There was a time, when one of Germany’s most interesting tv shows was one about books. The show was called “The Literary Quartet” (“Das literarische Quartett”) and its impressario was Marcel Reich-Ranicki, allegedly the most important contemporary critic of German literature (wikipedia entry in English).
Viel böses Blut floß aufgrund von Alice Schwarzers Entscheidung, für die Bild-Zeitung Werbung zu machen – mit dem Slogan “Jede Wahrheit braucht eine Mutige, die sie ausspricht.
I don’t know how many black sheep there are in the US army in Iraq today. But I suppose there are a lot who never imagined their fur would even feature a single black patch, because, probably, given normal circumstances, they’d likely have remained white all their lives.
Es war einmal eine Zeit, da war es “cool”, “links” zu sein, zumindest, wie Bertrand Russel uns lehrt, solange man jung noch war.
Angesichts der Ubiquität von Nacktheit in westlichen Gesellschaften finde ich es überaus erstaunlich, welche Kontroversen Pornographie immer noch hervorrufen kann, und wie sehr man sie immer noch zur politischen und sonstigen Provokation heranziehen kann.
Zu meiner Zeit, zu meiner Zeit Bestand noch Recht und Billigkeit. Da wurden auch aus Kindern Leute, Aus tugendhaften Mädchen Bräute; Doch alles mit Bescheidenheit. O gute Zeit, o gute Zeit! Es ward kein Jüngling zum Verräter, Und unsre Jungfern freiten später, Sie reizten nicht der Mütter Neid. O gute, Zeit, o gute Zeit! Da […]
Die mangelnde Einbindung meines Blogs in der deutschen (trotz der so vielversprechenden Domain…) und – viel wichtiger – regionalen Blogosphäre wurde mir am letzten Freitag mal wieder dramatisch vor Augen geführt.
In today’s IHT, Daniel Levy, who was an advisor to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, discusses a recent paper entitled “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Stephen M. Walt (John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University).
Bei Fabian Mohr (Notebook | Online Journalismus) findet sich eine überaus interessante Diskussion über das Verhältnis von – sich selbst offenbar als angehende Elitejournalisten wahrnehmenden – Studenten der Deutschen Journalistenschule zu Onlinemedien im allgemeinen und zu Blogs im speziellen.
Well, not quite.
Dick Cheney is probably a much cooler guy than you thought he is. After a hard day’s work of conspiring with his freshly indicted former Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the man still has time and energy for a jam session with the legendary surf music band “The Surfaris”.
Für einen deutschen Blogger, der bisher ausschließlich auf Englisch geschrieben hat, erscheint es noch vermessener als für andere, sogar in der Adresse der Seite zu behaupten: Ich bin Deutschland!
Well, I suppose it had to happen one day. And when it happened, it was not quite like you imagined it would be – sound familiar? Well, I am of course talking about meeting Alice Schwarzer.
Gentle female readers, here’s something for you. I know you must have spent countless sleepless nights, tossing and turning, thinking what, just what exactly would this German guy with the stunningly well designed blog be looking for in a woman. Well, despair no more, the answer is about to be published right here.
To those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to read about Loic LeMeur’s efforts in bringing together the loose ends of the Germanic blogosphere, I say – do so. When I went to meet him and some other bloggers I had never seen or even heard of before, I was not too sure what to […]
Sich zum Horst machen – loosely translated „to give the Horst“ – is a rather old fashioned, 1970s way to express that someone has seriously embarrassed himself. The German idiom had sudden hopes for a revival last week when CDU, CSU and FDP announced that Horst Köhler, then still managing director at the IMF, would […]
I’m still not writing much these days because of my broken elbow, but today I just had to say something.
Why lying about the reasons for war is not obscene – in America.
Salon.com’s Louise Witt is wondering why America is in collective denial that [someone in] the Bush administration knowingly “sexed up” the WMD charges against Saddam Hussein, as the administration is now admitting itself.
Maybe Silvio Berlusconi had an overdose of the 1960s American tv series “Hogan’s Heroes“, in which a stereotypically imbecile Tscherman POW camp guard named Hans Schultz (played by John Banner) is the prime target of allied humour.
Now at least the universe loves us ;-). From sixsixfive via Le Sofa Blogger… Entirely unrelated – the desk-cleaning action did take longer than expected, so I won’t be able to comment in lenght on this weekend’s exciting developments in German politics. The proposed accelrated tax break is quite remarkable in itself, as is the […]
I don’t know if you have heard about the commercial that won this year’s Cannes advertising festival’s grand price. In this spot, developed for Ikea by the Miami based advertising agency Crispin Porter we are encouraged to take pity on an old lamp that’s being tossed on the street as garbage. Then, from the perspective […]
What made the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, the agreement that started the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland, possible? I believe, above all, it was shared expectations about the demographic future. True, there are still more problems than solutions to most practical, especially procedural questions of a truly open-ended devolution in Northern Ireland. But despite […]
For the better or worse, in my experience it’s the same with American girls as with girls from anywhere – some are easy, most aren’t. However, two self-proclaimed easy ones, Erin and Meghan, who are „young enough to pay an added fee on rental cars, but old enough to feel uncomfortable in college bars„, have […]