Over the period of a few months, of visiting multiple beer establishments in Tokyo, I’ve seen the above picture in EVERY single bathroom. Along with the picture there is inevitably some sort of witty line about how much of a pussy you are unless you leave the bar on your hands and knees. It’s never a nice print either, always looking like someone printed the picture out years ago and then made a copy of a copy on some sort of 90s grunge photocopy machine.
I don’t know if there is some sort of email list where pictures like this get passed around but it’s strange that competitors in the Tokyo bar scene all have the same image.
It’s not Oktoberfest and I’ve only been to an Oktoberfest themed bar once, years ago, and it wasn’t there.
Yet every time I’m doing my business, I look up at the wall and there she is, the Incredibly Annoyed Oktoberfest Matron and her giant steins.
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Well it is now 330pm 3/17/12. Yesterday 6/16/12 at 430pm some radio stations outside of this area reported that a tornado touched down in the surrounding countryside and took a stroll through town. I was in town at the time and it was as if the weather was possessed. I was inside a comic book store, that a friend owns, and you could see the street turn into a river and then the glass went white pounded by rain, erasing all outside visibility. At the place where I am staying a tree sized limb hit the roof and dented it in, and did the same to a parked car. Downed powerlines all over town ment that even out in the country power was a no go. Stop sign were set up infront of traffic lights and I had to move a few road cones to get around. I spent most of today removing tree limbs from the property I am staying at (May post this as a blog with pictures). One limb hit the ground over night and stuck standing straight up like a tree that had just teleported in. Another tree was coated in poison ivy, I currently itch all over but am showing no red spots. I saw a few house roofs caved in and some campers smashed. Some shattered storefront windows as well.
Oh, the reason radio stations outside the area did the reporting is well…THE POWER WAS F’N OUT! The local stations didn’t even get some generators going to sort of give the citezens a heads up, and no tornado sirens sounded.
Only two of the places I visited in Germany had female wait staff bringing beer around. But not in giant mugs, it was just tall ass glasses. And in Cologne they served beer in teeny tiny glasses. 😦
I will say the best was having ein Maß in Munich. Bavaria is the way to go when you want large quantities of good beer in Germany.
Maybe because I went in April and not during Oktoberfest.