This blog is written by an American who offers wit and sarcasm on Germany, Germans, Germanology, German political figures, German TV, German beer, German food, German humor (or lack of), German habits, German weirdness, German news, German autos, German brilliance, German stupidity, German customs, German Nazis, German history, and German stubbornness.
Update: From December of 2010, until 10 February 2012....I stopped my blogging with Schnitzel Republic....mostly because of burn-out. I've come to realize the value of a more focused blog, easing back on quantity. So I'm back.....to write a little bit more on Germany.
From 1992, until 5 January 2010....I lived in Germany. If you were grading me on integration, it'd be a difficult grade. I'd get failing grades on the language. Understanding and comprehending German people and society, I'd get "10" all the way.
From 1999 on...I was paying German taxes....paying German social security....and feeling the various pains that every other German felt.
This blog is designed for myself and a couple of "German-ogists" (all American, of course) who will put German into the spotlight of sarcasm, wit and humor. We aren't condemning Germany to hell (they'd just tax you on the way there anyway). We are merely pointing out richness and craziness of life in Germany....which even Germans can't understand.
The amusing thing is that we are merely repeating the exercise that Mark Twain performed in 1880, when he published "A Tramp Abroad". Various comments were dished out on the Germans....which apparently did not trigger any wars, chaos, climate change, or ill feelings.