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August 19th, 2009
04:58 PM ET

Beat 360° – 08/19/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Two men compete during the traditional German 'Fingerhakeln' championships on August 15, 2009 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Two opponents sit on a table and hook their middlefingers into a leather ribbon and try to pull the other one over the table. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Candy Crowley

Senate Human Resources Department meets disaster when "Costume Day" fails to ease tensions inside the finance committee.

Viewer:

Shawn D Shaw, Los Angeles

Wolf Blitzer invites cnn co-workers over for games and sauerbraten

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (440 Responses)
  1. TJ Smith

    You will not leave the table until you finish your beer!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  2. Crystal Newman

    Is it too late to mention I had extra onions with my kraut? You might not want to pull so hard.

    Crystal Newman
    Chattanooga, TN

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  3. Retta Crawford

    The Germans add new meaning the the Middle Finger"Salute...

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  4. Ryan

    Beavis and Butthead pose for BEERFEST 2 movie trailer...

    Butthead: "Hey Beavis, Pull my Finger."
    Beavis: "No way dude, You pull MY Finger, heh heh. Fartknocker"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  5. Ruy

    Another succesfull meeting of the "death panel".

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  6. Jhon Tafur, Colombia

    Are we gonna need a masculinity test after this?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  7. Steve Sonderman

    A dark day in German history – the beginning of the Great Thumb War of 2009.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  8. Ian Anderson

    If only Obama could bring his beer summits here...

    August 19, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  9. Eric Wichita Ks.

    European testing of the new Victorias Secret military grade bra straps started this week.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  10. Susanna B

    The Tiny Tug of War Lederhosen World Championship

    August 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  11. Lisa Williams, New Braunfels, TX

    Here - pull my finger ...

    August 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  12. Emily Frye, Dallas, TX

    The loser will be auctioned off with the remainder of the Michael Jackson Estate.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  13. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz CA

    Ya do da "Shin Wack" fer da hand der fair maiden, Ve do da Fingerhakeln.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  14. Ryan

    I think your fingerhakeln is caught in my lederhosen.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  15. Anthonia-California

    "This wasn't my idea of a German beerfest!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  16. Donna Kennedy

    Where's Captain Hook when you need him!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  17. Adina

    I guess the line "Pull my finger" is international.

    BRONX, NY

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  18. Gordon (Fort Myers, Florida)

    Dies ist, wie wir uns den Finger in Deutschland geben.

    Translation:

    This is how we give eachother the finger in Germany.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  19. Kahin Nashville, TN

    This is why Heidi left the mountains, too much guy on guy action!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  20. Isabel • Brazil

    AC360 staff in a moment of pure relaxation.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  21. kent magionos

    I've heard of ways to pass gas, but this looks painful!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  22. Anthonia-California

    The Germans try to demonstrate how the American goverment should work out their Health Care reform.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  23. Wally Walburg from Toronto, Canada

    In Germany, people use their middle fingers for many things other than that one very common purpose often seen in road rages here in the U.S. and Canada.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  24. Cheri

    Hey! Pull my finger!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  25. Kara from McCammon, Idaho

    Your health insurance company deciding when you are in enough pain.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  26. FRED THEOBALD

    Undt you think Obama is a nazi? Try this!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  27. Wally Walburg from Toronto, Canada

    In Germany, people use their middle fingers many things other than that one very common purpose often seen in road rages here in the U.S. and Canada.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  28. Kahin M.

    This is why Heidi left the mountains, too much guy on guy action.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  29. Gina--Los Angeles, CA

    Germans reenact Octo Mom having her babies.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  30. JC- Los Angeles

    A recently released picture of how the IRS was able to get taxes out of Timothy Geithner.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  31. FRED THEOBALD

    You think Obama is a Nazi? Try this!!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  32. Anthony Ledezma

    Maybe we should have a drinking limit , or at least floor mats.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  33. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz CA

    In hopes of it making to as a new Olympic event, Germans demonstrate the art of ‘Fingerhakeln’ to Olympic Officials.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  34. Isabel • Brazil

    Sock's new model suggested by Erica for Anderson!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  35. Wally Walburg from Toronto, Canada

    The prize for winning this competition is a prosthetic middle finger.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  36. Nan in Wenatchee

    Who knew the middle finger could be an extreme sport?

    August 19, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  37. Wally Walburg from Toronto, Canada

    An effective way of settling differences between two parties.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  38. Orla Stuart, CA

    To da dudes behind the "fighters:" "Catch us if you can!"

    August 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  39. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Who says the Germans aren't good at sports?!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  40. Barbara Boyd----Whites Creek, TN

    The CNN stage hands will do anything for beer.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  41. Wally Walburg from Toronto, Canada

    Injuries resulted from weird and whacky sports are covered under their public health plan.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  42. Joseph Murphy of San Francisco

    Tom Delay's next challenge after "Dancing With The Stars".

    August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  43. Sheila Stuart, CA

    Wolf & Anderson fight for the fair maiden Erica Hill.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  44. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Duetschmaenner do their impressions of their president after George W. Bush rubbed her shoulders.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  45. Isabel • Brazil

    Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper discussing the best way to conduct political discussions.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  46. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Auf Duetsch, bitte! Kein Englisch sprechen!

    August 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  47. Janine from PA.

    This is how we celebrate Janine from Pa's birthday.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  48. An

    Hi Anderson!

    I love you so much and with all the deepest sharing I ever have I wish for givings to you!

    I love you so much!

    An.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  49. Janine from PA.

    Is it Octoberfest yet?

    August 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  50. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz, CA

    One finger salute diplomacy.

    August 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
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