NY Times raises prices, could become non-profit to guilt liberals into donating to the cause. In other news dialogue, what will happen to cartoonists when newspapers fold? Doesn’t seem to be a ripe time for a new news organization, a paper, site, or network of some kind? I wish I had a mind for business (at least for a little while).
George MacDonald writes, “He might have been unjust for the sake of his own–a small fault in the eyes of the world, but a great fault indeed in a nature like his, capable of being so much beyond it. For while the faults of a good man cannot be as evil as the faults of a bad man, they are more blameworthy, and greater faults than the same would be in a bad man.”
I believe this is from Lars’ current weekend location.
I know we had spears last week, but we’re having spears again this week, and it’s good for you. I’d think the man with the spear would be at a disadvantage, but he pulls through.
Having seen the good stuff with Viking reenactors, I can’t get behind the style or lack of it in this video. If it wasn’t the pirate’s intervention, these tin cans might have hurt each other.
I wish this video was better quality, but apparently the big guy gets hit in the head or struggles with his helmet slipping.
Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie–Note the one in the middle at the top, “Shears from the Tree of Knowledge.” (snort)
You should know that I scanned YouTube for other videos, live steel combat with knights or other non-vikings, but what I found was sorry. I almost posted a video with some bold language in the sidebar from the video’s sponsor, but it wasn’t a fight–it was an instructional talk.
Will McLean writes: “Florentine was first used as a term for a weapon style within the Society for Creative Anachronism circa A.S.2 (1970 AD) to describe a fighting style involving the use of two pounds of spinach and a pair of salad forks. Later the spinach was either discarded or eaten (feasts often started late in those days) and the term came to denote any two-weapon style, or, alternatively ‘what medieval knights would have called fighting in tournaments with two weapons at once if they had ever done such a thing, which they didn’t.’ The style is sometimes referred to as ‘Too many swords.'”
For those interested in fighting with too many swords, Lukrain offers a number tips.