Tag Archives: Humor

Some Thoughts on Language

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Music was my first love – and it still is. First and foremost. Music is a certain form of language, it transports ideas and feelings. As I have spent a big amount of my life dealing with languages, linguistics, language teaching and language acquisition (I can communicate more or less in twelve different languages) I guess I can sometimes be a pain in the ass of my vis-à-vis, if he or she is not so much into that topic.

It is always nice to speak to people in their mother-tongue, not least to show one’s respect towards another culture. Language also opens up new views and deeper insights. Recently, I stumbled upon a website with a lot of quotations on language. Some of them I found interesting, some funny. I want to share them with you, not without adding my two cents to them. Read More →

Appleplexy

This article is part of a series about memes in popular culture. If you don’t know yet, what memes and memetics are, you will find the answer in part 1 and part 2.

Apple_Mac_mouse_funny_wallpaper_pictures-thumbOne of the most successfully spread memeplexes, which could be seen as a prototype of how culture is made in the 21st century, is the myth of Apple Macintosh. The company developed several computers and gadgets, like phones, music players and hand-held computers. The products of Apple have in the last ten years advanced to cult objects among their users.

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People you don’t want to meet at a concert

Going to a concert of a band you like can be one of the most amazing experiences. There are some people that can take the fun out of it, though. Voilà, here’s a brief typology of fun-decreasing concert goers.

The iFan

ifanWhen the first tune of the band reaches the audience the iFans take out their iSomething and play the photographer or camera man for the entire concert. They prefer to see the world through a small display (the reality is ‘too scary’). It is very difficult to find a right place near them at the concert: When you are standing behind them, you can see the concert also only on the display, in front you appear on the video (and you really do not want to be the protagonist of the next hipster tumblrrrr partey), next to these persons you are in danger of getting in contact with their sweaty armpit. Read More →

Comic · Bingo!

Goth BingoLet’s play with stereotypes. Another nice idea by Lisica. If  you’re not sure about the person you see is a hipster/goth, try to find three features on the board in a row.

 

If you have it shout “Bingo!” Then you know! Read More →

Comic · Confusions

The appearance of devotees to a subculture can lead to several confusions among outsiders.

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Click on the picture to enlarge. (c) by Lisica.