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2015-08-31 12:19:49 PM  
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The aftermaths of a Swiss party
 
2015-08-31 12:36:49 PM  
They thronged the shiat out of that place man!
 
2015-08-31 12:53:11 PM  
oontz oontz oontz
 
2015-08-31 01:02:29 PM  
So, I randomly ended up at this party.

I had to be in Switzerland last week and London this week, so some coworkers and I decided to spend the weekend in Zurich.

Little did we know:

1) Zurich is in the middle of a heat wave. It's over 90 degrees everyday, which is tough when nothing is air conditioned
2)  Crazy street party!

The place was packed:

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People wore their best party outfits:
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Even little kids came out to party:

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Now, the next  day there was trash everywhere- I don't have a picture, but just imagine.

But today (Monday) in the mid afternoon, it was all gone.

That was...an experience.
 
2015-08-31 01:06:42 PM  
I danced in the street for about three hours, before I realized that 1) I am 37 years old and 2) I had consumed four beers and zero waters in a very hot summer day and I was probably going to die if I didn't dive into the lake in the next 7 minutes.

Luckily this:
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Was waiting for me

/surprisingly hard to find lake pictures without boobs
 
2015-08-31 01:56:47 PM  
What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.
 
2015-08-31 02:24:49 PM  

raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.


*raises finger, gives menacing look*
 
2015-08-31 02:27:42 PM  
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2015-08-31 02:29:34 PM  

what_now: I danced in the street for about three hours, before I realized that 1) I am 37 years old and 2) I had consumed four beers and zero waters in a very hot summer day and I was probably going to die if I didn't dive into the lake in the next 7 minutes.

Luckily this:
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Was waiting for me

/surprisingly hard to find lake pictures without boobs


That looks like a blast.
 
2015-08-31 02:29:50 PM  
I read that as THONG, gotta stop drinkin' so early.
 
2015-08-31 02:31:38 PM  
what_now:

/surprisingly hard to find lake pictures without boobs

You say that like it's a bad thing.

/Also, pics or GTFO.
 
2015-08-31 02:32:50 PM  
One million people throng Swiss techno street party, with dancing, lovemobiles, and fighting off the invading longboats lawyers of the Technovikings

FTFY, Subby
 
2015-08-31 02:34:22 PM  
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Safe and fun. If you're looking to get hurt and go completely insane, I know JUST the place for you! Switzerland's best street party is  So-phieeee! Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire... Club promoter Joseph Gordon-Fisherman opened in a haunted diaper. When it comes to Spring Break, this place has EVERYTHING: Chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial...  If that's not enough for you, you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack.
 
2015-08-31 02:41:06 PM  
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Techno-vikings?
 
2015-08-31 02:42:02 PM  
I hear the techomages quelled the technoviking menace.

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2015-08-31 02:43:44 PM  
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1 million? I only count five. Six tops.
 
2015-08-31 02:43:53 PM  
So how many millions of disco biscuits were consumed?
 
2015-08-31 02:43:54 PM  
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2015-08-31 02:47:28 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.imgur.com image 394x260]

1 million? I only count five. Six tops.


There are FOUR Tops!
 
2015-08-31 02:48:42 PM  

Polish Hussar: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.imgur.com image 394x260]

1 million? I only count five. Six tops.

There are FOUR Tops!


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2015-08-31 02:49:21 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz

Oomlauts, oomlauts, oomlauts
 
2015-08-31 02:49:31 PM  

raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.


If I recall right, he tried to get all videos and gifs of it wiped out, but this being the internet, we all know how well that went.

I don't know what happened to him after his law suit went south.  Was a shame though.  That dude could have ridden that wave for a long time.
 
2015-08-31 02:51:16 PM  
Anyone know what a "lovemobile" is?
 
2015-08-31 02:51:22 PM  

mrshowrules: Safe and fun. If you're looking to get hurt and go completely insane, I know JUST the place for you! Switzerland's best street party is  So-phieeee! Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire... Club promoter Joseph Gordon-Fisherman opened in a haunted diaper. When it comes to Spring Break, this place has EVERYTHING: Chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial...  If that's not enough for you, you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack.


What's a human fanny pack?
 
2015-08-31 02:51:48 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Polish Hussar: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.imgur.com image 394x260]

1 million? I only count five. Six tops.

