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2002-10-21 12:04:44 AM  
we'd be best friends with germany if our ambassador was david hasselhoff.
2002-10-21 01:20:23 AM  
i dont think there is a single person out there that doesnt like the Boss... well, no one dislikes him anyhow.
2002-10-21 01:21:09 AM  
Bruce Springsteen is an asshat.
2002-10-21 01:21:54 AM  
Yep. All the problems of international relations are solved instantly by a few old rock'n'roll chestnuts and a couple of stunted foreign phrases.
Ou est la toilette? J'ai mal d'estomac.
2002-10-21 01:22:36 AM  
"Springsteen appointed new American-German ambassador"
I wish.
2002-10-21 01:25:27 AM  
I wonder if they'd take Babs off our hands.
2002-10-21 01:26:44 AM  
That's a touchy subject, Andonbray...say what you will about the Germans, they do have taste in music.
2002-10-21 01:27:05 AM  
Just in case this discussion goes in a certain direction: it's forbidden by the German constitution for them to engage in offensive war (i.e. war other than that which defends German territory); that's why they didn't send troops in the Gulf War. Thus, it seems pretty pointless for Bush to be all put out that Germany isn't supporting us in our current war effort.
2002-10-21 01:29:38 AM  
Never thought Springsteen had any real talent, but then, that hasn't stopped Britney Spears, either.
2002-10-21 01:29:54 AM  
It isn't Germany's opposition as a singular country that is getting Bush's knickers in a knot. Germany is a highly respected voice in the EU these days. If they express concerns, they're going to be heard. Plus all the military bases in Germany as a factor. If war happens, there might be a bit of a row about getting air clearance rights for bombing raids launced from inside their borders.

It's a damn tricky little chess game ol dubya's in
2002-10-21 01:31:46 AM  
Thus, it seems pretty pointless for Bush to be all put out that Germany isn't supporting us in our current war effort.

Well, the fact that their current Fuerer compared Bush to Hitler might have something to do with his being put out.
2002-10-21 01:32:01 AM  
We will trade Germany Hasselhoff,Streisand and Springsteen for some beer and pretzels.
2002-10-21 01:33:52 AM  

It wasn't the chancellor who made that comparison, it was one of his ministers. She is now unemployed by the way.
2002-10-21 01:34:26 AM  
The_USAF_sucks: Agreed, I don't see how anyone cannot like him

the other night he spoke in catalan to the audience in barcelona. Is there anything the man can't do?
2002-10-21 01:36:22 AM  

You are pretty damn naive if you think he speaks Catalan. I could speak Mandarin Chinese if someone wrote it on the setlist taped to the stage for me...
2002-10-21 01:39:57 AM  
Nice sentiment, I guess. Too bad I can't stand his music.
2002-10-21 01:40:45 AM  

With all the correct inflection and everything?

I guess I could also pose that question to Chrisifa
2002-10-21 01:45:15 AM  
Of course we surrender. He is "the Boss" after all.
2002-10-21 01:50:05 AM  
the germans are mad at us? oh no the Germans! hide me smithers, the germans are going to get me!

do'h i can't think of the correct line, ohwell, thats close enough
2002-10-21 01:54:35 AM  
What is the big friggin deal about Sprinsteen?
He's not the second friggin coming
2002-10-21 02:03:23 AM  
We Germans are not a warlike people...

But even we have limits!
2002-10-21 02:05:08 AM  
Cscx: Calm down it was just an expression

I realize he's not a fluent speaker of every language i'm just suggestion it was good of him to at least learn some token words
2002-10-21 02:06:12 AM  
Threeve...you're onto something.....keep up the good work.
2002-10-21 02:08:09 AM  
Leck mich doch am arsch. Der Boss ist ja cool.
2002-10-21 02:17:04 AM  
Chrisifa: Springsteen isn't God... that's I'll I'm trying to say. =)

Frankly the only reason he'd learn some token words is because it puts $$ in his pocket, not because he cares.
2002-10-21 02:17:05 AM  
Springsteen appointed new American-German ambassador. France surrenders.

