Howcum Thor doesn’t have a Norwegian accent?

Just sayin’.


  1. someone i know that doesn’t follow comics or comics movies e-mailed me and asked “so is this Marvel’s first huge bomb”?

  2. If the movie at all follows the original canon, Thor has been living in the United States for many years, as Donald Blake. Blake is an American.

    Although it WOULD be cool for Thor to have a Norwegian accent.

    Now, what I’d like to know is why the vikings in “How To Train Your Dragon” had Scottish accents.

  3. uh yeah kurt, whatever

    just like robin hood having an ohio accent in that costner movie, that worked out real well too

  4. Actually, Alan, Costner in Robin Hood worked out REAL well, despite Costner’s accent.

    The films production budget was 48 million bucks, but it went on to make over 300 million (combined foreign and domestic figures), and then of course, there was that damn song….

  5. Despite not doing the proper research, using single sources without confirmation, and writing a disparaging article BEFORE interviews with CCSVI physicians had been done, The Winnipeg Free Press decided that headline grabbing was preferential to printing a balanced and truthful front page article in the Saturday edition. It’s a matter of record that junior reporter Melissa Martin was tweeting that she had written an expose of CCSVI Clinic, before she had even interviewed the researcher involved with a study that CCSVI Clinic is co-sponsoring on safe and effective aftercare protocol for the “liberation Procedure”. If the hypothesis is confirmed, this protocol could help to dramatically reduce the 50% rate of restenosis in MS patients who choose to obtain the procedure abroad.

    Instead, The Winnipeg Free Press chose to attempt to create a scandal where none exists. The premise of the article maintained that clients of CCSVI Clinic are “pressured” through harassing phone calls and “multiple” mailings. In fact only one mailing that contains the clients results of their Doppler Ultrasound is ever sent out to every client and only one phone call is made by the nurse to the client to follow up and answer any questions they may have about their results. No further calls are made except where the patient requests help with some information or for requested help in navigating the system.

    Fjola Davidson, one of CCSVI Clinic’s clients who will shortly be receiving the new extended aftercare protocol following venous angioplasty surgery , said in fact said that she intends to send a “scathing letter to the Winnipeg Free Press” and that it was she “who was pressuring CCSVI Clinic to get to Noble Hospital, not the other way around”. Another client, Robert Prior, had been researching the best place to have the procedure and said, “ Once I read and understood your aftercare protocol, it became the only logical and realistic option as far as I was concerned. The Free Press article is disgusting.”

    In a late interview for this article, Doug Broeska, President of The CliniCard stated that the Free Press article is “disingenuous” and “false”. “I am not the spokesman for CCSVI Clinic, nor did I claim to be.” says Broeska. “She interviewed me for about four minutes and misquoted everything I said. The CliniCard does fulfillment for several clients using our medical record-keeping technology and I don’t presume to speak for those other clients either. Furthermore I know that Ms. Martin interviewed several other medical professionals actually involved with CCSVI Clinic and did not print what they had to say because it did not help to sensationalize her article. If the Winnipeg Free Press had printed anything close to the truth, they wouldn’t have had a story, let alone a headline, which is what the fabrication they printed was all about. I honestly don’t know how these people sleep at night.”

    Attempts to blog supporting comments under the article online have not been successful for everyone who’s tried. Lisa Chapil, the Nurse Administrator for CCSVI Clinic had her comment severely censored to the point it totally lost its message. In the new age of ‘managed’ news stories, it seems that the only freedom of speech that The Winnipeg Free Press supports is its own. Because you cannot read her comments anywhere else, Ms Chapil’s comments about the Free Press article are as follows:

    “There is a difference between responsible reporting and what Melissa Martin chose to write about the CCSVI Clinic in this article. She was in possession of factual information and documents that put the CCSVI Clinic in a favorable light but chose to withhold the information she received from interviews with people knowledgeable about CCSVI Clinic that would have conflicted with her agenda to smear our reputation in order to sensationalize her story and grab a headline. At no time did anyone from the CCSVI Clinic pressure patients into going to India for the Liberation Procedure. She should have considered that the one single person who made that claim clearly had her own agenda because she was disheartened by the ‘borderline’ results of her Doppler ultrasound. We simply provide information to people about our lengthened hospital stay and enhanced aftercare program should a patient decide to have the procedure. You can’t pressure someone to make an important decision about their health and all of our literature clearly states that. These MS patients are more knowledgeable about the CCSVI condition and about the options for treatment than most physicians are. To suggest that they can be pressured into a decision to have the procedure done in India is ludicrous. Patients who have signed up to be part of our open-ended study on the safety and efficacy of an enhanced aftercare protocol to reduce the rate of re-stenosis versus having the procedure on an outpatient basis (which may be contributing to long term failure of the procedure) have done so to ensure that they are getting the best care possible and because they want to be part of the important work we are doing on behalf of MS patients.”

  6. The Norse gods are also the ancestral gods of the English, so no problems, right? Tony Hopkins essaying Odin in a Welsh brogue should also be ignored because it’s totally brilliant.

  7. The Norse gods are also the ancestral gods of those that lived in what is now Germany, according to one book that I have (which I can’t find at the moment, darn it!).

    Sprechen Sie Deutch, Thor?

  8. Just cause their followers are Norwegian doesn’t mean that Thor and Company have to sound like them. Think about it, most Americans are Christian, do you think Jesus had an American accent?

  9. >> yeah kurt, whatever
    just like robin hood having an ohio accent in that costner movie, that worked out real well too >>


    At the very least, we know Robin Hood is English. But Thor? It’s not like they’re breaking a longstanding tradition of Thor sounding Norwegian — from dialogue cues, the closest thing established for him as a speech pattern is mock-Elizabethan English. And even that’s not consistent.

    I doubt they’re going to experience audience rebellion at him not sounding like he’s from Norway.