There are FOUR Tops!

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Thank you
 
2015-08-31 02:55:49 PM  

Polish Hussar: Danger Avoid Death: Polish Hussar: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.imgur.com image 394x260]

1 million? I only count five. Six tops.

There are FOUR Tops!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]

Thank you


I love Fark. I'm ashamed but I love Fark.
 
2015-08-31 02:56:15 PM  
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2015-08-31 02:56:26 PM  

what_now: So, I randomly ended up at this party. [...]

1) Zurich is in the middle of a heat wave. It's over 90 degrees everyday, which is tough when nothing is air conditioned
2)  Crazy street party!



Unexpected street party? I wonder if that's just a thing, there...I was in Zurich on business in 2004, and while wandering around the New City one afternoon, I ran smack into a surprise Gay Pride parade.

Before I went to Switzerland I'd done a bit of reading on the culture, to avoid being too ugly, and the author mentioned that the "typical" Swiss traits of conservative orderliness are more often found in the older citizens. The Pride parade, as it passed raucously by, blocked an intersection, and right at the front of a small line of cars was a tall, white-haired man in his late sixties or early seventies, standing in front of his maroon Subaru wagon, completely flummoxed. It was all over his face: Who are these people? What are they doing? He was pacing towards the parade crowd, then back to his car, chewing his lips and scratching his head with an attitude of annoyance and confusion. Eventually he accosted a group of brightly colored lesbians who rebuffed him and threw candy at him, further adding to his dismay. He never quite reached true apoplexy - that simply wouldn't do. But this crowd, with its thumping music, its bare-chested, leather clad men, its boldly-pierced women, and its spraying jets of festive shaving cream, was clearly something that offended his sensibilities.

Not because they were gay.

Because they were blocking traffic.

(Also - I had the same heat experience. No air conditioning, humid condensation running down the windows of the office, me sweating like a pig and all the Swiss, indoors or out, completely dry and unmussed. Kiiinda hated them for that.)
 
2015-08-31 02:57:00 PM  

mike_d85: Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz

Oomlauts, oomlauts, oomlauts


A møøse once bit my sister. No realli!
 
2015-08-31 02:57:25 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: [media1.giphy.com image 200x150]


Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals
 
2015-08-31 02:58:26 PM  
That's just where I want to be, in the middle of one million blondes in thongs and on Molly.
Holy Molly!
 
2015-08-31 02:59:40 PM  

raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.



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"I never wanted to be famous. It was all a mistake. A terrible, drug induced mistake." Gunther explained he was working as a lumberjack at the time of the video, and had many colleagues that "loved to party". "We would buy an ounce of base speed between us every weekend and head to free parties around Germany. Man, the comedown off that shiat was hell".

Apparently, he lost his job as a lumberjack after he got mad at someone and punched a tree.

Later, he got off the meth and went to college and became a Biologist.

TechnoBiologist!
 
2015-08-31 03:00:38 PM  

raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.


IIRC, he sued the crap out of a lot of people using his likeness for other things and a share of the advertising revenue off the original video.  He was being used in other videos generating cash and put on t-shirts and all sorts of crap.

Call it greedy if you want, but why would you want your face associated with a bunch of random crap if you aren't getting paid for it.
 
2015-08-31 03:01:48 PM  

BunkoSquad: mrshowrules: Safe and fun. If you're looking to get hurt and go completely insane, I know JUST the place for you! Switzerland's best street party is  So-phieeee! Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire... Club promoter Joseph Gordon-Fisherman opened in a haunted diaper. When it comes to Spring Break, this place has EVERYTHING: Chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial...  If that's not enough for you, you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack.

What's a human fanny pack?


It's that thing where a midget hangs from your waist and carries your drivers license in his mouth.
 
2015-08-31 03:03:57 PM  

BunkoSquad: mrshowrules: Safe and fun. If you're looking to get hurt and go completely insane, I know JUST the place for you! Switzerland's best street party is  So-phieeee! Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire... Club promoter Joseph Gordon-Fisherman opened in a haunted diaper. When it comes to Spring Break, this place has EVERYTHING: Chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial...  If that's not enough for you, you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack.

What's a human fanny pack?


It's that thing of when a midget hangs around your waist and holds your passport in his mouth.
 
