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Warrior Kitty

Does your cat have an inner warrior? Perhaps you should consider providing Kitty with his own armor? Freaking News shows you how.

Fool loses head in Washington

Ah, the beleaguered life of the fool! The Onion reports that "Motley, the official White House Jester, was beheaded Tuesday after delivering a poorly received jape about the spiraling national debt before President and Mrs. Obama."

Bloggers diss "fugly medieval"

The blog Go Fug Yourself, allows garb critics to vent about "fugly" medieval and Renaissance costuming they have found online.

Pyramids offer weathertight camping

America's Finest News Source suggests that the Egyptian pyramids may have been created for accommodation at a weekend camping event in a historic precursor to the SCA.

Chaucer blog mystery revealed

Fans of Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog will be interested to learn that the author's identity has been revealed. The revelation took place at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress. Jeffrey J. Cohen has the story on his In the Middle blog.

The Middle Ages' favorite corn chip

Filmmaker, actor, and student at the University of Hertfordshire, Josh Bower recently submitted his own version of snacking in the Middle Ages in an online Doritos ad contest. (video)

Rediscovered Health and Safety report damaging for Odysseus's record

A rediscovered ancient Greek scroll lists a number of health and safety violations by Odysseus during his tenure as ship's captain while returning home from the Trojan War.

Midrealm King declared an imposter

In a shocking turn of events, the Dread Lord Dag, King of the Middle Kingdom, was revealed to be an imposter in His own Court. Diane Brunner of the Dayton Renaissance and Medieval Events Examiner has the story. (updated with additional links)

Viking Home Companion hits the road

Hersir Torvaldr Torgarson of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that his Viking Home Companion show will be traveling to a number of locations throughout AEthelmearc and Atlantia during the month of May 2010.

Khevron.com and Heraldrydiculous Comics

The Khevron.com is a personal web site run by West Kingdom herald. The diverse site includes, among other things, Heraldrydiculous heraldry comic/video album, Oertha Armorial, West Kingdom Roll of Arms, wearable heraldry, and an SCA- and heraldry-themed Cafe Press shop.

Song of the Skywalkers

On his blog, Tattúínárdœla saga, Norse scholar Jackson Crawford discusses the "complicated textual tradition that lies behind George Lucas’s “Star Wars,” which few outside the scholarly community realize is a modern rendition of an old Germanic legend of a fatal conflict between a father and his treacherous son."

Publisher of medieval hobbyist newspaper purchases Gannett Inc. for US$2.2 billion

The owner of an obscure chain of medieval recreation hobbyist publications has purchased all the assets of media giant Gannett Inc. in an unsolicited, hostile takeover bid that included cash, letters of credit from half a dozen "kingdoms" in which she publishes, and an unspecified quantity of "chocolate Chaucers," apparently some kind of alcoholic beverage.

Society Chirurgeon, Exchequer, and Board deadlocked over healthcare reform

At the organization's capital in Milpitas, California (USA), several corporate-level officers of the Society for Creative Anachronism and members of its Board of Directors are in a heated debate about healthcare reform, and tempers are flaring on all sides.

Hoernersburg: mighty Lego castle

Learn about the Middle Ages - with a little help from Lego - at Hoernersburg, a "mighty make-believe Lego castle" complete with descriptions of life in medieval times.

2500 Viking Ships Sail to Wal-Mart

In a true medieval/modern oddity, 2500 Viking ships are arriving at Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. as part of a promotion of the film How to Train Your Dragon.

Is Star Trek more authentic than the SCA?

From RealLifeComics... authenticy in Star Trek... or for that matter, in the SCA.

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

What if William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski? Humorist Adam Bertocci has an idea in his Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.

Henry VIII standup

Tudor humor hits the Internet with comedy routines starring Brian Blessed as Henry VIII on the BBC's Comedy Blog. The five videos from Henry 8.0 involve skits combining English history, popular British culture and the internet. (videos)

A robot and a spaceman walk into the Ren Faire....

A recent episode of the web-series All's Faire considers the implications of a visit to the Ren Faire by a Romulan and a robot. (PG-13 for language)

Happy birthday, Asterix!

On October 29, 2009, Gaul's most famous denizon, Asterix, celebrated his Lth birthday. (That would be 50 to the Roman-numerically-challenged.) The comic book character was created in 1959 by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo.

From the Quarter: Whack-a-Peer

The Quarter strikes again with a very silly - but fun - game of "Whack a Peer" in which players are encouraged to whack, poke at, or in some way annoy Peers of the Kingdom of Trimaris for points.

What kind of warrior are you?

If you would have become a medieval warrior, what kind would you have been? Allthetests.com has a quiz to find out.

Jousting in a post Y2K world

In a world where noble steeds have two wheels, lances are made of foam, and valiant knights program mainframes, comes .... Segway jousting! Join Liam Savage and his band of merry men as they keep the realm safe from Windows viruses in this YouTube video. (video)

Mona Lisa: After hours....

It's quiet in the Louvre at night... too quiet. What does Mona Lisa -- she of the enigmatic smile -- do to pass the time? Piffie the Puffin has the answer.

TV sitcom scores with "Medieval Fight Club"

The ABC sitcom Better Off Ted, which focuses on regular guy who works for company with questionable ethics, combines Fight Club with a fictional living history group for an episode entitled "You Are the Boss of Me."

En tableau: the First Defenestration of Prague

Can it really be the Defenestration of Prague if it's done with Legos? Apparently so, with the complete scene created in the plastic bricks on the Blockland website.

Chaps on bikes jousting with umbrellas? Only in London!

A group of British chaps hold a yearly -- and quite unusual -- Olympiad for the athletically-challenged and alcohol-enhanced. (video)

Come visit the "SCA Godmother" on Facebook

A web page on Facebook now offers SCA folk help and advice, under the name "SCA Godmother".

Command line meets dragonslayer

SCA computer geeks will be in their glory in How to Kill a Dragon with Programming, a bit of humor that proposes how the beast might be slain and the princess rescued using a number of popular computer languages.

Justine wows Ice Dragon fashion show

Justin Lymner of the Barony of Delftwood in AEthelmearc has posted a video clip taken at recent Ice Dragon event featuring the fashion stylings of his "sister" Justine.