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2013-03-30 03:16:46 AM  
"We cannot just forget our history. We have certain types of laws that show the respect to our tradition."

must resist urge to godwin
 
2013-03-30 03:27:37 AM  
Watch out for the Dance Natzi's, breaking up your dance parties.
 
2013-03-30 03:34:49 AM  
These guys are freaking Nazis.
 
2013-03-30 03:36:05 AM  

dhuyd: Watch out for the Dance Natzi's, breaking up your dance parties.


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I'm sorry I ruined your Black Panther Party.
 
2013-03-30 04:41:58 AM  
Well they're no friends of mine!
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2013-03-30 05:28:57 AM  
donkeogh.com
 
2013-03-30 06:08:46 AM  
I have a hard time being upset about a ban on disco.......

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 but most blue laws are stupid-like not being able to by beer till noon on Sunday in Texas.
 
2013-03-30 06:21:23 AM  
It's the same here in Ireland. All pubs and clubs are closed on Good Friday. If you way to get a drink you have to get on a train
 
2013-03-30 06:30:52 AM  

hasty ambush: but most blue laws are stupid-like not being able to by beer till noon on Sunday in Texas.


This is why I hate road trips in the South. I'm from New Orleans, where you can buy alcohol 24/7/365. And not just retail - many bars are open all night. So imagine being used to that and then pulling into a restaurant in Alabama and being told you can't order a beer because it's Sunday. Not sure if the entire state is like that or if I've just been pulling over in the wrong counties. Either way, it sucks.

Keep your Jesus out of my alcohol and I'll keep my opinions to myself. There, see? Now we can all get along.
 
2013-03-30 06:51:17 AM  
I see the mods finally fixed that grammatical trainwreck of a headline.
 
2013-03-30 06:55:22 AM  
Ecclesiastes assures us... that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh... and a time to weep. A time to mourn... and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. Its the way it was in the beginning. Its the way its always been. Its the way it should be now.
 
2013-03-30 07:42:10 AM  

Mock26: If you want to sit around and reflect on Good Friday then go right ahead and do so. People going out to dance on that same day will in no way stop you from doing so.


No way. This is a catholic land (Bavaria at least), and the majority has spoken. If you have a problem with that, please ask me how i felt when the last majority thought it would be nice for the sake of the children to forbid smoking in privately owned enterprises. Your argument was also mine at that time, but somehow it got out of hand. They said they have the right to exercise in public what their morals said it would be best. And they imposed their will on my restaurant. WTF. So now, I am all for this. Out of spite.
 
2013-03-30 07:52:06 AM  

megarian: Tanzverbot = "forbidden dancing".

Sounds sexy.


No, it means dance prohibition.
 
2013-03-30 08:22:23 AM  
Need to remind "der Chermans" that the Harlem Shake is already played out.

/If they want more people to go to Church, they need to ban that instead
//Reverse Psychology, how does it fikken work?
 
2013-03-30 08:34:24 AM  

The Ice Cream Man: Need to remind "der Chermans" that the Harlem Shake is already played out.

/If they want more people to go to Church, they need to ban that instead
//Reverse Psychology, how does it fikken work?


Reverse psychology won't work on the "look, I am attending church on Sunday and must be a good person" crowd.  Since their reasoning is fake anyway, they would just say " I am a good person and don't want to break the laws".  Never mind the crazy felonious activity in their basements.  Actually I think I might be okay with that, for I would rather just have folks at church who practice what Jesus taught.

/my older bro is a bit of the fake crowd
//he hasn't figured out the connection between action and beliefs
 
2013-03-30 08:45:25 AM  

megarian: Tanzverbot = "forbidden dancing".

Sounds sexy.


Actually, it is, in fact, "Dancing ban." Sorry. "Verbotene Tanz" would be "forbidden dance."
 
2013-03-30 09:39:15 AM  
Damn and I thought the US was full of Christian crazies. What a moronic, archaic, and offensive ban...I thought the Germans were supposed to be socially progressive.
 
