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Oktoberfest Report

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Oktoberfest Report · Culture, Germany

As stated in the constitution of Bavaria, when I married Conny View definition in a new window , I legally became a Bavarian citizen. With Oktoberfest soon to be upon us, it was my duty, as a new citizen, to get myself some traditional apparel, called “Tracht.” Tracht for Bavarian men centers around Lederhosen, and for the ladies, it involves a […]

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Shake it, don’t break it

September 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Culture, Germany

Oktoberfest is nearly upon us here in Munich, and thanks to the fine work of this ex-pat blogger, I now have video examples of the dances I need to learn for Oktoberfest. First, there’s the fascinating “Cowboy and Indianer,” which is about playing Cowboys and Indians, which has absolutely nothing to do with Germany or […]

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Duck!

January 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Duck! · Culture, Nightlife, Reviews

Any event where snacks are served from between the toes of a young woman is one I’m up for. For some, perhaps the placement of the bowl of salsa on the crotch of the woman offering the chips while balancing inverted on the table would be more of the draw. In any case, everyone at […]

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On the small screen, the very small screen

January 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on On the small screen, the very small screen · Culture, Gadgets, TV

After poo-pooing the idea of watching video on an iPod, I finally changed my mind and was the lucky recipient of an 80GB iPod for my past birthday. With the help of Handbrake and iSquint, I can rip DVDs and torrented movie files of things that Conny View definition in a new window doesn’t want to watch and consume them in […]

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The Golden Age

January 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Golden Age · Culture, Remembering

When I was a wee dorky lad of 15, I was entrusted by my folks to join two other dorky friends to head into Boston to the Orpheum to see my very first “rock” concert. The artist we saw: Thomas Dolby on the Flat Earth tour. Since then, I’ve always liked his stuff, though he’s […]

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