“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Monday, November 3, 2014

My favorite scene from "Vikings." You have to be old to appreciate it fully.

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  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Never 'ever under estimate the ruthlessness, deceit and skill of an 'experienced' warrior in battle.

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  2. I just get tired of older people being portrayed as rambling, bumbling objects of ridicule. Oh, I know well enough that a lot of them are like that, but not all of us. Some older people still lead useful lives.

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    1. Harry - you know i love you but if you keep this up with posting Viking stuff - the friendship will be declared null and void! and i will get the *ss-kicking boots out and you know what will happen then! bahahahahaha!

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    2. You need to get a satellite system up there, Kymber. I know if they have them in Iraq Canadians can get one!

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  3. The Moose and I are hooked on the Vikings series. Could do without the bedroom scenes as I don't feel they had a whole lot to the theme of the series, but we really enjoy the battle scenes. I think this is a well done series.

    As to older people, as I'm now over the hill myself, it's a shame we paint them all in a corner. I've learned more from those with experience than the computer nerd who's never experienced it in real life.

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    1. Izzy, it's a pretty good show. It seems odd for the History Channel to have such a big hit, but the acting is good, the attention to detail is good, and the plot is interesting. Like you, I enjoy it.

      I'd just like to be treated as a normal person. I can't do everything as fast and as well as I used to do, particularly physical work like loading wood, but I can still lead a pretty normal existence. I think older people bring a lot of the onus on themselves, with all this "senior coffee" stuff, and always asking about "senior discounts", things like that. And there's no denying that at some point in life, people start getting dementia a lot of the time. But as long as your mind is clear, I figure you can live a decent life and ought to be treated like anyone else.

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