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Sunday, June 11, 2006

"King of Beers" at the World Cup: HAIKUS by Tom Devaney 

Budweiser is the official beer at World Cup stadiums; it's not going over well with the locals.

For more details read the article in today Philly Inquirer: "In the land of Oktoberfest, World Cup fans are hopping mad."

Here are a few haiku-like poems I've just written using some language from the article:

In the boisterous beer hall,
the patrons cry:
Spuelwasser! (Dishwater!)

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"Pouring rights" $40 mill,
12 World Cup stadiums;
anti-Bud sites flourish

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Local pilsners VS. Bud draft:
German soccer fans swell--
BUDWEISER!

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Behind only the Czechs,
Germans love their beer.

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Global media sports
marketing VEEP says:
"We're proud of Budweiser,
what it's about" CHOICES!

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At Munich: Germany pitted
against Costa Rica; silence
in the Hofbrauhau House.

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In historic Bavarian beer halls,
new beer-drinking songs:
Tastes Great! Less Filling!

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At concession stands
one concession: a bit
for Bit Beer!

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A matter of taste.
A toast, the local
Weissbier is no more!


--TOM DEVANEY

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