US-Amerika To Penetrate Germany Again Tonight

“They see it as just one more example of American commercial penetration*.”

Halloween

Popular as it is, many people are vehemently against Halloween in their countries, whether it be religious objections or fears of cultural imperialism.

It may be a bit of both in Germany, where 48 percent of respondents in the 2017 YouGov survey said the spooky holiday is a U.S. import that displaces German culture. October 31 is Reformation Day in Germany, and commemorates the day when Martin Luther launched Europe’s Protestant Reformation.

So on that happy note, Happy Halloween everyone! Whatever holiday you might be celebrating tonight.

Fast 50 Prozent der Deutschen glauben, Halloween sei ein US-Import, der die deutsche Kultur gefährde. Fakt ist, dass der Brauch ursprünglich aus Irland stammt.

*Psst. Don’t spoil everybody’s fun by explaining that Halloween originated in Ireland.

The International Creepy Clown Conspiracy Has Now Reached Germany

And the first sighting was in Gelsenkirchen. Itself.

Clowns

Just remember, folks: If ever attacked by a mob of creepy clowns, go for the juggler.

Police in Greenville, South Carolina, were alerted this summer to clowns trying to lure children from an apartment complex into the woods. In Texas and West Virginia, people dressed as clowns were arrested this month for chasing strangers with sticks and baseball bats.

Seit etwa zwei Jahren machen unheimliche Clowns in den Vereinigten Staaten die Straßen unsicher. Die Maskierten machen sich einen Spaß daraus, anderen Menschen aufzulauern und sie zu erschrecken. Als Videos tauchen die unheimlichen Streiche dann oft im Internet auf.