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ABrownLamp
02-10-2006, 02:01 PM
An honest question

Wow (http://www.youtube.com/w/Hooked-on-a-feeling?v=Gi2CfuqcUGE&eurl)

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 02:17 PM
I'm not sure how you relate David Hasselhoff, and "German People"
He was born in Baltimore MD.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001327/

I, on the other hand, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany...

I would assume that if a German watched that, their question would be "WTF is wrong with American people?"

NJFINSFAN1
02-10-2006, 02:20 PM
I'm not sure how you relate David Hasselhoff, and "German People"
He was born in Baltimore MD.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001327/

I, on the other hand, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany...

I would assume that if a German watched that, their question would be "WTF is wrong with American people?"

:sidelol:

They say the same thing when they see Vanilla Ice videos!

PS

I'm part German also!

GRAPEAPE
02-10-2006, 02:23 PM
My Father was born in Darmstadt. came to the states at 5yrs old. My grandmother used to go back every year to visit family. Me, I just drink German beer.

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 02:29 PM
My Father was born in Darmstadt. came to the states at 5yrs old. My grandmother used to go back every year to visit family. Me, I just drink German beer.


:drool: German Beer > any other beer

Most of my family came from the Bavarian region, they came to the states in the early 1800's, My parents were born here, but living in Germany when I came along... moved back here when I was very young My older borther went back as soon as he could (with the Army) and has ben living in Munich for the past 30 yrs... he will probably never move back to the states....
Needless to say, I visit him (and the beer :D ) every chance I get!

d-day
02-10-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm not sure how you relate David Hasselhoff, and "German People"
He was born in Baltimore MD.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001327/

I, on the other hand, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany...

I would assume that if a German watched that, their question would be "WTF is wrong with American people?"

Norm MacDonald: Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff!

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 02:47 PM
Norm MacDonald: Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff!

:lol: yeah... Norm's a great source of valid info! :rolleyes2

TheAnswer385
02-10-2006, 02:50 PM
was that a serious vid by him???

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 02:55 PM
was that a serious vid by him???

I don't think you can ever really take him seriously...

d-day
02-10-2006, 02:55 PM
:lol: yeah... Norm's a great source of valid info! :rolleyes2

best gag ever on snl - he started making this reference "Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff!" at the beginning of the season during his weekend update - every week he would make a similar reference - fast forward to the last show of the season - david h gets interviewed by norm during weekend update...

Norm MacDonald: In other entertainment news, one of the world's biggest stars just completed a whirlwind three week world tour. Tonight he's agreed to come to Update to tell us about it. Ladies and gentlemen, David Hasselhoff!

David Hasselhoff: Thank you! Thank you very much! [laughs at all the applause] My recent world tour was an incredible experience. I went to twenty-one countries in just fifteen days and I've got some amazing stories to tell. In Japan, for instance- instance, I was invited to the state dinner at the Emperor's Palace. What I didn't know was the emp--

Norm MacDonald: Hey! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hang on a second. Did you just say Japan?

David Hasselhoff: Yes, I did.

Norm MacDonald: Yeah, well, no offense, you know, but I don't think anybody cares about Japan. Why don't you, ah, why don't you focus on the countries where you're, you know, you're popular?

David Hasselhoff: Oh. Well, in China we had an incredible experience. The entire cast of "Baywatch" was invited to the Great Wall where hundreds of thousands of Chinese people were chanting in unison, "Baywatch, Ba--"

Norm MacDonald: Whoaaaaa, whoaaa. Wait, wait. Chinese people?

David Hasselhoff: Yes, of course.

Norm MacDonald: Look, why don't we skip China? In fact, rule out all of Asia.

David Hasselhoff: Okay, okay. Well, I mean, what do you want to hear about? I mean, I've got some great stories from all over the world.

Norm MacDonald: Oh, yeah? I was thinking, you know, ah, some place where you're especially popular, you know, like in, uh, Europe.

David Hasselhoff: Oh! Well, in Italy--

Norm MacDonald: Northern Europe, Northern Europe!

David Hasselhoff: Oh, I got you. I got you. Okay. I got you. There's one country that they absolutely love me -- Norway.

Norm MacDonald: Norway?! What, are you crazy?! They like everybody in Norway! Nobody gives a damn about Norway! What the hell's wrong with ya?

David Hasselhoff: Look, ah, what's going on here? I've never seen you like this.

Norm MacDonald: Well, ahhhh, to tell you the truth, you know, I didn't want to be the one to bring it up but, uh, what about Germany? I mean, how do the - how do the Germans feel about ya?

David Hasselhoff: Well, on this trip, we actually didn't stop in Germany--

Norm MacDonald: I don't care about your stupid trip!! Look, just tell me how you would characterize -- in one sentence -- the way Germans feel about you.

