Video: Oktoberfest 2012 – Our First Encounter with a German-Speaking Werewolf

This is a video I recorded shortly after we arrived at the Hannover Oktoberfest. It features a haunted house ride, at the top of which is a giant, talking werewolf.

I was entranced by the way his animatronic mouth kept opening and closing. It was hypnotic, especially because he was speaking German with some kind of ghoulish, Transylvanian accent. I don’t think Germans fully appreciate the menace their language can inflict upon American ears. There’s nothing else like it; when Americans hear a few harshly spoken German words, we know something really bad is about to happen.

But don’t get me wrong; everything about my wife is beautiful — her country, her culture… everything. It’s just that her native tongue is the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of my nightmares.

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17 responses to “Video: Oktoberfest 2012 – Our First Encounter with a German-Speaking Werewolf

  1. Egad! You’re right! It’s FAR more menacing in German!


  2. i tell my german friend this all the time… looool. xo, sm


  3. and hey, what do you think of this ‘wordads’ that you’re working? does it work for you? I’m so curious. sm


    • I think WordAds are obnoxious as hell. Ugly and intrusive. However, I told myself I’d try them out for a year and see what happens.

      I’ve had them for 7 months, and earned about $36 so far. You won’t be given a check until you make $100. You can turn them on, see what it’s like, and turn them off. No big deal.

      The way I look at it? I’m going to write this blog no matter what. I love doing it. Might as well explore every opportunity it brings, because it’s going to continue for as long as I enjoy doing it.

      You know?


  4. Werewolves – German or otherwise – rule! Great work!


  5. Very funny!
    BTW are you watching American Shows or movies that dubbed in German?



  6. I agree…that makes it scarier. Better you than me! I never thought they would combine the Oktoberfest with Halloween. That sounds wacky, too!


  7. OMG – If you could see me sitting here, nodding at your blog post and laughing. You’re sooooooo right!! LOL


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