Monday, 26 September 2011

Octoberfest 2011!

So octoberfest is finally here... Its been open around 7 days now and I've been twice! so thought Id make a post letting you all know how amazing the experience was!

 For those of you living under a rock, Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day beer festival held annually in Munich, running from late September to the first weekend in October. Only beer which is brewed within the city limits of Munich is allowed to be served in this festival. A litre jug of beer, called a "Mass", is expensive at 8,90 €.

In 2010 beer consumption hit a new record of a staggering 7 million Litres, drinking performance was on form as usual, with visitors guzzling down an average of 1.1 litres each during the two-week event.

                                        Octoberfest waitresses carry upwards of 5 beers at a time!
                                                    with each glass weighing approx. 6lbs.

We arrived in munich at 10am to find that majority of the streets and train station was already flooded with people marching towards the festival. As we arrived at the entrance, there was already evidence of people being extremely drunk after carrying crates of beer on the train! Luckily we arrived just as a large family were leaving so we managed to secure a spot... Unlike previous years in octoberfest beers were also being served to people standing up (Normally you must find a seat before drinking). By mid-day and €60 down (6 Lires of beer) We decided to stumble around the attractions and see what germany had to offer female wise (they offer alot let me assure you)

                                                      German Girls wearing traditional dirndles

By 5pm and after lurking around in the boiling sun meeting people from all over the globe and one of our friends being completely unconsious we decided to try make our way home! Luckily enough we had one sober person with us so we managed to get home just fine!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

MR O 2011

So the olympia is over and as many guessed Phil Heath beat offstage friend and onstage rival Jay Cutler, a four time Mr. Olympia.

                                                                Champion Phil Heath

Cutler took second place, third place was awarded to Kai Greene. Victor Martinez grabbed fourth and Dennis Wolf took a disappointing fifth. 2008 Mr O. Dexter jackson who robbed cutler of his 3rd year as Mr.O placed 6th.

                                                               Jay and Phill before the olympia

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Arrested for Trolling?!

So guys Im back after a few weeks of not posting... The reason for this being I was busy irl as the german beer tents are now opening up so tis party time over here atm.

While browing the internet today I came across a news report of somebody who was arrested for "Trolling"

An internet ‘troll’ who posted vile abuse on Facebook memorial sites dedicated to dead children was jailed yesterday.
Sean Duffy caused ‘untold distress’ by mocking a 15-year-old schoolgirl who committed suicide,  leaving obscene messages and videos on a condolence page set up by her family.
The 25-year-old – the son of a BBC comedy writer who worked with Terry Wogan – also hijacked tribute websites of three other children he had never met.
In one of the first cases of its kind, the autistic loner was sentenced to 18 weeks behind bars and banned from using social networking sites for five years.

Now my personal view of this is that even tho he said some pretty abusive stuff it is still within his rights to post these comments (Free speach) And so the policing of the last free media begins, how do you decide what is offensive and what isnt? and who gets to decide? as everybody has different views . True what this kid has done is terrible, but facebook and youtube both have "flag" systems where abusive and offensive materials are reviewed and if needed removed. Things like this are just laying down the foundation for England to turn out like china. Jail time for something like this is silly, it takes up court time and tax payers money, a trip to the police station and a 5 year ban of internet would of been a much better way to handle this, the kid will never be able to get a job after this, why destroy another life of some one so young?

the removal and policing of freedom of speech on the Internet is becoming a real worry. There are real reasons for this - the paid media does not like the freedom and anonomity of the Internet, and perceives it as a threat. They collude with governments to police the Internet, so that the real truths cannot be made public, and we can only see the truths published in the paid media that the government and media want us to see. Consider wikileaks. Real journalism. Not the BS crap that the paid media presents to us. True, what this guy has done is horrid, but it is not worth a jail sentence.