Frazz by Jef Mallett for September 15, 2022

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    FreyjaRN  about 1 year ago

    Du er riktig.

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    MichaelAxelFleming  about 1 year ago

    Norway! I hope he’s Finnish!

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    RAGs  about 1 year ago

    Do you remember when a republican “lawmaker” said that Global Warming was false because Greenland was once green and that was how it got its name.

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    sergioandrade Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Legend has it that another Viking found a fairly nicer island and called it Iceland.

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  5. Whatever  about 1 year ago

    “Duplicitous” is redundant: it’s part of “real” in real-estate.

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    sandpiper  about 1 year ago

    He had a vision problem.

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    danketaz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Especially when they start chucking in some of the more colorful but less printable adjectives into the mix.

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    Geophyzz  about 1 year ago

    In the same manner, they called Newfoundland Vineland, and there is no sign of grapes there.

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    goboboyd  about 1 year ago

    He knew the potential for development after global warming. Glacier-side condos! Best prices!

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Real estate shyster? He killed a couple of people. That’s why he was kicked out of Norway and had to go the Iceland. Then he was kicked out of Iceland for killing more people. That’s why he discovered Greenland.

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    cervelo  about 1 year ago

    I’m 15th generation French-Canadian. Real-estate shyster is one thing. Native north-americans gave us their genes, we gave them smallpox…

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    androgenoide  about 1 year ago

    The color of his beard or the blood on his hands?

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    joe.altmaier  about 1 year ago

    And his beard was orange! But they didn’t have the color ‘orange’ back then. Same reason an orange robin is a ‘red-breast’ and folks with orange hair are ‘red-heads’

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    rshive  about 1 year ago

    Well, Erik never tried to sell anything in Greenland. And it has no place called Erikville.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 1 year ago

    My introduction to global geography, age five or six, was finding Greenland and Iceland on a globe, learning Greenland was mostly ice covered (10,000 feet thick), and Iceland was not only habitable, but geothermally heated. I thought the cartographer (not that I knew that word at the time) swapped names.

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    skysoxwiz  about 1 year ago

    Would ‘shyster’ be considered pejorative?

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    Nick Danger  about 1 year ago

    Iceland and Greenland were named that way as a ploy to discourage colonization on Iceland so that Erik’s friends\followers could settle there with less competition, while others were being misdirected to Greenland.

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    cervelo  about 1 year ago

    Just got the October issue of Scientific American magazine. Feature article, “The Power of Viking Women. What new archeological discoveries reveal.” Coincidence…?

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    EdmundBabe  about 1 year ago

    It’s shorter without the redundancies

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If you’d like the real story of the failed attempt to settle Greenland, it’s one of half a dozen in Jared Diamond’s fascinating 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. And yes, he meant that part about “choose”. Pretty much every one of his case histories involved a society that saw the end looming but didn’t take it seriously. The main difference between them and us is that their failures were relatively small and localized, not planet-wide.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  about 1 year ago

    When it was warm then it was green and had dry forests so he didn’t lie. Over 450 years it began to get colder and the Christian Norse didn’t want to adjust to what the locals did to fish in ice and snow, so they left. So they left to return to their familial lands.

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    oldwolf1951  about 1 year ago

    Smart guy that Eric. He also called a piece of real estate he wanted exclusively Iceland.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If they had a submarine back then and discovered Blue Meanies…

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    Bill Hand  about 1 year ago

    I do remember when a Democrat “lawmaker” worried that Guam would flip over if we put too many soldiers on it.

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    DaBump Premium Member about 1 year ago

    It was a much nicer place when he found it, before “the little ice age”.

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