Bunnings go ape


#302

More about proving advancement through Art.

Studying Vandals Goths Visigoths, etc

(and JFTR the Vandals weren’t “Vandals” at all, … nor the Goths “Goths”)


#303

Thank you for the mental picture of a marauding horde of goths.
That’s hilarious.


#304

If you completely ignore everything happening outside Europe - rise of Christianity and Islam in the ME, civilisations like Aksum in africa, Song and Tang technology in China (ie compass, gunpowder, movable type printing, bulk manufacture of paper), the Mongol conquests & hence rise of east-west trade across central asia…
then sure, the dark ages were a thing.

Most historians reckon the “dark ages” means “not much being written in Greek or Latin”


#305

A platoon of Robert Smiths…


#306

And another free smile this morning.
I thank you.


#307

My first thought when I read it was actually this:


#308

Here’s one.
The Goths used to fight with another tribe around that area called the Alans. Which just makes me think of a moody teenager fighting with his dad.

The same word Alan has changed over the years to Aryan. So Hitler killed 15 million, because Alan was the master race.


#309

That was great!
Even though I don’t really get four and half minute punk songs.


#310

Indeed. I suspect they were an electro act who saw a niche in punk comedy.

Attention span seems a bit long.


#311

They’ve got a song about our favourite nonagenarian, Noonan.


#312

Utterly brilliant.


#313

In the future, the ‘Dark Ages’ will be re-defined as the time before you eastern boobs worked out that a) a cooked sausage is best housed and delivered in a fresh bun and b) there are no restrictions on where to place your onions because you can’t really stuff it up in a bun.

See that light switch over there? Turn it on God’s sake.


#314

Some Gunby will probably still slip on these too.

https://i.imgur.com/BgjFsMN_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium


#315

Nahh, … No onions.

Smiths wisely avoiding any chance of a Law suit.

They’re no fools at Smiths.


#316

Duh, they’re under the sausage.