How Could She?

How could anyone possibly make a joke about gender-neutral bathrooms?

AKK

Or hipsters? Or German men who sit down when they pee? None of that is the slightest bit funny. Especially not during the Karnival season. I’m empört (outraged).

In the segment, which aired on public broadcaster SWR, a festively-dressed Kramp-Karrenbauer pokes fun at Berlin’s hipster reputation, saying that the “latte macchiato faction” has “installed third-gender bathrooms” in cafés. She goes on to say that gender-neutral bathrooms are “for the men who can’t decide if they want to sit or stand when they pee.”

“Natürlich ist eine Entschuldigung fällig.”

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Tank About It

It’s that jolly, merry, drunken Karneval season again, folks.

Tank

And this tank float here got labeled the “Imtaler Asylum Defense.” Uh oh, we’re gonna get letters… Officials are even looking into hate crime charges.

For some reason, however, this float here is perfectly OK. I guess because Angie’s on it. It’s called “Refugee Wave.”

Reugee Wave

Ein Panzer-Motivwagen mit der Aufschrift „Asylabwehr“ hat bei einem Umzug in Bayern für Empörung gesorgt. Die Behörden ermitteln jetzt wegen Verdacht auf Volksverhetzung. Auch die Aktionen anderer Vereine wurden als fremdenfeindlich kritisiert.

The times they are a-changin’

Even in Germany, sort of. It’s been a long time coming (damn, a whole year already). From here…

To here.

Happy Karnival time or something. Oh yeah, it’s already over (for a lot of folks it is, anyway).

US-Präsident Barack Obama als gefallener Engel. Der Heiligenschein liegt am Boden.