By: Scot Bear Re: Re: Wacky Germans Who says that Germans don't have a sense of humor? Ori

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By: Scot Bear Re: Re: Wacky Germans Who says that Germans don't have a sense of humor? Originally reported in _Der Spiegel_, reprinted in the December 31 _National Review_: "Gunther Burpus remained wedged in his front-door cat flap for two days because passersby thought he was a piece of installation art. Mr. Burpus, 41, of Bremen, was using the flap because he had mislaid his keys. Unfortunately, he was spotted by a group of student pranksters who removed his trousers, painted his bottom bright blue, stuck a daffodil between his buttocks, and erected a sign saying: `Germany Resurgent. An Essay in Street Art. Please Give Generously.' Passersby assumed Mr. Burpus' screams were part of the act, and it was only when an old woman complained to the police that he was finally freed. `I kept calling for help,' he said, `but people just said, "Very good, very clever!" and threw coins at me.'" [From CONTROV...]

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