David Hasselhoff: Well, I've always been fortunate to get a very positive response from the Germans--

Norm MacDonald: Oh, my God! This is no time for false modesty! We're runnin' late, we gotta wrap this thing up! Do Germans love you?

David Hasselhoff: Well, "love" is an awfully strong word...

Norm MacDonald: [hand to head] Oh, listen, David, uh... Let's say a guy had a theory, all right?

David Hasselhoff: All right.

Norm MacDonald: A theory that he's devoted several years of his life to. And let's say he has a lot of evidence to back up this theory of his.

David Hasselhoff: All right.

Norm MacDonald: [puts a large pile of documents, file folders, etc., on desk -- Hasselhoff is stunned] Now, don't you think it would just be common courtesy to help that guy out, you know, and not - not ruin his life?

David Hasselhoff: Listen, I don't know what you want me to say here, pal.

Norm MacDonald: Oh my God, here, I'll write it down. [searches his pockets for a pencil, finds one, scribbles something on a piece of paper and gives it to David] Here! Say this!

David Hasselhoff: [puzzled, reads from paper] "Germans love me."

[Camera pans quickly from Hasselhoff to a beaming MacDonald who addresses the camera.]

Norm MacDonald: Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff! [Cheers and applause.] And that's the news! See you next time. Thank you, David.

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 03:00 PM
:lol: again... proving my theory... Norm Macdonald is a veritable fountain of indisputable information...

GRAPEAPE
02-10-2006, 03:03 PM
D-day, I hope you had to look that up. If not.....you watch way to much SNL. Or you have a phtographic memory.

d-day
02-10-2006, 03:07 PM
D-day, I hope you had to look that up. If not.....you watch way to much SNL. Or you have a phtographic memory.

see the red guy in my avatar? that's about what my brains looks like... :chuckle:

ABrownLamp
02-10-2006, 03:09 PM
I'm not sure how you relate David Hasselhoff, and "German People"
He was born in Baltimore MD.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001327/

I, on the other hand, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany...

I would assume that if a German watched that, their question would be "WTF is wrong with American people?"

Yes you do. Dont play this game.

ABrownLamp
02-10-2006, 03:09 PM
best gag ever on snl - he started making this reference "Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff!" at the beginning of the season during his weekend update - every week he would make a similar reference - fast forward to the last show of the season - david h gets interviewed by norm during weekend update...

Norm MacDonald: In other entertainment news, one of the world's biggest stars just completed a whirlwind three week world tour. Tonight he's agreed to come to Update to tell us about it. Ladies and gentlemen, David Hasselhoff!

David Hasselhoff: Thank you! Thank you very much! [laughs at all the applause] My recent world tour was an incredible experience. I went to twenty-one countries in just fifteen days and I've got some amazing stories to tell. In Japan, for instance- instance, I was invited to the state dinner at the Emperor's Palace. What I didn't know was the emp--

Norm MacDonald: Hey! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hang on a second. Did you just say Japan?

David Hasselhoff: Yes, I did.

Norm MacDonald: Yeah, well, no offense, you know, but I don't think anybody cares about Japan. Why don't you, ah, why don't you focus on the countries where you're, you know, you're popular?

David Hasselhoff: Oh. Well, in China we had an incredible experience. The entire cast of "Baywatch" was invited to the Great Wall where hundreds of thousands of Chinese people were chanting in unison, "Baywatch, Ba--"

Norm MacDonald: Whoaaaaa, whoaaa. Wait, wait. Chinese people?

David Hasselhoff: Yes, of course.

Norm MacDonald: Look, why don't we skip China? In fact, rule out all of Asia.

David Hasselhoff: Okay, okay. Well, I mean, what do you want to hear about? I mean, I've got some great stories from all over the world.

Norm MacDonald: Oh, yeah? I was thinking, you know, ah, some place where you're especially popular, you know, like in, uh, Europe.

David Hasselhoff: Oh! Well, in Italy--

Norm MacDonald: Northern Europe, Northern Europe!

David Hasselhoff: Oh, I got you. I got you. Okay. I got you. There's one country that they absolutely love me -- Norway.

Norm MacDonald: Norway?! What, are you crazy?! They like everybody in Norway! Nobody gives a damn about Norway! What the hell's wrong with ya?

David Hasselhoff: Look, ah, what's going on here? I've never seen you like this.

Norm MacDonald: Well, ahhhh, to tell you the truth, you know, I didn't want to be the one to bring it up but, uh, what about Germany? I mean, how do the - how do the Germans feel about ya?

David Hasselhoff: Well, on this trip, we actually didn't stop in Germany--

Norm MacDonald: I don't care about your stupid trip!! Look, just tell me how you would characterize -- in one sentence -- the way Germans feel about you.

