Doesn’t her jaw ever start to hurt?

October 11, 2010

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Blog Guy, you know Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany? She reminds me of somebody, I just can’t think of who.

raye brown vertical 140I know what you mean. Imagine her mouth on someone else, like maybe one of those old-time “comedians” like Martha Raye or Joe E. Brown.

That’s it! Those comedians who weren’t funny, they were just kind of sad and embarrassing. But people didn’t know that, because really funny stuff hadn’t come along yet.

Is she always like this?

No, I think this is just a teaser for that new German television quiz show, “Open Wide.”

Really! How does it work?

Each week, contestants guess what items will fit in a guest celebrity’s mouth, such as:

merkel audience 260a) der Apfel (apple)

b) das Stinktier (skunk)

c) der Liegestuhl (reclining chair)

d) Bavaria (Bavaria)

Blog Guy, you’re making this all up, just to go with some photos of Merkel with her mouth open very, very, very wide. Right?

Maybe, but it’s a holiday today in the U.S. and Canada. What do you expect?


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Top left: German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates Germany’s fourth goal during the 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina at Green Point stadium in Cape Town July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Top center: Merkel during the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels, October 4, 2010. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Top right: Merkel reacts during a panel discussion in Berlin, October 1, 2008.REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Right: Merkel reacts after Germany scores a goal against Turkey during Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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Oh, sure, BG, belittle Joe E. Brown, the only — and I mean only — famous person to ever, ever come from my mother’s home town, Holgate, Ohio. Did I mention that he is the only famous person to ever come from Holgate, Henry County, Ohio?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

hehe this one made me laugh :)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Here’s the funny thing. As most oldtimers in Holgate will tell you, Joe E. Brown thought he was famous only because he had a big nose.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

The German was beyond me. But then, on reflection my German is limited to discussion on potatoes, cakes, and comments from dodgy movies.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

You should hear what Germans have to say about expressionless American politicians!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Just 4 Fun: Cover Miss Merkel’s face and that guy behind her has an AWESOME mustache.

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

In fourteen hundred and ninety two, Colombus sailed the ocean blue. He landed in…..Nova Scotia?

@Spin, the foot doesn’t go in her mouth because given the expression on her face(s) it is going somewhere not pictured.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Ifly – yes, that’s right. Ms Merkels boot is often placed firmly in the prosterior of one of her junior ministers, should they step out of line.
They don’t call her The Foghorn of Doom for nothing, you know.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

So, Ifly, I was wrong to teach my son “In 1493 Columbus sailed the deep blue sea”?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Sorry, Doc. I believe it’s “In 1491 Columbus tried to buy a gun….”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@Doc, no you were not wrong to teach your son that. In 1493 Columbus did indeed sail the deep blue sea to pick up a pack of smokes and a sixer.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Doc, I’m pretty sure your mother and at least 90 percent of the other people in Holgate, Ohio were funnier than Joe E. Brown….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I bet you’re right, BG. And I think my Mother’s last joke was in 1967. And I know some people in Holgate have a sense of humor. I’ve seen them try to play football.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I am indeed hungry and homesick now. Thanks unca.

:(

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

E., I’m sorry if we contributed to your longings for home. I know it’s hard to find food to match Canadian cuisine, but you have to try….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Are you makin’ fun of me Baz?

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Yeah, that Merkel does have a giant gob eh? I’d say something else but don’t want to get stuck in the Spam Basket. Ahem.

Poutine…mmmmmm!! Thanks unca. Keep the homesickness topped up.
:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Dear E – if you need a Canadian ‘care’ package, just let me know. Not sure how well the Tim Horton’s doughnuts will travel, but the Kraft Dinner and chickenbones should be OK.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive