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Things Corona

Not sure, dear worst-reader. But it’s everywhere. Here just a few examples. By-the-buy. The house is a rich-man’s house not far from where I live and where I have to pass every day with Beckett, the killer pug. To indicate what they’re doing about the current crisis, they hung up a page from a local […]

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A Real World Leader, Almost

Don’t get me wrong, dear worst-reader. As usual, I’m not tooting my host country’s horn. (Or am I?) It’s just, well, I’ve been an expat in Germania, land of the Huns, where the there-where automatons live, where resistance is futile, etc., etc., for the better part of a quarter century. Would I rather live any […]

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The Real Reason For Brexit, Baby

Things not forgotten, dear worst-reader. Things that remind one. Like pictures found on the interwebnets. For example… I’ll never forget my second vacation. It took many years, don’t you know, to get to a second vacation. It was cheap and coincided with one of the last times I would return to my beloved & missed […]

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Things Behind The Pleasure Palace

I live near Schloss Benrath, dear worst-reader. If you haven’t worst-read by now, I also live near the Rhine River. I live here because, well, the better-half, the dictator she is, has made it so. And it’s not so bad to live here, don’t you know. Especially considering it’s a great locality to walk Beckett, […]

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Going Without Water?

Rant on. -T

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A German, A Jew, And Tim Cook Walk Into A Bar

… The German, with a heavy accent, asks Tim in broken English, “wahn kahn ik pey myna bahr drink mit apple pey in Deutschland?” The Jew, who is also the bartender getting ready to start his shift, turns to Tim, greets him by showing him the red dot on his new Apple Watch, and says, […]

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Feminism, Distorted Reality And Friedrich Schiller

Subtitle: Enamoured after reading Schiller’s Die Jungfrau von Orleans… In German! Note about book cover above. This is my first read of a Reclam e-book. I bought this on iBooks (2,49€) and am very pleased with how the publisher has taken the time to produce it, align it, make a joy to read on a […]

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Tyre vs Tire Or Summer vs Winter

Pics as follows: 2017 Mini Clubman jacked-up for tyre change Michelin CrossCountry all-weather tyres; the ones with the sticker on the top tire Bridgestone “Run-Flats” with around 5000km on them after being removed and now in my basement on top of a flat/folded moving box ready for sale or whatever else their fate has in […]

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German Confusion Or Re-Inventing The F-Bomb

No. Seriously. To get by in #Eurowasteland, especially since I’m gonna need some dental work soon, I sometimes sell cheese or sell t-shirts that sell cheese. -Rant on T

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Heatwave, #Eurowasteland And How I Learned To Love Electric Shades

If you haven’t heard, dear worst-reader, #Eurowasteland is experiencing a pretty severe heatwave. Indeed. In all my years living among the Germans as a lost and useless-eating #Americant, I’ve never experienced it this hot for this long. Yesterday I measured 37.5°C (that’s almost a 100°F). That may not sound like much to you but considering […]

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Exploding Shrooms Or How To Razor Wire Your Paranoia?

Sites seen while walking Beckett, The Killer Pug. The mushroom is at least 12-14 inches in diameter. When it ejaculated its spores there might have been a slight wind from the South West. There is a metallic greyness, an almost mechanical shade around the base of the fungus. I never before thought I could see […]

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Blut Und Boden Or If You’re A Good Boy You Can Have All The Pu$$y You Want

Well, dear worst-reader. I got five years. It’s been a long time since my expat host country offered me five. For the past ten or twelve years (about half my total stay so far), it’s always been a two year visa. “Two years and let’s see how things go,” some automaton sitting behind an ugly […]

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Sunny Place In Germania, 5KM Long Luxury Beach Front Property, A Deep Diver

The Prora complex is both fascinating and scary. “Kraft durch Freude.” Strength through enjoyment? Something like that. This building was first built at the end of the 1930s and when Germany started to lose the war all work was shut down. It was supposed to be play land and funville for up to 20k national […]

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Baltic Sea Bike Trek Gone Right

Riding or being ridden around the island of Rügen, Germany. Other than battling some horrendous winds (thank the Gods I’m on an e-bike), this is a great place to ride a bike, check out scenery, take a boat tour and study German. OYG. Rant on. -T

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Pseudo-Review #5: R&M Charger GX 4000km

Pseudo-Reviews begin here. It’s been a long cold wet winter, dear worst-rider. No. Seriously. The weather has been so dismal the past few months here in the Germania tribe of #eurowasteland that I’ve barely ridden the R&M. Although I’ve been living in the old country for well over twenty-five years now, this past winter season has […]