26 years old. Ex-ex-pat. Wandering Californian. Pseudo historian. Grad student. Queer. Beer enthusiast. Anglophile. Theoretical time traveler. Part time librarian. Full time loser. The usual.

 

kindofdistracting:

the-thorster:

itami86:

justmeandkevin:

Ad for German chain of do-it-yourself stores “Hornbach”

“You can be everything but clumsy.”
(x)

I love how Hornbach’s claim translates to “There’s always something to do” (or someONE in this case, hah)

HOLY SHIT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FUCKING INCLUSIVE
I’M MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH HORNBACH

"You helped rebuilding Germany. So don’t let other tell you how to renovate"

"There’s nobody who is allowed to tell you that you can’t do it. Nobody but your project."

kindofdistracting:

the-thorster:

itami86:

justmeandkevin:

Ad for German chain of do-it-yourself stores “Hornbach”

“You can be everything but clumsy.”

(x)

I love how Hornbach’s claim translates to “There’s always something to do” (or someONE in this case, hah)

HOLY SHIT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FUCKING INCLUSIVE

I’M MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH HORNBACH

"You helped rebuilding Germany. So don’t let other tell you how to renovate"

"There’s nobody who is allowed to tell you that you can’t do it. Nobody but your project."

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation. Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial

'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

German guy doesn't know daddy long legs. [VIDEO]

sareva:

This hilariously indignant German guy is baffled by the [lack of] logic behind the name and existence of daddy long legs.

I remain less than 100% certain that the accent is for real but oh my god “how does a daddy long legs make a life?” is one of the greatest questions I’ve ever heard.

(Source: glynnis)