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Old 07.09.2011, 11:57
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did it in a dirndl too.
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Old 07.09.2011, 12:19
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Remember to enjoy the traditional games and rides before you drink and eat too much. I especially enjoyed the one where you go up standing on a conveyor belt and at the top they give you a mat to sit on and slide down a spiral helter-skelter. Did it in a Dirndl too.
Be sure to wear a jumper when you go down the slide. I had the most wicked arm burns for a week after due to the wood varnished slide friction
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Be sure to wear a jumper when you go down the slide. I had the most wicked arm burns for a week after due to the wood varnished slide friction
Don't touch the sides! Go down at full speed! (Now, now, DB, take your mind out of the gutter.)
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Old 07.09.2011, 13:44
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Re: Who all are going for Oktoberfest this year ?

If anyone is headed that way from Basel / headed through Basel on the way back AND happens to come across a plushie wolpertinger, ich hät gern! (could you bring one back for me pretty please?)

If you've never heard of them, it should be something along this line (but plushie):

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Old 07.09.2011, 14:16
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If anyone is headed that way from Basel / headed through Basel on the way back AND happens to come across a plushie wolpertinger, ich hät gern! (could you bring one back for me pretty please?)

If you've never heard of them, it should be something along this line (but plushie):


Never seen a "plushie" one (and, considering I have about 200 Steiff plushies, I would have one if they existed), but have seen many "real" ones in Munich and such!

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If anyone is headed that way from Basel / headed through Basel on the way back AND happens to come across a plushie wolpertinger, ich hät gern! (could you bring one back for me pretty please?)

If you've never heard of them, it should be something along this line (but plushie):

I'm very gullible, so is this hat for real? Now I want to go if for nothing else but to buy this hat...
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Old 07.09.2011, 15:13
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I'm very gullible, so is this hat for real? Now I want to go if for nothing else but to buy this hat...
It's not a HAT, it's a taxidermied animal!

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Old 07.09.2011, 15:26
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I'm sure you could use it as a hat, though. It looks quite cosy.

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I'm very gullible, so is this hat for real? Now I want to go if for nothing else but to buy this hat...

Lisa, you've probably heard about "Jackalopes" in the US, I remember them being a big thing in Colorado, not sure about points further south... wolpertingers are a kind of European version of them.

Here is a jackalope (photo found here):





Now, I'm not sure what's the deal with the wings on the wolpertingers (perhaps it just has to do with drunkeness) but the horns have been explained as being huge warts gone wild on hpv infected rabbits.
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Old 07.09.2011, 16:35
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Wolpertingers are rare. Still, there are Puli-Labs. Contact me if you need one.
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Old 08.09.2011, 11:30
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If you're a guy, be sure to wear a pair of these to the 'Fest:

http://www.aldi-suisse.ch/ch/html/of...0_DEU_HTML.htm
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Old 08.09.2011, 11:40
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If you're a guy, be sure to wear a pair of these to the 'Fest:

http://www.aldi-suisse.ch/ch/html/of...0_DEU_HTML.htm
yes, lederhosen or a dirndl is a must! you can buy there though as its better quality if bought in bavaria.
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Old 08.09.2011, 11:58
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Lisa, you've probably heard about "Jackalopes" in the US, I remember them being a big thing in Colorado, not sure about points further south... wolpertingers are a kind of European version of them.

Here is a jackalope (photo found here):





Now, I'm not sure what's the deal with the wings on the wolpertingers (perhaps it just has to do with drunkeness) but the horns have been explained as being huge warts gone wild on hpv infected rabbits.
I do know of the elusive jacklope! I actually have one called "Jake the Singing Jacklope" He can be hung on the wall or just sit on the table. Jake is motion activated causing him to sing and move his head. My great dane was very scared of it and use to run when I would turn him on. To make a 120 lb dog tuck tail and run because of a tiny bunny was the best party trick ever. I collect jacklopes and now that I know of these distant German cousins, I'm on the hunt! I don't know how I've missed them all these years...
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Re: Who all are going for Oktoberfest this year ?

Just as a heads up, on 27th September Bayern play Manchester City and the numbers of visitors will be swelled by a few thousand football supporters on the 26th, 27th and 28th. You may wish to avaoid, or join in.

Unfortunately 27th is also the family day where many things are planned for families and Children especially, hope there are no problems to spoil the fun for the kids.

I really enjoyed my visit but it can get a little bit boisterous later in the evening.
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Old 08.09.2011, 20:51
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Lederhosen from Aldi



Please folks, don't. It's just wrong on so many levels.
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Leaving on Friday - will be at the tapping of the first keg on Saturday...can't wait!
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At the Schottenhammel? See you there!
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