17 February 2012 @ 06:34 pm
Here we go again ...
So ... Germany has lost another president.

Second one who resigned in a row in fact. I'm all for democracy and stuff, but let's just get a king or queen as head of state. They do pretty much the same thing as the German president (not much of any consequence ...) but they don't have the tendency to give up at the first sign of trouble. I mean, could you imagine the Queen walking out of Buckingham Palace because "Uh, the Daily Fail talks shit about me and it's all so unfaaaaaair!" ?! Nope!

But, on to something nice ... pretty much the only aspect of carnival in Germany that I don't ignore. (It's like an unhole-y donut with a jam filling)
Happy Weekend!

how: cynical
22 February 2011 @ 08:06 pm
... in which Charon tries to talk politics
So, this week, we are getting rid of Gaddafi ... I wonder who's next. Maybe we could give the middle east a little break and throw some getting rid of Berlusconi in? I'm also wondering what will become of all these guys. There are almost enough for a little reality show now ... something "I'm an ex-dictator (or an old creep) - get me out of here" like, maybe?

On a serious note - recent developments have shown me, how little I know about certain countries and their governments. Sure, you can't know everything, but I'm still feeling a bit ignorant at the moment. I'm also wondering where this is all going. Because you really have to wonder what country is next and who will take advantage of the situation. My inner communist is cheering of course, but there are few examples of revolutions started by the people that had a happy ending. Germany is the only example I can think of at the moment ... and some people probably wouldn't agree either.
how: moody
13 May 2009 @ 05:47 pm
With a crew of drunken pilots ... we’re the only airship pirates
If you are German and (like me) pretty clueless about the Elections in the European Union - the Wahl-o-mat is the place to go. You have to answer some questions that will then be compared to the programs of the different parties and you'll get a detailed result to see what parties would be your best match, or you can check how well the party scored that you wanted to vote for.

Anyho - and this is where my subject line starts to make sense - the party that turned out to be my best match is called "Piratenpartei Deutschland", short "Piraten" which translates to - yes, that's right, you've guessed it - pirates! *rofl*

how: amused
what: Star Trek soundtrack