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Episode 36 - Thor’s Journey to Utgard part I

June 15th, 2018

Episode 36 – Thor’s Journey to Utgard part 1

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Prime Numbers - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-factors-multiples/pre-algebra-prime-numbers/v/prime-numbers

“George, don’t do that.” from the wonderful Joyce Grenfell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhHFgDRNBQ

“Stand back! I’m making toast!” The epic toast making scene from Invader Zim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ntiphuey8g

The Odd Couple (1968) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odd_Couple_(film)

Stadler and Waldorf – from The Muppets – the two elderly gentlemen known for their cantankerous opinions. If you want to see them in action, head here for a compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6I_dKUYyI4

“We could do ‘get help!’” from Thor Ragnarok (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZakOJlRoY

Thors Journey to Utgard – other versions that you can have an explore around:

http://thenorsegods.com/thors-journey-to-utgard/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6XeP9gQPmg

https://norse-mythology.org/tale-utgarda-loki/

Tolkien’s Middle Earth http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Middle-earth

Titus Andronicus - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/moveable-type/pdfs/2009-10/ArticleGregg-TitusAndronicus.pdf

“Meow Meow” What Darcy, Jane Fosters sister called Mjolnir in Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013)

“Did you have PPI missold?” https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/i-think-ive-been-mis-sold-ppi-what-should-i-do

“The first rule of Goat Club...” paraphrased from Fight Club (1999)

Forty days and forty nights – a biblical metaphor for a long time.

“Frodo leaves the shire, arrives at Mordor, drops the ring in – job done.” - The short, short version of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Peter Dinklages dwarf-giant in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (spoilers in the link) http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/the-avengers/feature/a855259/avengers-infinity-war-peter-dinklage-eitri/

Seven League Boots – see also Ten League Boots – common in fairy tales, such as this one originally written in french: http://www.tenleagueboots.com/company/little-thumb/index.html

Langoliers – TV mini series 1995 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112040/

Gordian Knot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordian_Knot

“Everything’s fine, la, la, la, just getting a bucket.” Calvin and Hobbes comic strip 12th August 1988.

 

 

Thing One and Thing Two – Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat: http://seuss.wikia.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two

 

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Episode 35 - Honour

June 7th, 2018

Episode 35 – Honour

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

“No, she hasn’t got a funny hat on...” Joyce Grenfell http://www.monologues.co.uk/First_Ladies/Free_Activity_Period.htm

Flailing Chocolate International Tour Locations – The Herdwick Stadium, Giggleswick (From way back in Episode 5...)

“No, no, no, parking is available in the Upper Field.” The Vicar of Dibley (1994) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11217538/The-Vicar-of-Dibley-6-funniest-moments.html

Thanos – the Marvel Cinematic Universe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos

“Honour has killed millions of people, it hasn’t saved a single one.” Jean Baptise Emmanuelle Zorg, The Fifth Element (1997) https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Fifth_Element

“Valiant men who exert a good influence are called Drengr.” Snorri Sturlson: from http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/society/text/drengur.htm

Honour in Egil’s Saga: https://sillyhistory.com/2015/09/26/honor-in-egils-saga/

Egil’s Saga if you’d like to have a read: http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Egla/Egils_saga.pdf

“It’s better not to offer, than offer too much.” - Havamal 144 (https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/havamal.html)

Thorolf (from Egil’s Saga) features on Pimp my Longship – (Kate says sorry for the wee sweary)

“This is Sparta!” - Leonidas, 300 (2006) for a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qR0Uke2XNI

An exploration of honour http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/society/text/drengur.htm

“Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fools_rush_in_where_angels_fear_to_tread

Sun Tzu – On the Art of War - https://sites.ualberta.ca/~enoch/Readings/The_Art_Of_War.pdf

Mary Rose - https://maryrose.org/

USS Nimitz - http://www.nimitz.navy.mil/

Gragas – medieval law book http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/society/text/drengur.htm

Declaration 127 - http://www.heathenhof.com/declaration-127/

Delenn/ Sheridan and Sebastian - Comes the Inquisitor (Season 2, episode 21) Babylon 5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comes_the_Inquisitor

Honour is a concept that Suzanne finds comes in at interactions between people that are non-regular. It’s more likely to be evidenced in situations that you don’t face every day – situations that may be at the extremes of human behaviour in the modern day. You can act honourably in any situation you face, but honour is subjective to your own interpretation, and how the people around you view what you have done (and to a lesser extent, why you have done it).

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