2015-08-31 03:04:05 PM  

BullBearMS: Apparently, he lost his job as a lumberjack after he got mad at someone and punched a tree.


You know that was fake right?
 
2015-08-31 03:04:16 PM  

Skyd1v: BunkoSquad: mrshowrules: Safe and fun. If you're looking to get hurt and go completely insane, I know JUST the place for you! Switzerland's best street party is  So-phieeee! Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire... Club promoter Joseph Gordon-Fisherman opened in a haunted diaper. When it comes to Spring Break, this place has EVERYTHING: Chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial...  If that's not enough for you, you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack.

What's a human fanny pack?

It's that thing where a midget hangs from your waist and carries your drivers license in his mouth.


bastard.
 
2015-08-31 03:05:16 PM  
Techno Vikings in Switzerland?  Nai.  Somebody is mistaking Switzerland for Sweden.
 
2015-08-31 03:05:25 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.imgur.com image 394x260]

1 million? I only count five. Six tops.


I think that was the one where Kyle MacLachlan busted out "the trout" dance.  Then they showed actual trout bursting out of water.  Good stuff.
 
2015-08-31 03:05:38 PM  

mike_d85: Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz

Oomlauts, oomlauts, oomlauts


¨  ¨  ¨
 
2015-08-31 03:07:13 PM  

BullBearMS: raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.


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"I never wanted to be famous. It was all a mistake. A terrible, drug induced mistake." Gunther explained he was working as a lumberjack at the time of the video, and had many colleagues that "loved to party". "We would buy an ounce of base speed between us every weekend and head to free parties around Germany. Man, the comedown off that shiat was hell".

Apparently, he lost his job as a lumberjack after he got mad at someone and punched a tree.

Later, he got off the meth and went to college and became a Biologist.

TechnoBiologist!


mike_d85: raerae1980: What ever happened to Techno Viking?   I vaguely remember there being a lawsuit over that video.

IIRC, he sued the crap out of a lot of people using his likeness for other things and a share of the advertising revenue off the original video.  He was being used in other videos generating cash and put on t-shirts and all sorts of crap.

Call it greedy if you want, but why would you want your face associated with a bunch of random crap if you aren't getting paid for it.


Oh wow, that's interesting!    Thanks for the update.
 
2015-08-31 03:10:09 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz


I thought the Euros used metric?
 
2015-08-31 03:14:30 PM  

pueblonative: Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz

I thought the Euros used metric?


"grams grams grams" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2015-08-31 03:21:06 PM  

Dinjiin: Techno Vikings in Switzerland?  Nai.  Somebody is mistaking Switzerland for Sweden.


Why did it take so long for someone to point this out?

what_now: So, I randomly ended up at this party.

I had to be in Switzerland last week and London this week, so some coworkers and I decided to spend the weekend in Zurich.


I am insanely jealous. It reminds me of Queen's Day in Amsterdam, but I went there on purpose. Somewhere close to a million people take to the streets in downtown Amsterdam for the day. The whole area is basically one big party with techno DJs.

The memorable impromptu party I remember finding was in San Sebastian, Spain. There's a section of town a few blocks square with narrow cobbled streets and loads of tapas bars. The one night I was there, for some reason a group of Brazilians with drums were walking around the streets for hours jamming away with hundreds of bar hoppers following them, so what could I do except join the crowd?
 
2015-08-31 03:24:27 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: pueblonative: Sin_City_Superhero: oontz oontz oontz

I thought the Euros used metric?

"grams grams grams" just doesn't have the same ring to it.


no, but people love hearing the bass pound.
 
2015-08-31 03:26:01 PM  

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We come from the land of the oontz and pants,
From the midnight rave where the glow sticks glow.
The hammer of the bass, we drive our cars to new blocks,
To find the Molly, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
 
2015-08-31 03:34:29 PM  
they may not participate in wars but they can sure party
 
2015-08-31 03:34:35 PM  
Wow, sounds like way more fun than burning man with ten times the people.
 
2015-08-31 03:48:35 PM  
No arrests made. How civil.
 
2015-08-31 04:06:50 PM  
"In one of the most serious incidents, a 17-year-old girl was rushed to hospital in serious condition after falling into Lake Zurich, but police spokesman Marco Cortesi said her life was not in danger."

Dihydrogen monoxide poisoning is very serious.
 
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