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Old 07-20-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Daaaas Boot Challenge!!!!!!!

OK so i know what your thinking .... DAAAASS Boot?? First off have you seen Beer Fest? If not stop were you are , go out and rent this movie its funny as all get out and plays a vital part to the challenge.

So now thats outta the way I challenge anyone to defeat my record for DAAAAAS BOOOOOOOT! I have completed 3 not 1 not 2 but 3 complete Das Boots in under 2 1/2 hours and held my own, not to mention 2 keg stands and some southern comfort but we cant all get sh*t faced and go into beast mode. So if you can do it and you think your worthy of being one of the elite. Drink your boots and eat your veggies because to attempt to break the record your going to have to drink 6 liters of beer. The standard boot found online is 2liters just like the Coca-Cola bottle so if you dont have a boot lol then you know what to do.

lol just take pictures and share them with us on http://brudat.webs.com/ we would appreciate it.

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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It is odd that das boot is a familiar phrase to Americans primarily because of a certain movie (and apparently secondarily because of the aforementioned different movie which I have not seen) and yet people can't seem to figure out that it doesn't mean the boot.

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:05 AM   #3
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then what does das boot mean?

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The Boat... the movie was about U-Boats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Boot

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:17 AM   #5
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It is odd that das boot is a familiar phrase to Americans primarily because of a certain movie (and apparently secondarily because of the aforementioned different movie which I have not seen) and yet people can't seem to figure out that it doesn't mean the boot.

The first movie was a huge hit (I'm pretty sure it's still in the top-5 grossing foreign language films in the USA in all of history), and made people associate "Das Boot" with "the boat"; nobody who's seen it thinks of "the boot". It was also one of the most important movies in any language in terms of sound engineering.

The second (aforementioned different) movie was a lesser hit, but a huge hit in the beer-drinking sub-portion of society, and used "Das Boot" to mean "the glass boot" that you drink beer out of--though it had a pretty significant submarine scene as a nod to the first movie.

It was also a lot more recent, so anyone under about 30 years old is much more likely to have seen it than the first movie. But Beerfest made it clear that Das Boot means "the boat" with those sub scenes. You'd have to be pretty drunk or high when watching it not to pick up on that (even as a monolingual American). I assume that "Das Boot" as a reference is usually an ironic nod to the climactic scene, not simple ignorance.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:42 AM   #6
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If you were only right...unfortunately, it's still about ignorance...

Too many Americans (the ugly ones) don't think twice about butchering another country's words and traditions for their own means, even for humor.

"Das Boot" means the boat. In this case it was a U-boot (Unterwasser boot/Underwater boat, or what we call a "submarine").

The drinking "boot" is actually called a "Seidl" or "Seidel", both pronounce sigh-del) depending on country and dialect.

Correctly, it's called "das Seidl".

And to the younger people...Jagermeister is not a drink to be chugged at the bar. It's an after dinner drink that aids in digesting your meal.

As someone who lived in Germany for 9 years (and have visited there another 4-5 times on vacation) I've learned to appreciate all they had to offer.
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"Das Boot" means the boat. In this case it was a U-boot (Unterwasser boot/Underwater boat, or what we call a "submarine").
Yeah, that's well-known and Beerfest makes an obvious reference to it with their own submarine scene long before the climactic drinking "boot" scene.

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Correctly, it's called "das Seidl".
Yep, but in English it's an obvious pun that's reasonably exploited for comedy.

The whole joke in Beerfest doesn't make any sense if you don't know that "Das Boot" means "the boat". They wouldn't have used it as a joke if Wolfgang Petersen hadn't hugely popularized it to the point that most viewers understand it--without that understanding, it isn't really a joke.

And we're talking about a director who's hugely popular in the US--In the Line of Fire, the Perfect Storm, Air Force One, Outbreak, and a bunch of other movies have grossed hundreds and hundreds of millions. It's not like some unknown foreign filmmaker--for better or worse, his works are probably better known among modern US audiences than Wim Winders, Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Jean Pierre Jeunet, and 4-5 other great foreign directors _combined_.
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If you want to get really technical a Seidel would be a dimpled/handled glass. At least according to my German mother-in-law. She calls the boot a "Stiefel Glas."

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I stand corrected...I am drinking out of a seidl right now. Your MIL is correct and I used the wrong word. Mea culpa...

SummerH, the meaning behind the thought still stand. And yes, I've seen the movie...it is funny, but not humorous in my boot, I mean book. Too many stereotypical exaggerations grasping for a laugh. Ja, das ist funny...nicht!

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That was one of the first things she said when she saw our current place and I had all my glassware on display... "No Stiefel?" I had to rack my brain back to high school to figure out what she was saying.

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