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Depressed Germans are Funny

German Hells Angels know when their licked!

Although personally speaking I wouldn’t lick a German Hells Angel if they were glazed in honey.

I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Germans and German culture.

And, may I ask, thats WHY?

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Germans and German culture. [/quote]

Geez dude, lighten up!

I only posted the initial stuff because I thought it was funny that someone would hurl a puppy at a bunch of Hells Angels, and then actually manage to use a Bulldozer as a get away vehicle.

There’s a certain black humour to that…but slagging off an entire culture, thats not funny.

[quote]MartyMonster wrote:

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Germans and German culture. [/quote]

Geez dude, lighten up!

I only posted the initial stuff because I thought it was funny that someone would hurl a puppy at a bunch of Hells Angels, and then actually manage to use a Bulldozer as a get away vehicle.

There’s a certain black humour to that…but slagging off an entire culture, thats not funny.
And I would apologise to Jeorg if he has taken offence.

[/quote]

If you knew nothing of this incident, wouldn’t this line be a great opening line to an epic novel?:

“The man drove up to a Hell’s Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.”

Well MartyMonster, it indeed is funny.
Reminds me of that “Rick Sraver the danger seeker” in Centucky Fried Movie, when he went to Harlem shouting “Niggers”.
I guess you have to be rally brave to “moon” some angels. Or a psyco like this dude.
However,… have fun moving iron.

My mom is directly from West Berlin.

Wasn’t always easy being raised by a heavy-handed German mother.

is the whole of the German population acutally a culture?

as far as I know, the northern European culture would be the same as the german culture, in regards to art, history, food, lifestyle.

I am not so sure that you meant to use the word culture there.

sorry Dwarfie, and I am sure that you got your fill of Schnitzel when you were young too~

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Germans and German culture. [/quote]

WTF?

Would you please care to explain yourself?

[quote]Edgy wrote:

sorry Dwarfie, and I am sure that you got your fill of Schnitzel when you were young too~[/quote]

Not schnitzel. But I did suffer wooden cooking spoon strikes in between syllables of an angry German mother’s rant.

[quote]Edgy wrote:
the northern European culture would be the same as the german culture,[/quote]

As a Swede I resemble that comment. It might be true for Iceland:-)

[quote]nighthawkz wrote:

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Germans and German culture. [/quote]

WTF?

Would you please care to explain yourself?[/quote]

Sure thing. I guess it bears some explanation. Here goes:

I’ve lived in Germany for a bit over a year now. I have spent significant time in foreign countries to include Singapore, Indonesia, and the UAE. I was very much looking forward to living here. I heard that the Germans were reticent, generally welcoming in a gruff sort of way, enjoy their beer and are open about sex. It seemed like it would be my kind of place.

Well, setting aside certain cultural differences that I just disagree with (deodorant isn’t as popular here as it should be) there are things I just can’t forgive. First and foremost, racism is prominent and unabashed. Most of the black soldiers in my unit don’t go out anymore, because the police hassle them, and the bar scene gets unfriendly very quickly.

Secondly, there’s no backbone to the people here. Nothing is done in a confrontational manner, everything is passive aggressive. This manifests in the bureaucratic aspects of the government as well as in social interactions between the people. Lastly, and I feel bad complaining about this, but I have to get it out, the food is horrible. Everything is fried pork and cheese. The beer is extremely overrated as well. There’s very little variety to it.

It may have been imprudent of me to blanket an entire culture with a statement like I did, but I remain unapologetic and stand by my opinion. I’ve given Germany a fair chance and simply don’t care for it. They don’t even lift.

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
They don’t even lift. [/quote]

this is all I need to know - the hell with deutschland~

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
(deodorant isn’t as popular here as it should be) [/quote]

this too~

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
Lastly, and I feel bad complaining about this, but I have to get it out, the food is horrible. Everything is fried pork and cheese. The beer is extremely overrated as well. There’s very little variety to it. [/quote]
Weird. I absolutely loved the food in Berlin. Great taste, great price, great portion size. I could retire there.

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Vikings and Viking culture. [/quote]

Fixed.

[quote]farmerson12 wrote:

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Vikings and Viking culture. [/quote]

Fixed. [/quote]

Hey, I want Ragnarok to happen as much as the next guy.

[quote]farmerson12 wrote:

[quote]Ambugaton wrote:
I try not to use the word “hate” when talking about anything other than food, but I really really very strongly dislike Vikings and Viking culture. [/quote]

Fixed. [/quote]

German fun-facts:

‘Because of Germany’s geographic position in the centre of Europe and its long history as a disunited region of distinct tribes and states, there are many widely varying names of Germany in different languages, perhaps more than for any other European nation: for example, in German the country is known as Deutschland, in Scandinavian languages as Tyskland, in French as Allemagne, in Polish as Niemcy, in Finnish as Saksa, and in Lithuanian as Vokietija.’