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(CBC)   Canadian medieval reenactors decided to use their downtime during the pandemic to build an authentic Viking hut using Viking era tools. The only thing Subby's been able to build in that time is belly fat   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2020-12-01 6:54:33 PM  
As an architect in Manitoba who used to work with the heritage architecture department, this is relevant to my interests.
 
2020-12-01 6:55:27 PM  
Other than dying of COVD-19 and wishing you were a Roughrider fan instead of a Blue Bomber fan what else is there to do in Manitoba anyways?
 
2020-12-01 6:58:42 PM  
In the meantime, I just got a little Baldur.
 
2020-12-01 7:00:21 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Other than dying of COVD-19 and wishing you were a Roughrider fan instead of a Blue Bomber fan what else is there to do in Manitoba anyways?


Smoke, drink, fight and fark.

/no, not the website
//rode through Manitoba once.
///never again
 
2020-12-01 7:03:11 PM  
Me?? I'd love be a Civil War buff.
 
2020-12-01 7:08:36 PM  
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2020-12-01 7:12:35 PM  
I don't see Lydia anywhere ...

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2020-12-01 7:18:48 PM  
Were they listening to techno music though?  Because it's not authentic Viking unless techno music is being played.
 
2020-12-01 7:18:48 PM  
A hut made with Viking tools and materials, but I can't imagine any Vikings would have built a hut too small for a hearth. They'd freeze, or at best be completely miserable all Winter.
 
2020-12-01 7:19:13 PM  
Geezer, bud - light up one rez dart & you'll be in a Valhalla of flames! Stick with druid stone next round
 
2020-12-01 7:20:35 PM  

NobleHam: A hut made with Viking tools and materials, but I can't imagine any Vikings would have built a hut too small for a hearth. They'd freeze, or at best be completely miserable all Winter.


You sound...not Viking
 
2020-12-01 7:27:32 PM  
OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
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She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.
 
2020-12-01 7:27:48 PM  
I was hoping for a great house built by this guy
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2020-12-01 7:28:15 PM  
I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.
 
2020-12-01 7:34:44 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.


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2020-12-01 7:37:07 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.


They made great pitch.
 
2020-12-01 7:38:21 PM  

Fishbulb30w: OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
sign
She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.


dang but if that ain't vivid.
 
2020-12-01 7:38:52 PM  
Ah, memories. The Danish scouts had a replica Viking village that I visited a lot back when I was in my early 20s. Not only was it interesting as all out - had a smithy for tools, a forest for timber etc., quite authentic - but I had some lovely times with a young woman. The way she looked as the light of the dying embers on the hearth reflected of her skin... Wonder where she is now.
 
2020-12-01 7:39:02 PM  
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Is Silje involved? If so, count me in.
 
2020-12-01 7:39:31 PM  

Fishbulb30w: OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
sign
She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.


Go on....
 
2020-12-01 7:42:35 PM  

Erik_Emune: Ah, memories. The Danish scouts had a replica Viking village that I visited a lot back when I was in my early 20s. Not only was it interesting as all out - had a smithy for tools, a forest for timber etc., quite authentic - but I had some lovely times with a young woman. The way she looked as the light of the dying embers on the hearth reflected of her skin... Wonder where she is now.


Fishbulb30w: OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
sign
She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.


You two might be Eskimo brothers!
 
2020-12-01 7:45:42 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.


Have you never tried Viking food? We recently got a new Viking food restaurant near me and that stuff is the bomb. Can't get enough.
 
2020-12-01 7:47:22 PM  

phishrace: Have you never tried Viking food? We recently got a new Viking food restaurant near me and that stuff is the bomb. Can't get enough.


SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!
 
2020-12-01 7:50:06 PM  
Looks like a fun hobby.
 
2020-12-01 7:51:16 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.


