Image
Image

Glima demonstration in Normandie

Publisert av Bård Titlestad

Watch out! The vikings are coming!

Publisert av Per Arne Drangsholt

Viking Ducks touring Oslo

Image

publisert av Bård Titlestad

Publisert 2014-05-26

humor

The ducks of the British Museum are invading Oslo!! Marie Peyre sent us this picture of a little viking duck currently touring the fair city of Oslo. Here he is in front of the Oslo Opera House in Bjørvika. Check out the British Museum Ducks Facebook page for more info, or follow @BMshop and @elusive_moose on Twitter for more photos. Thanks Marie!

Humor: The Saga of Biôrn

Image

publisert av The Happy Viking

Publisert 2014-05-20

humor, film

We came across this little animated short from the students at The Animation Workshop in Denmark:


 

In the movie, we encounter Biôrn, an old Viking determined to reach Valhalla, the warriors' afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers the right death isn’t so easy to come by.


For more info: The Animation Workshop


Vikingene brakte humor til England

Image

publisert av Per Arne Drangsholt

Publisert 2014-05-05

humor

Engelsk humor gjør det spesielt godt i Skandinavia. Her kan man høre folk sitere Monty PythonFawlty Towers, Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous og The Office. Og for de spesielt interesserte har man blant annet Jimmy Carr,Withnail and I og Black Books. Men kan det være at eksporten av sarkasme og ironi opprinnelig har gått motsatt vei?

Den danske ambassadøren til Storbritannia, Claus Grube, ser ut til å mene det. Ifølge den engelske avisen The Daily Telegraph sier han: - It may be the bedrock of British humour, but sarcasm was actually brought to the UK by the Vikings ... The British use of understatement and satire is thought to originate from the Vikings. 

Vikingene hadde sansen for understatement og mørk humor, og fellestrekkene mellom engelsk og skandinavisk humor i dag kan ha utviklet seg i møtene mellom vikingene og den lokale britiske befolkningen. Grube sier videre: - But it's certainly true that the Old Norse sagas offer abundant examples of laconic humour, often in the face of adversity. My favourite comes in Grettir's Saga : the hero's brother, Atli, is stabbed fatally through the stomach, whereupon his dying words are (more or less) "I see that broad spears are in fashion this year".


Les mer: Vikings brought sarcastic sense of humor to Britain (The Telegraph)

Humor: Parallel parking - viking style

publisert av Per Arne Drangsholt

Publisert 2014-05-05

humor

dagens