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Dirk Nowitzki Eats German Sausage in Bank Commercial, Vegetarians Freak Out (video)
NBC Sports ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | Ben Chew

Posted on 01/16/2012 7:14:58 PM PST by nickcarraway

Recently, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki did an advertisement with Ing-Diba bank in his native home of Germany.

The commercial shows Dirk entering a butcher’s shop and being offered some wurst sausage from behind the counter.

At first glance, it appears that the advertisement is harmless enough but for some reason, German vegetarians were not pleased with Dirk chowing down on meat:

In the shop an elderly lady behind the counter gives Nowitzki a slice of wurst to sample. A propos of wurst-eating she asks him: “What did we always used to say?” she asks the 2.13 meter (7-foot) basketball whiz just as he is about to munch his sausage. “So you grow big and strong,” Nowitzki replies.

First impressions of the ad are that it is folksy and nostalgic. But take a second look and that’s when it hits. What is the butcher shop lady giving the player recently voted German Athlete of the Year? Wurst! Dead and ground-up animal! It was enough to unleash a barrage of complaints by vegetarians on the bank’s Facebook page. The bank responded by appealing to followers to deal with the issue with the “greatest possible respect.”

So, I guess we still live in a world that an NBA Finals MVP can’t eat Wurst sausage in a commercial without someone freaking out:


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: animalsaredelicious; europeanunion; germany; peta

1 posted on 01/16/2012 7:15:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway. Vegetarian assholes ping.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 7:25:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: nickcarraway
Well, kudos to him!
May all the vegetarians of this wunnderul MEAT-EATING world get stuck in a very deep, cold refrigerator drawer and ROT.
3 posted on 01/16/2012 7:25:53 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway
Schnitzengruben?


4 posted on 01/16/2012 7:27:23 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: nickcarraway

So they freaked out. So what? Let them shriek.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 7:34:17 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: nickcarraway
Ben Chew

Gotta be a pseudonym.

6 posted on 01/16/2012 7:36:23 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: nickcarraway

I prefer my beef steaks cooked medium rare. That’s when they are the juiciest. Nothing is better than eating a good steak across the table from a vegetarian trying to enjoy a chunk of bean curd or textured gluten.

And then there is bacon.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 7:36:59 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL


8 posted on 01/16/2012 7:40:17 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: nickcarraway

Dirk took a turn for the wurst.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 7:45:07 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nickcarraway

Look folks, those people probably hate blue skies, too. I mean, c’mon! They are probably brain damaged. Brain injury is tragic, but let’s not let them dictate public policy or anything like that.

German sausage is pretty good stuff. Tried to smuggle some home with me when rotating back to the states. They believe in _fresh_ sausage, as in, made that morning.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 7:50:26 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: nickcarraway

I hear that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 7:54:40 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway
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12 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: nickcarraway

Eating sausage in a Metzgerei is controversial!!!?

Let me rephrase that - eating sausage anywhere in Germany is controversial!!!?

Germany has turned into one freaky place.


13 posted on 01/16/2012 8:13:07 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody ought to remind these numbnuts that Schickelgruber was a vegetarian.


14 posted on 01/16/2012 8:15:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nickcarraway

It does a body good. Especially with a bit of good Bavarian mustard and a side of red cabbage.

15 posted on 01/16/2012 8:15:32 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the wurst ad of all time!


16 posted on 01/16/2012 8:28:09 PM PST by bigbob
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To: nickcarraway

Sausage and mustard.

Oh yeah.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 8:29:55 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Last Dakotan

15 is my limit on Schnitengruben, baby....


18 posted on 01/16/2012 8:50:56 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Last Dakotan

LOL


19 posted on 01/16/2012 9:00:47 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Born to Conserve

Bacon is evil, our own President will not eat it. Something about unclean.....


20 posted on 01/16/2012 9:17:55 PM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: Born to Conserve
I prefer my beef steaks cooked medium rare. That’s when they are the juiciest. Nothing is better than eating a good steak across the table from a vegetarian trying to enjoy a chunk of bean curd or textured gluten.

And then there is bacon.

Or even better - combine the two.

Bacon wrapped fillet...mmmmm.

21 posted on 01/16/2012 9:41:17 PM PST by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: nickcarraway

Opa's Sausage - Fredericksburg TX

22 posted on 01/16/2012 9:46:00 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

This story made me hungry, Texas venison sausage wrapped in applewood smoked bacon.


23 posted on 01/16/2012 10:28:51 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Dirk could have used more sausage tonight.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 10:30:01 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Testicular fortitude.


25 posted on 01/16/2012 10:32:05 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Born to Conserve

Yummm.....


26 posted on 01/16/2012 10:44:25 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: MaxMax

Of course, Fat Khloe probably ate all of the sausage before Dirk had a chance.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 10:50:45 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Liberty Valance; Black Agnes
looks great..on.grilled or red beans and rice..those settlers in TX Hill Country prolly know how but good

these are only sold at Holiday Season from October to New Years

Rice's Country Hams..Mt Juliet TN...best ham sausages I have ever had

Wilson Meats in Crystal Springs MS Hot Hickory Smoked Link Sausage...another standout


28 posted on 01/16/2012 10:51:13 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Antonello

Looks like Gorgonzola or Bleu Cheese on top of the filet. At a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse you could have that filet with a heap of jumbo lump crabmeat on top, with Bernaise Sauce over that.

Ooooohh Baby!


29 posted on 01/16/2012 10:59:49 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Antonello

With Stilton and on mushrooms. Heaven on a plate!


30 posted on 01/17/2012 6:24:56 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: cloudmountain

Why is it your business what others do or don’t eat? Hypocritical.


31 posted on 01/17/2012 5:14:56 PM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: dervish
Why is it your business what others do or don’t eat? Hypocritical.

This article is about EATING sausage. What's so hard for you to understand?
ABSURD reply to me, lol.
Get a life!

And what is so "hypocritical" about talking sausage on a post about sausage?? Geezlaweez.

32 posted on 01/17/2012 5:21:48 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: dervish
And if you didn't see any of my intended humor, then may YOU sit in a cold refrigerator drawer and rot. :o)

What kind of dervish are you? Dancing, whirling, singing, traveling, what kind besides a non-meat-eater? Is there a sect of vegetarian dervishes?

33 posted on 01/17/2012 5:26:13 PM PST by cloudmountain
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