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Dream Life

Railroad Sunset (1929, oil on canvas). Edward Hopper. I’ve noticed that I’ve recently started to dream in German. Well, the people who pop up in my dreams are speaking German, and I seem to understand them and act accordingly, but I never speak in German in my dreams. Actually, I rarely say anything aloud in…

Fast Lane — Shopping Carts

tags: Fast Lane — Shopping Carts, SuperMarkt Shopping Carts, Einkaufszentrum, Berlin, fun, silly, your inner child, entertainment, volkswagen commercial, television, streaming video Just a quick shopping trip? Here’s a great invention: Some shopping carts — “trolleys” for you Brits — are pimped with a skateboard in a shopping center in Berlin, Germany. Up for some…

Ravel on the Vuvuzela

tags: Konzerthaus-Musiker spielen Brahms und Ravel, Vuvuzela-Konzert, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Berlin, Germany, Helge von Niswandt, vuvuzela, vuvuzela concert, humor, satire, funny, silly, fucking hilarious, your inner child, music video, streaming video Those of you who think Germans can’t laugh have not lived in Germany. Die Zeit (The Time), a left-leaning German weekly newspaper that is…

Fast Lane — The Rocket

tags: Fast Lane — The Rocket, shopping center elevator, Einkaufszentrum, Berlin, fun, silly, your inner child, entertainment, volkswagen commercial, television, streaming video A sound system turns the ride into a rocket take-off. Welcome on-board! This is the fast lane for elevators …

Fast Lane — The Slide

tags: Fast Lane — The Slide, subway, Rutsche U-Bahn, Berlin, fun, silly, your inner child, entertainment, volkswagen commercial, television, streaming video A long staircase. Next to it a slide. Which way would you go? This is an ad that was created in a subway station in Berlin. Makes me want to visit.

tags: Meet Paul, Germany’s Prognosticating Octopus, soccer, football, World Cup 2010, fun, offbeat, weird Paul — an octopus at the Sea Life public aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany — has so far correctly predicted the outcome of each of Germany’s World Cup matches. On Tuesday, Paul contemplates Wednesday’s match between Germany and Ghana. [larger view]

tags: Fußball, sports, soccer, futbol, World Cup Soccer, Germany, Serbia, Lego, silly, satire, humor, funny, television, streaming video This hilarious video satire is surprisingly well-done. It shows highlights of Germany’s loss to Serbia in the World Cup 2010, recreated in Lego. (I am pleased to report that Frankfurt has remained pleasantly quiet all night long…

tags: Deutsch für Doofe, German for Boneheads, German language, education, SpeedyConKiwi, streaming video This video is all about how to pronounce the German alphabet — something I cannot do correctly at this time. Not that knowing how to say this is going to help me when talking to the bankers about depositing my paycheck into…

tags: Deutsch für Doofe, German for Boneheads, German language, education, SpeedyConKiwi, streaming video Lesson two in how to not offend Germans while buying beer.

tags: Deutsch für Doofe, German for Boneheads, German language, education, Speedyconkiwi, streaming video German for Boneheads: lesson one. How to ask for six fish at the pet store without inadvertently ending up with 60 fish.