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
painted his bottom bright blue, stuck a daffodil
buttocks, and erected a sign saying: `Germany Resurgent.
Essay in Street Art. Please Give Generously.'
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,
just said, "Very good, very clever!" and threw coins