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Revision: ZDF Official Song of the 2012 UEFA European Cup

Ich hab’ mich vertan! In my first EM post, I called the Los Colorados cover of “I Like to Move It” the official song of the 2012 EM.  I made a mistake.  That is only the official song of the … Continue reading

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European History in 3.5 Minutes

If you need to brush up on European history, by which I mean see how the borders have changed, watch this short video.  The music is slightly over the top, but it is still a very cool 3.5 minutes.

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No One Else to Blame

What the… ?  Who trashed my apartment, ate all of my cookies, and then stunk up the joint by burning broccoli?  Oh wait.  I currently live alone.  Well, dammit.

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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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Favorite Language Mistake of the Day

During a spontaneous dialogue today, a student, who was pretending to be exasperated, told her partner to “Speak with the hand!”  (Bonus points for the pop-cultural reference.)

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