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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.

Zombie walk at Monroeville Mall sets record

This week's Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attracted 894 people to try to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever zombie gathering.

SCA Evil Plan Generator

Are you a true evil genius but just unable to articulate your evil plans for the Known World? Well... the Evil Plan Generator can help!

"Unshelved at the Library"

Does your SCA group meet at the library? Here's an opportunity suggested by the Unshelved librarian's comic strip that we may not yet have considered.

Salute, Cheers and Slainte!

Charged with the honor of giving the toast at the next feast? Why not learn to say "Cheers" in a new language? The Alternative Whisky Academy has published a website with toasts in many different languages.

Three Bears: Old Norse Style

Bluejo has posted a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears written as an Old Norse saga. The poem was published on LiveJournal.

September 19th: Talk like a Pirate Day!

What comes after Q? Arrrrr! Enjoy "National Talk Like A Pirate Day."

750 Years of American Independence Celebrated

On July 26, 2006, Wikipedia honored the 750th anniversary of American independence with a special feature and a parade to the White House.

Beocat vs. Grendel's Dog

Beocat, fearless feline of the Saxon north, takes on Grendel's dog, a Great Dane of course, in Grendel's Dog, from Beocat, a delightful poem by Henry Beard.

Movie Posters in Medieval Russian Style

Brush up on your Russian! A website has posted a collection of modern movie posters done in the manner of medieval woodcuts.

Flying pianos and more from English trebuchet

Several years ago, Glynn Mapes of the Wall Street Journal wrote this wonderful article about Hew Kennedy, a wealthy eccentric in Shropshire, England, who entertains himself and his guests by hurling everthing from grand pianos to automobiles hundreds of meters through the air, using a trebuchet he and a friend built.

Attack Laurel Academy

Laurels, are you bored? Looking for something to do? Not enough strife in your kingdom? Then "this could be the career for you!" Join the Attack Laurel Academy!

Goldihat and the Three Peers

Maister Iago ab Adam of the Barony of Seagirt in Victoria, British Columbia, has written a humorous look at SCA peerages entitled Goldihat and the Three Peers.

Ireland is the Land of Bad Elvis

Columnist and humorist Dave Barry recently returned from Ireland and has written an extremely side-splittingly funny travelogue of his trip, including a run-in with Elvis...

14-ft Inflatable Sheep Stolen

That's a right big sheep, laddie! Thieves in Rochester, Minnesota recently stole a 14-foot-tall inflatable sheep from a local mattress store. "I can't figure out what someone would do with a 14-foot sheep," store owner Sather said.

Geoffrey Chaucer Interviews Paris Hilton

Our boy Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again! This time he interviews Paris Hilton on his blog.

The Pelican's Version of Who Won the XXth War of the Lilies

At the final court at Calontir's XXth War of the Lilies, concerning the war's theme of Laurels versus Pelicans, the Head Instigators for the Pelicans produced and read the following documentation of how the winner of the war was determined:

Resurgence of "Old Things"

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! His Grace, Duke Sir Rolf the Relentless has won Crown Tourney in the West! Experts claim return of the "Old Things" is at hand!

The Sporadic Verses

The Sporadic Verses, a series of satirical stories written about imaginary SCA folk, and published in the 1990s in two local newsletters, are offered online for all the world to see.

The Sporadic Verses

Claimed to be "The Finest in SCA Satire Since AS Twentysomething", the Sporadic Verses is a humor site aimed at the SCA community.

Judge in DaVinci Code case creates code of his own

Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.

SCA on Neo-Monster-Island [PG-13]

You never know where SCA references will pop up! This time it's on a comic website called Neo-Monster-Island.

Forbes Magazine names duct tape "The Other Greatest Tool Ever"

No fighter takes the field without it. No homeowner dares to approach a project unless a roll is in the toolbox. Forbes Magazine's panel of scientists and engineers found what the SCA already knew: duct tape holds the world together.

April Fools or April Fish?

Wonder about the origins of the calendar's silliest holiday? What the heck was a "Poisson d’Avril?" Novopress.info has the story on its website.

High Inquisitional Council of Peerages cries foul on Aoife's Links

Pursuant to new SCA corporate-level administrative sanctions, a High Inquisitional Council of Peers met recently behind closed doors and voted to censure Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, creator of the popular Aoife's Links column. SCAtoday.net has learned that the worst may be yet to come.

Proof at last: The Internet is Period!

There are those in our beloved Society who believe that the use of computers and the Internet, however convenient, somehow contaminates our historical accuracy. Some of these naysayers, to be sure, are rogues and scoundrels of the most common sort, yet others are of noble and virtuous demeanor and are merely misguided in their thinking.

Department of Homekingdom Security warns of threat to Pennsic 35

Those planning to attend Pennsic 35 should pay particular heed to the following report.

Beer on Tap

A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.