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(Spiegel)   Oktoberfest is about more than just booze and sex. Its about sexy booze and boozy sex, and other stuff   (spiegel.de) divider line 52
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2013-10-02 12:01:04 PM
My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.
 
2013-10-02 12:37:16 PM
No, it's all about copious amounts of beer and great grub... beer wenches with big hooters in tight dresses don't hurt either.

/been there did that back in '88
 
2013-10-02 12:38:53 PM
Oktoberfest is for tossers and sheep shaggers!
 
2013-10-02 12:39:43 PM
The story is imply what exactly?  That Oktoberfest is some sort of drunken riot?  Apparently the author has never witnessed NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade.
 
2013-10-02 12:39:59 PM
One month out of the year? What kind of hell is this .. ?
 
2013-10-02 12:41:56 PM
cdn3.spiegel.de

Looks like a fun time to me
 
2013-10-02 12:42:22 PM

DrMcNinja: Oktoberfest is for tossers and sheep shaggers!


No, Oktoberfest is German, not Welsh Scottish.

/ Welsh
 
2013-10-02 12:42:34 PM

Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.


My brother, a few years ago, was in Munich on a business trip in October. The dumb shiat was complaining about how bored he was and there was nothing to do. I know he missed his wife and kids, but damn dude, it's October. In Munich.

I think he's allergic to fun.
 
2013-10-02 12:43:42 PM
www.peoriagermans.net

chairmanmigo.com

images.cryhavok.org

feestreizen.nl

And one for the ladies...

www.dasbestoktoberfest.com
 
2013-10-02 12:44:42 PM
I don't understand the attraction of Oktoberfest.   I mean, mashed up titties in Dirndls are pretty hot, but other than that stupid clothing and overpriced beer in a crowded tent where breaking the seal or having a smoke means a long wait in line doesn't seem all that appealing to me.  Add in stupid men's clothing and the awful dialect that bavarian hillbillies speak and it gets even worse.
 
2013-10-02 12:46:05 PM
Uh...I'm sorry about the image sizes...I tried to scale them but apparently Fark.com likes its titty pics BIG.

Also, just looking at the last pic, the guy apparently has pissed himself. I didn't notice that originally. I apologize for the urine content. If the mods want to take the pic down, please do. Sorry.
 
2013-10-02 12:47:24 PM

akula: Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.

My brother, a few years ago, was in Munich on a business trip in October. The dumb shiat was complaining about how bored he was and there was nothing to do. I know he missed his wife and kids, but damn dude, it's October. In Munich.

I think he's allergic to fun.


It starts in September and is only the first week of October, very likely it wasn't going on.

Plus, if you don't have reservations you have to get up at the asscrack and stand in line.
 
2013-10-02 12:48:45 PM

lilplatinum: akula: Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.

My brother, a few years ago, was in Munich on a business trip in October. The dumb shiat was complaining about how bored he was and there was nothing to do. I know he missed his wife and kids, but damn dude, it's October. In Munich.

I think he's allergic to fun.

It starts in September and is only the first week of October, very likely it wasn't going on.

Plus, if you don't have reservations you have to get up at the asscrack and stand in line.


It was going on. The other guys in his group finally dragged his killjoy ass out there.
 
2013-10-02 12:50:34 PM

akula: It was going on. The other guys in his group finally dragged his killjoy ass out there.


Did he enjoy his $13-14 beer?

/at least it isn't bud light like the $14 beer at Yankee Stadium
 
2013-10-02 12:50:54 PM
I'd say I'll be in my bunk, but I'm @ work, so I'll be in the Executive Restroom.

More big pictures please!
 
2013-10-02 12:50:54 PM
Those images are so misleading. The beer companies hire a few hotties to come in, dress up sexy and pimp the beer brand. The rest of the place is a sausage-fest. Ratio of men to women must 8 to 1 or worse.
 
2013-10-02 12:52:23 PM
A Turkish engineer had to be prevented from walking through the Hofbräu tent while masturbating,

so... just like your basic fark party... except somewhat larger in scale... and with a German theme...
 
2013-10-02 12:52:45 PM

lilplatinum: akula: It was going on. The other guys in his group finally dragged his killjoy ass out there.

Did he enjoy his $13-14 beer?

/at least it isn't bud light like the $14 beer at Yankee Stadium


I don't know. He was all whiny about it. Said it was something like $20-25 for a half chicken dinner and two drink tickets. He only drank one (a full liter of beer is one whole hell of a lot... this ain't Bud Light).
 
2013-10-02 12:54:12 PM
We don't have good Oktoberfests around here.  Even in the towns that have them, it's more of a standard weekend street fair.  Barely a beer wench to be seen.  And the beer?  Oh, you get two local microbrews and a half-dozen Miller Lights on tap, served in 8 or 12 oz clear plastic cups, all served in a Beer Gulag: a 50-foot roped-off section of parking lot with no shade, no music, and a couple of unmaintained picnic tables.  It's supremely depressing.  When I think "Oktoberfest", I think of a big party with beer, food, music, and dancing.
 
