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The Honourable Husband
Munich
Teaching the Germans to party since 2007. No, not THAT party.
Interests: atheism, dreaming, reading, writing, global business, ethics, gay issues, humanism, foolishness, al-anon, men's issues, wwii history, recovery, homosexuality, coming out, Weimar Germany, family dysfunction, ACOA, cooper's sparkling ale, elderton chardonnay, Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier, ideas of any kind
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Works both ways. If you feel some Vanderloost , do you pick up your Handy and order an Über?
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What does it take to unleash your indignation? Eight years ago, a calendar and a couple of beers did it for me. It came to my attention that some busybody proclaimed the second Monday in January as National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This impertinence provoked me to declare the following day, January 13, The International Day to Bite Me. The busybody in question was one Anna Chase Moeller, daughter of Bill Chase, who co-founded the Chase's Calendar of Events in 1957. Rumour has it that Anna helped in the family business, and in so doing, shared a desk with her father. As is the case with pretty much all entrepreneurs, forward-thinkers, creative personalities, and productive people of every stripe, the desk was a mess. In a snit, Anna declared National Clean Off Your Desk Day to humiliate her father's habits. Once a year, Bill was forced to sacrifice a day of personal productivity to appease his daughter, who no doubt could have worked on the goddamn kitchen table if the sight of actual work upset her so goddamn much. Neat-freaks have used it to shame us normal people ever since. In 2017, The International Day to Bite Me falls on a Friday. By coincidence, the first Friday the 13th of every year is National Blame Someone Else Day. (It's also National Rubber Duckie Day, but that's another story.) On Friday, August 13 1982, a sleepy Michigan woman found that her alarm clock had failed to ring. This set off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Where is he gay today? A burger joint on Fulham Broadway, London. Overheard from the next table, a group of men in their early thirties. "Of course you got sick. Can't 'elp it if you travel abroad." "Mate o' mine reckons you can get sick from just handling the money. It's filthy." "A lot of them carry their money in in their arse-cracks. The criminals are so afraid of looking gay, they won't touch another bloke there." "They say you should get your cash out of the machine in the morning, put it in your pocket, and jump in the swimming pool." (Murmured agreement) "Yeah, the chlorine cleans it right up." Conversation ends as Spanish waiter arrives at table with lunch. No, I'm not making this up. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Above, smoking trout in a cabinet at the elegant Käfer deliatessen in Altbogenhausen. Below, Steckerlfisch smoke in the open air at the Auer Dult in Haidhausen. Both snapped in the summer of 2012 Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Every language borrows from other tongues. What happens when you can't figure out where a foreign word comes from? In English, not much. But in German, where loan words follow the gender of the source language, you can't be so lassiez-faire. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Deutschland über Elvis
The Honourable Husband is now following Christie
Apr 14, 2016
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It's time to vote for das Jugendwort, the 2015 German Youth Word of the Year. Crack Munich lexicographers Langenscheidt—famous for those bright yellow dictionaries so beloved by students of German—have sharpened their pencils and opened their ears in pubs, on sports-fields and street-corners, at universities and Diskotheken. Read what it means to merkel, to rum rust, to be a Swaggetarian or an Alpha Kevin, and much more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Deutschland über Elvis
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For your information, every open container has been weighed! Please, on hygenic grounds, use our one-way gloves. Please put only organic items in organic bags (Bio-logical!) !!!Attention!!! The Federweißer is not provided with a fermentation lock, so the cover is not completely closed. We therefore ask you NOT to lay the bottle on its side because otherwise it will run out. Many thanks, your Supermarket Team. Please always line up at the Meat Counter! Thanks. (Clown Smiley) Honoured Customers! Please lay your entire shopping on the conveyor belt. Thanks. Trust is good, checking is better No sale of alcohol to youth Young people often don't look their age. Please understand if, when selling alcohol and tobacco, we ask for age identification—for the protection of all children and youth. And note the excellent checkout belt divider hygiene. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Peace. We heard that word a lot over the recent holiday season. Prayers for it, wishes for it, regret at how little of it seems to abide. Heavenly peace, peace on earth, the prince of peace, peace to all men, peace was on everybody's lips. Isn't it ironic that the new year always begins so peacelessly? Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Deutschland über Elvis
Our Christmas tree is the same. Every ornament has a story; a time and place it represents over the fifteen years my husband and I have been together. We have little room for new ones. I think this is likely to be the first year we actually say "enough". The tree is full to the brim, and we'll need to hold our holiday memories in our heads. not a bad place to keep them, I guess.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2014 on December days at Mining Nuggets
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Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
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German law allows teenagers to drink slightly more than it allows them to dance. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
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When I came out, it meant more than just being able to bring a bloke to a dinner party. Someone had given me a licence to find the world an erotically-charged place. I ogled, I slobbered, I saw immense beauty in the men around me. I found it easier to keep all this arousal respectful if I could actually talk about it, in a relaxed way, with anybody in earshot. Still do. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Order is Half of Life, part IV. The Honourable Husband pays an orderly visit to the tax office!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
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Where is he gay today? Edinburgh "Quick, come over here and take a picture of the Invisible Man!" said my companion. And what a handsome devil he is, too. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
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When I told people in Edinburgh that I'd performed on the Fringe thirty years ago, they grew curious. It must have been very different back then, surely. I shocked them with my reply. No. In my observation, here's what's changed. Lager drinkers can choose from a wide array of bottled craft beers. American university students majoring in theatrical administration or arts publicity often work on the Fringe as a course requirement. We met several flyering. Edinburgh's quality broadsheet, The Scotsman, once provided the most authoritative critiques. The paper remains an authority, but nowadays a mammoth website called Broadway Baby overshadows it. Curious, since the Fringe is about as un-Broadway as you can get. That's about it. Here's what hasn't changed since 1985. Busking bagpipers on the Royal Mile love the theme from Star Wars. You can take your drinks into the theatre. Restaurants in most parts of the world will bundle leftover food in a doggie bag; in Edinburgh, they decant leftover drink into a Starbucks-style doggie cup. Have you ever sipped beer through a straw? Not my preferred means of suckage. Snooty, sensitive, arty types hate the atmosphere. Australian acts thrive. American and Japanese artists enjoy the looser rules. Scots like to vomit. Billy Connolly's most famous routine even jokes about it. Drinking Scots should be required to carry airsickness bags, in the same way owners must carry plastic bags as a measure against their dogs fouling the pavement. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Deutschland über Elvis
The Honourable Husband is now following George Parker
Jul 7, 2013
The Honourable Husband is now following Stephen
Apr 22, 2013
By that, you mean that if I have another few Schweinhäxe, I'll grow man-boobs? Guilty, I fear... Jolly nice to catch up.
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You are a beautiful woman, who treasures her body. No need to squeeze anything, except for a giggle.
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Thanks for your comment, astute as always. I've added sich ausdrücken to the text.
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An old jock, but a good one, Ian.
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Franger—that almost sounds French, doesn't it?
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The premature ejaculation lesson would be very useful to a ninth grade boy, if memory serves...
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Milly is a rascal, isn't she? You should meet her in 3D!
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