Saturday, 19 September 2009

O'zapft is!

Starting today it's the Munich Oktoberfest, and it's all set to be the usual couple of weeks of pedestrian pale lager, record-breaking sales of roast chicken and no hotel rooms to be had within 100 kilometres of Munich for love nor money.

This year the chair of the Green Party, Claudia Roth, has caused a bit of a stir by calling it "the biggest open drug scene in the world." In an interview with an Austrian paper she argued:

In a country which in the next few weeks will host the biggest open drug scene in the world, i.e. the Munich Oktoberfest, a liberalisation of soft drugs is sorely needed.

I did so want to post this picture of Ms Roth. She doesn't seem bothered by the lack of a girly glass.


  1. What a wiener she is, calling beer a drug. As Garrett Oliver says: beer? A drug? I don't usually take drugs with cheese and pass it around. This is food, not a drug.

  2. Drug? Even the most desperate junkies wouldn't put up with the service at O'fest.