, even back then.  Oddly, it is also where I discovered that the Danes like to snack on peas.  After closing, the parking lot of the museum was littered with pea pods.  Otherwise, they seem to subsist on a diet of beer, ice cream, and cigarettes.


The peas are tasty. Don't knock 'em 'till you've tried 'em. They're also really proud of their potatoes, strawberries, pork, wheat... you know what? Let's just say that they're really proud of their farm products.

And you left out coffee in your list of major food groups. I have no idea how they don't all keel over from dehydration.
 
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