March 16, 2014

Two Germans Demonstrate How German Actually Sounds Compared to How Foreigners Imagine It

Apparently, German isn’t the gruff, angry-sounding language that the stereotypes would have us believe. Shocking, I know… (via 22 Words)

February 8, 2014
Russia: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
via The Week

Russia: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

via The Week

February 1, 2014

A land of fish, potatoes, oil, and skis — Everything you need to know about Norway

If you don’t think Norway is one of the best places on earth, you haven’t watched this video yet… (via 22 Words)

December 29, 2013
mepassistant:

When your MEP’s political group realise that he voluntarily helped deleting one of the group’s position during a trialogue.

mepassistant:

When your MEP’s political group realise that he voluntarily helped deleting one of the group’s position during a trialogue.

March 6, 2012
Russian election Monopoly board 
(via The Poke)
Dear Santa…

Russian election Monopoly board

(via The Poke)

Dear Santa…

March 5, 2012
Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - Europe according to the Greeks
This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - Europe according to the Greeks

This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

March 5, 2012
Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - Europe According to Gay Men
This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - Europe According to Gay Men

This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

March 5, 2012
Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - L’Europa Berlusconiana
This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - L’Europa Berlusconiana

This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

March 5, 2012
Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - crystal ball view of Europe in 2022
This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

Yanko Tsvetkov’s stereotype maps - crystal ball view of Europe in 2022

This is the world as depicted by graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov. (via The Guardian)

December 20, 2011
South Park takes aim at ‘humourless’ Germans
Germans should brace themselves for some crass jokes at their expense when an episode of the US cartoon ‘South Park’ mocking their sense of humour is broadcast for the first time in Germany.
In portions of “Funnybot,” an episode that premiered in the United States last May, German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel invade a school and point guns at kids after Germans become angry over being called the world’s most unfunny people.
Though the German media seem to get the joke, some observers have fretted that the country is being portrayed as soulless and evil, especially at a time when Germans feel they are being unfairly demonized as Europe’s economic hegemon during the eurzone debt crisis.
While Die Welt newspaper gave the episode plaudits, it also wrote that it also portrayed German politicians as “barbaric” and furthered the Anglo-Saxon fascination with Germans’ supposed “evil genius.” (via The Local)

South Park takes aim at ‘humourless’ Germans

Germans should brace themselves for some crass jokes at their expense when an episode of the US cartoon ‘South Park’ mocking their sense of humour is broadcast for the first time in Germany.

In portions of “Funnybot,” an episode that premiered in the United States last May, German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel invade a school and point guns at kids after Germans become angry over being called the world’s most unfunny people.

Though the German media seem to get the joke, some observers have fretted that the country is being portrayed as soulless and evil, especially at a time when Germans feel they are being unfairly demonized as Europe’s economic hegemon during the eurzone debt crisis.

While Die Welt newspaper gave the episode plaudits, it also wrote that it also portrayed German politicians as “barbaric” and furthered the Anglo-Saxon fascination with Germans’ supposed “evil genius.” (via The Local)

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