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Scheiße!

Scheiße!

Originally uploaded by elmada.

It’s taken me a long while, but during my walk last Sunday, I encountered a second area in which the United States of America is, on average, better than Europe.

Dog Shit.

Yup, there is a marked difference between the United States and Europe on this count. In […]

Gay Leipzig

Friday night I decided to scratch my gay itch—but this time instead of going to gay Berlin, I decided it was feasible to take a late train to Leipzig, enjoy the gay night-life and then take the first train back on Saturday morning.

And it was. I took the 21:50 train from Weimar arriving in […]

Toilets, Revisited.

On board ICE 127 International, En route to Weimar, just past Köln.

I’ve acquired a new problem—motion sickness when traveling on high speed ICE trains.

My problem is compounded by the fact that last night I did not sleep well at all—in fact it was an incredibly fitful sleep—punctured three or four times with long […]

London Photo II

Political Pledges

From the Political Cartoon Society Gallery in London.

Pisser

My Pissing Trifeca in the last month:

Rotterdam: 10pm Thursday Evening last month, walking down street, guy cuts in front of me about 15 feet up, unzips and starts peeing on building in front of me. Asks me if I have a cigarette.

Jena: 4pm, two weeks ago, walking to train station, guy on phone […]

My OCD

Ok, so I have quirks.

Who doesn’t?

Here’s one of my odder ones–say what you will:

Wherever I am working, I use the bathroom (toilet for the Europeans)–not a big deal, but over the course of a day, I will try to make sure I use all the urinals in the bathroom. In Jena, not […]

Pay Toilets

One of the more disturbing and annoying features of German Culture is when you have to go to the bathroom for there are no public restrooms.

Perhaps that is stretching the truth a bit. Certainly it’s not a problem when wandering the hallowed halls of the airport or onboard a train, but the second you […]