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Google offers searching options

Not satisfied with boring, old language interface for your internet searching? Google offers a variety of interesting search language options such as Elmer Fudd.

How to Manage Like Genghis Khan

If your boss says, "Pay no attention to me. I am just a peaceful pastoral nomad," then maybe you should worry! Here are five easy ways to spot if your boss is like Genghis Khan.

The Worst Jobs in History

Tony Robinson looks at the worst jobs in English history for a new series produced by Britain's Channel 4. The website includes a quiz to let readers see which jobs best suit them.

Hamsters Built Stonehenge?

Want the REAL story behind famous British historical events? The Hamster Theatre Company offers "a series of tableaux depicting great (and disastrous) moments in British history."

Society Exchequer Late with April 1 Report -- BoD Says, "Ooooh, she's in big trouble!"

Mistress Ghita, the Society Exchequer, a.k.a. "The Mistress of Budgetary Pain", was a bit late sending us her April 1 report — but in the spirit of "better late than never", we've decided to cut her some slack and share it with you anyway.

The "Onion" Documents Irish History

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, humor magazine The Onion looks at Irish history in an Irish Heritage Timeline.

Society Seneschal capitulates on FOIA at last

Remember that article we published on April 1 about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request being "stalled" by the Society Seneschal? The document has at last been declassified, by executive decree.

BoD said to be considering "level four banishment" for Iron Peer Autocrats

According to unconfirmed reports, the Autocrats of the proposed "Iron Peer" event are under consideration for special sanctions, possibly including what one source describes as "level four banishment".

Society Seneschal stalls on FOIA request

In spite of a diplomatic and properly-filed request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Society Seneschal denies journalists access to matters of public record.

Trimaris secedes from SCA

Rumour has it that as of noon today, Trimaris will secede from the SCA, and form its own medieval recreation group: The Society for Compulsive Actions (Florida).

"Iron Peer" event stirs controversy

An event dubbed the "Iron Peer Competition", scheduled for later this year in Trimaris, may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but not everyone is happy with the planning.

Which Monty Python Character are You?

In celebration of the Broadway premiere of Spamalot, Entertainment Weekly has posted a trivia quiz to determine which Monty Python character you most closely resemble.

Peep Jousting 101

Looking for activities to liven up your Easter celebration? Consider Peep Jousting!

Who Would YOU be in the 14th Century?

An online quiz lets you discover who you would have been in the year 1400 C.E.

Does Ides of March worry modern Julius Caesar? Not really, he says.

A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".

Atlantian MoAS Announces New Links Site

The Atlantian Ministry of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new links webpages.

Medieval Cartoons, Graffiti and related items

Dame Aoife takes a walk on the medieval wild side this week, with links about the lighter side of scribal arts proving that people in the Middle Ages did have a sense of humor.

"Spamalot" brings Monty Python to Broadway

According to this USAToday article, a can of Spam "Golden Honey Grail" will be given to each of the first 100 customers who buy tickets to the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

SCA Barbie and Ken

Just pull the string and hear them say "What time does fighting begin?" or "Stop looking at HER and pay attention to ME!" It's SCA Barbie & Ken!

Volate, Aquilae, Volate!

Philadelphia Eagles fans can now cheer on their Super Bowl team — in Latin.

Useful Latin Phrases for the Rest of Us

Sometimes it just sounds better in Latin!

Cursed Boots of Pain for Sale on eBay

SCAdian Lord Gustav Jameson is selling a pair of "cursed boots of pain" on eBay, and therein hangs the tale....

"Life of Brian" Scene Voted Funniest Ever

John Cleese's famous rant "What have the Romans done for us?" in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian has been voted the funniest movie scene ever.

That Cwazy Beowabbit!

A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!

"A Condensed History of Iceland"

Want to know all about Iceland, but don't have time to read a history book? Check out the cartoon version.

Modern-day seige engineers compete in annual "Punkin Chunkin" contest

The 19th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin was held last weekend near Millsboro, Delaware (USA). Thousands of people came to see modern "seige engines" (mostly powered by compressed air) hurl pumpkins across a cornfield.

The Dangers of Unsupervised Kilt-Wearing

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was photographed recently sitting next to Colonel Simon West of the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who apparently was careless with the arrangement of his kilt.

Grand Flaming Marshmallow Balrog Contest Winner Announced

For those with lots of time on their hands, here's your chance to get involved in a new artform: Marshmallow Sculpting.

Toronto Star: Vicious Vikings or Suburbanites?

Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?

Reading Causes Backstrain!

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