Thursday, May 16, 2013

Real Men Wear Green Shorts

One of the world’s largest steins. Made in Germany. Capacity—90 12 oz. bottles of beer or 8-1/2 gallons. Weight 75 lbs. The inscription on the stein reads as follows: “Whoever can empty this tankard shall be called a real man.

Or as we here at Infomaniac like to say: "Whoever wears The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts shall be called a real man."


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Green shorts, green lederhosen...isn't it all the same thing?

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    1. LX: Oddly, none of the ladies threw their knickers onto the stage.

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  2. 32 Liter, they would have to drink fast, so it does not get stale.
    Very interesting picture from the (early?) fifties I'd guess. The hat is a bit out of tune; details matter, 1) what's on the Stein he holds; 2)what's on the hat? Not the Rasierpinsel, the metal thing; 3) where's his knfe?
    Very stirring is the flower - ist das ein Veilchen? The picture on the wall is a dirt cheap print. The Humpen itself is a kind a Walzenkrug, Riesenkrug; not sure about the scene depicted, could be something from the Bible (Speisung der Fünftausend?); the thing may be produced at the end of the 19th century, when Bavaria was invented and popularized.
    Dolliöh, my love ...

    Thes musicians are great LX!

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    1. Herr Mago: Ist "Oompha Band" richtig?

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    2. In German "Humpa Humpa" - listen here; a Finish version, clearly articulated.

      After WWII a kind of professionalised "Volksmusik" started to grow; a strange mixture of real folk music, military music and tons of "Folklorismus" - things in second hand use may be the correct translation. Ad the "pop" phenomenona and it leads in what we call "Schlager". So called "Volksmusik" was and is a part of this. The Humpa bands on the countryside do whatever they want: They may follow the beaten track and do marching songs and oh-so-sentimental songs about mountains and girlies. Role models were the Oberkrainer and others.
      A good Humba band does all this with an Augenzwinkern, and slams onto the audience HellsBells within ten minutes.

      Best Humba band I ever saw was in a village here; they did real "Schmalz", some rocky thing and a march, and then came up with the "Lied der Franken" - the crowd went wild; they even did the "Ave Maria" later and it was not only bearable but right: "Schönheit besteht in der Übereinstimmung von äußerer und innerer Form", or something like that ...

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    3. Sorry. Link HERE ... god, spätburgunder is crap ...

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    4. MAGO: Is that a fishing lure on his hat?

      The flower? Ja, das ist ein Veilchen.

      He probably bought the cheap picture at the same thrift shop where he bought the cheap table. They threw in the Veilchen for free as a bonus.

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    5. MAGO: Eemeli has been called "the Buster Keaton of Finland"

      Eemeli manufactured his own brand of mild beer in the beginning of the 60s. Later worked several years in promotion for beverage and beer factory, "Mallasjuomat Oy".

      I learn something new everyday thanks to Infomaniac Bitches.

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    6. I am not sure, I doubt; this fishing-thing is not that alpine.

      Esko Olavi "Eemeli" Toivonen.

      Where did you find what you cite?

      I bow my head in respect.

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    7. BTW, a last remark - when the picture was taken, the furniture was not cheap, or seen as cheap: Polished surface, rounded corners; even to colours of the wall, the Scheuerleiste on the floor [tiles?), it all works together - even the cheap print has its place in this system: It's perfect.

      All the PARTS of this are things you find roughly one or two generations (fifty years?) later in a thrift shop: When Heinz died all the stuff went out. But Heinz bought or brought together all this when it was not cheap.
      Only the hat spoils it a bit.

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    8. MAGO: That damned hat spoils EVERYTHING!

      I found the information about Eemeli here at The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

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  3. Oh, gods. Does this mean I'll have to scratch my bum and burp like Barney Gumble?

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    1. MR. DeVICE: Scratch your bum, burp, AND slap your thighs.

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    2. The witch can get away with everything ...

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    3. MAGO: Yes, Mr. DeVice can get away with anything…even wearing the colour orange.

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  4. Unfortunately, this comes to mind. Jx

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    1. JON: And for madam, with cream.

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    1. NORMA: It’s Maitoberfest: combining May Day festivities with sauerbraten, schnitzel and bratwurst.

      Don’t laugh. German-Canadians are doing it for themselves!

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  6. Do the green shorts have enough room for my Braunschweiger???

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  7. kabuki has donned the lucky kimono in hopes of winning the rarest and most valuable of prizes. And of course the freakin green elf shorts as well. HA

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    1. kabuki should be the prize.

      Mistress MJ would love to find kabooks in her Cracker Jack box.

      That sounds rude, doesn’t it?

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