That's the world's stupidest use of the world's oldest cliche ever. Seriously. Farking retard.
2002-10-21 02:24:28 AM  
with a riveting rock concert and polished German phrases not heard since John F. Kennedy called himself a Berliner.

Oh. Does Guten Abend Deutschland mean "I am a ham"?
2002-10-21 02:33:15 AM  
Well, it beats "Good morning Vietnam," I guess.
2002-10-21 02:40:42 AM  
I saw Springsteen interviewed. It was 20/20 or 60 minutes or something. He is as dumb as Baldwin, Streisand, et al.
2002-10-21 02:41:33 AM  
lick my ass? now thats just uncalled for HowlingFrog
2002-10-21 03:20:33 AM  
"Which proves my theory, Germans love David hasselhof"

/norm macdonald
2002-10-21 03:32:31 AM  
i like how people call it "catalan" or "catalonian". i'm spanish (i've lived in california most of my life though, so i speak fluent english and poor spanish) and i just call the language "spanish" and what our neighbors to the south speak "mexican"
2002-10-21 03:37:33 AM  
still no weed to be bought, but just in time for the "harvest faire" a wee stalk of homegrown screams "pick me! Pick me!"
2002-10-21 04:34:13 AM  
Shizuka: Catalan and Spanish are different languages with the same root.
2002-10-21 04:35:20 AM  
Guten Abend Deutschland.
Hast du etwas Zeit fur mich?
Dann singe Ich ein Lied fur dich.
Von 99 Luftballons auf ihrem weg zum Horizont.

*accordion solo*

Scheiße! Ich habe mir in die Hose gepisst!
Danke alle Schnecke und verdammte Schweinehunde!

And many thanks to my translator, Frau Farbissina!
2002-10-21 04:37:37 AM  

Very strange.

(Sorry, been waiting to say that for some time now ;-)
2002-10-21 04:46:42 AM  
Haska Catalunia.
Sorry, that is about the only Catalan I know.
2002-10-21 04:47:52 AM  
SenoreVerm: what's this about a weed drought?
2002-10-21 04:47:53 AM  
dude, the germans love bruce springsteen. and billy joel. i'm not even going to mention david hasselhoff.

got a question: tattered German-American relations...??
2002-10-21 04:49:08 AM  
oh, nevermind...i get it. that whole iraq thing (TM)
2002-10-21 04:50:36 AM  
(I'm waiting to see if Misspudding continues this conversation with herself.)
2002-10-21 04:55:57 AM  
ArnoldLayne, shut the fark up!!

heh. :)
2002-10-21 05:07:28 AM  

2002-10-21 05:10:04 AM  
People who talk to themselves have an unhealthy obsession with their own mind, which translates into a profound sense of urgency to indirectly release that obsession onto others by ceremoniously and spontaneously bursting into several differrent renditions of "it's a small world after all" in 47 different languages.

Hmmm, so this is what Jeagermester shots and bonghits make a guy's mind think at 5am. Veeerrrry Eeeenterestink.
2002-10-21 06:56:09 AM  
At least he didn't say he was a donut like President Kennedy did.
2002-10-21 07:12:52 AM  
Tzzhc4:- Only if you took him out of context. What he said was actually correct, and translates to something like "I am one with Berlin". If he'd said "Ich bin Berliner" he would have meant he was born and raised there which would have not been true.
2002-10-21 07:30:09 AM  
There is no musician on earth who can put on a live show like Springsteen. His concerts are absolutely transfixing.
2002-10-21 07:38:34 AM  
Can anyone say they really think the Boss can not write? He is amazing, after all, Elmer Fudd even sings his songs....

"I'm dwiving in my car........you turn on the wadio...I puwl you cwose, but you just say no......I say that I wuv you, you say I'm a wiar........but when we kiss.....OHHHH Fiwa!!"
2002-10-21 08:33:37 AM  
Anybody know if the Boss is coming to Australia
2002-10-21 08:38:39 AM  
I'd rather hear Bruce Springsteen saying something in a foreign language that George W. Bush. All he should do is shut and retire back to where he came from.
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