Y'all have it all wrong though. There is no equivalent to the American, semi-inebriated uttering "hold my beer" ("beer", when referring to the stuff made in the USA, should be in air quotes) in German, and for the following reasons:
* German beer is still proper beer full of natural goodness, not so dissimilar to that effervescent multivitamin some people like to pop into a glass of water and drink daily for good health. Only better tasting and more effective.
* Germans grow up on beer. They drink it at breakfast instead of coffee or cacao. They have beer dispensers instead of water coolers at the office.
* Germans don't get drunk. After consuming copious amounts of beer, their noses may turn red, but that's it.
Source: I'm German myself. Also, if some humor-deficient mensch claims that Germans have no sense of humor, they may just find out how little humor I do have.