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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by skorper, Jan 31, 2010.

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    Comes from a festival in the Shetland Islands. I found it on Reddit.
     
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    And it is?????
     

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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    They're warring over the last sheep. HH
     
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    Either a viking funeral, or the guy caught a chicken, chopped its wings off with an axe and stuck it on his motorcycle helmet, and then his canoe accidentally caught on fire.
     
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    Up Helly Aa Viking Festival.

    A bunch of middle aged out of shape guys dress up like fearless warriors, get drunk and burn things. Sounds like fun.

    I guess a dead Viking's body was burned with/in his boat. During the festival they burn the boat but I don't know if they find a dead guy to put in it or not.

    They also ride horses through bonfires.
     
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    Who was playing "Ride of the Valkyries"?
     
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    If you have an axe, there's a way to make a dead guy. Just saying... :whistling: