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    Thule... In Your Own Words

    What reaction do you have to the word Thule? When do you first recall hearing the name?

    I hope this will draw thoughtful input, but just for fun, I might mention that in Iceland it means beer! Much cooler than Budweiser by any stretch:



    Iceland’s Thule beer uses Vikings for promo

    The Icelandic ad agency, "Gott fólk," is touting Iceland’s Thule beer with a television ad campaign, called "Best in the World."

    The most successful of its 11 commercials is called "Beautiful Women" (or "Íslensk fegurd"). In it, two men discuss the many pageants that Icelandic beauty queens have won, and they conclude it’s evidence that Vikings took the most beautiful women for themselves when they pillaged their way through the British Isles 1,000 years ago.

    The beer ad is the first ever from Iceland to appear worldwide on television specials presenting the world’s most amusing commercials and it recently won a prestigious award an ad competition. "Gott fólk" says the ad campaign has been very successful and has increased sales of Thule beer by 25 per cent last year, making it the second most popular brand in Iceland.

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    The best one by far of the three Icelandic beers I've tried. 1:

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    Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band
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    Pytheas Resa Till Thule - By Alf Henrikson
    My mom had this book in her bookshelf when I was a kid, and now its in mine Good read, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyklop
    Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band
    One of my buddies is a huge fan of theirs.

    I tried to order some Thule online one day because I've heard that it is excellent beer. Unfortunately, the company I ordered it from wanted $52 for shipping so I couldn't get it. :frown:
    Should the subduing talisman, the Cross, break, then will come roaring forth the wild madness of the old champions, that insane Berserker rage, of which the northern poets sing. That talisman is brittle, and the day will come when it will pitifully break. The old stone gods will rise from the long-forgotten ruin and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes; and Thor, leaping to life with his giant hammer, will crush the Gothic cathedrals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyklop
    Ultima Thule - good Swedish rock band
    Vikingabalk. -smil
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    I first saw the word as part of a quote in a book I read when I was a kid (Stephen King perhaps). I had no idea what it meant but I thought, from the context of the quote, that it may have had something to do with the Third Reich.

    I'd like to try that beer.
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    To me Thule is the northernmost region of the ancient habitable world, hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

    Thule has always been argued to be either The Faeroe islands, Shetland islands, Iceland or Greenland, but of course I consider it to be my homeland

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIM
    One of my buddies is a huge fan of theirs.

    I tried to order some Thule online one day because I've heard that it is excellent beer. Unfortunately, the company I ordered it from wanted $52 for shipping so I couldn't get it. :frown:
    That's highway robbery.
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