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(Foobies)   German university approves plan to train twenty of its students as Gladiators   ( thelocal.de) divider line
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2010-03-29 05:51:31 AM  
"We assume that those involved will weather the experiment quite well," Löffl said.

That has to be a fake quote. And "Löffl"? Dead giveaway.
 
2010-03-29 08:12:10 AM  
Sure, it's all fun and games until they kill your wife to break you, or make you kill your best friend.
 
2010-03-29 08:18:48 AM  

serial_crusher: Sure, it's all fun and games until they kill your wife to break you, or make you kill your best friend.


Awesome show, that.
 
2010-03-29 08:35:16 AM  
THIS IS AWESOME!
 
2010-03-29 08:39:42 AM  
But have they ever seen a grown man naked?
 
2010-03-29 08:40:23 AM  
I'd hit that.
 
2010-03-29 08:54:42 AM  
And, in as related story, the French are training as gladiolas

/Oh yes. I went there.
 
2010-03-29 09:13:49 AM  

serial_crusher: Sure, it's all fun and games until they kill your wife to break you, or make you kill your best friend.


These are *GERMAN* gladiators. They will "eat shiat and die".
 
2010-03-29 09:15:25 AM  
"Sind Sie nicht untergehalt?"
 
2010-03-29 09:15:44 AM  
They teach schlager?
 
2010-03-29 09:17:38 AM  
/For the life of me, I couldn't remember the 2nd person plural form of sein, so I just used the formal 2nd person. I am WAY to far out of practice.
 
2010-03-29 09:20:44 AM  
So Joey, have you ever been inside a Turkish prison?
 
2010-03-29 09:23:28 AM  
I rarely watch TV but Friday when Spartacus was forced to kill Varro -I haven't felt this bad about a fictional character dying since Shane killed Lem on The Shield.
 
2010-03-29 09:23:34 AM  
I guess they don't get UFC in Germany.
 
2010-03-29 09:27:12 AM  
FTA: This year's project has been funded by €200,000 from businessman Hans Schaller, whose hobby is recreating historic events and participating as the character "Schallus Brutalus Maximus."

Hmmm....
 
2010-03-29 09:29:23 AM  
img202.imageshack.us

get some
 
2010-03-29 09:30:03 AM  

altmulder: I rarely watch TV but Friday when Spartacus was forced to kill Varro -I haven't felt this bad about a fictional character dying since Shane killed Lem on The Shield.


OK, that has to either refer to Stanislaw Lem, or Lemmy from Motorhead.

Either way, I'd be bummed.
 
2010-03-29 09:32:39 AM  

Zappagirl: FTA: This year's project has been funded by €200,000 from businessman Hans Schaller, whose hobby is recreating historic events and participating as the character "Schallus Brutalus Maximus."

Hmmm....


He has special "viewing" rooms at the summer camp
 
2010-03-29 09:36:40 AM  
When do they start unleashing hell?
 
2010-03-29 09:37:23 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
2010-03-29 09:39:32 AM  
And for those farkers who can understand der deutsch...

LMAA (funny ymca parody about a whipped husband) (new window)
 
2010-03-29 09:39:44 AM  
Nevermind that. What the hell is up with the Lifestyle article: Dresden shop offers Elbe sandstone dildos. Sex toys are news now?
 
2010-03-29 09:40:16 AM  

Fabric_Man: /For the life of me, I couldn't remember the 2nd person plural form of sein, so I just used the formal 2nd person. I am WAY to far out of practice.


"Ihr Seid", but not sure why you have it in the past tense (incidentally, the past of unterhalten is unterhielten, not untergehalt).
 
2010-03-29 09:42:43 AM  
Are you not entertained?
 
2010-03-29 09:42:48 AM  
Who gets to operate the tennis ball shooter?
 
2010-03-29 09:44:41 AM  
People think dildos made from sandstone will be too heavy, hard, or cold.
 
2010-03-29 09:49:59 AM  
Phallus Brutalus Maximus?
 
2010-03-29 09:51:58 AM  

Fabric_Man: "Sind Sie nicht untergehalt?"


My Kraut colleagues say he says "werdet ihr nicht gut unterhalten"
 
2010-03-29 09:54:39 AM  
This... is... GERMANYYYYY!
 
2010-03-29 09:57:01 AM  
greighwolf:

This... is... GERMANYYYYY!

THIS... IS... THE WRONG REFERENCE!
 
2010-03-29 10:00:21 AM  
I'm Spartacus.
 
2010-03-29 10:02:20 AM  

lilplatinum: Fabric_Man: "Sind Sie nicht untergehalt?"

