Wisdom here

It s Karneval time in the Papist areas of the country and there are fewer more depressing sights than watching Germans try to enjoy themselves

Bloke No Longer In Austria, in the comments.

11 thoughts on “Wisdom here”

  1. Windhoek used to be very German and I had some terrific parties there. I probably had a few more that I don’t remember. Kleine kleine and all that. Lots of girls from now Namibia were at Stellenbosch University with me and they took having a good time VERY SERIOUSLY.

  2. Most of my visits to Germany have been to Munich; Bavarians seem more than up for jollity.

    Never been to Windhoek, but it’s my go to refreshing lager on SA visits.

  3. German women are fucking brilliant BTW.

    But the German woman everyone knows is probably the ugliest.

  4. OT

    Michael ‘Sammy the Bullsh*tter’ Cohen is a lying, sniveling, self-serving rat who STILL can’t tell the truth

    During a panel debate about Cohen’s testimony, CNN’s top political correspondent Dana Bash said: ‘The one potential problem that I thought Michael Cohen has is when he was asked if he wanted a job in the White House and he said no. Our reporting….all of us have been told by people in and around the process at the time he very much wanted a job at the White House.’

    ‘Very much,’ agreed CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

    Tapper then played the clip of Cohen’s claim ‘because a lot of us raised our eyebrows because we knew it to not to be true.’

    Afterwards, he added: ‘The issue is that one sentence ‘I did not want to go to the White House. All of our reporting suggests that’s not true.’

    Later in his testimony, Cohen doubled down and again said ‘I did not want to go to the White House’ and insisted he had told President Trump he wanted to continue working for him as an outside personal attorney.

    Yet CNN reported Cohen wanted a job at the White House but was edged out by Trump’s family, and was named personal attorney to mollify him.

    CNN said he had been particularly keen to be Chief of Staff and was ‘crushed’ when the job went to Reince Preibus instead.

    I think it’s safe to assume CNN, that despises Trump as much as he despises them, would not be reporting all this as a favour to the President.

    They reported it because it’s true.

    And we know it’s true because Cohen himself admitted as much in a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo in 2016.


    ‘Crazy, Dumb, Paranoid, Liar’ – these things have been said about my boss…NONE of it is true!’ Inside Michael Cohen’s ‘$750,000’ book deal and how he pitched the proposal praising Trump just weeks before the FBI raided his office

    He started his proposal with a list of unflattering barbs that have been thrown at Trump since he became Commander-in-Chief. ‘Crazy’; ‘Dumb’; ‘Paranoid’; ‘In Over His Head’; ‘Liar’; ‘Addicted to TV’; ‘Hates the Media’.

    ‘All of these things have been said about my longtime boss, Donald J. Trump,’ Cohen added. ‘None of it is true. Except maybe that last one – about the media. Trump does believe that reporters are out to get him, and for a very good reason. Many of them are.

    ‘That doesn’t make him paranoid,’ wrote Cohen. ‘That makes him a realist.’


  5. To quote the late Willie Rushton: “People sometimes say to me ‘where would we be without a sense of humour?’, and I reply ‘Germany.'”

  6. Dennis the Peasant

    A German once told me the only thing that got him aroused was when his wife dressed up as Poland.

  7. Dennis the Peasant

    Pcar –

    When you are trying to smear Donald Trump and not even CNN will believe you, you have serious problems.

  8. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Saturday is as much a no-go area on television in Germany as it is in the UK. There used to be a variety show called Musikantenstadl, which ran from 1980ish to 2015. It is an exact illustration of what I mean.

    A TV studio belonging to one of the regional stations would be converted into a beer garden and hundreds of Germans ( Swiss and Austrians too, it was a joint production – in fact they went all over the world where there was a German population, not sure how often they went to Argentina and Paraguay though) would sit glumly by their complementary beers as a procession of ghastly folk singers would come on and mime crap songs about their liabste Herzl, or some such bollox.
    I used to sit transfixed, hypnotised by the sheer awfulness of it, until my Austrian missus would discover me, eyes glazed and slack-jawed and mercifully switch it off. She hated the programme, primarily because she once badly broke her leg and the lady in the bed next door in hospital made a point of watching all possible Volksmusik shows on telly where available and she vowed never to watch another one.
    We did watch it once, though. It was the New Years Eve show 2005 I think, so we had the sound down until midnight came and the presenter Karl Moik did the countdown live. I remember saying that he looked a bit off and in fact he got the countdown wrong, he was too early. Anyway he was very professional and managed not to have his heart attack until after the cameras had stopped rolling.
    The Karneval shows are the epitome of forced jolliness, with accountants in silly hats reciting crap poems, dancing girls and amateur comedians; fifty year old men, dressed as 70 year old women telling 100 year old jokes.
    The horror, the horror…

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