Oct 4, 2017

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.

A friend whose hair, I think it’s fair to say, is receding faster than mine, has sent me a link for an Australian TV commercial that promises the wonders of “German engineering, for your hair”. A car could be a shoebox on wheels but with German engineering will purr like a pussy cat -- years of exposure to television advertising has taught us that. But German hair?

Something called “caffeine shampoo” that comes from an aerodynamic red-cap bottle purports to carry the secret of an eternal head-covering for men. The original version, going by YouTube, is English, and shows a suddenly caffeine-energised red hair pushing along a white background, like a sunburnt worm spiralling through a snowstorm. Well, if the Brits are dopey enough to vote for Brexit (delisting 60% of exports and blaming foreigners for it), they’re silly enough to still be making ads with guys in white lab coats talking animatedly about a computer graphic.

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7 thoughts on “Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

  1. paddy

    Thank you so much Richard. Amidst all the stress with dire happenings around the planet, that was a pure joy to read.

  2. zut alors

    Those German lift guys were impressive.

    An entertaining piece & a timely reminder there are other places on planet Earth apart from the USA. Thanks.

  3. jlgintheuk

    Enjoyed that a lot thank you!

  4. Kfix

    Loved this, thanks Richard.

    And good show Crikey, today’s issue has been a cracker. I love me some Rundle and Razer and BK, but like to see some different names in here.

  5. Peter Murphy

    More of this, please. A refreshing change of pace.

  6. pjp

    Enjoy München, it’s a wonderful city and the home to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung – one of the great newspapers of the (German-speaking) world. Keep up the German lessons and eventually you’ll understand why it is ‘das Maedchen’ – it’s really quite simple and makes sense once you know something about the language. But I won’t spoil your joy in discovering the wonders of German.

  7. AR

    That felt like a wander through the English Garden in Autumn.

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