2013-03-30 10:33:52 AM  
Ve hav vays of making you dance.

Vays.
 
2013-03-30 10:43:27 AM  

Notabunny: Everyone look at her cans

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Whore has horrible tastes in beer.
 
2013-03-30 11:07:45 AM  

DeathCipris: Damn and I thought the US was full of Christian crazies. What a moronic, archaic, and offensive ban...I thought the Germans were supposed to be socially progressive.


6/10 Troll.
 
2013-03-30 12:13:29 PM  
Fuß lösen Sie.
 
2013-03-30 12:30:23 PM  

poorcku: Mock26: If you want to sit around and reflect on Good Friday then go right ahead and do so. People going out to dance on that same day will in no way stop you from doing so.

No way. This is a catholic land (Bavaria at least), and the majority has spoken. If you have a problem with that, please ask me how i felt when the last majority thought it would be nice for the sake of the children to forbid smoking in privately owned enterprises. Your argument was also mine at that time, but somehow it got out of hand. They said they have the right to exercise in public what their morals said it would be best. And they imposed their will on my restaurant. WTF. So now, I am all for this. Out of spite.


Not sure of trolling, joking, or serious, but, second hand smoke can adversely affect someone's health.  If a smoker stands next to someone that person will, generally speaking, be inhaling smoke.  If a dancer dances next to someone that person will, generally speaking, not be physically affected by that dancing.
 
2013-03-30 12:51:14 PM  

Mock26: Not sure of trolling, joking, or serious, but, second hand smoke can adversely affect someone's health. If a smoker stands next to someone that person will, generally speaking, be inhaling smoke. If a dancer dances next to someone that person will, generally speaking, not be physically affected by that dancing.


Aside the fact that second hand smoke is a false argument (I was talking about property rights and why some kind of majority has the right to impose its will on my premise; plus if you don't like smoke, get out of my cheap joint),  the fact is that loud music deep in the night will affect people celebrating Easter in the neighborhood. NO MUSIC!.  So yeah, if they want to play that game, we can too.
 
2013-03-30 01:14:13 PM  

Beulah Balbricker: Great Janitor: What if it's a Safety Dance???

The Flake Dance is better.

Link


After years of watching his flailing on vids, I finally got to see it live on the LIFAD tour in '11. The place erupted with delirious cheering. Such fun!
 
2013-03-30 01:19:09 PM  
Currently living in Munich.
Went out clubbing last night.
Places were kinda empty, but we had a fine time.
Wasn't even aware these laws existed.

Pretty sure in most places these laws are analogous to the many laughably-outdated laws still on the books in the U.S. which never get enforced but have just never been officially quashed because lawmakers just haven't gotten around to it.
 
2013-03-30 01:31:56 PM  

poorcku: Mock26: Not sure of trolling, joking, or serious, but, second hand smoke can adversely affect someone's health. If a smoker stands next to someone that person will, generally speaking, be inhaling smoke. If a dancer dances next to someone that person will, generally speaking, not be physically affected by that dancing.

Aside the fact that second hand smoke is a false argument (I was talking about property rights and why some kind of majority has the right to impose its will on my premise; plus if you don't like smoke, get out of my cheap joint),  the fact is that loud music deep in the night will affect people celebrating Easter in the neighborhood. NO MUSIC!.  So yeah, if they want to play that game, we can too.


So, you would be for a law that prohibited churches from ringing their bells, right?
 
mhd
2013-03-30 02:13:06 PM  

sudo give me more cowbell: Pretty sure in most places these laws are analogous to the many laughably-outdated laws still on the books in the U.S. which never get enforced but have just never been officially quashed because lawmakers just haven't gotten around to it.