My Kraut colleagues say he says "werdet ihr nicht gut unterhalten"


This Kraut says "Don't stick to the literal translation" and offers "Und? Habt ihr etwa keinen Spass?"

/and just WTF is up with my text encoding these days?
/ß? Seriously?
 
2010-03-29 10:02:37 AM  
Strength and Honor!
 
2010-03-29 10:03:07 AM  

Kar98: lilplatinum: Fabric_Man: "Sind Sie nicht untergehalt?"

My Kraut colleagues say he says "werdet ihr nicht gut unterhalten"

This Kraut says "Don't stick to the literal translation" and offers "Und? Habt ihr etwa keinen Spass?"

/and just WTF is up with my text encoding these days?
/ÃÆ'Ã...¸? Seriously?


That's happening to me too. Who knows.
 
2010-03-29 10:04:19 AM  
Came for the Russell Crowe reference in German, und jetzt bin ich sehr glücklich und also reise ich ab.

Auf Wiederlesen!
 
2010-03-29 10:05:46 AM  

rebelyell2006: Kar98: lilplatinum: Fabric_Man: "Sind Sie nicht untergehalt?"

My Kraut colleagues say he says "werdet ihr nicht gut unterhalten"

This Kraut says "Don't stick to the literal translation" and offers "Und? Habt ihr etwa keinen Spass?"

/and just WTF is up with my text encoding these days?
/ÃÆ'Æ'Ã...¸? Seriously?

That's happening to me too. Who knows.


Copypasta seems to be giving weird ASCII heiroglyphics on Fark recently.
 
2010-03-29 10:06:59 AM  

Jackpot777: Copypasta seems to be giving weird ASCII heiroglyphics on Fark recently.


But I actually _typed_ the esszett ligature and it got turned into a mess.
 
2010-03-29 10:09:23 AM  

Jackpot777: Came for the Russell Crowe reference in German, und jetzt bin ich sehr glücklich und also reise ich ab.

Auf Wiederlesen!


Das?
 
2010-03-29 10:12:22 AM  

Kar98: This Kraut says "Don't stick to the literal translation" and offers "Und? Habt ihr etwa keinen Spass?"


Yeah I was thinking about it when I first read it and couldn't think of a translation for entertained.. Anyway thats what they said, is yours what he actually says in the dubbed version?

/and just WTF is up with my text encoding these days?
/ß? Seriously?


ä ö ü ß

Yeah they are screwed
 
2010-03-29 10:14:01 AM  

lilplatinum:
ÃÆ'¤ ÃÆ'¶ ÃÆ'¼ ÃÆ'Ã...¸

Yeah they are screwed


And they change after I quote them, which is fun
 
2010-03-29 10:14:31 AM  

Fano: They teach schlager?


No.
 
2010-03-29 10:14:31 AM  

lilplatinum: Kar98: This Kraut says "Don't stick to the literal translation" and offers "Und? Habt ihr etwa keinen Spass?"

Yeah I was thinking about it when I first read it and couldn't think of a translation for entertained.. Anyway thats what they said, is yours what he actually says in the dubbed version?


No, I came up with it all by my lonesome just now. Haven't seen the dubbed version.
 
2010-03-29 10:15:29 AM  
[image from fhmonline.com too old to be available]
static.tvguide.com
 
2010-03-29 10:17:03 AM  

Kar98: No, I came up with it all by my lonesome just now. Haven't seen the dubbed version.


I wish my girlfriend shared your willingness to watch them OV so I wouldn't be subjected to the rape of our cinema.
 
2010-03-29 10:17:38 AM  

Barakku: lilplatinum:
ÃÆ'Æ'¤ ÃÆ'Æ'¶ ÃÆ'Æ'¼ ÃÆ'Æ'Ã...¸

Yeah they are screwed

And they change after I quote them, which is fun


I'd say they are constantly evolving. Pretty soon the ascii characters will become self-aware.
 
2010-03-29 10:18:47 AM  
As she began returning the favor,

he was glad he ate her.
 
2010-03-29 10:20:07 AM  

rebelyell2006: I'd say they are constantly evolving. Pretty soon the ascii characters will become self-aware


I, for one, welcome our new umlauty overlords
 
2010-03-29 10:21:47 AM  
Upon reflection, I might have gone with, "Freut ihr sich dafuer?"
 
2010-03-29 10:24:04 AM  
Are these the "analytical and logical people" mentioned a few headlines down?

Oh, and I'll just leave this here (My Favorite Gladiator)

nbc.com

/I know she's not German - I don't care
 
2010-03-29 10:24:07 AM  
mindlesscomfort.files.wordpress.com
 
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