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post #181 of 240

I think he is talking bottle size. We all learned about Jägermeister from our college years in the states.

post #182 of 240

Why do I feel like saying Panzerjäger....

post #183 of 240
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I love those German feather blankets--so thick it looks like a huge pillow.

 


I personally regard those blankets (together with our Schwarzbrot) as the most desirable of our typical german achievements. Bread and blankets abroad (or what they regarded as such) were the things which caused most homesickness attacks for me personally.

 

It's a similar thing as ordering a good tea outside of britain or a good coffee outside of italy, it's just hopeless. Or trying to get a car in the US which is economical and well build, and can go through corners evil_smiley.gif

 

 

post #184 of 240
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Or trying to get a car in the US which is economical and well build, and can go through cornersevil_smiley.gif

 



I take offense, sir, as I strongly support the US car industry.

That said the Mercedes T-80 is awesome.

post #185 of 240
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I personally regard those blankets (together with our Schwarzbrot) as the most desirable of our typical german achievements. Bread and blankets abroad (or what they regarded as such) were the things which caused most homesickness attacks for me personally.

 

It's a similar thing as ordering a good tea outside of britain or a good coffee outside of italy, it's just hopeless. Or trying to get a car in the US which is economical and well build, and can go through corners evil_smiley.gif

 

 



Agreed, Deutschland makes fantastic bread, and also great wurst. (no experience on the blankets though)

The tea and coffee in Holland is very fine though, some English supermarket teas are awful, I'd rather have our Dutch brands.

 

I only buy German cars....

 

post #186 of 240
Nazi's not saying Germans are Nazis just that I am fascinated by German history. I also think of the autobahn, sennheiser, akg, BMW beer and my old best friend who comes from Germany.
post #187 of 240
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Nazi's not saying Germans are Nazis just that I am fascinated by German history. I also think of the autobahn, sennheiser, akg, BMW beer and my old best friend who comes from Germany.


AKG is Austrian...

post #188 of 240
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AKG is Austrian...


That doesn't mean that Germany can't remind him of AKG. Who knows he might have bought his first pair there or something wink.gif

 

post #189 of 240

Austria and Germany are very different in respect of Nazism. Germany has "worked" severely on its past since 1968, and thus the ultra-right approach is an absolute no-go nowadays (except some underdeveloped redneck areas in former communist east germany). Austria on the other hand, which had participated enthused 1:1 in all WW2 and Auschwitz cruelties, never looked back. In fact they rather regard themselfes to be Nazi victims as well. That doesn't hold them back from voting 30% or more to ultra-right and xenophobic parties...

 

BTW, Hitler came from Austria, and Beethoven didn't...  evil_smiley.gif


Edited by nickchen - 3/11/11 at 3:02am
post #190 of 240

am i the only one that thinks Holy Roman Empire?

post #191 of 240

hi guys do you know any dac/ headphone amp that's made in germany? i can only think of Meier Corda.. 

thx for answering

post #192 of 240

^ Violectric?

 

Funny this thread comes up, as I was just fantasizing some deep roasted ham hocks that they have in Bavaria, to go along with my beer.

post #193 of 240
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BTW, Hitler came from Austria, and Beethoven didn't...  evil_smiley.gif


So did Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Shubert, Mahler, Glock, Lauda, Berger, Porsche, Metternich, Kissinger, Maximilian I, Menger, Hayek, Schumpeter, Wittgenstein, Doppler, Schroedinger, Asperger, Freud, Frisch, Lorenz, Puck, Shindler, Weisenthal.  Beethoven studied in Vienna too as did everyone worth their salt in Western Europe.  wink.gif

 

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am i the only one that thinks Holy Roman Empire?

 

Yes and no.  Depends on how and if you define Germany as a nation-state at the time.  HRE is also Austria and Hapsburgs.  Then you have Charlemagne and the Franks.  You can also go back to Alaric and the Goths after the sack of Rome.  The whole German/Austrian divide goes back to Teutons v. Goths and perhaps a hint of Slav.  Anywho..... 
 

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Funny this thread comes up, as I was just fantasizing some deep roasted ham hocks that they have in Bavaria, to go along with my beer.


You mean Eisbein.  Preferably w/ a dunkel for me.  Don't forget the Apfelstrudel.

 

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Btw, I still consider Bavaria an Austrian vassal state.  tongue.gif

 

post #194 of 240

You must be of EU origin, or abnormously well educated (or both). I doubt that all is general knowledge in CA...

post #195 of 240
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You must be of EU origin, or abnormously well educated (or both). I doubt that all is general knowledge in CA...



There are a few Americans who are well educated.  For instance, everything he said about the HRE was taught in my public high school.  We had enough history geeks that we actually had a mock election for Holy Roman Emperor.  It started out as a joke but morphed into an election where a third of the students voted.

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