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German Products 6 & German Music #7: UEFA European Cup Edition

Ole! Ole ole ole!  Ole! Ole ole ole! It’s time for one my favorite sporting events: the UEFA Europameisterschaft.  Think World Cup excitement on a smaller geographical scale.  People have parties, there are large public viewings, and even betting, just … Continue reading

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Fasching Pittsburgh

Calling all Pittsburghers:  Check out this New York Times article about other Mardi Gras traditions in the US, including Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh’s Fat Tuesday Fasching Celebration. (In northern Germany, the pre-Lenten celebration = Carneval, but in southern Germany and Austria, it’s Fasching.)  You … Continue reading

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Super Bowl!

Between the Pittsburgh Steelers losing to Tebow, and Virginia Tech getting robbed at the Sugar Bowl, it’s been a good year for me to be away, football-wise.  Still, I want to watch the Super Bowl.  One of my students announced in class … Continue reading

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