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Reading Causes Backstrain!

Tony Gabriele of the Daily Press offers a warning to parents: Don't teach your children to read!

Pennsic LiveJournal: Quotable Quotes from Pennsic XXXIII

Have a fun Pennsic? A wet Pennsic? Here's what posters on the Pennsic LiveJournal page had to say:

Peer Fear: A public service announcement

Mistress Eleanor, President of the Hug-a-Peer Foundation, has offered a few words of advice on the gentle art of caring for SCA Peers.

SCA and ''Inherit the Wind''

A 1990 performance of Inherit the Wind, marking co-author Jerome Lawrence's 75th birthday, was disturbed by noise from a nearby SCA fighter practice. "Jerry was hard of hearing and heard 'creationists' when he was told that the noise was 'Society for Creative Anachronists,'" said Alan Woods, director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University.

Lego Warriors Plan "Assault on the Evil Dragon Castle"

Kate and Alan Dicey share a tale of castles, dragons and princesses...oh...and legos!

Quiz: What Calligraphy Hand Are You?

Quizilla wants to know, based on your responses to a "personality" quiz, "What calligraphy hand are you?"

What if Monty Python Filmed "Lord of the Rings"?

SCAdians love Tolkien, and SCAdians love Monty Python. At last, someone has found a way to combine these two cultural treasures into a single artistic endeavor that will leave you breathless.

The Dumbek Revealed!

T'cos J'os reveals the "True History of the Dumbek" in a very tongue-in-cheek essay.

History's Worst Typo

StrangeCosmos.com: Lord Zachariah von Marksburgh shares what might be "history's worst typo."

College of Heralds Bans Antarctic Newsletter

The Quarter: In an effort, noble but probably doomed to failure, to protect the moral fibre of the SCA, the College of Heralds has banned "The Quarter". Too bad, because the parody newsletter's latest issue has just been allowed to escape its cage.

Local Event Site of Alien Autopsy -- Did BoD Cover Up Story?

Allegations are flying, and tempers are flaring, as the Board of Directors still has issued no statement on the incident. SCAtoday.net's Senior Anomaly Correspondent, Dexter Sinister, reveals this puzzling story.

Fabled "Sword of Spam" Auctioned This Week

eBay: Third Age Armory claims to have uncovered the legendary Sword of Spam, and they are auctioning this rare item on eBay.

Qveere Eye for thye Medieval Man

New humor from the create your own Bayeux Tapestry web site: a medieval reality show.

When Good Tapestries Go Bad

SomethingAwful.com: It's just....wrong. A news parody site has collected some truly warped creations from the do-it-yourself Bayeux Tapestry web site.

Airspeed Velocity of Swallows Calculated

Information vital to any member of the SCA is now available online: Calculating the velocity of an unladen swallow!

Law and Order in Medieval Cyprus

Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.

Chaucer's "Sacramento Tales" Discovered in Canterbury

National Review: During renovation of Canterbury Cathedral, a new Chaucer tale has been discovered about a pilgrimage to a place called "Sacramento."

What Comes After Q? Arrrrrr!

Always long to have a pirate name? This quiz can help!

Find Your Inner Geek

Take the "Inner Geek" Test and see how being in the SCA makes you a geek!

Free the Gnomes!

Feel the need to belong to another political action group? Here's one no one can oppose!

Incandescent Replacement Units of SCA Concern

How many SCAdians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Evil Plan Generator Helps Take Over the World... Well, Maybe Just the SCA

OK, it's been a slow week. Just in case you have lots of time on your hands, here's a way to concoct a plan to take over the universe.

Media Lawsuit Ends with Leveraged Buyout

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A bitter feud between rival publications SCAtoday.net and The Quarter has ended peacefully, with the simple expedient of a leveraged buyout.

Scurvy Knaves Blatantly Copy Respected Publication's Title

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A thieving band of scoundrels calling themselves "The Quarter" have blatantly appropriated, for their own nefarious purposes, the title of a certain well-respected SCA news publication and the page layout of a certain national newspaper.

Tired of Losing Crown Tourneys? Try This!

This is what happens when distinguished Pelicans have waaaaay too much time on their hands.

New Issue Online. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

The Quarter: Oh, the humanity! Those miscreants and reprobates at The Quarter, still utterly unrepentant in spite of their six weeks in the gulag after last issue, have relapsed into their former life of crime.

Calontir Takes "Hay-Baling" Point at Estrella War

Rolf of Calontir reports that citizens of Calontir have won the "Hay-Baling" point at the Estrella War.

Kingdom Motto Selected for Drachenwald

An unofficial poll in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has selected a new kingdom motto.

Ansteorra, the Board Game

Cynric de Bedwyn, inventor of Ansteorra, the Board Game insists that all that is required is 2d6 and a sense of humor.

Ancient Inedible Temple Discovered

Peephenge, an ancient temple made of an inedible material, has been discovered by archaeoculinologists.