Sunday, March 20, 2011

Too Weird

Those of you of an age to know the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" may enjoy the bizarre spectacle (literally) of the former German defense minister handing over power to his successor. Apparently he wanted AC/DC, but the band drew the line at that. Even so, he seems in the video to be having a difficult time containing his glee. I think Alice Cooper's "School's Out" might have been a better choice, but de gustibus. Note the glockenspiel.

The ceremony is called a  "Grosser Zapfenstreich," and looking that up led to the discovery of one of the creepiest group hobbies I've ever come across. Haven't these guys ever heard of bowling?

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