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Old 11th September 2008, 13:43   #736
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Wow those beer glasses look nice. I can't make my mind on which one is better looking - The tall ones or the curved ones.
The tall ones are Alkohol-Frei Still like them?
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Old 11th September 2008, 14:21   #737
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Sam, you show us countries and places better than any show on 'Travel & Living' or 'Nat Geo'. You are a natural story teller - your kids are going to love you for your stories (and much more )
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Amongst the other great buildings in this area is Potsdamer Platz Eins, the Kolhoff Building.
The top of this building is the Panorama Punkt. What is also super special about this building is that it holds the fastest elevator in Europe, built by Thyssen Krupp.
The prospect of getting up to the viewing platform in a matter of a few seconds excites me.
Soon I am clutching my ticket and Enschuldiguning and Danke Schöning my way into the lift.
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And here's my ticket
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Old 11th September 2008, 16:49   #739
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Default YetiBlog® - 30th Aug 2008 - The Great Gustavo

While we're chilling and enjoying the street performances, I hear someone call out in English.

The Great Gustavo(that's what he said his name was) was funny from the minute you looked at him. He was cheeky and funny and bawdy with some very bad german, lol.

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We stood around for a while and I interacted with him a few times.

Ladies and Gentlemen now I will stand on my head, when I raise my arm I want you to say OOOHHH
When I raise my leg I want you to say AAAHHH


The crowd and us played along, it was great fun.

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He was more of a bumbling anti-performer, using clumsiness as his humour. After he had been horribly clumsy for a while he made his anouncement.

Ladies and Gentleman, for my last act I will set myself on FIRE!!

Silence.

Ladies and Gentleman, for my last act I will set myself on FIRE!!

Sam: WHOOOHOOO YAY!!! Clapping loudly.
Gustavo: HEY!!! Mock-frowning at me. Give a guy a break willya?

Gustavo: And I will also be tied up. Wicked face. KINNNKY.
Sam: WOOOHOOO, YAYYYY!!!
Gustavo: Aha, you like that don't you?

While it was great fun taking the p**s out of him, he had his little revenge.
He looked at me from his little stage.

Sir, you, sir could you raise your hand as high as possible? I want you to hold your fingers up straight and your thumb at a right angle to them and keep your palm as high as possible.

You ma'm could you do the same as him?
Pointing to another lady on the far right.

I giggle nervously as I hold my hand as high as I can, expecting him to throw something.

AND NOW, ladies and gentlemen, for my next VERY dangerous act I need 2 volunteers.
He looks through the crowd and straight at me standing there with my hand held up as high as I can hold it.

Oh Sir, thank you so much for volunteering.

The crowd bursts out laughing. It is good humour for sure.

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We have a great time with the Great Gustavo, things do go wrong as he *** the lady to press play on his little iPod nano for his finale, but she pulls out the cable by mistake and there he is, standing, with his legs on fire looking helplessly while she yanks out the audio cables from his little amplifier.

I guess luck was on his side, because I reconnect everything back in a jiffy for him.
He then dances like Elvis on burning stilts and does the disco to "Burn, Baby Burn, Disco Inferno"
He is stupid and hilarious.

After the show he asks for money. Of course.

ladies and Gentlemen, I come all the way from Canada. Please give me money I want to go home.
If you have no money, it is fine, thanks for enjoying the show.

But if you do have money...

BLinking hard and fast at everyone.
I have a photographic memory and I have taken your pictures in my mind and I will find you! And I will hunt you down and marry your daughters!!

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Team-Bhpians, let's hear it for The Great Gustavo!!!
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the gustavo act was good -- its wierd that only a dozen indians were needed to put a dent to the german efficiency engine( no offence meant to anyone)
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Old 11th September 2008, 17:03   #741
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So, in order to survive in life people do many dirty, immoral things. I put pictures of cars, lol.

Paapi thread ka sawaal hai, oohoooooo

Paapi thread ka sawaal hai

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Old 11th September 2008, 17:16   #742
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Man fifty pages and still counting!!
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Shoe Polish anyone?

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Is it just possible that they may have slightly miscalculated the length of those skirts?

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Did anyone call The Yeti® a BIG GUY?
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Old 11th September 2008, 17:39   #744
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Default Car Hi-Fi Berlin

Some nice audio demo cars

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Is it just possible that they may have slightly miscalculated the length of those skirts?
LOL. Talk about cheeky pics!
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Old 11th September 2008, 20:22   #746
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Default YetiBlog® - 30th August 2008 - The evening party

It is the last evening for all our guests and colleagues. After this the Indians will return and I will stay on.

We have a grand night planned ahead of us at Club Felix.

Club Felix is a typical super-posh Berlin club where you find long lines with lots of cool guys and many pretty young things waiting even at 3am.
We do not intend to wait till 3am, we're quite tired.

Just like last year, the crowd is not allowed on the floor as we have our special sit down dinner.

Later the gates open up and the Berlin wildlife joins us for a crazy night full of drinks and parrty. We have our special wristbands on, the ones that promise us free drinks all night and I take full advantage of them by downing many Jägermeister-Bulls as I can hold, lol.
It is a great fun night. I offer you some drunken photos taken with my Blackberry.

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BEFORE

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AFTER, LOL

It is a crazy night and I dance my boots off as does TheOne®. We leave before 2, the line outside to get in is still incredible.
She and I say goodbye to all the Indians obviously having a great time inside the club. No sleep for these guys tonight, their flight takes off at 6am, check-in is at 4am, straight after the party.

It's been a long and tiring day. But tomorrow, Sunday is not a holiday :(
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Old 11th September 2008, 20:44   #747
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Default YetiBlog® - 31st Aug 2008

I'm the last Indian left at IFA2008.

I wake up late, miss breakfast and visit the show. Today is not the day to make pictures of the JBL/Harman booth. Too many people. I decide to take a quick look at the show.

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After about 2 hours I wander out into the Sommergarten, join all the lovely people in some sun-soaked beers.

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Amazing travelogue and pictures as usual. Thanks for sharing.
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Default Our Booth - some pictures

I have hundreds of pictures of the Harman/JBL/Infinity/AKG booth which was about 4000square metres (!!) big. I'll keep posting them in between.

Here is the first lot of 10.

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A few more photos for you

Then I will continue with the story.

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