Posts Tagged ‘humour’


BerlinCartoon-27 (Page 8)I am now in the U.S. almost a year and this comic blog here is online since april. Though my most efforts of the last weeks were going into the comics on this blog I was still publishing on my german toon blog ‘Wo Willst Du Hin???‘ and on the cartoon portal Toonpool. I am very proud that these efforts now were appreciated by the toonpool crew by publishing three of my strips in a whole page feature in the berlin newspaper ‘Berliner Kurier’. It is a quite large newspaper and – as not common in germany – they feature every sunday a big comic supplement. It means because of that very much to me beeing published with a whole page in one of the nations only comic supplements. Thanks again to the toonpool crew! (By the way: Toonpool is an international cartoon and comic portal where you will find comics and cartoons from authors all over the world, such as ‘exotic’ cartoon nations like Saudi Arabia, China or the French Southern Territories and the Polar Regions. So if you like comics, cartoons and caricatures and if you dont mind taking a look beyond your own nose – go there and you will find every day dozens of new publishings from all over the world and Germany. Most of the international toons are in english and some of the native ones come with translations via a translation tool. The whole thing is a big community as well with a scoring system and the possibility to make friends, found theme groups and communicate. It is a one-of-a-kind and a must-go I would think).

I know that updating with new pages of ‘Droopy’ lacked a little bit in the last days since I had very much things going on privatly and I was a little bit discouraged proceeding here. But in the end I know that out there nobody cares whatever my personal reasons are and the only thing what’s counting is to keep my story telling. I hope I will find the time in the next days to update the story with new pages. I am just glad that I don’t make an ‘updates every weekday’-blog and I hope you will follow the story despite of that. Meanwhile you could try to translate the comic feature ;) – Just click on it to enlarge!

Well, for all the german language students out there…

…here is the best you can have of german culture next to Thomas Mann:

Heiteres Berufe-Raten.

My original intent was to promote the new Loriot channel at youtube, but it doesn’t work outside germany unfortunatly. Damn b…

Viel Spass anyways.

Goat Eyes

I knew it. I knew it. Goats! Goaties! Watch out.

Goat Eyes: Satanic ploy, or merely horrific crime against nature? A serial treatise on the unnatural pupils of those beasts of the genus capra

When To Use Du Or Sie

Clever Dale Askey produced a flow chart about the problem when to use Du oder Sie (the second person formal and informal) in german conversations. Askey, normally found at a scientific library in Kansas, lives at present in Leipzig, Germany. Click the image for a larger Pdf-Version. Please check out Dale Askeys Blog as well. Have fun!


((via Eintauchen))

Oh, America, I Love You (Yet I Still Don’t Know What Style Studs is, Too)

Back then, when I lived in Germany, I loved to watch all those silly QVC or HOT (Home Order Television) shows late at night. The later the better. They got stranger the later in the night it was. Porcelaine puppets, digi-cam-laptop bundles, stupid beads and trinkets or cellphone contracts wich you would pay for long after you’d be dead.

But — as it strikes me so often — America does better. This is a show from a public access cable show from Oklahoma in the nineties wich just sells crap. It’s called Bargain Barn. And it’s real crap. But the guy sells this crap with the same dedication as if he’s selling pure and shiny gold. Love it or leave it. Allrighty?!! Good to go.

((thank you boingboing))

Justin Biber: German?!? We Don’t Say That In America.

Mmmh. I don’t know what Justin Biber says instead for “German”. Maybe Nazi?!? Hey, I’m just guessin.


Europe According To Silvio Berlusconi

A simple — but funny, at least for Europeans! — repost via nerdcore, The Awl and – the originator- : Alpha Designer

I Would Never Call Myself An Introvert…

… but boy, is that true about me.

Taken from the blog of Carl King and his thoughts while reviewing the book “The Introvert Advantage” by Marti Olsen Laney Psy.D.:

10 Myths About Introverts

Unfortunately, according to the book, only about 25% of people are Introverts. There are even fewer that are as extreme as I am. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings, since society doesn’t have very much experience with my people. (I love being able to say that.)

So here are a few common misconceptions about Introverts (I put this list together myself, some of them are things I actually believed):

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

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Or maybe it’s that I am German. I could prove that those definitions are true for half of the population of good ol’ Deutscheland.

Dial Up Sound 700 % slower

It would have been great if the sound from my 56k modem sounded like that. But I guess it would have ennoyed 700% more how slow the connection is established. So you can’t have both, so you may as well just listen to Sigure Rós (or my old bands smokey rehearsal jam session tapes). Pretty much the same stuff.

via Dangerous Minds

Alfred And The Birds. His Legacy.

Created by Dangdingeroz, via Boing Boing. This thing is up for voting for a Threadless T-shirt Design. Nice.

I Figured It Out. Everything.

I’m not misanthrope. I’m just experienced.