Friday, October 20, 2006

...and the press said...

The press release about E.T.'s latest play is now available online. It's in German, I hope you don't mind :) Coburg's "Neue Presse", which featured the article in their Oct.19 edition, made me a female teacher, but otherwise they were kind enough to even include a photograph made during rehearsals.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Peace Through Superior Firepower

When the North Korean government announced that their recent A-bomb test was a measure to ensure "peace and stability" in the region, this popular slogan was what first crossed my mind. Incredibly many people seem to think like this, even this Nobel Prize laureate from Israel. There goes the planet? I hope not.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Remember the Australian hinterland aka outback? Remember how they had a blitz in Oliver's room? A few "English" words are far easier to learn than others for us Germans. You'll find some lists (far from complete) here, here and here (more if you follow the links there). And did you know that the name of the school Viktor Krum (from the "Harry Potter" novels) goes to, "Durmstrang", is actually derived from the literary period Sturm und Drang?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Don't Download This Song

"Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge to break international copyright law..." - if you know me, you will also know that I simply LOVE Weird Al Yankovic ("Amish Paradise" ring a bell?). This time he's created the anthem for Generation Download - and the title of this song is not exactly meant seriously, as you might expect from Al. In fact, on this humble website, you won't only be able to watch the wonderful video that goes with that song but also - yes, you guessed right - DOWNLOAD the thing in MP3 format. Enjoy! But stay alert - as everybody knows (at least, if you listen to the complaints of the music industry) - illegal downloads are just the start of a criminal career that will culminate in you "robbing liquor stores and selling Crack and running over school kids with your car"...

Monday, October 02, 2006

English Conversation Class

While I thought there would be some kind of official government list (well, there always is in other cases - I do work for the State of Bavaria, after all) it now seems every student has to decide for him-/herself if they want to be in my newly established "English Conversation" class for the gifted (grades 7/8 and up). So if YOU think you would enjoy talking in English with like-minded people, about topics that interest and/or concern you, on a regular basis, drop me a line or just drop by every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m., room E16 @ the Alexandrinum, Coburg ;)

EDIT: Re-scheduled to Tuesday in order to give more people a chance to come...