11 July 2007

The Vikings Are Coming!

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Not the Canberra Vikings but Vikings to Canberra. Yes after a 6 year absence the ABC tells us Denmark is soon to announce a new Ambassador to Australia and will reopen their embassy shortly after.

Personally I’d like to see the Danish embassy or trade commission sponsor some of our sporting teams. Who better to sponsor the Raiders or Vikings?

What other things in Canberra can you think of that would benefit from Danish input?

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I love my beer. Everyone thinks Carlsberg’s the most popular Danish beer, and it is around the world, but not in Denmark – Tuborg has that distinction. An interesting side note though is that Carlsberg, a successful brewer for the past couple of hundred years, sponsored the researcher who identified the species of lager yeast which differed from the usual ale yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae – the lager yeast was named Saccharomyces carlsbergensis.

As for Danish culture, there’s only two beer brands available in Canberra, Carlsberg and Tuborg, and the Tuborg we get here is brewed in New Zealand.

So bring a few cases of some of your country’s other good beers, will you, Ambassador?

Absent Diane11:47 am 12 Jul 07

they could put on schools teaching us how to conquest; they could call it “The Lief Ericsson School of Rape, Pillage, Eating Rotten Shark and Discovering Previously Unknown Continents Whilst Wearing Animals Furs Saturated In Urine Because Urine Kind of Preserves The Material and Back Then The Smell Wouldn’t Have Bothered Them as They Were Probably Used To It” – (TLESORPERSADPUCWWAFSIUBUKOPTMABTTSWHBTATWPUTI for short) – I am not actually sure if lief ericsson was exactly danish but he is the only famous viking I can think of except for King Harald – and I can’t really remember if he was danish or norwegian.

Carl Nielsen wing for the School of Music.

And some Lego.

More Womens Day articles about that tassie bird.

Love a word association game.
Danish… pastry!

I wonder if they’ll have an impact on the arts community? It’s the first thing I think of with Denmark.

They’d probably support another go at the civil union laws for same-sex couples, given they’ve been legal in Denmark for almost 20 years.

They might also like to get involved in the Steiner/Waldorf community here – I understand that this is a popular thing in Denmark.

Bacon – how to properly cure it.

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