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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. Daniel Harnatkiewicz

    Soon college students across the country with dislocated middle fingers will have Anderson Cooper to thank for the new drinking game! (just kidding Anderson)

    August 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  2. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    Geesh! That looks as competitive as the Hillary-Obama primaries contest.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  3. Bill, Lima, Peru

    Maybe we could just draw straws instead!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  4. Lauren C., Texas

    Whoever loses is Brat Worst

    August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  5. Alan Battin - Meford, NJ

    Before socialized health care, these German fingerhakeln spotters would have never been possible.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  6. Annie

    Join us at the German school for disc jockeys!
    *warning actual equipment not required*

    August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  7. Janine from PA.

    Our furniture can withstand any fingerhakein you put it through! So come on down to Kaj the furniture guy today!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  8. Becky in NY

    Leather, a strong table, and beer. Can it get any better?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  9. Steve Hamilton, Ontario Canada

    So your trying to tell me the winner gets to have a free beer with president. I might have to use a straw after this match

    August 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  10. Tommy Krauss

    Fingerhakeln: a new way to solve your disputes.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  11. Austin Bryant

    Tonight on UFC:

    Glenn Beck vs. Barney Frank!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  12. Marsha Meury

    The German "death panel" decision method.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  13. Paul - Bay Area, CA

    This Finger Ribbon pulling competition looks a lot easier than the one where the winner gets an I beat AC360 T-Shirt !!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  14. John, Fayetteville, AR

    this is what you boys get for shooting your middle finger at people on the 1st day of school!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  15. Mary

    Not the dueling finger fight. I said I was sorry for kissing your sister.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  16. Niena King

    "Actung! Pull meinen finger!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  17. Janine from PA.

    We say yes to public option! We say no to public option!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  18. Christine Minton

    "Keep pulling, keep pulling. Oh no! Phew! Who at the beans?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  19. Oliver Everhard

    Yet another push for bipartisan unity ends with screaming and middle fingers.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  20. Paul - Bay Area, CA

    In America we like to hide our problems under the table, not so easy to do in Germany !

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  21. Craig Monette

    The origination of the "pull my finger" farting game. WHO HAS THE FART SPRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Craig Monette
    Paragould, Arkansas

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  22. Kiana C.

    KEEP YOUR DAMN GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  23. Tarja, Finland

    Middle fingers put in a good use.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  24. Ken - Las Vegas

    "Hey, pull my finger" is just an old American joke!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  25. john nunez

    eh snikenkiehmer wish ya wienashnishel zsha!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  26. Allen Highnote, Long Beach CA

    Hey, that's my lederhosen ribbon. Give it back.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  27. T. Fisher

    "If that thumb strap breaks, you buy the first beer, ya?"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  28. Dan,Illinois

    Nein,Your going to take your shots and your gonna like it!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  29. Isabel • Brazil

    Germans showing to President Obama how to survive the Obama's Waterloo.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  30. Roxanne Sieg

    Gives new meaning to the phrase "pull my finger."

    August 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  31. Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    Now, if you'd just hold still, boys, the moyle will be here any moment.

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    August 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  32. Lucho Prugue

    OH NO!!! I LEFT THE BABY IN THE CAR!!!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  33. Amir Schangali, SAN DIEGO, CA

    We have no problems with this as long as they only hook their "middle fingers" and not their (let imagination mind go wild with this one) ... Yes to same sex Fingerhakeln.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  34. Katy Giglio (Phoenix, AZ)

    Another trust exercise gone terribly wrong.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  35. Crystal

    No politics, just rules. Leather straps 10cm long, a table 79 cm high, 74 cm wide and 109 cm long, stools 40 by 40 cm, 48 cm high. PULL MY FINGER.

    Crystal
    Escanba MI

    August 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  36. Jon G

    The kings men gather around Humpty Dumpty before his great fall.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  37. Joe, Bayfield, Ontario , Canada

    Gentleman, OK,gehen lassen ... Es ist nur eine US-Dollar
    Gentleman, OK,let go... it's is only an American dollar.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  38. MARY BOZEMAN

    Germany new law reform to giving a motorist the middle finger. If They Stick it Up.... You Pull It Out Law.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  39. Christopher C. Odom

    Wall Street CEOs battle over the Federal government's "Billionaire Bailout Bonus" giveaway program.

    –Christopher C. Odom, Nashville, Tennessee

    August 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  40. Elisabeth

    The Germans give the finger to preexisting conditions.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  41. Bill, Lima, Peru

    Good thing it’s not a Scottish event.
    Talk about Celtic Bird enhancement!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  42. Isabel • Brazil

    German demonstrating how to make a quiet Town Hall.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  43. Bill

    Good thing it's not a Scottish event.
    Talk about Celtic Bird enhancement!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  44. Skip Bensley

    Co contestants wait to be tagged in this now defunct German sport.
    Sadly the the german version of the UFC fell flat on its face when contestants doned lederhosen instead of unitards and the octagon was
    littered with kitchen furniture and frilly blue and white crepe.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  45. MARY BOZEMAN

    TRUST Seminar – Fall back and I will catch you....really

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  46. Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    We shouldn't have volunteered to test Cheney's new interrogation method!

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  47. Allen Highnote, Long Beach CA

    Go ahead, pull my finger.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  48. Steve S

    Sarah Palin's interpretation of a "Death Panel"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  49. kflom

    "pull my finger" has never been so well received

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  50. JackieB

    "Whoever wins gets a free AK 47 to carry to the next healthcare protest"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
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