They were at the top of the heap for a few centuries, at a time where "mine" was universally defined as "what I can grab and hold onto". And they quite quickly realized that while coastal raids can provide a good ROI on the smaller scale, there's way more money in running towns than in plundering them. They weren't bad organizers, time and place taken into consideration. They had a comparatively high degree of agency among their women - which I think is quite nice - and finally, they were deeply into action-hero one-liners, particularly as last words, and that has to count as cool.

But a bit lacking in the "visible, lasting contributions" column, granted.
 
2020-12-01 7:53:18 PM  

Erik_Emune: they were deeply into action-hero one-liners, particularly as last words, and that has to count as cool.


The coolest of these I ever heard was John Brown to his executioner:  "Hurry up, I haven't got all day."
 
2020-12-01 7:53:25 PM  
shiat, that could be a luxury home in some parts of Manitoba.
 
2020-12-01 7:57:49 PM  
I built this during my down time
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but that's just me
 
2020-12-01 7:58:44 PM  

tinyarena: I built this during my down time
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but that's just me


So, photoshop?
 
2020-12-01 8:00:20 PM  

MillionDollarMo: Fishbulb30w: OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
sign
She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.

dang but if that ain't vivid.


I wish I could Farkie him with the whole story.
 
2020-12-01 8:01:08 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: phishrace: Have you never tried Viking food? We recently got a new Viking food restaurant near me and that stuff is the bomb. Can't get enough.

SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!


Lots of Spam, not many fruits or vegetables. Dessert is always vitamin C infused gummies. Wouldn't want to kill off your customer base.
 
2020-12-01 8:01:10 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: tinyarena: I built this during my down time
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but that's just me

So, photoshop?


Heck no, user-made downloads, purchased flattop, lots of research, lots of code, good times :)
 
2020-12-01 8:02:13 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Erik_Emune: they were deeply into action-hero one-liners, particularly as last words, and that has to count as cool.

The coolest of these I ever heard was John Brown to his executioner:  "Hurry up, I haven't got all day."


One of my favorites is from the Saga of Burnt Njal. The bad guys are approaching the house of Gunnar of Hlidarende,, but they don't know if he's home, so they send Thorkild the Easterling to climb the roof and look through the smoke-hole. Gunnar strikes him with his battle-axe and he falls to the ground and walks back, to where the following dialogue takes place:

- "Well, is Gunnar at home?".
- "Find that out for yourselves," said Thorgrim; "but this I am sure of, that his axe is at home," and with that he fell down dead.
 
2020-12-01 8:06:38 PM  

Erik_Emune: One of my favorites is from the Saga of Burnt Njal. The bad guys are approaching the house of Gunnar of Hlidarende,, but they don't know if he's home, so they send Thorkild the Easterling to climb the roof and look through the smoke-hole. Gunnar strikes him with his battle-axe and he falls to the ground and walks back, to where the following dialogue takes place:

- "Well, is Gunnar at home?".
- "Find that out for yourselves," said Thorgrim; "but this I am sure of, that his axe is at home," and with that he fell down dead.


I knew that one and almost posted it.
 
2020-12-01 8:07:17 PM  

rikkards: Fishbulb30w: OK, I'm not making this up but...
In high school in Ontario I once made out with this girl named Wendy Speary.
It was not the first time I'd ever seen a boob but I had her perfect pink tittied boob in my hand and she stroked me me until I came I all over her hand.
I'm pretty sure that this is the same woman.
I've watched it 3 times now and I'm pretty sure it's her.
When she was 16 she sure was something to look at, let me tell ya...
sign
She was that weird girl that lived next to the cemetery.

Go on....


She lived at the end of the road, outside the city limits. It was her house and then a picket fence and cemetery.
It was a non Christian cemetery with hundreds of dead buried there.
People thought she was weird because she lived there.
I lived just down the road so I didn't think she was weird.
It only happened once, but I still pass by there and wonder?
What ever happened to Wendy Speary?

Now I KNOW

/she also had this girlfriend Tracy.
//they always held hands.
///she was also there that night
 
2020-12-01 8:07:41 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will)


A skald of snarky scold - a Sknold
 
2020-12-01 8:15:47 PM  
That's amazing. He did the smith work to make the axe, too? Wow.
 
