Some are strong, and some are weak. The weak, as is well known, are easily mastered—completely regular and, frankly, pathetic. But it doesn't have to be that way! The Society for the Strengthening of Verbs
labors at its noble cause of strengthening verbs
(in English too
, though with less Sprachgefühl), increasing the stock of causatives
, and generally messing around
with German (excuse me, with Neutsch
On November 22, 2011, TEDxBrussels held an all day event whose theme was: "A Day in the Deep Future
." Speakers were asked to try and contemplate what life will be like for mankind in 50 years
. [more inside]
Wondering at the route US
unemployment has taken, I found some clues here
, but the overriding factor seems to be the German model
and works councils
. [more inside]
Fun and games
with mathematics and mathematical puzzles (e.g. heart basket
, Rubik's Cube
, Rubik's Magic
, and more) in both English and (with yet more content in) German.
Djs in ihren Wohnzimmern: Erst. Zweitens. von
An audio illusion
called the tritone paradox
is based on Shepard Tones
, a finite self-similar sequence of tones
that seem to contiually rise or fall in pitch. Diana Deutch
has found that how you percieve these illusions can be strikingly different from person to person and that most people have some form of pefect pitch.
Gas chamber art shut down. Santiago Sierra
whose controversial work
(some NSFW, auf Deutsch) had taken a turn toward the holocaust
, has suspended his latest work in response to criticism
Wir haben einem Deutschepabst!
Meine Deutsche ist schlecht, aber ich denke daß ich genug von dieser Netzplatz verstehe. Und sie lerhnen ihr alle holperig Melodien. Weil nichts so gut als ertönt, als es auf Deutsch gesungen hat!
[My German's not too great, but I think I understand this site enough. And they teach y'all doggerel melodies! Because nothing sounds so good as when it's sung in German.]
Fun for those who speak German, and for those who can fake it. (I found this
helpful for words I didn't know).
Sidewalks without dog shit, angels, and Hustler
: the day after the election the way-left paper Die Tageszeitung explained what's better in America
The first weblog rallye ever.
You may not have noticed it because it is in German language. All you have to do is signing up and following the links on top of 26 German and Austrian weblogs. Can you be faster than 36 seconds
? The competition closes tomorrow at 2PM Berlin time.