Why Such a Kraut-Rich Environment?

There’s an old joke about a man who is diligently searching for something in the gutter at night under a street light. A passerby stops and asks him what he is looking for.

“My car keys,” the fellow replies.

“You lost them here, in the gutter?” asks the stranger.

“No, I lost them over there, in the park.”

“Then why are you looking for them here?” asks the second man in astonishment.

“Because the light is better here under the street lamp.”

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I bring this up because of a question that someone asked in the comments last night: “[T]his blog is very pre-occupied with Germany. In on those 4th Reich conspiracies are we?”

I explained to the suspicious commenter that I post a lot of German stuff because Vlad and I have three hard-working volunteer German translators. That’s why we get so much material on Germany and Austria.

I also told him that Vlad badly needs a French translator. If anyone would like to translate French (or any other language), please email me at gatesofvienna {at} chromatism {dot} net with your contact information, and I’ll ask Vlad to get in touch with you.

In the meantime, you’ll continue to see a lot of German material here (and in Vlad’s videos). The light is better in Germany.

4 thoughts on “Why Such a Kraut-Rich Environment?

  1. from Skip Heitzick,
    a mother asked her young son, “How was school today?” The son replied, “I didn’t like it at all. I don’t want to go back tomorrow!” “Why not?” the mother asked. The son replied, “All the teacher does is ask questions expecting us to know all the answers, such as what is 3 plus 2, 5 times 8, and so on.” ” the teacher never gives us any of the answers to the questions he asks.”

  2. That reminds about the joke about the guy who cut his fingers off.

    After cutting off all ten of his fingers in a terrible accident a fellow rushes to the doctor.
    The doctor asks the man, “Why didn’t you bring me the fingers, I could have reattached them?”
    The man replies, “How was I supposed to pick them up?”

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