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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By Don Enrico
Judging from the picture in the twitter link...

Judging from the picture in the twitter link found in the Guardian article, there wher olives an d possibly mushrooms, but no pineapple.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,380
Posted By Don Enrico
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, pulished...

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, pulished 1979. We had been warned.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By Don Enrico
Out of dough? Canada air traffic controllers buy...

Out of dough? Canada air traffic controllers buy pizzas for unpaid US colleagues...
Forum: Rantidote 10 January 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,976
Posted By Don Enrico
... or glow-in-the-dark menus!

... or glow-in-the-dark menus!
Forum: Spook Central 02 January 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Don Enrico
There will be a marriage in an European Royal...

There will be a marriage in an European Royal family with the partner being from a non-noble family and at least one vocal member of the Royal family disapproving.
Forum: Book Corner 02 January 2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 546,947
Posted By Don Enrico
Great! I wasn't sure whether you people would...

Great! I wasn't sure whether you people would like it - after all, I'm judging language and style as a non-native speaker.

Glad you like it!
Forum: Book Corner 02 January 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 546,947
Posted By Don Enrico
I'm not posting in this thread very often, but I...

I'm not posting in this thread very often, but I want to spread the word:

When browsing the kindle e-book shop, I stumbled on a book called "The Wandering Inn". It turned out to be the first...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 January 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Don Enrico
Icon24 When I was still living with my parents (back...

When I was still living with my parents (back when there were only three channels on TV), we watched it every year. Even when I had moved out and was celebrating New Year with freinds of my age,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 January 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 12,695
Posted By Don Enrico
4. What English idiom is likely derived from a...

4. What English idiom is likely derived from a stinky, salted item that can be drawn across the trail of hounds following a scent, to mislead them?

That must be a red herring.
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 December 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Don Enrico
Jusenkyo no Pikachu, I wish you would stop...

Jusenkyo no Pikachu, I wish you would stop posting videos without any comment apart from a more or less cryptic headline.

I can't see the video - all I get is a black box. I don't know whether...
Forum: SLC 21 December 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,738
Posted By Don Enrico
Gutter Monkey, that's great! You are a true...

Gutter Monkey, that's great! You are a true artist!

And the last picture made me literally LOL (good thing I've got my own office).That's something you would expect to see in a slapstick movie,...
Forum: Fun House 13 December 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By Don Enrico
"Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner (it's playing...

"Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner (it's playing in his head every time he enters a room).
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Don Enrico
For the phenomenon of "receiving harsh critic by...

For the phenomenon of "receiving harsh critic by a lot of users in online media" there is no German word - we borrowed the word "shitstorm" for that.

"Scheisse" itself is a mildly rude word in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 December 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Don Enrico
We have the same requirement here - no living as...

We have the same requirement here - no living as a couple for one year. But in cases where both parties agree that that is the case (and you can stop living as a couple while still living in the same...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 December 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Don Enrico
Since they don't want to continue the first...

Since they don't want to continue the first marriage as a same-sex-marriage, but want to enter into a new marriage as a same sex couple, couldn't they just divorce and than re-marry? What is the...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Don Enrico
I did indeed, sorry. Here's the article on CNN...

I did indeed, sorry. Here's the article on CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/06/europe/angela-merkel-shitstorm-scli-intl-grm/index.html).

And Beachlife!, you are of course right to point out...
Forum: SLC 07 December 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Don Enrico
Good bye, Daisylegs! Even I over here in...

Good bye, Daisylegs!

Even I over here in Germany will always think "Is Daisylegs on holiday?" when some big decoration is reported missing.
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Don Enrico
For a land supposedly made up of bad-ass cowboys...

For a land supposedly made up of bad-ass cowboys and cowgirls, you US-Americans are sure touchy when it comes to swearing.

Angela Merkel said 'shitstorm,' but it's not as bad as you think
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 December 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 12,695
Posted By Don Enrico
It does indeed...

It does indeed (https://www.beethoven.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=startseite_museum_en). Also, it still has some federal offices, and officially calls itself "Federal City" since it isnt "Federal...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 03 December 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 297,435
Posted By Don Enrico
Nobody is going out running unless I get my...

Nobody is going out running unless I get my treats first!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 November 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 12,695
Posted By Don Enrico
2. Where would you go to hear stories about tiny,...

2. Where would you go to hear stories about tiny, mythical mischief-makers called menehune?

Aren't those from Hawai'ian folklore?

5. What's the only European city that was a national capital...
Forum: Moot Court 28 November 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,176
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany Richard, just wanted to say thank you to your...

Richard, just wanted to say thank you to your father for helping to free Germany from the Nazis. He's one of those I owe my freedom to.
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 November 2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,515
Posted By Don Enrico
We do have some information about what the...

We do have some information about what the islanders did - from the killed man himself. He had been to the island and back to the boat on the day before, writing in his diary in between. His mother...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 November 2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Don Enrico
It's a reasoning I've come across before...

It's a reasoning I've come across before (especially when I was an activist student myself, in the 1980's) - they want students to learn about democraty, the parliament, even the history of...
Forum: Rantidote 27 November 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,401
Posted By Don Enrico
We have a delivery box in front of our door, a...

We have a delivery box in front of our door, a metal box with a door and a lock that you can lock by just pushing a button but you need a key to open once is has been locked. We did install it...
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