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(Foobies)   1989: The Hoff "looking for freedom" in Berlin, hoping to see the wall come down. 2013: With the same song, he now joins rally to prevent its demolition   (thelocal.de) divider line 16
    More: Ironic, David Hasselhoff, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, CDU, residential development, West Germany, demonstrations  
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2013-03-18 09:23:49 AM
Irony?
nah I'm gonna go ahead and say that wanting to preserve the wall in the 1980s as opposed to now is something to appreciate in a slightly different context.
/Spent some time in Berlin. Whatever parts of the wall remain ought to be kept.
 
2013-03-18 09:38:44 AM
Good for him. I found it hilarious though how many times he started singing 'looking for freedom'. Almost like he had an album coming out.
 
2013-03-18 09:44:13 AM
"It's like tearing down an Indian burial ground. It's a no-brainer," said Hasselhoff, before recounting his own memories of visiting East Germany - grim cities, grim food - shortly before unification.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/david-hasselhoff-berlin-wall _ n_2895898.html

No one wants to tear down an indian burial ground. That would be a horrible idea: to tear down an indian burial ground. If someone were to say to me "See this indian burial ground? I would like to tear it down." I would say "That's a bad idea there, chief."
 
2013-03-18 09:47:45 AM
Actually the East Side Gallery wall wasn't the famous graffiti covered western side of the wall but was on the east bank of the river in East Berlin (opposite the main station).
See, The Wall wasn't one wall but two with one in the communist east, one on the border with the west and a sandwich of mines, wire, dogs and watchtowers between. That said the East Side Gallery wall area was soon colonised by hippies, punks and ravers living in trucks and trailers and the wall there was soon painted up to match the west side.
Sounds like they're getting rid of the crusties after 20 years or so.

The wall there should probably be kept if I were them, Germans are too fond of covering their historical buildings with cement and bright paint and saying "Look how we've improved it!".
 
2013-03-18 09:48:13 AM
That's the Hoff for you: pro-german, anti-indian
 
2013-03-18 10:12:51 AM

Harry Freakstorm: "It's like tearing down an Indian burial ground. It's a no-brainer," said Hasselhoff, before recounting his own memories of visiting East Germany - grim cities, grim food - shortly before unification.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/david-hasselhoff-berlin-wall _ n_2895898.html

No one wants to tear down an indian burial ground. That would be a horrible idea: to tear down an indian burial ground. If someone were to say to me "See this indian burial ground? I would like to tear it down." I would say "That's a bad idea there, chief."


...that was pretty much his point.

And yes, commercial developers have tried to "tear down" or move indian burial grounds in order to build commercial properties on the real estate on which they were located (even though it's against the law to do so). It was a common enough issue that it's the plot of a book with a film adaptation that's been ranked as the 11th scariest movie of all time. Perhaps you've heard of Stephen King's The Shining?

http://www.nathpo.org/News/NAGPRA/News-NAGPRA9.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-03-28/news/we-1385_1_coastal-commis si on
http://lacrossetribune.com/houstonconews/news/local/possible-burial- gr ounds-add-to-controversy/article_9c54c54e-c48f-11e1-b3dc-0019bb2963f4. html
 
2013-03-18 10:17:44 AM
the paintings where restored in 2009, mostly by the original artists, who got paid not much (compared to the revenue the thing generate)
The investors actualy want to tear the whole thing down.


Yeah, this is a free country, but the will of 100000 is nothing against a few A-holes with money
 
2013-03-18 11:43:47 AM
"It was staggering and overwhelming. The only place they had a flat road was in front of where politicians lived," he said. "Thefood in Leipzig tasted like shoe leather. There was acid rain all over the cars. They had lived in acid rain for the last twenty odd years."

Sooooo...he's saying that acid rain only fell on one side of the wall and not the other??
 
2013-03-18 11:50:47 AM
Someday, someone might, just might find a use of the IRONIC tag that is less ironic than this.  Until that day, the crown is yours.
 
2013-03-18 12:12:30 PM

On-Off: the paintings where restored in 2009, mostly by the original artists, who got paid not much (compared to the revenue the thing generate)
The investors actualy want to tear the whole thing down.


Yeah, this is a free country, but the will of 100000 is nothing against a few A-holes with money


Freedom and democracy are opposed concepts, yeah.
 
2013-03-18 12:57:56 PM
TIL subby has trouble with the concept of context.
 
2013-03-18 01:30:47 PM

Superjew: TIL subby has trouble with the concept of context.


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2013-03-18 02:20:51 PM

dmcman73: "It was staggering and overwhelming. The only place they had a flat road was in front of where politicians lived," he said. "Thefood in Leipzig tasted like shoe leather. There was acid rain all over the cars. They had lived in acid rain for the last twenty odd years."

Sooooo...he's saying that acid rain only fell on one side of the wall and not the other??


Predominant winds in the northern temperate climes flow from West to East.  So, yeah.
 
2013-03-18 02:36:10 PM
Did he stop by Hamburg this time?

blogs.dallasobserver.com
 
2013-03-18 03:14:41 PM
FTA: When asked by The Local if he'd consider buying part of the Wall, he laughed and said: "There's no way I could afford it. But together we can work to raise the money."

He can't afford it? I call b.s.
 
2013-03-18 06:45:32 PM
Be still, my loins!

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