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kein wolf, kein tiger

1. Fair warning: /usr/bin/perl is still pretty wonky over here following the hardware failure, and I don't think the comment box is working at the moment. You will also want to know that according to my dictionary, the German verb for "be wonky" is eiern, from Eier, eggs.

2. Office Depot has given us the word "janitation."

3. I must admit that Schubert picked some clunkers to set to music. I don't know where he found some of these. See for example the amazingly bad "Der Vatermörder." Why the little birds? Why?

4. I know any of you who ever ate at the Hamburg Inn No. 2, Iowa City, want to know more about Zadar! Cow From Hell!, part of which was filmed at the Hamburg Inn and which gave its name to the Zadar Omelette. Turns out it was filmed in the eighties by the Duck's Breath comedy troupe; this group also gave us the marvelous "Ask Dr. Science," which you may have heard on NPR.

—Send Dr. Science your questions! Remember: he's not a real doctor!
—I have a master's degree.
—In science!

Despite failing to find a distributor, Zadar! was nominated for best feature film of the decade at the 1991 Iowa Film Awards. (Apparently these exist.) Its scanty hollywood.com listing names some of the principal characters, including Mr. Nifty and Dan Tension. It is not clear who played Zadar.

 

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