2013-10-02 12:55:10 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: [www.peoriagermans.net image 850x969]

[chairmanmigo.com image 850x487]

[images.cryhavok.org image 600x800]

[feestreizen.nl image 575x543]

And one for the ladies...

[www.dasbestoktoberfest.com image 500x373]



The only thing hotter than large breasted women in traditional oktoberfest outfits are large breasted women in traditional outfits with a big-ass mug of beer
 
2013-10-02 12:56:58 PM

Fissile: The story is imply what exactly?  That Oktoberfest is some sort of drunken riot?  Apparently the author has never witnessed NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade.


Ein Druuken riot ist an uuglly ting und I dink ist abut time ve hatvun!
 
2013-10-02 12:57:24 PM

akula: I don't know. He was all whiny about it. Said it was something like $20-25 for a half chicken dinner and two drink tickets. He only drank one (a full liter of beer is one whole hell of a lot... this ain't Bud Light).


He shouldn't biatch, that was a good deal - its about 10 euro a liter for the beer.

I'm not a big fan of beer in liters, rather pound halves, but I will say a Maßkrug would be a nice weapon in a drunken fight.  Probably why people steal those farkers left and right.
 
2013-10-02 12:57:26 PM

Sofa King Smart: A Turkish engineer had to be prevented from walking through the Hofbräu tent while masturbating,

so... just like your basic fark party... except somewhat larger in scale... and with a German theme...


You know what else was like a larger-scale Fark party with a German theme....

...Kraftwerk shows.
 
2013-10-02 12:57:59 PM
FTFA: A Turkish engineer had to be prevented from walking through the Hofbräu tent while masturbating, [...]

LOL

/You don't have to be an engineer to do that
 
2013-10-02 01:02:02 PM

Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.


Not for the kids, it's not.
 
2013-10-02 01:04:17 PM
mass production, mass consumption...

It also seems as though their consumption of 7.4 million liters of beer, 509,000 roast chickens, 59,000 pork knuckles, 116 oxen and 85 calves -- last year's tally -- fortifies Bavarians and Munich natives for the rest of the year.
 
2013-10-02 01:13:39 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Uh...I'm sorry about the image sizes...I tried to scale them but apparently Fark.com likes its titty pics BIG.

Also, just looking at the last pic, the guy apparently has pissed himself. I didn't notice that originally. I apologize for the urine content. If the mods want to take the pic down, please do. Sorry.


*snert*

urine content.
 
2013-10-02 01:13:55 PM
It was crowded, but far from impossible when I went there in 2000. Ate a bunch of food, drank viele bieren (forgive the improper grammar, it has been 20 years since I studied German). It was like a state fair, but with mass quantities of great beer, and better maintained, but no fewer, mullets.
 
2013-10-02 01:18:28 PM
There are 2 Oktoberfests in Cincinnati every year, as you may expect in a city that has a neighborhood called Over he Rhine.. The big one, downtown, is overcrowded, overpriced, and a general pain in the ass. The other, across the river in Covington's Mainstrasse Village is smaller, much more laid back and an absolute blast. I went a couple years ago with 2 of my sisters, one visiting from Louisiana and the other from Ireland, and we all had the best time.
 
2013-10-02 01:22:12 PM

Crewmannumber6: There are 2 Oktoberfests in Cincinnati every year, as you may expect in a city that has a neighborhood called Over he Rhine.. The big one, downtown, is overcrowded, overpriced, and a general pain in the ass. The other, across the river in Covington's Mainstrasse Village is smaller, much more laid back and an absolute blast. I went a couple years ago with 2 of my sisters, one visiting from Louisiana and the other from Ireland, and we all had the best time.


don't they have a Hofbrau Haus restaurant in Covington?  (never been there... kind of recall seeing that they were opening one a few years ago)
 
2013-10-02 01:25:08 PM
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-02 01:26:20 PM
I remember stepping over bodies of people who had passed out and pissed themselves as I exited the escalator and entered the festplatz. I knew I was going to have a great time!
 
2013-10-02 01:32:06 PM

Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.


Nope, I just got back a few days ago.  It owns.  That article was just about the worst parts of a huge festival.  I was there for a week and had an amazing time.  Pacing oneself is very important though.  If you act like it is a sprint rather than a marathon you'll end up like the passed out people in that article.

If he's there with kids he's probably going in the early afternoon during weekdays.  When the whole place is much, much, much more sedate and kid friendly.
 
2013-10-02 01:34:26 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i43.tinypic.com image 850x969]


LOL +2
 
2013-10-02 01:36:00 PM
I've been to Oktoberfest twice. It's great. Super, super great. Just try to avoid going on Italian heritage weekend. Unless you're a lady who likes to be in close company with thousands of swarthy, drunken Italians from southern Italy
 
2013-10-02 01:41:43 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: We don't have good Oktoberfests around here.  Even in the towns that have them, it's more of a standard weekend street fair.  Barely a beer wench to be seen.  And the beer?  Oh, you get two local microbrews and a half-dozen Miller Lights on tap, served in 8 or 12 oz clear plastic cups, all served in a Beer Gulag: a 50-foot roped-off section of parking lot with no shade, no music, and a couple of unmaintained picnic tables.  It's supremely depressing.  When I think "Oktoberfest", I think of a big party with beer, food, music, and dancing.


