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(The Local)   A UFO grounded flights in Germany last night   (thelocal.de) divider line 30
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2014-01-07 09:26:59 AM  
It is BALLOON!
 
2014-01-07 09:32:18 AM  
www.di-arezzo.co.uk

I want to believe a reunion
 
2014-01-07 09:49:06 AM  
They were just trying to get back home.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-07 10:32:35 AM  

vudukungfu: It is BALLOON!


hast du etwas zeit fur mich?
 
2014-01-07 10:33:08 AM  
www.naziufosecret.com
 
2014-01-07 10:33:38 AM  

bearded clamorer: I want to believe a reunion


I think we found Eddie Trunk's Fark Handle.
 
2014-01-07 10:38:49 AM  
Eyewitness picture:

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2014-01-07 10:43:49 AM  
Ya know who else grounded flights in Germany?

Deep Contact: [www.naziufosecret.com image 585x441]


Yup, that asshole!

Bullshiat pic though.  The Zeta Reticulans stayed neutral during WWII.
 
2014-01-07 10:50:02 AM  
Es ist eine Straßenlaterne
 
2014-01-07 11:05:25 AM  
A UFO is an object, that is flying, and is as yet unidentified. Any leaps that people make that it is some sort of alien spacecraft is on them.
 
2014-01-07 11:09:29 AM  
Balloons.

99 of them.

Red ones.
 
2014-01-07 11:23:10 AM  

baronbloodbath: Balloons.

99 of them.

Red ones.


99 Red balloons is the American version.


In the German version, it's just "balloons".  They needed an extra syllable to make the lyrics work.
 
2014-01-07 11:23:28 AM  
Hours later it turned out to be a remote-controlled model airship.
 
2014-01-07 11:23:56 AM  
Swamp gas out of Uranus ...
 
2014-01-07 11:25:29 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Hours later it turned out to be a remote-controlled model airship.


No...that's a separate incident mentioned in the article.
 
2014-01-07 11:37:40 AM  

Click Click D'oh: Eyewitness picture:

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Did Rotsky (Rotski?) disappear or change his nic?
 
2014-01-07 12:00:18 PM  
Click Click D'oh
Eyewitness picture:

Fittingly enough that famous streetlight picture was from Germany.
 
2014-01-07 12:00:28 PM  

tripleseven: baronbloodbath: Balloons.

99 of them.

Red ones.

99 Red balloons is the American version.


In the German version, it's just "balloons".  They needed an extra syllable to make the lyrics work.


thought it was luftballon , with the luft actually being air?
 
2014-01-07 12:10:28 PM  
Die Raum Nazis genehmigen.

/Iron Sky rocks.
 
2014-01-07 12:13:26 PM  
pffft... eveybody knows that real ufo's are silent.  This was obviously an american black military project cavorting around in highly populated areas that receive lots of air traffic in forign countries, like usual...
 
2014-01-07 12:15:16 PM  
This is probably the first time I've read an article that used the term "UFO" correctly.
 
2014-01-07 12:16:20 PM  

SurfaceTension: A UFO is an object, that is flying, and is as yet unidentified. Any leaps that people make that it is some sort of alien spacecraft is on them.


Sometimes it is necessary to remind people that "unidentified flying object" does not mean "positively identified alien object"
 
2014-01-07 12:27:27 PM  
FTA: Hours later it turned out to be a remote-controlled model airship.


An RC plane that's louder than a normal plane?  Impressive.
 
2014-01-07 12:45:00 PM  
Please point to it on this chart:

rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-01-07 01:43:09 PM  
Sorry about that. Got a drone for Xmas. Damn that things got some range.
 
2014-01-07 02:09:44 PM  

DubtodaIll: FTA: Hours later it turned out to be a remote-controlled model airship.


An RC plane that's louder than a normal plane?  Impressive.


It is if it's flying closer to you. Witnesses say they thought it was 100-200 meters high, but it's likely they simply mistook it it for a full size airplane and extrapolated its altitude from its relative size, something that's especially easy to do at night.  An R/C plane flying a rooftop level would certainly be louder than an airplane flying at altitude.
 
2014-01-07 04:36:14 PM  

Odd Bird: Click Click D'oh: Eyewitness picture:

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Did Rotsky (Rotski?) disappear or change his nic?


