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(Foobies)   Bavarian finger-pulling - the sport really separates the men from the boys   (thelocal.de) divider line 33
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2012-08-13 06:12:54 AM
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2012-08-13 07:07:13 AM
FTA: "Another strict rule: Women are not allowed to compete. "It just does not fit," said Thomas Kell of the Isargau Club, explaining the rule."

I can see why. The men don't want to be laughed at.
 
2012-08-13 08:28:34 AM
Bavarian finger-pulling - the sport really separates the men from the boys

Also, the phalanges from the metacarpals.
 
2012-08-13 09:18:36 AM

ms_lara_croft: FTA: "Another strict rule: Women are not allowed to compete. "It just does not fit," said Thomas Kell of the Isargau Club, explaining the rule."

I can see why. The men don't want to be laughed at.


It's unfair competition. The men are down one tooting orifice to begin with.
 
2012-08-13 09:23:04 AM
Sounds like a great way to damage tendons and joints. Fingers aren't made for that kind of thing.
 
2012-08-13 09:27:07 AM
Surely they could include a bosom tug-o-war for the frauleins? It's only fair.
 
2012-08-13 09:28:51 AM
I think I saw this on "Real People" in the 1970's. Or it might have been, "That's Incredible." Images always stuck with me.
 
2012-08-13 09:29:13 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Ein Volk
Ein Reich
Ein Finger
 
mhd
2012-08-13 09:30:39 AM
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I'd like to see a Bavarian Top Gun remake.
 
mhd
2012-08-13 09:31:15 AM

mhd: I'd like to see a Bavarian Top Gun Over the Top remake.


FTFM
 
2012-08-13 09:34:59 AM
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/Inuit ear pull competitors unimpressed
 
2012-08-13 09:45:54 AM
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2012-08-13 09:48:23 AM
My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.
 
2012-08-13 09:50:27 AM
DO NOT play this game during Oktoberfest.
 
2012-08-13 09:52:44 AM
Fingerhakeln-- Coming soon to your local theater-- Traumreise durch Bayern

Dreamtrip through Bavaria-- the film's Facebook page.
 
2012-08-13 09:53:55 AM
I had a girl pull my Bavarian finger once.
 
2012-08-13 10:06:34 AM

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2012-08-13 10:07:59 AM

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Dammit. Never mind.
 
2012-08-13 10:28:03 AM

ms_lara_croft: FTA: "Another strict rule: Women are not allowed to compete. "It just does not fit," said Thomas Kell of the Isargau Club, explaining the rule."

I can see why. The men don't want to be laughed at.


My "other half" takes pleasure in pulling my toes. While I take some sick pleasure in it, because I do it myself, the twisting at the end and the "stop being such a baby" hurts.

Is there knuckle cracking porn? One of those "do it to yourself but gross to watch" things.

I am afraid to google.
 
2012-08-13 10:33:27 AM

The Martian Manhandler: My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.


They play the same role in Germany amongst Germans as Texans do amongst Americans:

* they claim their state before their country (bavarian first, german second)
* they are really proud of an accent that sounds like illiterate whargarbl to the rest of the country
* they are more religious and traditional than the rest of germany
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing
* are proud of their stupid polka "country music" and traditional dances which the rest of the country think is retarded

but to me, the difference is that Bavaria is indeed the nicest part of germany, whereas as a Californian i will not grant that title to Texas without getting into a fight that i lose very badly.

Bavaria has the best countryside, because of its location it wasnt in reach of allied bombers for as long as the north so there are still some nice original cities in Bavaria which are pearls, the beer is the best on the planet, and munich is one of the worlds best cities to live and work in. Texas has, what, Austin going for it? :P
 
2012-08-13 10:35:00 AM

Father_Jack:
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing


Wow, how stupid.
 
2012-08-13 10:43:01 AM

GORDON: Father_Jack:
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing

Wow, how stupid.


Why is that stupid?
 
2012-08-13 10:50:18 AM
Take your cat and leave.
 
2012-08-13 10:54:58 AM
quote fail. you know who you are.

BUT, thank you for the insight into Germany. Mr. Expert.

My son and I go to El Moreliana down the road, to see his "ladies" instead of the offensive "juan in a million" white people taco place, thank you very much

I'm taking the TX jab personally, for some reason.
 
mhd
2012-08-13 10:56:01 AM

The Martian Manhandler: My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.


Seems they left before the reunification.
 
2012-08-13 11:25:00 AM

Father_Jack: The Martian Manhandler: My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.

They play the same role in Germany amongst Germans as Texans do amongst Americans:

* they claim their state before their country (bavarian first, german second)
* they are really proud of an accent that sounds like illiterate whargarbl to the rest of the country
* they are more religious and traditional than the rest of germany
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing
* are proud of their stupid polka "country music" and traditional dances which the rest of the country think is retarded

but to me, the difference is that Bavaria is indeed the nicest part of germany, whereas as a Californian i will not grant that title to Texas without getting into a fight that i lose very badly.

