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Beer flows as Germany kicks off Oktoberfest
Boston.com ^ | 9/22/2012 | AP

Posted on 09/22/2012 2:39:28 PM PDT by mikrofon

BERLIN (AP) — The world’s largest beer festival opened Saturday in Germany as Munich’s mayor tapped the first keg to kick off the 16-day Oktoberfest, known for its oompah music and traditional costumes.

With only two blows of his hammer and a cry of ‘‘O'zapft is’’ — ‘‘It’s Tapped’’ — Mayor Christian Ude inserted the tap into the first keg, opening the 179th Oktoberfest to the cheering of thousands who were waiting to be served their first beer.

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TOPICS: Food; Music/Entertainment; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: dirndl; oktoberfest

<p>              Young people enjoy the opening ceremony of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Young people enjoy the opening ceremony of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

1 posted on 09/22/2012 2:39:34 PM PDT by mikrofon
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To: glock rocks

Yo!


2 posted on 09/22/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: mikrofon

3 posted on 09/22/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

The West


Islam

Not sure why the above popped into my head (not relevant to the thread), but I just had to go with it.
4 posted on 09/22/2012 3:02:09 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: stormer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
That's right, it's only rented (the beer, you fool!)


5 posted on 09/22/2012 3:04:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: stormer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Afterwards. Rhine river waterfalls.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 3:09:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: miele man

bump for the fraulein pix


7 posted on 09/22/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

8 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: mikrofon

WOW! Look at all that Coors/Bud light! That’s REAL BEER! (Ducks/Runs)


9 posted on 09/22/2012 3:21:46 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: mikrofon
Direct aus Deutschland.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 3:22:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: stormer

Buddy’s wish had been granted by the dog fairy and he’d been changed from a dog to a man. But some habits are hard to break.....


11 posted on 09/22/2012 3:53:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mikrofon

My family does dramatic funerals. At the funeral for my sister in laws very German father, his grandson, my nephew held up a stein at the end and called out a raucous toast in German that his grandfather had always used at family gatherings. I’m surprised he didn’t jump on the pulpit and stomp his feet. Other family funerals have involved gag gifts and the most recent and most poignant, a slide show with an old video showing my brother walking away while my then ten year old son said, “See ya, Jim.”


12 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by Mercat (He's not President Kardashian, he's President BooBoo)
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To: mikrofon

My family does dramatic funerals. At the funeral for my sister in laws very German father, his grandson, my nephew held up a stein at the end and called out a raucous toast in German that his grandfather had always used at family gatherings. I’m surprised he didn’t jump on the pulpit and stomp his feet. Other family funerals have involved gag gifts and the most recent and most poignant, a slide show with an old video showing my brother walking away while my then ten year old son said, “See ya, Jim.”


13 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:53 PM PDT by Mercat (He's not President Kardashian, he's President BooBoo)
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To: mikrofon

I’m headed there Oct. 2.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: mikrofon

I’m bound to Brooklyn for the duration, but I’ll make do!


15 posted on 09/22/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mikrofon

I’m bound to Brooklyn for the duration, but I’ll make do!


16 posted on 09/22/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mikrofon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjj9o-xqQg&feature=related

ACH YA! EIN PROSIT!


17 posted on 09/22/2012 4:32:24 PM PDT by crz
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To: mikrofon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WMGA35JTSk&feature=related

Trink, trink!


18 posted on 09/22/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT by crz
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To: mikrofon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgIon5s0Vew&feature=related

Ein Frau, das bier!


19 posted on 09/22/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by crz
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To: mikrofon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLEI4iOo0nc&feature=related

And none shall be without the march!


20 posted on 09/22/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT by crz
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To: mikrofon
How does one sprechen 'NOT GUILTY!' in Deutsch?


21 posted on 09/22/2012 5:56:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Brad's Gramma

DIRNDL!!!


22 posted on 09/22/2012 7:52:16 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: Revolting cat!; glock rocks
How does one sprechen 'NOT GUILTY!' in Deutsch?

nicht schuldig

Per Google translate. :) And WHY did I reply to this?

glock. It's your fault.

23 posted on 09/22/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL. Too funny. Das es frau, not frauleins.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Revolting cat!

Now these are fraulein’.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 8:53:50 PM PDT by miele man
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To: mikrofon

On Der bucket list!


26 posted on 09/22/2012 8:56:23 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: crz; All
Amazing ability to chug for 2-1/2 minutes ...

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27 posted on 09/23/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Bierlieber)
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To: mikrofon

Man, 49 minutes to noon. She makes me thirsty....


28 posted on 09/23/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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