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Aug 22, 2008, 08:03 PM
 
I just discovered that the local television channel that pits BBC World News against France 24 is more evil than I thought.

Weekdays at midnight, this television channel airs Journal from DW-TV (Germany) on its main channel and France 24 (France) on a digital subchannel.

There were terrible things that happened when France and England could not get along, but that was a long time ago. That rivalry is unlikely to get re-ignited, no matter how hard this television station tries. The rivalry between Germany and France was more recent and therefore more easily rekindled.

I believe that this television station is attempting to start a third world war. How can I stop this from happenning?
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Aug 22, 2008, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by BasketofPuppies View Post
I just discovered that the local television channel that pits BBC World News against France 24 is more evil than I thought.

Weekdays at midnight, this television channel airs Journal from DW-TV (Germany) on its main channel and France 24 (France) on a digital subchannel.

There were terrible things that happened when France and England could not get along, but that was a long time ago. That rivalry is unlikely to get re-ignited, no matter how hard this television station tries. The rivalry between Germany and France was more recent and therefore more easily rekindled.

I believe that this television station is attempting to start a third world war. How can I stop this from happenning?
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Aug 22, 2008, 11:17 PM
 
By airing Journal (Germany) and France 24 (France) at the same time, this television station is forcing viewers to take sides: Germany or France.

This rekindles the rivalry between Germany and France, and the last time these countries were rivals, terrible, terrible things happened.
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Aug 22, 2008, 11:41 PM
 
Germany. Better beer, nicer countryside, cooler language.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 01:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cipher13 View Post
Germany. Better beer, nicer countryside, cooler language.
Hehe, Germany vs. France is a no-brainer.

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Aug 23, 2008, 01:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by BasketofPuppies View Post
How can I stop this from happenning?
Do NOT put on your tin foil hat. A lot of people have been mislead and think tin foil will block the alien transmissions. What did people use to amplify their television signals in the 60's and 70's when they were using rabbit ears? TIN FOIL!!!

Copper mesh. That's what you need. It blocks all radio and ultrawave signals. Keeps the aliens out of your head.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 02:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cipher13 View Post
Germany. Better beer, nicer countryside, cooler language.
Ive been to France and Germany and i agree...Germany is beautiful!! nicer than France...Paris is the best city i have ever been to...people were nice but Germany is my Favorite country by far!
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Aug 23, 2008, 02:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Hehe, Germany vs. France is a no-brainer.
So, France?
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Aug 23, 2008, 03:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by BasketofPuppies View Post
So, France?
No-brainer does NOT mean you can't use your brain

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Aug 23, 2008, 04:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Hehe, Germany vs. France is a no-brainer.
True that. Both are great countries.

And the percentage of twats one encounters is the same wherever you go, anyway.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 06:52 AM
 
French food vs. German food: France for teh win.
German beer vs. French wine: Germany for teh win.
South of France vs. South of Germany: France for teh win.
North of Germany vs. North of France: Germany for teh win.

Hard to say, really.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 11:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Do NOT put on your tin foil hat. A lot of people have been mislead and think tin foil will block the alien transmissions. What did people use to amplify their television signals in the 60's and 70's when they were using rabbit ears? TIN FOIL!!!

Copper mesh. That's what you need. It blocks all radio and ultrawave signals. Keeps the aliens out of your head.
Are aliens involved in attempting to start a new world war? I thought that it was just the humans at this television station.

But do you think that covering this television station's transmitter with copper mesh will block its signal from reaching television sets?
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Aug 23, 2008, 06:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
French food vs. German food: France for teh win.
German beer vs. French wine: Germany for teh win.
South of France vs. South of Germany: France for teh win.
North of Germany vs. North of France: Germany for teh win.

Hard to say, really.
As much as I like german beer (and beer in general), it does not hold a candle to French wine. Not even close.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 06:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by BasketofPuppies View Post
Are aliens involved in attempting to start a new world war? I thought that it was just the humans at this television station.

But do you think that covering this television station's transmitter with copper mesh will block its signal from reaching television sets?
We can't talk about that here. Too many "ears".
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 06:18 PM
 
Wine sucks. Beer rules.

Germany wins.

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Aug 23, 2008, 06:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
As much as I like german beer (and beer in general), it does not hold a candle to French wine. Not even close.
French wine is overrated, and definitely overpriced and overhyped.

