Since when does people lose the right to comment on something by not being born in the place where it happens? That is like saying “If you´re not German you have no right to comment on Nazism”. International journalism and war reports must be “wrong”, oppressive silence “right”???


Heard of free speech?

Typical for a coward:

Wear a mask
Demand to be heard
Try to silece everybody else

If you dont like what i say anarchy boy, you better find a grown man who can silence me!

Congratulations, Troubled Youth of Britain!


Your plan to have your voice heard is going splendidly. Obviously after burning down people’s homes, places of work and cars, after looting shops and burgling people’s homes, rioting outside hospitals and other places that offer refuge and shelter for vulnerable people, after all this, the rest of the United Kingdom will eagerly respect and value your opinion and gladly treat you like responsible human beings.

Dundee academics reconstruct Viking woman’s face


“Academics at Dundee University have helped recreate the face of a Viking woman whose skeleton was unearthed in York more than 30 years ago.

The facial reconstruction was achieved by laser-scanning her skull to create a 3D digital model.

Eyes were then digitally created, along with hair and a bonnet, to complete the look.

The project was part of a £150,000 investment at York’s Jorvik Viking Centre.

The Dundee academics were brought in by the centre’s owners, the York Archaeological Trust, as part of a project to bring York’s Vikings to life.

The female skeleton used was one of four excavated at Coppergate in York.

The reconstruction process was carried out using specialist computer equipment which allowed the user to “feel” what they were modelling on screen. The anatomy of the face was modelled in “virtual clay” from the deep muscles to the surface.

Dundee University researcher Janice Aitken took the digital reconstruction and added the finishing touches.

‘Research capabilities’
She explained: “I use the same sort of software as is used to create 3D animations in the film industry. I digitally created realistic eyes, hair and bonnet and added lighting to create a natural look.

“It is very satisfying knowing that the work we create at Dundee University will be seen by thousands of visitors to Jorvik and being part of a process which can so vividly help people to identify with their ancestors.”

The reconstruction now features in York Archaeological Trust’s new Investigate Coppergate exhibition, which examines the Vikings’ diet and investigates the diseases from which the Vikings suffered.

The exhibition also looks at the final battles of the Viking age in York that heralded the end of the Viking era and the coming of the Normans.

It features skeletal remains showing battle wounds and a full skeleton with evidence of severe trauma, alongside discussion about how they died.

Sarah Maltby, York Archaeological Trust director of attractions, said: “Archaeological research capabilities have moved on considerably since the original Coppergate excavations which took place over 30 years ago.

“The new exhibition areas mark a shift in how archaeological finds are analysed and the techniques available to researchers.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-13064786

The Specials – Message to you Rudy


If you dont get this….i´m sorry but you´re just to fuckin´sober.

Ps:Rudy = Rudeboy (sub culture akin to mods, skinheads, bootboys and so on, messy workingclass reaggea people that occasionally actually have fun)

Halfdan’s Viking Mead Recipe


“Ale has too often been praised by poets.
The longer you drink, the less sense your mind makes of things.”

–Ancient Viking Hávamál Proverb

       Halfdan’s Viking Mead Recipe   

  Mead (Honey Wine) – 5 gallon recipe

 8-10 lbs pure raw honey (for light, delicate Mead) (or)
 12-13 " " " " (for medium sweet Mead) 
(or) 15-16 "" " " (for very sweet or alcoholic Mead)
 4-5 gallons purified spring water (not distilled)
 3 tsp. yeast nutrient (or 5 tablets)
 1 tsp. acid blend (combination malic/citric acid) 
5-7 oz. sliced fresh gingerroot (1 finger's length)
 1/4 tsp. fresh rosemary (optional, as desired) 
5-6 whole cloves (optional, asdesired) 
1-2 vanilla beans (optional, as desired)
 cinnamon/nutmeg (optional, as desired) 
lime/orange peels (optional, as desired) 
crushed fruit (peaches, strawberries, grapes, etc.) 
1 tsp. Irish Moss(to clarify Mead)
 1/2 tsp. clear gelatin (to clarify Mead) 
1 spotted newt's tail (optional, asdesired :) 
1 packet yeast (champagne or ale yeast) 

