Monday, November 21, 2011

Viking Raid

There wasn’t much to do last night so I joined a raid on IKEA with the Norse Hollywood Vikings.

One of their customs is the “Valkyrie Pile On” in the sofa department, followed by the “See How Many Vikings You Can Fit into a Shower” gag, and the "Pillow Pillage."

There were about 25 of us at the banquet. Of course we demanded the Swedish meatballs because they were out of Norway rats. No one challenged armorer and ringleader Tony Swatton when he brought his longhorn cup to the lingonberry drink machine for refills.

Tony presented me with my helmet as an amazing gift. Wow! Tacka Dig, Tony!!! He based the design on Arthur Denison’s outfit from Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. The wings are hammered brass, riveted onto a custom-made anodized aluminum helmet shell.

Then we went on pillage Hooters, where we had to deal with three of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....but that’s another story.

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Pick up a signed copy of Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara for a Viking near you!


T. Arispe said...

Wow, that helmet is beautiful. I had no idea these guys even existed--but that's what I love about L.A., there's always something more to discover.

vinter said...

What? Norway rats? You guys are crazy... Oh well, thank you for eating our rats, then we won't have a problem with them eating all our tasty goat and lamb meat^^

Greetings from Norway:-)

Steve said...

I've long suspected that if I read Gurney Journey faithfully each day, eventually the phrase "we went on to pillage Hooters" would certainly appear. Now that it has, I look forward to seeing the sketches made during that experience, complete with an account of how, when your gaze seemed to linger for an unnaturally long interval, you explained to the employees you were learning to sketch.

Sketching Artist said...

Ahhh! What manner of buffoonery is this?!

Haha, good one, Steve.

अर्जुन said...

Du är så svensk.

Carol Scown-Raynal said...

Very funny. I loved this article.

Torbjörn Källström said...

"Tacka dig" DOES mean "thank you" in Swedish, but I don't think it means what you wanted it to. (It would be correct in the sentence, "I would like to thank you for the meal".) But a simple, "tack" is more correct. ;)