David Hasselhoff: Well, I've always been fortunate to get a very positive response from the Germans--

Norm MacDonald: Oh, my God! This is no time for false modesty! We're runnin' late, we gotta wrap this thing up! Do Germans love you?

David Hasselhoff: Well, "love" is an awfully strong word...

Norm MacDonald: [hand to head] Oh, listen, David, uh... Let's say a guy had a theory, all right?

David Hasselhoff: All right.

Norm MacDonald: A theory that he's devoted several years of his life to. And let's say he has a lot of evidence to back up this theory of his.

David Hasselhoff: All right.

Norm MacDonald: [puts a large pile of documents, file folders, etc., on desk -- Hasselhoff is stunned] Now, don't you think it would just be common courtesy to help that guy out, you know, and not - not ruin his life?

David Hasselhoff: Listen, I don't know what you want me to say here, pal.

Norm MacDonald: Oh my God, here, I'll write it down. [searches his pockets for a pencil, finds one, scribbles something on a piece of paper and gives it to David] Here! Say this!

David Hasselhoff: [puzzled, reads from paper] "Germans love me."

[Camera pans quickly from Hasselhoff to a beaming MacDonald who addresses the camera.]

Norm MacDonald: Which once again proves my theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff! [Cheers and applause.] And that's the news! See you next time. Thank you, David.

That was hilarious just to read.

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 03:11 PM
Yes you do. Dont play this game.

No... I don't. and I'm not playing any games.
There really is nothing "german" about him, except perhaps, the origins of his last name...

ABrownLamp
02-10-2006, 03:27 PM
No... I don't. and I'm not playing any games.
There really is nothing "german" about him, except perhaps, the origins of his last name...

oy. Well nevermind then. It's contemporary pop culture humor. I'm willing to bet most people on this board get it.

NaboCane
02-10-2006, 03:40 PM
see the red guy in my avatar? that's about what my brains looks like... :chuckle:

Ecccchhhh...exposed like that and everythang?

d-day
02-10-2006, 03:54 PM
Ecccchhhh...exposed like that and everythang?

only when i'm reading the latest trade ricky thread... :dday:

ChrisKo
02-10-2006, 04:11 PM
Maybe it's the fact that Germany is in love with Hasselhoff and has made him a huge pop star.


Hasselhoff, who by now was appearing in Baywatch, scooped a clutch of top German music awards and went on to become one of the country's biggest selling artists of the 90s.

His popularity even prompted a headline in one German newspaper, "Hasselhoff: not since the Beatles".

Taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3465301.stm

NaboCane
02-10-2006, 04:11 PM
only when i'm reading the latest trade ricky thread... :dday:

:( Damn...when you're at your most vulnerable.

d-day
02-10-2006, 04:16 PM
:( Damn...when you're at your most vulnerable.

actually that's when i'm at my best - with help from gonzo, my partner in the main forum janitorial service... :dday:

d-day
02-10-2006, 05:04 PM
actually that's when i'm at my best - with help from gonzo, my partner in the main forum janitorial service... :dday:

speaking of which, here is main forum janitorial service at it's finest - hopefully this will help in the prevention of future useless trade ricky threads... :dday:

http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=123460&page=2

WharfRat
02-10-2006, 05:31 PM
Maybe it's the fact that Germany is in love with Hasselhoff and has made him a huge pop star.



Taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3465301.stm

ohhh so kinda like William Hung was a pop-phenom here...

OK... i get it now... :tongue:

dolphan117
02-10-2006, 05:40 PM
speaking of which, here is main forum janitorial service at it's finest - hopefully this will help in the prevention of future useless trade ricky threads... :dday:

http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=123460&page=2
That may be the most impressive display of insanity I have ever seen on this board. Funniest thing I have seen in quite some time, well done. :sidelol:

d-day
02-10-2006, 05:59 PM
That may be the most impressive display of insanity I have ever seen on this board. Funniest thing I have seen in quite some time, well done. :sidelol:

thanks d117 - there's no sense getting mad or frustrated at these threads or posters, so gonzo and i have come up a with an alternative, both clever and fun way of getting our message across... hence, the main board janitorial service :dday:

Pagan
02-10-2006, 06:19 PM
Yea, but you GOTTA admit German porn is pretty sick. :lol:

That one movie with the guy & the chicken....

"Das is gut, ya chicken?"

Yikes! :lol:

NaboCane
02-10-2006, 06:22 PM
ohhh so kinda like William Hung was a pop-phenom here...

OK... i get it now... :tongue:

Don't forget Leif Garrett

ChrisKo
02-10-2006, 06:50 PM
ohhh so kinda like William Hung was a pop-phenom here...

OK... i get it now... :tongue:



William Hung, 1 record and about 4 months worth of entertainment.

