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Cuteness Alert: Baby Orangutan

Baby Orangutan and Mother at German Zoo
Photo By Martin Meissner, AP

This awesome photo taken on October 12, 2010, depicts a newly born orangutan baby resting on its mother just two weeks after she was born at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany. So cute!!

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Pancake Vision Presents Around the World with Shirley Manson!


In this very fun video, Shirley Manson and a Puppet Dog reveal the History of German Music in just over 4 minutes! Check it out!

Thanks to Beth Blenz-Clucas for the Tip!

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Glitter Drums

Oh boy, these are cool drums, right? They remind me of my favorite black Timberland sneakers that have pink glitter vinyl accents on them. According to the watermark on the photo, this kit appears to have been photographed at the Amsterdam Drum Show in 2010 by the fine folks at Trixon Drums, a German vintage drum company. Check them out at the link above, because their stuff looks amazing!

Thanks to Matt Batchelor for the Image!

Halloween Zombie Mistaken for Murder Victim

Zombie Horde

It’s the “Feel Good” Story of the Day!

Halloween Zombie Mistaken for Murder Victim

Mon Oct 29, 8:48 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) – Passengers on a German train mistook a Halloween reveler dressed up as a gore-covered zombie for a murder victim and called the police.

The 24-year-old man fell into a drunken slumber on his way home from a Halloween party in Hamburg, police in the northern town of Bad Segeberg said on Monday.

Believing his hands and face were smeared with blood, passengers alerted police after getting no response from him.

A first aid team called to the scene soon cleared up the confusion. Police told the man to remove his make-up after which he was allowed to continue his journey.

Bad Segeberg is in a rural area and Halloween isn’t very well known there,” police spokeswoman Silke Tobies said. “So people weren’t expecting anyone to be dressed up on the train.”

Trader Joe's: Another Reason to Love The Germans

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This is Not the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street, But Use Your Imagination

Three things changed my life in 2006, as follows

1. Getting a full time job with benefits and paid vacations. Yowsa!
2. Writing a Pop Culture Blog that rocks. Woo Hoo!
3. Trader Joe’s Market opening on 14th Street here in NYC, where I live. Thank You Jesus!

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your neighborhood, and you have a brain in your head, then I do not need to tell you how much Trader Joe’s rules the Universe. Even though the lines are beyond insane, it is so worth waiting/wading through to own delicous treats like chocolate covered frozen bananas, chicken apple sausage, and wild mushroom risotto.

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This is the Actual Aisle Where I Buy My Cereal!

Every time I return home from a TJ’s shopping extravaganza and unload bags of goodness into my freezer and kitchen pantry, I get down on my knees and thank god that the food fairies put such an awesomely fantastic place to buy groceries so close to my house. And here’s something that I bet you did not even know: Trader Joe’s is owned by The Germans! And so it with eternal gratitude that I say “meine deutschen Freunde für das Holen des Trader Joes zur 14. Straße danke!