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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 2:20 pm    Post subject: Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders         Reply with quote

This is how badly warped my brain is from spending so much time thinking about arms & armour and ancient cultures: I saw this headline on Yahoo....

Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders

...and thought it must refer to some new archaeological discovery in Northern Europe.

Eek!

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
This is how badly warped my brain is from spending so much time thinking about arms & armour and ancient cultures: I saw this headline on Yahoo....

Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders

...and thought it must refer to some new archaeological discovery in Northern Europe.

Eek!


Heh...until I read you post, I could not for my life understand why any raiders(which anyway?) would want to buy moss...

I guess this has something to do with football? Or sports anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

LOL! Well, that's what I thought TOO!!!! Makes a lot more sense to me...

My favorite line when folks ask me about some sports thing or another is "If it doesn't involve Guns or Horses, it's only a Kid's Game". I'll amend that to include Swords and Lances, of course!

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean-

There's something seriously wrong with you, man... Eek!

Please don't change. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 2:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Eek! Confused Raiders cover theys wounds with moss, so it heal better Confused Wink
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was sooo right with ya bud! Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean;

VIKING: " So how much moss will that Frankish pattern welded sword cost me mister "mystery Raider" Oh, what do you raid anyway and so little raider: Do you like to watch " Gladiator Movies"? ( Line stolen from AIRPLANE the movie, in case someone doesn't get the reference. )

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean, you're a sick man. Besides, Gladiator movies hadn't come out yet in 950AD. You're SUPPOSED to ask him if he's ever been in a Turkish Prison instead! (Well, as long as it's a Seljuk Turk Prison, the Ottoman's weren't much to talk about yet Big Grin )

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon;

Yes, movies weren't out yet but you would be the first in line to get tickets in 950 A.D. : Like people camping out 3 months in advance to be the first to get Star Wars episode III tickets!

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
This is how badly warped my brain is from spending so much time thinking about arms & armour and ancient cultures: I saw this headline on Yahoo....

Vikings reportedly trade Moss to Raiders

...and thought it must refer to some new archaeological discovery in Northern Europe.

Eek!


I was just thinking why the ---- would Raiders want moss?

You know what, it works in either context! Eek!

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm ashamed to admit I made the same mistake.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I thought I was going to read about new-found evidence of some early European scam artists. Does anyone have a washcloth? I need to get the egg off of my face.

The capitalization should have tipped me off.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A moss can also be a swampy area, as in the battle of Solway Moss. So, this actually could make perfect historical sense.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I debated about posting a link to an actual article about vikings. Just to give everyone a heads up, it's about how viking men worried about the size of their, um, you know. I found the article to be quite funny, but yet in a strange way I like how it sort of humanized them. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archive...2003206950



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