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The American Dream is still alive

If the fact that Trump could become POTUS has told us anything, it’s that the American Dream is alive and kicking. If an alleged billionaire1 can become POTUS, anyone can. // Oliver remember, no one is going to see his … Continue reading

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Lost it?

Here’s a well-meaning example of English used in public in Germany: Seems like some mobiles, wallets, handbags and umbrellas could use an anger management class?! This photo was taken in a metro train in Frankfurt am Main. // Oliver

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German Government likes this plan

Quoting Scrooge McTrump according to The Verge: We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in … Continue reading

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Literally the least one can do

Praying. Politicians love to express how they’ll include someone in their prayers at every possible occasion. And quite literally it is the least anyone could do. Unfortunately as an unbeliever I don’t have the comforting thought of having done something … Continue reading

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Dear Mister President (POTUS)

I know I don’t get to vote for or against you despite being subject of a vassal state of the US, but then the same applies to some of your own citizens in certain overseas territories. Nevertheless I hope you … Continue reading

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If Ambrose Bierce was still alive

… a subsequent edition or volume of his “Devil’s Dictionary” might define UN as follows: UN, acronym, pronounced US, spelled UN. // Oliver

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Finally found …

…. professional guidane! I was looking for it everywhere, now I found it. Thank you, Barbara!

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Angry terrorists

… playing Angry Birds. Right, NSA? Yes, please keep up your show of “it’s about the evil terrorists”. It’s working. Really! Honestly! No, really! Work’s for me … // Oliver

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So …

… when under constant surveillance1, will we have to give a reference whenever we quote someone, NSA? Just curious. After all some politicians in Germany stumbled over the lack of references in their theses. Also, I am unsure about how … Continue reading

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Spot on ….

Klaus Stuttmann, a German caricaturist, has gotten it right, I think. See his take on the situation and argumentation between the USA and Russia here. Translation: Putin: “If Snowden was a Russian who had published the world-wide surveillance of Russian … Continue reading

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Re: Are Americans the next Germans?

More circumstantial evidence transpired that US-Americans don’t understand the concept of irony anymore: Charles Schumer said: “He is not at all like the great human rights crusaders in the past, the Martin Luther Kings or the Gandhis who did civil … Continue reading

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Are Americans the next Germans?

Irony and sarcasm; two related concepts to which most Germans are oblivious, simply due to certain genes responsible for creating proteins that suppress the understanding of irony, sarcasm and, yes, in some extreme cases, humor. This was a trait developed … Continue reading

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Norwalk virus

… it makes for pretty shitty weekends (pun intended)

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The stubborn guy in me …

Several times now I have been invited to the US by couch surfers I hosted and even by other people. Most of them are stumped at first when I tell them that I’ll probably never take them up within my … Continue reading

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Russian whores want to chat with me? Really …?

Spam spam spam-a-dee-spam … Don’t get me wrong. In a sense I admire the women who decide freely to prostitute themselves. It certainly takes courage and guts. I only think that the majority of them don’t get to decide freely … Continue reading

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New rule …

… the Pope shouldn’t be allowed to use a bulletproof vehicle made of bulletproof glass. A technology that requires hard science instead of blind faith. I suggest he resort to more fitting bulletproof technologies available in medieval times, such as … Continue reading

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Orangy shackles with a brandname equal slavery? I think not!

This whole rigmarole about those Adidas sneakers is laughable at best. First and foremost it’s such a ridiculous first world problem and secondly not everything with chains or shackles is related to slavery and not all slavery is related to … Continue reading

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The best satire since Starship Troopers, if you ask me

Officially Iron Sky (plot description contains spoilers!) is a comedic film. This is probably due to the fact that it is not based on a book such as Starship Troopers. It certainly has loads of comic moments, as all satires … Continue reading

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What a beautiful day …

… to watch Iron Sky. What better date to watch a movie that mocks Nazis than at the “Führer’s” birthday? Anyone with me? Bío Paradís, Reykjavík, Iceland, tonight at 20:00. Achtung, Achtung! Ze Germans are coming to see ze movie! … Continue reading

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canyoucrackit.co.uk – yes we can ;)

So the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) wants to recruit smart people. Well, there should be enough around. Although they seem to look for some 1337 h4x0rz, not some serious people from all indicators. The original one (MD5: 1585DFECC90AE7549814DCE52CA4EDDA) filled … Continue reading

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