Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Problem with Vikings

Vikings cause a lot of conflicted feelings. Oh sure, their little dragon-boat kiddy wagons are cute . . . .


And their pets are cute too.


Don't be fooled, however. Even the smallest Viking can be vicious.


Sometimes, though, Vikings and their gods can make good role models.


But then again, we all know you can't trust them around computers.


Yet they are occasionally chivalrous. Who can forget Techno Viking?


Generally speaking, however, it's best not to trust them. Even those with beautiful blue eyes like Ragnar Lothbrok.


48 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

The dear "Great Danes". Chuckle. What faces. I love them all.
Mary

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great danes....hehehe! and those eyes! wow!

Lois said...

Those eyes were certainly a treat! Wow.

Anne said...

What do you mean I can't pillage the village? I like that one. They were a violent and nasty lot those Vikings, but we finally kicked them out of Ireland. I think they took all our snakes with them so we're grateful for that :)

DEZMOND said...

I'm proud the Irish people kicked them out of the Eire! They were nasty brutes and butchers and I hate how they are portrayed romantically in VIKINGS show.
Love the first pic though with the baby :)

Laurie said...

Oh I loved that new show Vikings, that Ragnar was one sexy man!
Strong people those Vikings, love the dog one, thats so cute,

The Silver Bunny said...

Funny post but the Vikings' achievements and culture went far beyond what they're usually credited for .....x

A Beer For The Shower said...

Techno Viking doesn't dance to the music. The music dances to Techno Viking.

jadedj said...

I should add the warning...beware of Vikings driving Fjords...even though they have two, those double horns are notoriously defective.

Jeanne said...

Aren't Ragnar's beautiful blue eyes so dreamy? And they twinkle when he smiles. :0) Can't wait for season 2 of the Vikings to continue. I have such mixed emotions - Ragnar really should get what's coming to him from Lagertha....But he's so yummy!
Side note - there really was a Ragnar Lodbrok.

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is great! I love the poster for the emergency exit. Like we have a hammer or mallet conveniently in our purse or briefcase! Those blue eyes are amazing and would be difficult to not trust.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Especially those eyes! Be careful of those :)

Jim said...

The 'eyes' tell the true story!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Goodness Debra....this made me laugh....great Danes, yes???? love it. Oma Linda

Dexter Klemperer said...

Yeah, I prefer the Packers. But do wish I had the Viking wagon as a kid.

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love the Bostons. They are so cute.

Debra, dear, I have an award for you on my blog. Please come to collect it or I will be forced to take, you know... measures and stuff and thangs.

Dawna said...

Loved the old Viking film with Kirk Douglas :).. was the 'I am Spartacus!' line from that movie?.. even so.. epic

JACKIESUE said...

my family always thought we were Irish till I started tracing our tree roots..we started out as vikings and got kicked out of 2 countries before 3 brothers settled in America..hey did run us out of the south to Texas..so I say...yeah, Vikings.

Kal said...

Oh Ragnar. Those sirens have put the voodoo on him.

sophie...^5 said...

Techno Viking at the f*** Parade, hmmm!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

We watched the show Vikings. His eyes were commented on every episode. I have a "soft" spot *ahem* for green or blue eyes...

Mary said...

Oooooo Ragnar! But i kind of have a 'thing' for Rollo too. :)

Cheryl said...

You always pick out the best pictures. That Viking play wagon is adorable. And the Great Danes...hahahaha

Judy said...

Nice abs...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I can honestly say that I never met a trustworthy Viking.

Happy Friday, Debra.
xoRobyn

Riot Kitty said...

That is fucking fantastic! Although the one person I have met with Danish heritage (e.g. descendant of vikings) was a real emotional sheep.

Birdie said...

The teeth on the baby viking are terrifying.

gal artist said...

Mmm, um, nice...Uh EYES. LOL

SUZY8-TRACK said...

My favorite is the Great Danes! Definitely gave me a good laugh.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Aww, but I'm such a sucker for icy blue eyes!

Little Messy Missy said...

They are all up to no good I tell you!!!
xoxoxo

Willow said...

'I came, I saw, I conquered ." ... oh wait that wasn't a vicking ~ that was my last boyfriend!

Magic Love Crow said...

Those blue eyed Vikings are hard to stay away from! Love the dragon boat kiddy wagon ;o)

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

How's it goin', eh?

Some folks are liking Vikings. Although it makes you wonder why they pillage and plunder. Evidently, a bunch of them still party in Minnesota.

Sarah said...

Oh my. This made me giggle...maniacally. The Great Danes, the Village Pillager...so CUTE! But those eyes, Oh, those eyes. I don't care what it is they want to do, they can do it.

Adam said...

adorable

Gregory Urbano said...

Great post!

Guillaume said...

I love Vikings.

LL Cool Joe said...

I know nothing about Vikings, well until I read this post. Now I'm an expert. The dogs cracked me up.

Elsie said...

Those Vikings were not to be messed with! Whew!!

Introverted Art said...

I generally do not get giddy over boys, but those eyes sure made be kind of stupid for a few minutes.

DWei said...

I think becoming Thor is relevant in A LOT of situations.

If I had that power, so many of my problems would be gone.

The Happy Whisk said...

Love the stuffed animal in the first photo. Pups in the second one are cute too.

Linda said...

Where the heck do you find all this stuff, Debra???

CraveCute said...

Really enjoyed the Vikings series and look forward to more. The blue eyes draw you in don't they!! Actually was a bit shocked by some of the things portrayed in the Vikings series. I've read that the producers and writers tried to be fairly accurate about how the Vikings would have lived at that time. Not what you would call 'warm and fuzzy'!

knitwit said...

Ha! I'm not sure how I missed this post, but I'm feeling like I need to make you one of my crocheted viking hats!

Jenn said...

In case of Emergency, become Thor.

BEST meme ever, thanks for the laugh.

laughingwolf said...

ragnarok is nigh... who's ready? ;)