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August 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Leavenworth’s video-hip nutcracker hopes to go viral again

Woody Goomsba grimaces as his speedboat comes under fire on the Wenatchee River, in the latest YouTube video promoting Bavarian-themed Leavenworth. (YouTube screen capture)

Beer-stein-toting Woody Goomsba grimaces as his speedboat comes under fire on the Wenatchee River, in the latest YouTube video promoting Bavarian-themed Leavenworth. (YouTube screen capture)

Woody Goomsba, Bavarian-themed Leavenworth’s hip-hop attuned nutcracker mascot, is making another run at video viral-ity.

A new tourism-promotion video from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and Wenatchee-based North 40 Productions features the 18-inch-tall Goomsba, delivering an undeniably wooden performance, in a James Bond spoof entitled “Nutcrackers Never Die.” The video went up on YouTube on Thursday.

It starts with a boy and his father wandering Leavenworth’s Waterfront Park and looking through binoculars — as if they’re birdwatchers — in search of the elusive nutcracker. After spying on rock climbers, horseback riders, and a beer garden with lovely frauleins — it is a tourism commercial — they spot Goomsba at the helm of a speeding radio-controlled boat weaving among rafters and paddlers on the Wenatchee River. He’s soon pursued by

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