Monty by Jim Meddick for December 03, 2019


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    ItsPat  about 2 months ago

    There’s a job for him with Mobelfakta!

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    Martin Booda  about 2 months ago

    That will only work if he’s Varangian (Swedish). If he’s Danish or Norse, try playing Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.

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    swedishdaddy  about 2 months ago

    “DÖ” in the first frame means “DIE”.

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    fredd13  about 2 months ago

    Problem is, they’re trying to calm him in Swedish, but the Viking’s trying to kill them in Danish, which requires a Masters degree in gargling to pronounce. Put down the IKEA catalog, go get a cookbook. Repeat after me: “rødgrød med fløde”.

    (And kudos to Jim for the correct, different orthography!)

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    Need coffee  about 2 months ago

    Read about a similar situation in Harry Harrison’s book Technicolor Time Machine. The solution was to befriend the Viking by offering modern alcohol. Viking era grog didn’t have good quality control.

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    anonlthr  about 2 months ago

    The bearded axe is amazingly accurate, and, for once, someone drew a Viking without horns on the helmet.

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    walstib  about 2 months ago

    An earlier incarnation of Homer Simpson – DOH!

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    GregerLhd  about 2 months ago

    Only in Norwegian. And IKEA is Swedish.

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    Uncle Bob  about 2 months ago

    Don’t let him try to assemble anything. It’ll just make him madder!

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I agree with Uncle Bob: wait until he sees how many pieces and amount of time needed for assembly!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Don’t you just wonder what channel the TV was tuned to that set him off like that?

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  about 2 months ago

    If he says “DØ” then trying to go by IKEA is a bad idea, since “dø” would be Danish or Norwegian. Unless ofc Monty want to indicate to be an enemy.

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    Phydeos Rex  about 2 months ago

    If he spoke old norse he would’ve said “Deyja!”, “dó” would be past tense. Ø was not in use before earliest around 1150 in Norway. This person is most likely a visiting Viking Cosplayer from the nearest comicon.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 2 months ago

    Will Swedish be close enough to the old Norse?

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    Death to the TV! And now the Viking turns his attention to the robot and Monty!

    Maybe Doc can somehow come the rescue (e.g., pull the Viking back to his own time?)….

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    Daeder  about 2 months ago

    Come on, Monty, just try to remember the Swedish chef from the Muppet Show. That’ll help you communicate with him.

    “Börk, börk, börk…”

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    kimn54 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    It’s DØ, not DÖ… ;-) (danish rules)

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    chriscc63  about 2 months ago

    best strip of the week. LOL

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