Nope, they are enforced, in Munich, too. But, well, the police can't be everywhere and you're not forced to actually close the club, just not play music too loudly. So club might just turn it down when the police is approaching or even be willing to pay the fine. Still, a lot of clubs play it safe up to not opening at all, there's usually a lot less going on on the "silent days" in Bavaria. They just managed to pass a law that allows clubs/bars to open until 2 o'clock if the following day is a holiday, and not stop straight at midnight, joining most other states in Germany. That might've lead to the police being more lenient in general, although I never would bet money on Bavarian police leniency. And on Easter, even club owners have few reasons to complain as it's an extended weekend, so they loose 1 1/2 days but gain the same. People complain more in November, where there are two Sundays with a Tanzverbot (our memorial day equivalent and the protestant remembrance of the dead).

It's an utterly silly law, but I feel a bit hypocritical when complaining about it, as I'm not complaining about getting off work for a metric buttload of religious holidays. It's 13 days off, with only 3 of them being non-religious.

/Even in the US, not a lot of people are asking to work on the 12/25, just to prove a point.
 
2013-03-30 03:03:43 PM  

mhd: Nope, they are enforced, in Munich, too. But, well, the police can't be everywhere and you're not forced to actually close the club, just not play music too loudly.

..

Come to think of it, we only did go to a select few bars last night... Holly Holmes was open; but that's not really a dance bar. We just hung around Gaertnerplatz and then grabbed some curriwurst and called it a night. I guess maybe we were just avoiding the places that had been shut down. Right now I feel like I'm looking at Morpheus and he's saying "What if I told you, you were only going to the bars that were open.."

Mind=blown.

mhd: although I never would bet money on Bavarian police leniency


Aint that the truth. I remember before coming here being told that the stereotype of "German fixation with rules" was something that only applied in the North, but not in Bavaria. I haven't spent a lot of time in the north, but Bavaria has definitely reinforced the sterotype in my mind.

mhd: It's an utterly silly law, but I feel a bit hypocritical when complaining about it, as I'm not complaining about getting off work for a metric buttload of religious holidays.


For real. There are definitely enough holidays off of work to make up for this. Still though, it's kinda funny to ban dancing

megarian: Tanzverbot = "forbidden dancing".

Sounds sexy.


exactly. Giggity.
 
2013-03-30 04:44:07 PM  

Mock26: So, you would be for a law that prohibited churches from ringing their bells, right?


you still don't get it, do you? if the majority wants it, OK!
 
2013-03-30 04:59:56 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Notabunny: Everyone look at her cans

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Whore has horrible tastes in beer.


Of course, if she is a German whore she will end up drinking it twice anyway. Er, or so I've heard...
 
2013-03-30 06:59:00 PM  

poorcku: Mock26: So, you would be for a law that prohibited churches from ringing their bells, right?

you still don't get it, do you? if the majority wants it, OK!


So, if the majority want to bring back slavery or kill all the jews then the majority should get their way?
 
2013-03-31 05:44:08 PM  

Mock26: poorcku: Mock26: So, you would be for a law that prohibited churches from ringing their bells, right?

you still don't get it, do you? if the majority wants it, OK!

So, if the majority want to bring back slavery or kill all the jews then the majority should get their way?


WEll in some countries (Austria) the majority decides what a small group of people must do ( recent vote on conscription - young men in the army) and the best part is : the women get to vote on it too!
 
2013-03-31 06:57:12 PM  

poorcku: Mock26: poorcku: Mock26: So, you would be for a law that prohibited churches from ringing their bells, right?

you still don't get it, do you? if the majority wants it, OK!

So, if the majority want to bring back slavery or kill all the jews then the majority should get their way?

WEll in some countries (Austria) the majority decides what a small group of people must do ( recent vote on conscription - young men in the army) and the best part is : the women get to vote on it too!


Funny how you did not answer the question.  Again, if the majority voted to kill all the jews would you be OK with that?

By the way, Austria is NOT total majority rule.  Their legal system is set up to ensure that the minority are equally protected under the law.  In fact, they were codified in 1867.
 
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