Drink More Beer
Today is the beginning of the world’s biggest beer festival in Munich, Germany. For 16 days millions of people from all over the world will cram into a 42 hectare site to eat, drink, and be very merry.

US President Obama might want to take a lesson from the Bavarians on job creation. From the Montreal Gazette:

Across the country, the economic impact of beer is enormous, with breweries responsible for 30,000-plus jobs. When you add in supply industry jobs, retail positions and hospitality employment attributed to the industry, beer becomes responsible for more than half a million jobs in Germany, generating a value-added impact of $18.7 billion, according to a 2009 Ernst & Young report.

Anyway, this is the time of year my brother starts reminiscing about the time he and a couple of his friends went to the great beer festival in Munich. For some reason all I can picture is Chevy Chase doing the ‘schuhplattler’ in the 1985 movie, European Vacation:

Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO93OT3P30g