David Hasselhoff, 10+ German and Austrian chart topping records and over a decade of entertainment.

Want to compare how many world tours William and David have done?

I don't hate Germany at all as I'm part German (Polish/German). I just think it's hilarious how successful his singing career has been over there.

d-day
02-10-2006, 06:55 PM
Don't forget Leif Garrett

leif garrett: "I don't look too different. I just look a little older."

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/02/15-3.jpg (http://www.teenidols4you.com/picture.html?g=Actors&pe=lgarrett&foto=554&act=91&mv=4&pic=6458) http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Pagan
02-10-2006, 07:02 PM
leif garrett: "I don't look too different. I just look a little older."

http://www.teenidols4you.com/thumb/Actors/lgarrett/15.jpg (http://www.teenidols4you.com/picture.html?g=Actors&pe=lgarrett&foto=554&act=91&mv=4&pic=6458) http://www.courttv.com/graphics/photos/inside/offlede/leif-garrett-insidesmall-011806.jpg
And to think he was banging Nicolette Sheridan when she was a teenager...:shakeno:

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

:lol:

d-day
02-10-2006, 07:08 PM
And to think he was banging Nicolette Sheridan when she was a teenager...:shakeno:

:lol:

wasn't it victoria priciple? or was that andy gibb? i remember thinking when i was a kid on the streets in rochester listening to killers by iron maiden what an "unmanly reference" those guys were, but let's face it - those guys were nothin but ***** magnets, hence my desire to always been a bay city roller... :chuckle: :dday:

FinaciousOne
02-10-2006, 07:10 PM
William Hung, 1 record and about 4 months worth of entertainment.


On a side note, how does one get a name like Hung.
Doesn't one have to earn it?

NaboCane
02-10-2006, 07:11 PM
Must be a serious downer to realize that the high point of your life came when you were 17, and then you have to find something to fill those remaining 60-70 years.

FinsNCanes
02-10-2006, 08:17 PM
I'm just trying to figure out their obsession with phanny/fanny packs. However you spell it. It's easy to spot someone from Germany in FL.

They wear the REAL Spartacus sandals, shorts to short, nice button up shirt..tucked in, and a phanny pack. Oh..socks with sandals as well :wink:

themole
02-10-2006, 09:30 PM
:drool: German Beer > any other beer

Most of my family came from the Bavarian region, they came to the states in the early 1800's, My parents were born here, but living in Germany when I came along... moved back here when I was very young My older borther went back as soon as he could (with the Army) and has ben living in Munich for the past 30 yrs... he will probably never move back to the states....
Needless to say, I visit him (and the beer :D ) every chance I get!

So did mine Wharf. Came in 1774 and settled in York Pa. One carried a rebellious seed and migrated down this way and it became a Rebel. Twice! :evil: :lol:

Oh...back to the original question. My friend and I had this conversation some years ago after letting our cold beer get hot. We proceeded to finish off the remaining hot two and discovered we were both "PISSED" after drinking them. Our ear lobes got real hot and if we hadn't been so mature....and ...slow we were prepared to find something to fight. LOL

Anyway, we came to the conclusion that the reason for Germany to start two world wars was due to them drinking so much hot beer.

Made sense to us.

Roman529
02-11-2006, 05:31 AM
I lived in Northern Italy for four years and it was always funny seeing the Germans coming to swim in the lakes of Northern Italy...the water was freezing cold and the Italians looked at them like they were nutz. But the Germans do make excellent cars (Mercedes, BMW, Audi), decent food (If you like gulash, sauerkraut, sausage, and some really good beer. I think they are a big step up from the Frenchies who I cannot stand. My Mom speaks French, English, Flemish and German and has a lot of German friends...they can be kind of direct and pushy at times, but they are good people.

Flame
02-11-2006, 07:51 AM
:drool: German Beer > any other beer

Most of my family came from the Bavarian region, they came to the states in the early 1800's, My parents were born here, but living in Germany when I came along... moved back here when I was very young My older borther went back as soon as he could (with the Army) and has ben living in Munich for the past 30 yrs... he will probably never move back to the states....
Needless to say, I visit him (and the beer :D ) every chance I get!

Atleast you know where your ancestors came from

cnc66
02-11-2006, 08:21 AM
Atleast you know where your ancestors came from

you can too, here is a site, but I recommend going to your public library. There will be in one of them a group of old girls who LIVE to help people find their past. It can be fascinating. What started out as a casual inquiry into my families past has now become a history obsession. I am now sitting on the Board of Directors for two Historical Societies, one Museum, and my Counties Historic Preservation Board. I am now considered an authority on pioneer life in southeast Florida...all because I was curious.

The site;
http://www.genealogy.com/index_a.html

King Nate
02-11-2006, 08:44 AM
This thread reminds me of this...

http://germans.ytmnsfw.com/