DerFinsterling wrote:Well, I'm the resident Austrian here - although there are a couple of others. baumi and tartex, if I remember correctly.
Actually I moved to Cologne, Germany, 3 months ago. Still I will return to Vienna in October.
Dude! What would make you move to North Germany? Germans are coming in droves to us...
There was a famous actor-comedian called Helmut Qualtinger. The international folks may know him from The Name of the Rose. He played the old monk that was burned at the stake together with Ron Perlman.
Anyway, he had a couple of songs and couplets about the backwater mentality of the Austrian people in the 60ies (and, to some extent, today).
One of his songs went (and boy will this lose in the translation...):
Helmut Qualtinger wrote:Why would I want Venice,
Why would I want Paris
Why would anyone want that
If from Erdberg he is?
Erdberg being a part of Vienna.
So tartex, what brings you to Cologne?