Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mary Christmas!

YES, I meant to spell it that way. See for yourself:

Have a wonderful holiday ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Al's Alphabet Rap

Not the video I was looking for (audio only), but at least you'll be able to practice the chorus at home now:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Captain's Log, Stardate... whatever

Just a quick welcome to all new readers coming to this blog from the "Adam-Kraft-Gymnasium" where I will be teaching for a while. Live long & prosper ;)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Felix Austria

I know it's Latin. But ever since Harry Potter Vol.6 introduced "felix felicis", I'm assuming that people will understand what that headline means ;) Anyway, here's a great story I came across today: The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has now been officially approved by the Austrian authorities issuing driver's licences:

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Auntie Beeb saves me the trouble of writing up on the US of A's battle cry of choice which you might have heard was used to relay the coded message of Mr. Bin Laden's demise. O Geronimo, no minor ego!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Das Kapital

Sorry, I don't seem to be able to resist playing with words. Anyway, here's the link I promised to my "W(ee)Seminar" about capitalization in titles/headlines:
Well, Lookee What We Have Here! Thanks, Tina. Best one I've seen so far.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Beware Double Meanings

My favorite example from France: At least they did try to clarify by adding "films or photos", but it still sounds hilarious ;) (Hint: Here again, punctuation can make all the difference - putting "films or photos" in parentheses instead of making the whole thing an enumeration of three forbidden things would have helped a great deal.)

P.S. I'm not even starting on "the enclosure of the castle" and the proper context & meaning of the word "comprehension". I am, after all, not a native speaker myself and don't really have the right to criticize my fellow non-natives :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Montgomery Story

Everything you need to know about Dr Martin Luther King and Ms Rosa Parks (and a bit of Ghandi as well) in the form of a vintage (!) comic book. Give it a read.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

It's Groundhog Day. Again.

...and once again, the world (the Americanized part of it, anyway - and maybe those who've seen the movie) is looking at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (those are real names, I'm not making those up!), to find out if groundhog Phil will see his shadow. Six more weeks of winter?
UPDATE: Doesn't look like it. Now, does that only mean the US eastern seaboard or what?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Every single day...

Somebody reminded me that it's still Christmas on my blog and if I shouldn't change that. I had to agree - but as usual, what I SHOULD have replied only came to me later: It's Christmas EVERY DAY in HEAVEN ;)


Monty Python - Christmas in Heaven