I was reminded of this timely song when discussing an odd 7th century burial at Norsborg with my friend Dr. Ing-Marie Back Danielsson. The buried individual has been murdered, which triggered the association.


  1. #1 blf
    March 27, 2011

    Thanks for reminding me! I’m low on cyanide-coated peanuts and need to make up a new batch.

  2. #2 Birger Johansson
    March 27, 2011

    Totally off-topic: the Planetary Society is planning a tour to western Asia Minor October 3-14 to view a meteor rain that will be most easily viewed at that meridian during its culmination. They usually plan such tours to pass places of great historical and cultural interest -in this case the great hellenistic and roman-era ruins of the region.

    I thought it might be a great idea to combine two passions: for astronomy, and for archaeology (more info should be available at their web sire).

  3. #3 Martin R
    March 27, 2011

    Sounds great!

    A web sire must be someone who offers an insemination service on-line.

  4. #4 Pär
    March 28, 2011

    Impiety! Lack of propriety!

  5. #5 Birger Johansson
    March 28, 2011

    DNA transfer online? That is very…hygienic. I am reminded on the Japanese virtual celebrity who made herself real by “rapid prototyping” in one of Gibson’s novels.

    Yes, yes, I did not use spell check.
    (“You are all individuals”!)
    (“Yes, yes, we are all individuals!”)
    (“Not me !”)

  6. #6 Birger Johansson
    March 28, 2011

    Old tech rules: “Trebuchets for Everybody!”

  7. #7 Phillip IV
    March 29, 2011

    Martin R @ #3:

    A web sire must be someone who offers an insemination service on-line.

    Oh come on, that was obviously just a typo. Clearly he meant the web shire: the place where web hobbits live.

  8. #8 Steven Blowney
    March 29, 2011

    Ah! The varied joys of an urban pass-time! 😉

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