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(Tampa Bay Online)   When it comes to carrying your wife for beer, Estonia has no equal   ( ap.tbo.com) divider line
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2003-07-06 12:45:56 AM  
This takes a lot of strategy.

Ideally, you should be married to a really fat biatch. All you need to do is just train year round and you'll be ready to do it.

Then you can use the beer you won (more than usual, 'cos she's fat) to try and forget that you married a fat chick.
2003-07-06 08:37:27 AM  
I knew having Estonian parents would come in useful for something! More Rossolye and sultz I say for everyone!
2003-07-06 09:51:29 AM  

The article says: The contestants don't have be husband and wife - any man and woman can compete.

So i guess any fat biatch will do.
2003-07-06 10:00:34 AM  
I warned everyone this would happen if the Soviet Union collapsed, but no one listened.
2003-07-06 10:14:25 AM  
so what does this have to do with anything? no mention of beer at all...
2003-07-06 10:15:08 AM  
The classic category also was won by an Estonian couple, Jaanus and Anneli Undrest,...

Whoa! Have you seen Anneli Undrest?
2003-07-06 10:20:59 AM  
Yeeah...We Estonians totally own the Finnish...
2003-07-06 10:33:27 AM  

It doesn't say it in the article, but the winner (the guy) gets to take home the woman's weight in beer.
2003-07-06 11:18:51 AM  
Damn. I submitted this yesterday with this quote from CNN in the title:

"Their prize winning tactic is the highly effective "Estonian Carry" -- where the woman squeezes her thighs on the sides of the man's face while hanging upside down on his back."

Oh well.
2003-07-06 12:59:44 PM  
the couple from the united states reside here in oklahoma. they had their picture in paper here awhile back when they won the nationals and were off to estonia. the husband was quoted as saying that the estonian man and wife team would be hard to beat. I guess he was right.
2003-07-06 01:14:03 PM  
This is funny:

According to local legend, the contest dates back to the 1800s when a local bully challenged other men in the village to prove their worth by carrying their wives - "a proper wife, a stolen wife, or someone else's wife" - through an obstacle course.

So, like a stolen wife or someone else's wife isn't proper? Uhoh
2003-07-06 04:15:27 PM  
Just got back last night from a week in Estonia.

Didn't see any guys carrying chicks around their faces, but then, I was drinking a lot of beer so I could have just missed it.

Terviseks to all the other Estos in here.

And tokenfemale:

More Rossolye - yes
more sult - No!

Sult is jellied pigs hoofs. No can do on that one.
2003-07-06 04:32:22 PM  
Estos? That's a new one. Terviseks sulle ka.
2003-07-06 05:28:46 PM  
'Estos' new?

I've heard it all my life.

In fact, here in Toronto back in 1984, we had what I believe was the largest Estonian festival ever held.

It was called Esto 84.
2003-07-06 11:08:27 PM  
Beer sucks. Drink water!
2003-07-06 11:16:27 PM  
Go Estonia. Half-Estonian, half-Latvian here.
A week in Estonia in the summer: ugh, ugh, ugh. Way too unbearably hot. I prefer my perfect San Diego weather, myself.

Nagemisi (sp? - sorry, been a while).
2003-07-06 11:37:37 PM  
You think a week in the summer is bad? Try four monthes in the winter. Blegh.
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