If you've always wanted to find lots of good real-life paddling videos but were too smart to waste all that time searching
high and low on YouTube for them, then take heart: we've already done it for you! Yes, we sat through many hours of
ridiculously stupid paddling attempts with the participants in various states of inebriation, most of which were M/M anyway
and therefore of no interest, just to come up with this playlist of 46 paddlings (may be more in future) that took place in
the Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. In the time it took us to sort through God-knows-how-many videos featuring bad paddling technique,
poor lighting, ill-chosen implements, chaotic camera work, and non-existent editing skills, we could probably have fixed the
ailing U.S. economy or solved the latest crisis in the Middle East - but, uh, we didn't. So let's make the best of a wasted
opportunity to contribute something positive to humanity, and instead take a look at some butts getting swatted in Vegas!
While we have uncovered evidence of paddles being used in the Old Country, how much paddling actually took place in Bavaria is
unknown. As far as we can tell, the paddles used in these videos were developed to help the waitresses serve drinks.
According to this copy we lifted from the Hofbrauhaus gift shop, "The
paddles were originally made to help the servers delivery [sic] multiple shots simultaneously across the traditional
long wooded [sic] tables in many drinking establishments. Today, these simple devices are used in many 'creative'
situations." This last sentence alludes to the paddlings that take place in the beer hall, which we mentioned briefly in
our article on paddles.