OT: Jagermeister [was: Re: VCF Europa & My Appearance at Oxford]

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Tue Apr 25 08:06:19 2000

> >Oh christ.

> >One of my cars gets wrenched on by the guy who >maintains the Jaegermeister
> >934; one of the perks (or >perhaps a prerequisite) of the job appears to be
> >an >endless supply of Jagermeister and related banners, >glasses and the
> >like. There's a Jagermeister shrine of >sorts in one corner of the shop,
> >consisting of cases of >the stuff, a dedicated refrigerator filled with it,
> > >assorted dirty glasses and a 55-gallon drum which is >usually overflowing
> >with empty Jagermeister bottles >(which is a staggering sight).

> >Every time I collect my car after one of its multi->month sojourns in this
> >shop there's an obligatory >ritual of being offered a shot of this stuff
> >for the >road because, and I quote, "...it's completely >harmless...", an
> >assertion I find (literally) difficult >to swallow given that the stuff
> >seems to be composed of >equal parts herbal cough syrup and Draino.

> Harmless!?!?!? I don't see how that stuff is harmless! I don't know if you
> know this, but Jagermeister has a certain little opiate in it (I'm not
> kidding!) that makes you extremely violent. (If you've had too much, that
> is.)

It is, as halmless as any other mild alcoholic drink.
I may destroy a successfull German marketing scheme, but
Jaegermeister isn't that popular over here as in the US.
Only during recent times (maybe 2-3 years) they push it
again, and it's getting popular again among young folks,
while most still associate it with old retired tastless
kitsch. Well, sorry :)

And for the basics, Jaegermeister is supposed to be a
Magenbitter, a kind of drink after a big meal to help
your stomach work ... There are a lot of other brands


And BTW: During VCFe only beer will be served inside
the exhibitions, for alcoholic beverages you have to
wait for the evening - No, beer is not considered an
alcoholic drink - at least not here in Bavaria :))

VCF Europa am 29./30. April 2000 in Muenchen
Received on Tue Apr 25 2000 - 08:06:19 BST

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