You're spot on. Which begs a question. Why can't we have an Octoberfest to be proud of here in America? We can pull off Coachella, Burning Man, Maker Faire, why on earth can't we create our own Octoberfest?

We're through the looking glass here people. If anyone wants to make this happen I'm game.
 
2013-10-02 01:57:59 PM
I have been to Oktoberfest 3 times, and have loved it every time. I have yet to witness a fight or any real rude behavior.

Although, I was standing on a table in the Hofbrau tent and this blond chick, about an 8 on the hotness scale, climbs up on the table and proceeds to kiss me...without even saying a word...and it was a full on deep tongue kiss. I was thinking...holyshiat...WTF. She turns around and starts dancing, rubbing her ass all over me, then turns back around and gives me another kiss, and just walked away. I don't know if she was German, French, or English because she never said a word.

The 4 guys I was there with just looked at me in shock.

It was awesome.

/100% true story
/No, nothing like that has ever happened to be before or since.
 
2013-10-02 01:58:46 PM
THIS IS A THING????

www.inmuc.de
 
2013-10-02 02:01:02 PM

wruley: I have been to Oktoberfest 3 times, and have loved it every time. I have yet to witness a fight or any real rude behavior.

Although, I was standing on a table in the Hofbrau tent and this blond chick, about an 8 on the hotness scale, climbs up on the table and proceeds to kiss me...without even saying a word...and it was a full on deep tongue kiss. I was thinking...holyshiat...WTF. She turns around and starts dancing, rubbing her ass all over me, then turns back around and gives me another kiss, and just walked away. I don't know if she was German, French, or English because she never said a word.

The 4 guys I was there with just looked at me in shock.

It was awesome.

/100% true story
/No, nothing like that has ever happened to be before or since.


Sounds like she lost a bet
 
2013-10-02 02:02:58 PM
 
2013-10-02 02:04:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-02 02:04:31 PM
PSA: the fruhlingsfest, the spring festival, is a farkworthy event.
 
2013-10-02 03:18:40 PM

Banned on the Run: THIS IS A THING????


shutupandtakemymoney.jpg
 
2013-10-02 03:24:57 PM

monoski: Those images are so misleading. The beer companies hire a few hotties to come in, dress up sexy and pimp the beer brand. The rest of the place is a sausage-fest. Ratio of men to women must 8 to 1 or worse.


Do you wanna know how I know you've never been there?
 
2013-10-02 03:33:57 PM

Crewmannumber6: My friend is in Munich for Oktoberfest with his wife and kids. This makes it seem like a wasted trip.


I just got back from Cannstatter fest, which is stuttgarts big drinking fest (yes I wore a dirndl!) and we had my 2 year old with us. Luckily the grandparents took her around 8 and then my husband and I got to enjoy it for a few hours, getting drunk, stealing a mug, and then having him screw over the German carnival people by shooting perfectly to get me (well, it went to my daughter eventually) a teddy bear. Germans don't shoot enough and didn't see my soldier comming ;). While my daughter was with us though she was great and its basically like a county fair- lots of rides (including kiddy rides) and food etc (and obvi the beer tents). I can't vouch for Oktoberfest but Cannatatter fest (which every german reccomended iver Oktoberfest) was very family friendly. I live in germany though so it isnt like I wasted thousands of dollars to go with a kid though lol.
 
2013-10-02 03:54:36 PM

northsider3: monoski: Those images are so misleading. The beer companies hire a few hotties to come in, dress up sexy and pimp the beer brand. The rest of the place is a sausage-fest. Ratio of men to women must 8 to 1 or worse.

Do you wanna know how I know you've never been there?


The pictures posted on fark are not representative of the talent you see there.  There are nice boobs in dirndls to be seen, sure, but far more sloshed farking tourists - and god help you if you make the rookie error of going during i-tai weekend.

/most overrated event ever
 
2013-10-02 04:26:47 PM
I get the felling that Herr Fichtner is not a Bavarian.  It might have been the biatchy tone of the article, with a additional dollop of butt-hurt.  He must have been repeatedly shot down by the serving girls, at previous Octoberfests.

That guy with the big gut, looks like Jerry Garcia.  Germany's got Deadheads, too?
 
2013-10-02 04:35:20 PM
Bleucher
 
2013-10-02 05:11:23 PM

Primitive Screwhead: [cdn3.spiegel.de image 850x556]

Looks like a fun time to me


They're never going to catch her that way :-(
 
2013-10-02 05:31:12 PM

ace in your face: yes I wore a dirndl!


you know the drill... pics or it didn't happen.
 
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