Goodbye Vorradelberg!

May 2, 2007 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Job | 15 Comments
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On Monday I handed in my letter of resignation – YES!!!!! Just a little more time and I’ll be out of here… going to the final staff meeting today only confirmed that I need to get out of this place SOON! Meet me in Vienna towards the end of summer!

The green white partybus:-)))

May 2, 2007 at 2:02 pm | Posted in German, police | 4 Comments
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As recommended by Jetsam: German football fans (a predominantly male species) regularly partake in a certain ritual which involves squatting on the floor first (1), engaging in a bit of antiphonious call and response (2) and concluding with bout of jumping up and down, clapping their hands and singing ‘Humba humba humba täterää, täterää, täterää’ (3).

The example below was recorded during the soccer world cup – German police men are not exactly known for their friendly attitude towards football fans, so this is a pleasant surprise. The guy sticking his head into the ‘green white partybus’ [one of the lines used in (2), green white being the conventional colour of German police vehicles] is using their electronic megaphone, with his chant blaring from the the roof of the car:-) Nice!

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