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Germany is a land of whimsy

Post by Rat Patrol » 21 Feb 2009, 12:47am

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Re: Germany is a land of whimsy

Post by Olaf » 21 Feb 2009, 9:24am

Yeah, an oldie but goodie.

Also, I love the word Gabelstapler.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Apr 2009, 2:57pm

Germany is also a land of sterility.
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Re: Germany is a land of whimsy

Post by Olaf » 05 Apr 2009, 7:03am

It's also a land where this story is unheard of. Most likely an April Fool's hoax.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Apr 2009, 9:40am

Olaf wrote:It's also a land where this story is unheard of. Most likely an April Fool's hoax.
As with the rules of Internet information, until compelling counter-evidence can be provided, the original claim is absolutely true.
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Post by eumaas » 07 Apr 2009, 2:52pm

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Post by threecoffins » 07 Apr 2009, 4:53pm

eumaas wrote:[youtube][/youtube]
This stirs dark remembrances from the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung. Trust me, don't wear shoes to one of those things, it's social suicide.

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Post by Olaf » 09 Apr 2009, 1:57pm

threecoffins wrote:the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung
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Olaf wrote:
threecoffins wrote:the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung
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Precisely. But who invited the Poles?

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Post by Wolter » 09 Apr 2009, 2:42pm

threecoffins wrote:
Olaf wrote:
threecoffins wrote:the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung
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Precisely. But who invited the Poles?
They need someone to clean up afterwards.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Apr 2009, 2:45pm

threecoffins wrote:
Olaf wrote:
threecoffins wrote:the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung
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Precisely. But who invited the Poles?
Changing lightbulbs and other joke-related activity.
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Post by threecoffins » 09 Apr 2009, 2:52pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
threecoffins wrote:
Olaf wrote:
threecoffins wrote:the last von Zezschwitz Familienwiedervereinigung
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Precisely. But who invited the Poles?
Changing lightbulbs and other joke-related activity.
Splendid! Now strike up the oompah band, and let's get wrecked!

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Re: Germany is a land of whimsy

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 May 2009, 12:40pm

From a piece on Chuck Palahniuk's new novel, Pygmy:
Pygmy is about terrorists who masquerade as foreign exchange students and infiltrate a Midwestern high school, and early reviews have already commented on the novel's distinctive narrative voice. Pygmy takes the form of dispatches written in an immigrant's fractured syntax and uncertain grasp of vocabulary, so that, for instance, the foreign-born narrator addresses a senior citizen working as a greeter at Wal-Mart as "venerate ancestor, much respected dying soon rotting corpse."

Chuck was inspired to use that voice after he was interviewed a few years ago on Germany's national radio. He'd studied the language for two years in high school, and wanted to talk briefly to the station's listeners in their native tongue. Chuck practiced and practiced until he had mastered: "I'm very sorry, I've forgotten so much German."

At least, that's what Chuck thought he said. After the live broadcast, he was confronted by angry station bosses who demanded: "Were you trying to be funny?"

It turns out that what Chuck really said was, "I'm very sorry, I've gassed to death so many Germans."

Chuck had intended to use the term "vergisst" which means "forget." Instead, he had said "vergast" which means "to gas."
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Post by tepista » 09 Jun 2009, 11:53am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleash ... chick.html

Gay penguin dads in German zoo hatch their first chick

Penguins Z and Vielpunkt, two male Humboldt penguins at Germany's Bremerhaven Zoo, are the proud new parents of a healthy penguin chick.

"Another couple threw the egg out of their batch. We picked it up and put it in the nest of the gay penguins," veterinarian Joachim Schöne told the German newspaper Bild of the pair's entry into parenthood. Z and Vielpunkt faithfully cared for their adopted egg for more than a month; in late April it hatched. Since then, they've been taking care of their chick around the clock; it's still too young to feed itself, so the dads feed him fish mash, Schöne explained.

"Since the chick arrived, they have been behaving just as you would expect a heterosexual couple to do," the zoo said in a statement.
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