Archive for the 'People' Category

Music: Victor Wooten

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Just music – the most amazing bassist on this planet.

Victor Wooten, absolutely fabulous.

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Quote of the day: Different minds

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 – 1962, First Lady of the United States

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Video: Obama Rickrolling

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Is it April 1st or already November 5th.

Well I guess it had to be done. Senator Obama RickRolled – BarackRoll’d (like a rickroll… only Presidential)…

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Music: Ton Steine Scherben

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In remembrance of the German rock band Ton Steine Scherben and Rio Reiser…

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RIP: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Much can be said about Alexander Solzhenitsyn who died this weekend in Russia, and many will certainly do. With a courageous person like him having left us a few words by us might be allowed as well. He was…

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Rants’n Raves: Euro 2008 Football (soccer) championship

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Been sitting around this afternoon watching the semifinals of the Euro 2008 football championship via the Internet (there is no post on this site how to use a proxy to watch German TV from the US – go look somewhere else). Have to admit that I normally never watch football or golf or TV in general since they’ve replaced most of the interesting stuff with game shows, but today I made an exception.

So I’m sitting here nibbling on Lieber’s Kosher Winkies (that’s what my Deli had for sweets – not bad anyway, but full of artificial flavors) and watching parts of that game – the Germans win and there’s that big huha going on, everybody’s celebrating – besides the Turks of course – and dancing people anywhere as if they would have contributed to the result.

Then what would you expect German TV to do – interview some players, the coach, your grand uncle who knows everything about soccer – NO WAY!

They go straight ahead for some political schmoozing and…

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