Heat spring water 10-15 minutes till boiling. Stir in honey, yeast nutrients, acid blend, and spices (rosemary, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon peel). Boil for another 10-15 minutes, (overcooking removes too much honey flavor), skimming off foam as needed (2 to 3 times during last 15 minutes). After 15 minutes, add Irish Moss or clear gelatin to clarify. After last skimming, turn off heat, add crushed fruit, and let steep 15-30 minutes while allowing mead to cool and clarify. After mead begins to clear, strain off fruit with hand skimmer and pour mead through strainer funnel into 5 gallon glass carboy jug.

Let cool to room temperature about 24 hours. After 24 hours, warm up 1 cup of mead in microwave, stir in 1 packet “Red Star” Champagne, Montrechet, or Epernet yeast (or Ale yeast in order to make mead ale), and let sit for 5-15 minutes to allow yeast to begin to work. Add this mead/yeast mixture to carboy jug and swirl around to aerate, thereby adding oxygen to mead/yeast mixture.

Place run-off tube in stopper of bottle, with other end of tube in large bowl or bottle to capture “blow-off” froth. Let mead sit undisturbed 7 days in cool, dark area. After initial violent fermenting slows down and mead begins to settle, rack off (siphon off) good mead into clean sterilized jug, leaving all sediment in bottom of first jug. Attach airlock to this secondary carboy. After 4-6 months, mead will clear. During this time, if more sediment forms on bottom, good mead can be racked off again to another clean sterilized jug.

When bottling, in order to add carbonation, add either 1/4 tsp. white table sugar per 12 oz bottle, or stir in 1/2 to 1 lb raw honey per 5 gallons mead (by first dissolving honey with a small amount of mead or pure water in microwave).

Enjoy! Skål!Source: http://www.blue-n-gold.com/halfdan/meadrecp.htm

Albert Finney


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Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is an English actor. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television.

A recipient of BAFTAGolden GlobeEmmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Finney has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984); and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Is it just me or does RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)  put out some fucking exceptionally good actors?

As Winston Churchill

As Scrooge

Originally a theater buff, Albert Finney brought his talents to the silver screen in 1960 with his debut in “The Entertainer”, after finding success with his performances in many William Shakespeare plays with various acting companies. Albert Finney graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently an associate member.

Albert Finney was married to Jane Wenham in 1957. They divorced in 1961 after the birth of their child, Simon. Finney remarried in 1970 to Anouk Aimee; they would later divorce in 1978.

It is rumored that Finney turned down a Knighthoodship in 2000. His reasoning: “Call me Sir if you like! Maybe people in America think being a Sir is a big deal. But I think we should all be misters together. I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery. And it also helps keep us ‘quaint, ‘ which I’m not a great fan of. You don’t get much with the title anymore. That was all carved up by the robber barons in the Middle Ages.

Lambetta Scooters


I have noticed many Vespa and Lambretta scooters on ebay that are absolutely perfect. These scooters are 30 or more years old and they look like they just came off the assembly line, maybe even better than that. When you look at the location of those scooters, many say Vietnam, something which may put off some buyers but if you look a little closer, it gets very interesting.

It turns out, there is a booming scooter restoration business in southeast Asia. With a huge amount of raw material in the form of tired and used scooters and access to brand new replacement parts, manufactured, most likely, in China, these little operations transform the old scooters into brand new 30 year old Vespa and Lambretta scooters.

The Knee Slider: http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2006/08/06/repair-and-restoration-vespa-scooters/

Chris Gilmour. A cardbord life-size replica of a Lambretta scooter, include an overdose of lights. Masterful!

It was not unusual for Mods to customize (almost wrote modify) their scooters a wee bit. Puttin´a few lamps on like so. One want to avoid accidents an´all one does.

Thank to the following vict…sources:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-war/16994-lambretta-scooter-lovers-here-14.html

http://cratedig.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_archive.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/6661402/Cardboard-sculptures-Chris-Gilmour-creates-art-out-of-corrugated-cardboard-boxes.html?image=3

http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.com/2009/07/lambretta-150-cc-scooter.html