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The heraldic tigger

Seamas Mac Daibhid shares his thoughts on heraldic presentations of the much beloved Tigger, how to blazon the charge and how it might be drawn. (photos)

Take the Librarian's Challenge

"Do you know someone named Cooper, or Fletcher, or Chapman, or Wainwright? Do you know how those surnames originated? Have you, at some point in your Society career, acted as a gonfalonier, a cordwainer, or an arkwright?"

The potty humor of the Middle Ages

In an article for the Chronicle for Higher Education Evan R. Goldstein reviews On Farting: Laughter and Language in the Middle Ages by Valerie Allen, a new work that looks at the use of low humor in literature of the period.

Roman name generator

The Rum and Monkey website has created a Roman name generator for when "your own name just doesn't suit your rich Roman fantasy life."

Spartans on a plane

OK, it's out of our time period and politically-incorrect in so many ways, but oh, is it funny! 300 Spartans on a Plane!

Return of the Duct Tape Princesses!

They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.

Damsels in Distress

THL Francesca di Onorati reviews Damsels in Distress by Joan Hess, the latest book in the Claire Malloy series. This one deals with ARSE (the Association for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment), a fictional reenactment group.

Farking the knights

A photo with the image of three knights in armor has been "farked" as part of the Fark.com Photoshop Contest website. The results are pretty amusing.

Working dogs: economy size

Think your cuddly puppy is too small to be useful? Maybe not. On Yahoo Photos, pcrandal2000 has posted a photo of a group of re-enactors with their Pomeranium dogcart.

Darth Scotland

OK, you'll see anything on YouTube. This time it's "copinated" offering his rendition of "Star Wars"... on the bagpipe...

Muppet Vikings: In the Navy

From the last Muppet show: 30 Muppet Vikings sing the Village People classic In the Navy. It just had to happen!

England and Norway settle currency negotiation medieval-style

Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.

Cathead Theatre presents... Hamlet!

Naked Rabbit Productions asks "What would "Hamlet" look like if it were performed by cats?" Find out in this YouTube video clip.

Monty Python's Holy Grail Lego-style

The folks at Lego have a little fun in this animated version of knights of the round table scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Court bingo!

Amalie zu dem Blumen reminds us of an "oldie but goodie" from The Quarter: Court Bingo!

New category for April Fools parodies available

We hope you enjoyed our 2007 April Fools parody of Survivor. Since April Fools parodies are an annual tradition here at SCAtoday.net, we've added a new category to let readers easily go back and review the parodies from previous years.

CBS network scraps production of "Survivor Trimaris"

After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.

Easter Island archaeologists conclude statues are petrified peeps

Archaeologists working at Easter Island have determined that the large statues are not volcanic rock, as once believed, but are, in fact, petrified peeps. Says project head Rock Newton, "Yes, we have verified that the statues are actually petrified Easter candy."

Drinking songs for the Roman "Apres Slaying Party"

What if...after the Roman senators had killed Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, they had a blow-out party, complete with Roman drinking songs? Robert Krulwich speculated on NPR's March 15, 2007 Morning Edition program.

Peculiar aristocratic titles

Anyone who is in the SCA knows that we have our own peculiar sets of titles for nobility, but a short quiz on masquerademaskarts.com might help you choose a new persona.

The Shakespeare Character Test

The OK Cupid website has a Shakespeare character quiz to determine if you are "a tragic hero, a hopeless romantic, a comedian, or a villain."

Monty Python and the Battle of the Hornburg

What would happen if the Monty Python guys were in charge of Lord of the Rings' Battle of Helmsdeep? Walter Chang thinks he has the answer.

Rav4 jousting

Children, don't try this at home! Several thrill-seekers in England have posted a video of jousting using polearms and a couple of Toyoto Rav4 vehicles.

Plush Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Leave it to the people who market Monty Python tie-ins to come up with a toy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch that you can actually throw at someone!

"The populace hath done spoken!"

Inspired by Asrune's post on a Celtic music forum, Lady Fionnghuala na Lamh-Bann, of the East Kingdom, set out to find "the most overplayed/ oversung songs that you hear CONSTANTLY around the SCA campfires", and surveyed the populace at large to find out which songs made the most people cringe in horror.

You bride of the Svïnafell troll!

Feeling cranky? Perhaps a constructive way to blow off steam is to read through the University of Oregon Medieval Studies Department's Medieval Insult Page.

Heraldrydiculous : heraldic humor

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha has created Heraldrydiculous, a comic strip designed to help SCAdians "learn what's 'Good', 'Not so good' or 'Impossible' heraldry."

Brawny Academy Trains Renaissance Men

Brawny men joust on tricycles over a mud pit for the sake of a lady fair, and later learn to dance in Episode 4 of the Brawny Academy, an on-line series of videos promoting the Brawny brand of paper towels.

Undead Mummies Endangered by Modern Crowding

The Onion reports on factors diminishing the numbers of walking mummies traditionally found among Egyptian tombs.

Singing sheep send seasonable sentiments

The Baarmy Sheep of the Lake District in Cumbria, England have garnered so many hits on the Cumbria Tourism's website with last year's Christmas songs that the organization was forced to offer a free download.