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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. Christine

    I thought I'd be impressing a lass... not 'falling' into some guy with calf socks!!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  2. Vicky M., Windsor,Calif

    Who knew Chiropractic adjustments could be so cheap?!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Debby Rusovick, Queen Creek, Arizona

    Wonder which type of health care plan the loser will use?

    August 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  4. Christian von Glasow

    Fritz, your middle finger ist strong - Jah? Nein Helmut – just long :-))!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  5. Divya Kumar Tampa FL

    obama bends over backwards for healthcare....what's this guy's reason?!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  6. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Harvard once again loses to MIT.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  7. Stan, Canada

    This is the most painful and hopefully least smelly depiction of "pull my finger" I've ever seen.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  8. Beverly Nelson

    Obviously Michelle Obama models shorts much better than we do.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  9. Sophia - Texas

    L'eggo my Eggo!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  10. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    In the immortal thoughts of Jackson's son as Michael held him out from the balcony, "Hold on!"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  11. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    I watched Fingerhakeln at the Octoberfest in Munich and all I brought back was my dignity.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  12. Tobi McKinley,Groves, Tx., United States

    DUDEEEEEEEE, WHAT D YOU EAT????? cause the whole pull my finger thing see

    August 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  13. DJ Walker

    Nein Mine!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  14. Barbara C. Oliver

    "Hans!" "Yes, Franz?" "Keep pulling, Hans!!! If we win, our ribbon will be tied around Mrs. Obama's waist! Her shorts need adornment!"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  15. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Yes, Gurt, everybody else sees you as a winner too. No, really.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  16. Tobi McKinley,Groves, Tx., United States

    DUUUUDEEEEEE, WHAT'D YOU EAT?

    August 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  17. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    So, the root of the word WANKER is German?

    August 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  18. Keri

    Good Heavens if Obama were here we would atleast be drinking beer!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  19. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Move along, folks, nothing gay to see here.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  20. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    After several years of participation in the sport, Cyrano de Bergerac finally became capable of scratching one particularly annoying itch.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm |
  21. Amanda Hope Darby - Florence, Alabama

    No one expected town hall rallies to revert to such childish displays, and the losers were sent to their rooms with no filibustering.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  22. Valarie C. Des Moines, IA

    Republicans voting on Healthcare Reform.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  23. Valarie C. Des Moines, IA

    " Are you sure this is what we have to do to get on "America's Got Talent?"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  24. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Ironically, the winner feasts on jerky.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm |
  25. Sarah - California

    Look, as average German men attempt to creatively explain to the public how in America the tax payers are always there to catch their bickering and grappling politicians whenever they fall.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  26. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Earlier, if someone had claimed such a sport existed I would have said it was kind of a stretch.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  27. John Miami, Fl

    "Germans get fingers stuck in Chinese finger trap."

    August 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  28. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    I wish the source of my own stress was this easy to identify.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  29. Warren Alexander

    German Unions make workers use only one finger.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  30. Ethan Deitrich, Catasauqua, PA

    Even as children, Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh just didn't get along.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  31. John Lubowitz, Albany, New York

    Competitors train for this event by flipping each other off.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  32. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    If we added a couple of strapping young lasses, would that make a quorum?

    August 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  33. ahmed, NJ

    "aaahhh.... now i see why congress cant seems to make a decision on healthy care reform because they are busy competing with the rest of the world @ the ‘Fingerhakeln’ championship in germany"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm |
  34. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    The sport reenacts that seminal day when a German Democrat first decided to take control of the entire world, beginning with a tiny leather strap, and a nearby German Republican stepped in and refused to let him do it.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm |
  35. Warren Alexander

    Winner gets to wear long pants

    August 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  36. alex bondhus

    This is how the Germans preform surgery.

    Monticello, Minnesota
    55362

    August 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  37. John Miami, Fl

    The "pull my finger joke" has come to Germany. They don't know whats coming next.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  38. Sarah

    Germans playfully mimicking the liberals and conservatives of the American congress.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm |
  39. Ethan Deitrich, Catasauqua, PA

    "Now THIS is the right way to use a dining room table!"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm |
  40. Ethan Deitrich, Catasauqua, PA

    Just another typical day as the German legislative branch debates health care.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  41. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Pssst, Hanz! Tell Gunther his shoe is untied.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  42. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Kind of sums up Congress's views on America.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  43. Ethan Deitrich, Catasauqua, PA

    The Germans, unlike Barney Frank, have found the proper use for a dining room table.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm |
  44. James from La.

    No! man that's not the way you play thisgame. musical chair!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
  45. Ethan Deitrich, Catasauqua, PA

    "This is NOT what I had in mind when they said we would be demonstrating the American political system!"

    August 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
  46. Sambou Wade

    Common guys! I said public option off the table, not your finger!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  47. JP Gossard (Montreal Qc)

    Tested here in germany...another controversial CIA interrogation technique.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  48. Terri Flatt Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

    Finger Splittin' good times!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  49. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Don't be a hater hosen.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  50. Terri Flatt Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

    Finger Splittin' Good!

    August 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
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