It's not bad, but you just don't get a good bang for the buck.

Btw, it all depends on what wine. German Rieslings for instance are not bad at all.

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Aug 23, 2008, 07:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
As much as I like german beer (and beer in general), it does not hold a candle to French wine. Not even close.
Meh, old hats. Nowadays, there's German wines that make your average French wine taste like anti-freeze (*). And there's bound to be a French microbrewery (**), or three, in comparison to which your average German beer tastes like Budweiser horse pee.


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Aug 23, 2008, 10:10 PM
 
I am just now chilling a bottle of Riesling that's really quite good.
     
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Aug 23, 2008, 11:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
French wine is overrated, and definitely overpriced and overhyped.

It's not bad, but you just don't get a good bang for the buck.

Btw, it all depends on what wine. German Rieslings for instance are not bad at all.

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Aug 24, 2008, 12:07 AM
 
Beer, wine, cars . . . who cares?
Germany = hotter women
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Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Beer, wine, cars . . . who cares?
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Aug 24, 2008, 08:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
As much as I like german beer (and beer in general), it does not hold a candle to French wine. Not even close.
It's kind of a bizarre comparison - if one doesn't like wine, then even the most exquisite French wine makes an awful beer alternatives.

They grow some of the best apples in the region where I live, but they compare very poorly to Alicante oranges. And, oddly, vice versa.

As for wines: Apparently, German wines have been completely rejuvenated over the past fifteen years, as a younger generation of winemakers have taken over the vineyards. There is excellence there, apparently (don't drink much wine, so this is based mostly on a radio feature I happened to catch a few months back..
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
It's kind of a bizarre comparison - if one doesn't like wine, then even the most exquisite French wine makes an awful beer alternatives.

They grow some of the best apples in the region where I live, but they compare very poorly to Alicante oranges. And, oddly, vice versa.

As for wines: Apparently, German wines have been completely rejuvenated over the past fifteen years, as a younger generation of winemakers have taken over the vineyards. There is excellence there, apparently (don't drink much wine, so this is based mostly on a radio feature I happened to catch a few months back..
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Aug 24, 2008, 10:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
Hey i wasn't the one making the initial comparison.
Geez, dude. We get it. You're a frenchie fanboi.

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Aug 25, 2008, 07:55 AM
 
France : 35 hour week, 5 weeks of holidays + the 'bridge' days when a National holiday falls on a Thursday or Tuesday. If you have a work contract that specifies longer working hours per week, then you can have another 2 weeks of holidays added to the five weeks.

Due to lots of extra hours and a couple of working weekends I had 7 weeks of holidays last summer. 2 of those weeks were paternity leave. I left said company in March of this year. They paid me for 42 days of unused holidays. I netted €12000 for my last pay cheque.

Plus, in France you can ski during the winter and beach during the summer. There's good surfing on that Atlantic coast and good diving on the Med coast. From the number of Germans that I saw on the beach last week, the German beaches can't be that good.

Oh and why just compare just the north and south of both countries?
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 05:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by villalobos View Post
As much as I like german beer (and beer in general), it does not hold a candle to French wine. Not even close.
Seconded!

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And where would we be without rules, eh? That's right, France. And where would we be with too many rules? Germany.

(There are many variations of the "where would we be..." joke, often following on from the Germany line) Where would we be with laws that involved us fighting animals? Spain.

Where would we be with laws that favoured cyclists? Holland

I respect the Germans, they tried twice.

The Euro isn't all bad, at least they left Wales off.

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Aug 26, 2008, 06:19 AM
 
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I am just now chilling a bottle of Riesling that's really quite good.
From a favorite Canadian tv show:

"Don't let them sell you that dreadful Riesling. It's like drinking chilled German urine." —Slings and Arrows

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Aug 26, 2008, 07:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Beer, wine, cars . . . who cares?
Germany = hotter women
I've not been deprived of hot women. Decent beer, on the other hand, is harder to come by.
     
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The Euro isn't all bad, at least they left Wales off.

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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
The Euro isn't all bad, at least they left Wales off.

I don't get it.
At the time, the EU had just come out with some pamphlet or other. Whoever put the map on the front cover completely missed Wales off it - it had the UK map but with just a bunch of sea where Wales used to be.
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