2020-12-01 8:18:59 PM  

joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.


So, never paid attention in history, did you? Who did you think ruled the northern part of England for a long time? For that matter, the Norman Invasion of Britain (quick - what year?), didn't you know that Norman was a corruption of North Men?

You also know even less, since "viking" was a verb, and to "go a-viking" meant raid OR TRADE.

Oh, and didn't your God (tm) die?
 
2020-12-01 8:19:35 PM  
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It was a kit.
 
2020-12-01 8:19:54 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Looks like a fun hobby.


Banging Fishbulb30w's high school handjob queen in a mud hut by a highway in Manitoba?
 
2020-12-01 8:21:09 PM  
farkin' heathens.
 
2020-12-01 8:23:15 PM  
... and they immediately surrender...
 
2020-12-01 8:31:42 PM  
It's not like there was a lot to do in Manitoba before the pandemic.
 
2020-12-01 8:35:47 PM  
Can't do mead, but beer.....
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2020-12-01 8:35:48 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: The Irresponsible Captain: Looks like a fun hobby.

Banging Fishbulb30w's high school handjob queen in a mud hut by a highway in Manitoba?


Beats the time I got blown in a snowbank in Northern Ontario.
Or does it?
But that was a girl named Lillian,
I thought she was a new kid in my school.
She wasn't.
She was just a 16 year old in my high-school advance grade 12 English Class.

but that's another story
 
2020-12-01 8:38:16 PM  

Erik_Emune: joepennerlives: I don't mean to be a snarky scold (a snold, if you will) but I've never figured out why the Vikings are so celebrated.  Besides wicked lethal weapons, a bummer of a religion where their gods can farking die, and great boats and navigation systems what did they leave behind?  All they did was raid, steal, and rape from what I can tell.  And judging from this article, they were just about as good at making comfy little bungalows then as they are at playing football now.

They were at the top of the heap for a few centuries, at a time where "mine" was universally defined as "what I can grab and hold onto". And they quite quickly realized that while coastal raids can provide a good ROI on the smaller scale, there's way more money in running towns than in plundering them. They weren't bad organizers, time and place taken into consideration. They had a comparatively high degree of agency among their women - which I think is quite nice - and finally, they were deeply into action-hero one-liners, particularly as last words, and that has to count as cool.

But a bit lacking in the "visible, lasting contributions" column, granted.


Untrue about the lasting contributions part. There is a hell of a lot of viking/nordic influence in western culture, we just don't necessarily recognize it as that.

A good chunk we think of as English instead. But the vikings did a lot of shiat with the British Isles before the Normans rolled in. Part of the English language, customs, tech, and tactics come from the vikings. We used to have letters like þ in English and only dropped them because the printing presses were coming from France.

They were kicking around in the Mediterranean to raid and to trade and were big influencers in places like Italy. They went up the river to get to Paris, which is wild. The Rus were originally Scandinavian, and the Varangian Guard of Constantinople was only composed of vikings. Evidence points strongly to them kicking around in North America way before any other westerners, and they may have cross-pollinated culture-wise with some Native American tribes.
They had a massive impact. We've just had a bunch of other layers of history over-top of them since then.
 
2020-12-01 8:48:15 PM  

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It was a kit.


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2020-12-01 9:03:20 PM  

tinyarena: I built this during my down time
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but that's just me


Did flynavy just out her alt? Or no?
 
2020-12-01 9:09:39 PM  
Viking Hut?

The Naked Gun - Great Viking Food
Youtube w9FcigK3RC8
 
2020-12-01 9:34:14 PM  
You can tell it is authentic because the Vikings hadn't yet mastered the technology of the dirty rag on the face for protection during a plague.

Oh, and where is the pillaging? The striking was about that and more. The rest of the Scandinavians were farming, slaving, and making cool shiat in shiatty weather.
 
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