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POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART IV

Part IV – The North and the South Estonia “Is that a new brand of Vodka?!” “-Which of nations are the richest in the world? -Estonians! -Why? -Because they are not fast enough to spend their salaries!” You know you are from Estonian when… 1. You attended a song festival at least once either as a performer or as a spectator. 2. You declare your taxes on the internet like all modern people 3. You actually believed for a while

POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART V

THE HOSTS – Germany + European Union Germany “Do you know why Germans build such high-quality products? So they won’t have to go around being nice while they fix them.” You know you are German when: 1. You wait for a green light at a pedestrian crossing even when there is no traffic to be seen. 2. You wear socks with sandals. 3. You know the difference between Milka and Ritter Sport. 4. You think nothing of the five Smart

POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART III

Part III Central Europe  – “Central Europe? Now, that’s upper class history!” Poland “How many Polaks does it take to change a light bulb? One to stand on a chair and hold the bulb and the other two to spin the chair.” Why do Polish airplanes fly so low? So the pilots can read the street signs. You know you are from Poland when: 1. you know very well Pope John Paul II was Polish and his name was Karol,

POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART II

Part II The Balkans – “WATCH! THINGS GET STOLEN” BULGARIANS – “which are in reality Gypsies and Turks and Tatars, but all other Slavs are Bulgarians” “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you how to go to the hospital.” – Tourist point of view on Bulgarian cuisine You know you are Bulgarian when: 1. You’re married with kids and your mother still insists on cooking for you. 2. You sport the latest Nike and Adidas outfits but have

POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART I

The importance of being earnest The author of that article does not support the common understanding that one should not joke on important issues in order not to be offensive to some  individual or a group of individuals. On the contrary, jokes should be made on everything. Sarcasm, “the bastard stepchild of irony”, is a healthy way to communicate and get along with others.  Especially after one finds out that all the people are actually one species. For sure, showing