Reading The Newspaper
Sometimes reading a newspaper at work is relaxing. It makes you calm down a little, you forget that the last customer called you a bitch, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and simply go through the latest news.
Yes, thats how it usually is.
Not today, though.
First, i read more articles about the cartoons and the protests. I already knew about those since days, but what i didnt know was that the newspaper “Hamshahri” in Iran now starts a cartoon contest about the holocaust. One example of those cartoons i already saw on “kulturzeit“: Hitler in bed with Anne Frank (obviously having sex) telling her to write down about it in her diary. how tasteless can one be? I do not understand the connection between a cartoon about Mohammed, who is part of a religion, and the holocaust which caused so many deaths. Somehow they act like brats who now want to be just as mean as we are, but in fact, their answer to the danish cartoons is more than low. And no, i dont think that every muslim is a spoiled brat.
Then i found an article on Der Standard about a project in the viennese 9th district. To give you a short overview about this:
Before the year 1938 27 jews llived in the building located at Servitengasse 6, Alsergrund (9th district). All of them were either deported by the Nazis or had to flee. Barbara Kintaert, the initiator of this project, tried to find out what happened to those 27 neighbours. To remind and honor the ones that did not survive the Holocaust, she revealed a memory tablet, directly on this house. You can read the differnet stories of the “lost neighbours” if you follow the link provided above.
So i thought, awesome, there are still normal people around.
But then, i was stupid enough to read more articles.
Do you remember Kasperl? And Tintifax? They are back. Tinitfax aka Haider is now hopping around in Kärnten, moving the town signs 1 meter away from their normal place, to avoid that the signs will have the austrian AND slovenian name of the city. And our Bundeskanzler, the Kasperl, is saying nothing about it.
Now imagine someone out of austria reads about Haider. Would you be happy that this person thinks that all austrians are as stupid and idiotic as our tintifax? See. Just becaue there are idiots, not the whole country/religion/society is fucked up.
Talking about our silent Bundeskanzler.
Since reading the newspaper was so interesting today, i read a bit more.
Did you know that Mister Bush is MAYBE visiting vienna in june? Really! I shit you not. I bet that Mr. Schuessel will have to talk to him and NOT simply sit around and say nothing. Maybe he should invite Haider, that would be funny. They could move city signs around together! But i just read its not sure that he comes here. Poor Kasperl will be sad about that.
And now something totally important:
If you – by any chance – come to Heiligenstadt via the U4 subway, please be carefull when you leave the subway station. Yesterday AND today i slipped out cause of the wet floor and sprained my left ankle. No no no, not only i slipped out, just in case you think i am just too retarded to walk (which is under normal circumstances even an acceptable thought).