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Learning the Riddle of Steel

Posted in Syllabus on August 20, 2010 by oldcountrystrong

In a continuous effort to show what it means to be OCS, it was decided that it would be beneficial to create a list of recommended reading and watching. I wish they had a word for that, guess I will have to make one up. This so called “Syllabus” (copyright pending) will be a work in progess. Its selections will come from those who understand what it means to be OCS.

As a senior silverback, Z has the honor of the first induction and he choose Conan the Barbarian.

Z on why Conan is OCS:

I could go on all day why Conan like a mighty SilverBack Gorilla or a maurading Yeti is Old Country Strong. But that is a Story for another time. Best to let Papa Conan explain.

Conan’s Father – “Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky. But Crom is your god, Crom and he lives in the earth. Once, giants lived in the Earth, Conan. And in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered. And the Earth shook. Fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters, but in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield. We who found it are just men. Not gods. Not giants. Just men. The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one – no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts.”

Conans Father points

Conan’s Father – This you can trust…

To show your OCS IQ, please post something appropiate.

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