Beautiful German of the week.
Because somebody has to admire them.
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“Other than a slight run-in with an errant gang of deviant subculture corpuscles our passage through the blameless victim ventricle proved to be rather uneventful.”
You’re going to need a whole lot of it. Coffee. Just to leaf through this thing.
Leaf, get it?
I simply must have it. And Christmas is coming up, folks. I mean, you know, if a few of you want to chip in together to get it for me or something…
In Busch’s minimalist compositions and stark, even lighting, the plants look tragic and comedic at the same time. To vivify the interior life of these peripheral office props, the Hamburg-based photographer gave each plant a name and unique personalities, and the “plant portraits” are captioned with wry observations: “Ingrid isn’t giving up” describes a droopy aloe vera on a window sill. “This is Renee, and Renee is keeping a secret,” refers to a slender indoor cactus that’s conceivably been a silent witness to top secret company meetings. And “Ute suffers from daydreaming” is the caption to a parched dragon tree appearing to ponder an escape from its banal captivity.
PS: If you’re looking for more fascinating reading material you ought to give this puppy a try.
They are always burning other people’s calories.
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501 German oddities?
I know, I know. There are way more than that. Just consider these 501 oddities to be, you know, Oddities 101 or something.
“Hermann, thank you for your blog and books, I am hooked. I recently picked up 501 German Oddities and couldn’t stop laughing. I am German, but live in Boston with my husband, who is from the area and grew up here. We cracked up so many times and just had a blast reading your book. It was actually eye opening at times to the both of us and explained some “odd” behaviors of mine to him. Super grateful for the book and can’t wait to see more blog entries. All the best, Marina.”
It’s 99 cent blowout ebook sale time again! Like how outrageous is that?
Dumb Deutsch: Absurd German Language Errors (auch für deutsche Leser geeignet)
“Very funny book, relating dumb things people say while trying out their high school German. Laughing so hard at my normally quiet workplace I had tears in my eyes, my boss walked by and asked if I was OK. Oh yeah! She has a great sense of humor with an eye toward languages. Buy this book and laugh yourself silly!”
* I’d give this ebook away for free but then you wouldn’t read it and that would be irresponsible so I won’t.