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August 23, 2010

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Boy, it’s getting close now, Blog Guy! It’s almost Oktoberfest time in Germany. Will I see you over there?

No way in hell.

GERMANY/Ah. For the usual reason?  “I have no interest in linking arms and singing about sauerkraut with 10,000 exuberant drunks in Lederhosen,” was what you said last year.

No, this time I’m just plain scared to death.

Scared?

You bet. I saw photos of a woman unveiling the official Oktoberfest 2010 beer mugs, and it scared the bejesus out of me.

She looks like someone I picture out of the French Revolution, cackling hysterically and forcing folks to buy her beer while they watch heads roll off the guillotine. You know, like if you ignore her you’ll get a knitting needle in your back or something.

You’re imagining things again, Blog Guy.  Look, she’s actually a model.

oktoberfest gin lane crop 320A model of what? I close my eyes and I see those horrific 18th century William Hogarth prints, “Beer Street” and “Gin Lane.” It’s nightmarish.

Wow. So I guess you’re saying you’ll never drink again, right?

No. Did you hear me say that? When did I say that?

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Model Francesca introduces the official Oktoberfest beer mugs during a presentation in Munich August 19, 2010.The Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, runs from September 18 until October 4 this year. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Right: Portion of Hogarth’s “Gin Lane.”

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Uncanny…. She coulda done without that Bugs Bunny smile….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Beer mugs with unisex clothing on them. When you wake up the next day after a barrel or two, you just look at the mug. If you are wearing clothing pictured on it, you are fine. Can’t wait to see the photos of brawny German men staggering about in the low cut dresses as they wander home.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Maybe that is Lassie in the corner of the print and she will save the baby at the last minute! “What is it girl? Is the baby in the well again?” Dunk tank to drunk tank.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@Shra: I second that :-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

From what I have observed, any man would look extremely stupid in those dresses, esp if he has a huge beer belly, a 3 day stubble and is groggy drunk….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I thought Oktoberfest babes were supposed to be …. well ya know… babes?

There is no caption for the black and white photo. Let me try to come up with one: “Baby takes the Nestea plunge into a vat of hot cooking oil while mom kicks a puppy and eats blueberries. Crowd is pleased.”

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Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

This is for Little Miss Random:

Mugs!!!!

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

From the days of my mis-spent youth when I travelled a lot, I could tell she was not a real bierfrau – she has puny, weak little arms, whereas a real bierfrau is highly muscular, as they have to carry at least three 1-litre steins in each hand, all day long.
They have the upper body strength of your average linebacker, and at the beginning of the day, look like, well, former Eastern european shot-put champions.
Funny thing though, by the end of the night they all look like the Queen of the Entire Universe.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Rumor has it that the reason Oktoberfest now starts in September is to stop the Australians drinking all the beer in the first few hours.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Nosmo, I have to keep reminding you, there is no Queen of the Entire Universe. Only a Queen of the Entire World.
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/06/21/a-little-west-of-budapest/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Why are the beer steins empty? That’s a pretty lame attempt at luring people to Germany. Where’s Heidi Klum?

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive
 

Seriously, with all the hotties in Germany, SHE’s the best they could come up with? Now you need beer goggles just to hit on the spokesmodel!
Those mugs don’t hold a liter, either!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

@Jazz..spot on mate! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Awesome use of Mr Hogarth’s work Blog Guy. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Many thanks, Crow! I appreciate that, because it’s always a tough decision when I use Hogarth in the blog.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

You can’t go wrong with Gin Lane. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Unless you’re a baby.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Umm… how old should that baby be, BG?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Unca, it’s okay as long as they really, REALLY won’t go to sleep. That’s fine for adults too.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

I was given whisky in a tiny shot glass when I was 5…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I dont even remember what it tasted like,.. that was like 4 lifetimes ago…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Reincarnation is true?????

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Ya never know Spin. Etcetera subbed in for E a few times when E was away.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

No, those ones were from E. Etcetera was posting his thoughts on philosophy.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Ha ha CrowGirl! :)

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