Bavaria has the best countryside, because of its location it wasnt in reach of allied bombers for as long as the north so there are still some nice original cities in Bavaria which are pearls, the beer is the best on the planet, and munich is one of the worlds best cities to live and work in. Texas has, what, Austin going for it? :P


It's an absolutely beautiful section of the country, but the people were what my parents were wholly unimpressed with. But then again, my father (who was brought up in Stettin - now part of Poland) also mocked my mother (brought up in Mannheim) for speaking poor German, so they may have just been snobs.
 
2012-08-13 11:26:21 AM

mhd: The Martian Manhandler: My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.

Seems they left before the reunification.


They did - just after the war.
 
2012-08-13 12:24:27 PM
Maybe the women could start a finger banging contest.
 
2012-08-13 12:39:37 PM
Father_Jack
* they claim their state before their country (bavarian first, german second)
* they are really proud of an accent that sounds like illiterate whargarbl to the rest of the country
* they are more religious and traditional than the rest of germany
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing
* are proud of their stupid polka "country music" and traditional dances which the rest of the country think is retarded


* lost a war - essentially about having one or two German state federations - against the North the middle of the 1860s
* some still hold a grudge against the damn yankees Saupreissn in the North
 
mhd
2012-08-13 01:55:32 PM

The Voice of Doom: * lost a war - essentially about having one or two German state federations - against the North the middle of the 1860s


Italy is part of "the North" now?
 
2012-08-14 03:20:31 AM
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/heh heh, I said "fahrt"
 
2012-08-14 11:07:04 AM

The Martian Manhandler: Father_Jack: The Martian Manhandler: My German parents always said that Bavarians are the rednecks of Germany.

They play the same role in Germany amongst Germans as Texans do amongst Americans:

* they claim their state before their country (bavarian first, german second)
* they are really proud of an accent that sounds like illiterate whargarbl to the rest of the country
* they are more religious and traditional than the rest of germany
* are proud of their agrarian / country roots and traditional clothing
* are proud of their stupid polka "country music" and traditional dances which the rest of the country think is retarded

but to me, the difference is that Bavaria is indeed the nicest part of germany, whereas as a Californian i will not grant that title to Texas without getting into a fight that i lose very badly.

Bavaria has the best countryside, because of its location it wasnt in reach of allied bombers for as long as the north so there are still some nice original cities in Bavaria which are pearls, the beer is the best on the planet, and munich is one of the worlds best cities to live and work in. Texas has, what, Austin going for it? :P

It's an absolutely beautiful section of the country, but the people were what my parents were wholly unimpressed with. But then again, my father (who was brought up in Stettin - now part of Poland) also mocked my mother (brought up in Mannheim) for speaking poor German, so they may have just been snobs.


they were just prussian. :)

do you think a family from New England would have anything nice to say about Texas traditions, or think your wife's minnesota accent was appropriate?

the problem with that kind of arrogance now is that the Prussians lost everything: their homeland, their influence, their concept of nationhood, everythign: Prussia was very thoroughly and comprehensively destroyed after ww2 by the allies and will never be rebuilt. As such in today's germany, being "Proud of being prussian" is regarded with the same sort of eye rolling as flying a confederate battle flag and saying youre a confederate has in the US. So aside from those lingering few who are still alive who remember it and its institutions, all of whom must surely at least be in their 70s now, its history.

The parts of former prussia that were not ceded to poland were the rural parts of old Prussia, all the core of it was given to the Soviets (Koenigsberg and surrounding areas around the Frisches Haff) and Poles (Danzig and Gothenhafen in the north, and Breslau and all of Silesia in the south) after the war, its people were expelled to the rest of germany and diluted, and now a 3 generations later many germans today who are even old enough to remember the Fall of the Wall in 1989 dont really know what Prussian even was, much less what it means to be Prussian.

basically, your dad is the last of a dying breed.

if you havent read about it, here's a good book on it called The Iron Kingdom. Good stuff.
 
2012-08-14 11:35:37 AM

Father_Jack: they were just prussian. :)

do you think a family from New England would have anything nice to say about Texas traditions, or think your wife's minnesota accent was appropriate?

the problem with that kind of arrogance now is that the Prussians lost everything: their homeland, their influence, their concept of nationhood, everythign: Prussia was very thoroughly and comprehensively destroyed after ww2 by the allies and will never be rebuilt. As such in today's germany, being "Proud of being prussian" is regarded with the same sort of eye rolling as flying a confederate battle flag and saying youre a confederate has in the US. So aside from those lingering few who are still alive who remember it and its institutions, all of whom must surely at least be in their 70s now, its history.

The parts of former prussia that were not ceded to poland were the rural parts of old Prussia, all the core of it was given to the Soviets (Koenigsberg and surrounding areas around the Frisches Haff) and Poles (Danzig and Gothenhafen in the north, and Breslau and all of Silesia in the south) after the war, its people were expelled to the rest of germany and diluted, and now a 3 generations later many germans today who are even old enough to remember the Fall of the Wall in 1989 dont really know what Prussian even was, much less what it means to be Prussian.

basically, your dad is was the last of a dying breed.

if you havent read about it, here's a good book on it called The Iron Kingdom. Good stuff.


Past tense - he passed away last year. Thanks for the info, and the book recommendation.
 
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