Monday, February 08, 2016

Everything You Wanted To Know About Viking Turds But Were Afraid To Ask: It's Not The Same Old Shit

A recent news story cropped up in which it was revealed that one potential source of Viking dissatisfaction with nearly everything was the fact that they were riddled with parasites-roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, liver flukes and a host of other ailments of a parasitical nature. This infection, it is said, may have led to mutations of a sort that have created a higher risk of certain cancers because, of course, the Vikings did not have the use of tobacco-although breathing smoke and soot might have made up for it.

This, it seems was revealed in a tell all from the be's li'l ole scandal sheet  in the world of parasitology known as the Journal of Parasitology, and the expose was written by a trio of Danes who, it is related, had an unseemly but thoroughly professional interest in...well...Viking turds.

It seems that there is an unseemly fascination with the subject as a simple google query demonstrates.

And there's the subject of the truly enormous Lloyd's Bank turd. about which we can only speculate.

That's right, folks, while you and I were scuffling around trying to make a living and otherwise avoid being labeled as shiftless academics, Soe, Nejsum, Fredensborg and Kapel were digging around in piles of Viking crap.

We here at the Dougloid Towers have visited this subject before.

I suspect it is more proof, if it was needed, of our common heritage as piggish and generally crummy neighbors.


At 7:31 AM, Blogger Ward "Red Bear" Love said...

Better than JSTOR! Thanks. How do I "follow" this site?

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Robert Luedeman semi retired attorney and amp mechanic said...

I have absolutely no idea. There's plenty of archived material as I have been doing this for ten years. Check it out, put your feet up on the coffee table and enjoy.


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