Rotsky isn't responsible for the streetlight meme... That was forked_at_fark...

Rotsky is responsible for the "pet peeve" miscorrections of already perfectly correct words... (His being changing a correct "lose" to "loose", or vice versa, I can't remember which now...) But, I have occassionally seen him post many times since then, so I think he's still around under the same name, just not a very frequent poster...
 
2014-01-07 05:14:15 PM  

olapbill: tripleseven: baronbloodbath: Balloons.

99 of them.

Red ones.

99 Red balloons is the American version.


In the German version, it's just "balloons".  They needed an extra syllable to make the lyrics work.

thought it was luftballon , with the luft actually being air?



Yes, you are correct but missing what I am saying.  It's "luftballons".  Which in English is literally translated to "Air Balloons" however, we don't say "air balloons" in English.  The translation is "balloons".  So, in translating the American song, literally, it would have been "99 Air Balloons" which doesn't make sense.  To keep the tempo and timing correct, "red" was substituted for "air".

My German is very very weak, however, I had an interest in learning it at one point. I was dating a Swiss girl at the time.  She recommended listening to German music to help, as she had learned a lot of English listening to music.  Anyway, she translated the song for me, and made me learn it.  If I recall, you can say "ballons" in German, and it means the same thing as "luftballons", but again, this doesn't fit the timing of the song.  Another seldom used word in the song is "dusenflieger" which means "Jet" however, it's less used than just "jet" and I am sure it was used for the timing.
I once, while eager to show off my German, used dusenflieger in conversation with my old boss, who was German.  He looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears, laughed and said "nobody calls them that".

Perhaps a farker who's fluent can lend some more insight,
 
2014-01-07 06:39:55 PM  

RobSeace: Rotsky isn't responsible for the streetlight meme... That was forked_at_fark...

Rotsky is responsible for the "pet peeve" miscorrections of already perfectly correct words... (His being changing a correct "lose" to "loose", or vice versa, I can't remember which now...) But, I have occassionally seen him post many times since then, so I think he's still around under the same name, just not a very frequent poster...


Thanks Rob, I had it wrong, but Rotsky did something which really stood out and apparently I can't remember what.
 
2014-01-08 08:25:55 AM  
tripleseven
I once, while eager to show off my German, used dusenflieger in conversation with my old boss, who was German. He looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears, laughed and said "nobody calls them that".



When referencing fighter aircraft, German uses "Jagd"-related words a lot, like calling fighters "Jagdflugzeuge".
For example, the Eurofighter Typhoon is produced by the "Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH" and during its development the project was usually called "Jäger 90" and later, after tons of delays and complications, "Jäger 2000" in Germany.

Düsenjäger ("jet fighter") would have been more common/correct than the made-up Düsenflieger that Nena used in her song(*).
I guess nowadays even Düsenjäger sounds a bit dated because all modern fighters are "Düsen"(jet) fighters, so people usually just drop the Düsen bit and use the shorter "Jäger".
Or, given how English/Denglish have taken over German, simply the English "fighter" - see "Eurofighter".

Hmm..not sure if it's a good comparison, but "Düsenjäger" feels a bit like using "airplane" instead of "plane" when talking to someone.
Like, it's technically correct (the best kind of correct) and still in use here and there, but it feels a little odd when you talk to someone: "..and to get to X, we took an airplane from Y."

(*)
"Düsenflieger" kind of makes sense from an artistic point of view in the context of the song:
The word "Flieger" can be used both for "plane" and "pilot" and the two lines "99 Düsenflieger / Jeder war ein großer Krieger" nicely plays with that.
First, the "99 Düsenflieger" makes you think of planes on the horizon.
Then the song immediately switches context and refers to the pilots ("Jeder war ein großer Kriger" = "each one a great warrior").
So "Düsenflieger" is a bit of an human-machine-hybrid that partially works for both contexts.
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The term slightly humanizes the planes and dehumanizes the fighter pilots at the same time, indicating that the shiat hitting the fan later in the song was because of human weakness and character flaws on the one hand and, on the other hand, because of drilled soldiers acting like compassion- and thoughtless machines when following their orders.
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Also, Nena had to find a way to make it rhyme with "Krieger".
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