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  • ed gee
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    Originally posted by gh
    Len Deighton passes off the jelly donut story as gospel in one of his spy books (the Game-Set-Match series I think).
    Since Berlin Game was w/in arm's reach and I remembered the above reference being fairly early in the book, it did not take long to find the following:
    'Ich bin ein Berliner.' I said. It was a joke. A Berliner is a doughnut. The day after President Kennedy made his famous proclamation, Berlin cartoonists had a field day with talking doughnuts.
    Cannot immediately recall any other JFK Berliner references in Deighton's three Bernard Samson trilogies.

    My significant other is from the former West-Berlin and thus speaks Berlinerisch.
    She insists that JFK's Deutsch was correct and her perspective is essentially the same as in my earlier link.

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  • gh
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    No, people from Vienna (wieners) are a kind of sausage :-)

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  • AthleticsInBritain
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    I was told the gaffe story in history at school (but then our teacher was a bona fide communist), but that that a Berliner was a type of German sausage.

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  • gh
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    Len Deighton passes off the jelly donut story as gospel in one of his spy books (the Game-Set-Match series I think).

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  • ed gee
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    The runner up was a jelly donut.

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/histor ... rliner.htm

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  • lonewolf
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    Certainly not the worst major meet mascot we have seen in recent years.

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  • Paul Henry
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    Originally posted by tandfman
    Originally posted by Flumpy
    What on earth is that?

    It's hideous.
    http://www.slate.com/?id=2075293
    Marlow, I have not laughed as hard all year until I looked at that "bad boy". As if the masoct weren't already butt-ugly, check the ridiculous bargain store
    dollar-sale pose. Dr. Seus could not derive that thing!!

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  • polevaultpower
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    Lukas pointed out to me that a bear is also the mascot for the city of Berlin.

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  • polevaultpower
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    I pity the intern in Indianapolis who has to go around wearing that costume. I don't think I saw him in Eugene, did anyone else?

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Flumpy
    What on earth is that?

    It's hideous.
    http://www.slate.com/?id=2075293

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  • Flumpy
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    What on earth is that?

    It's hideous.

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  • Marlow
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    But the question is: does it surpass the inimitable appeal of this bad boy?

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  • tandfman
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    I do too, But it really doesn't matter whether we here like it. What matters is whether Berliners and their children like it. I haven't the slightest idea of how it will appeal to the people it needs to appeal to. (That having been said, I should add that I have no reason to think that it wouldn't appeal to them--it seems like an attractive mascot.)

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  • DentyCracker
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    I too, like it

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  • croflash
    started a topic Mascot for Berlin unveiled

    Mascot for Berlin unveiled

    http://www.iaaf.org/WCH09/news/kind=100 ... 48999.html

    I like it.
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