The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Those krauts are nucking futs!!!!

Posted by rantingkraut on May 15, 2006

Germany’s pathetic imitation of the BBC world service, the Deutsche Welle (“German Wave”), has come up with a book of the 250 best things about Germany. The online anthology of the contents reminds me why I never thought of going back. Some of the things are fair enough (Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Beer etc.), others are out of place but unremarkable (German Churches, museums, TV programmes …) these exist, but there is nothing special about them really.

Then, there are some real howlers. Germans are told to be proud of, inter alia:

1. Nena (as in: “99 red balloons”)
2. Their PM, Angela Merkel
3. Recycling schemes
4. Laws compelling citizens to clean the pavement in front of their door.
5. A run down coal mining area which can be considered a “Mecca for fans of concrete all over the world”.
6. Sauerkraut.
7. The Pope.

Fuck! At least there are two things we all can learn from this: 1. the Deutsche Welle should have settled for the top three: Kloster Au Dunkel, Erdinger and Weihenstephaner. 2. No matter how bad things are in the UK, they are bound to be worse in Germany.


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