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Aug272011

Henrik the Bright - Josh 115

 

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Cracker!

Aug 28, 2011 at 8:23 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

As monsters go, a likable sort.

John

Aug 28, 2011 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

Which do I like least ... the lies over global warming, or the lies over the Norse horned helmets.

The evidence is very clear. The Norse did not wear these stupid horned helmets. These are entirely the fertile figment of imagination of antiquarians. Based on images like the Gundestrup cauldron, which are the wrong date by several thousand years.

Aug 28, 2011 at 8:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterMike Haseler

Mike Haseler

Easy, tiger. I wear a kilt in 'ancient hunting' tartan. Nobody wore a pleated bloody kilt until the 19th century.

Aug 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterGixxerboy

a.k.a. Hadron the Collider.

Aug 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM | Unregistered Commentersimpleseekeraftertruth

But clouds are just weather ...right?....


Er...

Aug 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM | Unregistered Commenterbones

Mike Haseler,

Those aren't horns on his helmet. They are GCR detectors. : )

John

Aug 28, 2011 at 9:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

John, you seem to have been influenced by biodynamic lunacy - hopefully unconsciously:

Next let us take the manure, in whatever form is available, and stuff it into a cow horn, and bury it in the ground at a certain depth – I would say between ¾ and 1 ½ meters … You see, by burying the cow horn with the manure in it, we preserve in the horn the etheric and astral force that the horn was accustomed to reflect when it was on the cow.

Aerials for cosmic forces, according to Rudolf Steiner. Who wasn't barking mad at all. Honest

Aug 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterSayNoToFearmongers

SayNoToFearmongers,

Elegant.

It would be bizarre if after the alleged burial with manure ritual if they (whoever 'they' are) reused the
horns for drinking mead. Yuck.

John

Aug 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

@Mike Haseler

Thank you, you are correct about those horns that never existed on helmets!

Aug 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterCarsten Arnholm (Norway)

What? No horns? How disappointing!
My neighbour is called Brunhilde and I'm going to have to forget the mental pictures now!

Aug 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM | Unregistered Commentermeltemian

Those aren't horns on his helmet. They are GCR detectors.

Antlertennae ?

Aug 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterPunksta

Carsten Arnholm

What about the medieval horn period?

Aug 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered Commentersimpleseekeraftertruth

What about winged helmets? Surely they had those in times past, if Asterix is any kind of accurate guide.

Aug 28, 2011 at 11:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Nah - all that rape and pillage by those nice Vikings was the Medievil Horny Period.

Aug 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterPunksta

Looks like Kipling was right, now they''l never get rid of the Dane.

Aug 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterChuckles

"Looks like Kipling was right, now they''l never get rid of the Dane.
Aug 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Chuckles"

Kipling was right on so many things ... perhaps it's now time for The Saxon to begin hating ...

Aug 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

Mike Haseler, many apologies, clearly I should have rechecked my sources.

My problem is I like drawing helmets with horns on... I probably need therapy.

Aug 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

No Josh, according to VikingPedia it's all true
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_helmet

Aug 28, 2011 at 3:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterPunksta

I thought it was just a concern troll.

Aug 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterDeadman

Horny is as horny does. (Forest Gump)

Aug 28, 2011 at 9:44 PM | Unregistered Commenterbob

Another magic "ray of sunshine" from the "toonmesterlige"!

Aug 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

I hope someone will push Hans Svensmark for a reaction and report back here!

Aug 29, 2011 at 12:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterOrson

I thought they had horns on their helmets to discourage dinosaurs from biting them, and that Alfred the Great, having defeated the Vikings kept a horned helmet to store his jam doughnuts.

I learnt my history from studying tree rings you know, so I think I am right , and the science backs me up.

Aug 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

You refer, I take it, to the Tree Ring Circus.

Aug 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterPunksta

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