Lor Ling - I am going to get contact lenses on my next visit to bangkok.
I am sure there are also many people who don't find you attractive, by the way.
Thankyou for your input on my appearance.
Perhaps a similar approach could be utilised for German hairdressers?Originally Posted by Rumpole
Of course it would be churlish to point out the similarity between German and Argentinian predelictions in this department.
Boys from Brazil? A subtle distraction tactic.
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I've got a face that EVEN MY OWN MOTHER couldn't love. And she tried, bless her!Originally Posted by Cyrille
When the great lord passes the wise peasant bows deeply and silently farts
I think most if not all countries are hypocritical......hard not to be nowadays!!!
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
Not very sensitive having the Eurostar Express arrive and depart from the railway station named after one particularly severe French arse-kicking though, is it?Originally Posted by Cyrille
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Fair comment...but with all the problems the French caused in the 20th century in the Middle East, South East Asia...not to mention the Versailles treaty...I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.Originally Posted by Rumpole
^ Don't worry, I'm not.
Not true. I work with a young German man and he says that it is all laid out in all its evil to be studied and consequently many young Germans have a guilt complex over what their grandfathers generation did.Originally Posted by kiwiling
^i think that kiwiling quote ranks right up there in terms of ridiculousness
^ Yeah I like rubbing my Jap mates noses in it as well
Explain yourself...before I add the wanker sign.Originally Posted by zehner
have you ever been to germany? they have a great educational system and are very thorough in everything they do.
what could possibly lead you to believe that they would attempt to cleanse their history books of the nazis? all european nations learn about it in their history classes...it was the defining moment of the twentieth century!
no need for wanker signs btw....they're just ridiculous
No I haven't. I made it clear that my comment was based on meeting a few exchange students...so my comment was of course open to correction...however I have also been told by people who know more than me about it that their history curriculum is light on detail. Many Nazis survived into the German bureaucracy...Originally Posted by zehner
so I am not in a position to argue
For Germans, the Holocaust is not an event that happened in a faraway place in some distant past, but is part and parcel of their recent history. The memory of the Nazi dictatorship -- of which the Holocaust is an integral part -- and its traumatic legacies have been shaping German policies since the end of World War II. The rebuilding of political institutions in western Germany and postwar political education were largely determined by a serious effort to try to understand the horrors of the Nazi dictatorship and by searching for safeguards in order to prevent history from repeating itself. Consequently, teaching about Nazi dictatorship and the Holocaust at schools is not limited to a niche in the history syllabus like the "French and the Indian Wars." Instead, it is discussed again and again in different ways, in a number of subjects, and at different points in time.
The treatment of the Nazi period in all its aspects -- Hitler's rise to power; his establishment of a dictatorship in Germany; the abolition of the rule of law; the persecution of all kinds of political opponents; the racially motivated persecution of the Jews, culminating in the Holocaust; the reticence and opposition of German citizens; and, Germany's instigation of World War II -- is compulsory teaching matter at all types of schools in Germany and at all levels of education. The Holocaust is treated as the most important aspect of the period of Nazi rule.
^ Ahh that's why their sense of humour isn't rubbish!
I had a 'worrying' experience in Egypt with two Israelis....they were saying to me 'oh you British like to make fun of everything, you even make jokes about the holocaust'.....I was like 'well not me personally mate'....and he then came out with the classic 'what's the different between a Jew and a current bun (or something like that)?' joke....didn't know whether to laugh or run away (he had one of them scarey bald heads with a beard but no tash).
punch line please...Originally Posted by kenkannif