Those are some scary mug shots!
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.
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.
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.
A 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?
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.”