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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.

A Viking dreams of home

Ray Hamaker has dreams of being a Viking. He shares them in a promotional video for the Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe. The video is on YouTube.

LOL in the SCA

No one ever said people in the SCA didn't have a sense of humor. Now the Middle Ages meets the Age of Twitter with I Can Haz Anakronizum? on LiveJournal. (PG-13 for language).

How To Cook For Festival Like Mistress Yseult

Mistress Yseult de Lacy of the Kingdom of Lochac recently experienced the daunting task of cooking for Rowany Festival. She chronicled the experience on the Lochac Kingdom list and has agreed to share it.

Interpretive dance in Ered Sul

Life must be exciting in the Barony of erd Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, if one may judge by a video of Baron Christopher Fitzarthur performing an interpretive dance "of a young warrior putting on his armor, forgetting his pants, trying to get on a horse, and finally getting to the battle." Posted on YouTube.

Minas Tirith... in all its crunchy goodness

In the category of having too much time on your hands comes this story from the Miss(ed) Manners blog: Dave and his brothers have created a scale model of the Battle of Pelennor Fields from The Lord of the Rings in candy!

Winter woolies

What do you do when the calendar says it's spring, but a glance out of the window says it's still winter? You put on a sweater and hope for the sunshine. But what if you are a sheared sheep...?

Hallelujah!

In celebration of the season, Les Freres de St Francis de la Sissies - who have taken a vow of silence - offer their version of the Hallelujah Chorus.

"BaaaStuds" in the hills of Wales

Leave it to the Welsh! With a little help from Samsung, a group of ingenious shepherds in Wales have created art - and entertainment - from some LEDs and a flock of sheep.

Shakespeare Facebooked

If William Shakespeare had had a Facebook or MySpace account, what might it have looked like? Mike McPhaden thinks he knows with Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me. (PG-13 for language)

Quest for the holy G

Gatorade has taken on an ambitious project: create an online parody of Monty Python and the Holt Grail complete with NBA star Kevin Garnet as King Arthur, a basketball-shooting wizard and a talking goat.

To Canterbury they wende...

Just when we thought the SCA was irrelevant to the modern world, a trio of rappers brings us the Canterbury Tales Rap. Watch it on YouTube.

Official Monty Python YouTube channel

Learn all about the legend of King Arthur, the story of Brian, how to avoid killer rabbits, and even the Meaning of Life on the official Monty Python channel on YouTube.

Unfortunate English place names

Bart Simpson would have a field day if he visited England with some of its "unfortunate" place names such as Pratts Bottom, a village in Kent, or Crapstone in Devon. Hazel Thompson of the New York Times looks at some historic names which might bring a snicker.

freecreditreport.com renfaire commercial

The hapless freecreditreport.com guys are reduced to playing at a renaissance faire in their latest commercial, which can be viewed online.

Congratulations Sir Terry Pratchett!

Science fiction author Terry Pratchett says he is “flabbergasted” over his recent knighting by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pratchett, who authors the popular Discworld series, was among those honored January 1, 2009.

French and Saunders in the medieval kitchen

British comedy stars Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders take on medieval life in this sketch set in a medieval French kitchen. The video is posted on YouTube. Cooks beware!

"Dead Parrot's" early ancestor discovered

A 4th century Greek ancestor of Monty Python's famous "Dead Parrot Sketch" has been found in a joke wherein "a man complains that a slave he was sold had died." The joke, translated from the Greek, is from Philogelos The Laugh Addict.

Book-a-Minute: Beowulf

Don't have time to read a classic? Here's the ultimate Book-a-Minute version of Beowulf!

Monty Python YouTube Channel

Learn all about the legend of King Arthur, the story of Brian, how to avoid killer rabbits, and even the Meaning of Life on the official Monty Python channel on YouTube.

Talking SCA Barbie

The scamps at the Socially Challenged Adults Tribe on Tribe.net have re-posted the updated, and marvelously catty, "Talking SCA Barbie" parody which finds the beloved doll taking to medieval re-creation with a wench costume, foxtail and scruffy Ken by her side.

Which wife are you?

Have you lost sleep at night wondering which wife of Henry VIII you most resemble? Well, help is on the way in the form of a quiz on the OKCupid website.

SCA tops list of "Top Ten Complaints of the Geek's Wife"

Wired Magazine's GeekDad blog features a "Top Ten Complaints of the Geek's Wife" list supposedly written by the long-suffering female spouse of a game-playing, technology-loving, SCA member.

Facebook Hamlet

OK, if Shakespeare could have texted, he would have, alright?! Sarah Schmelling offers a Facebook version of Hamlet.

Leaveth Anne Boleyn alone!

It just had to happen! A parody of Chris Crocker's [in]famous "Leave Britney Alone" video is available to view on YouTube, this time with a distinctly Tudor flair.

En garde: beware the BBQ sword!

Looking for the perfect gift for the SCAdian fencer? How about a BBQ Sword, a twin-pronged cooking fork with a rapier handle.

King of Norway Knights Penguin

Nils Olav, a king penguin residing at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, was knighted by the King of Norway for his long service to the military.

DVD Being Assembled from Pennsic 37 Show

The Pennsic 37 debut of "Forbidden Pennsic -- The (filked) Musical" was recorded by several individuals, and these recordings are presently being edited into a DVD.