Advent Calendar 20 – “Recycling”

 

Recycling

Hello everyone,

Advent Calendar day 20 , and behind this door is one of the most favorite activities of Germans…

recycling

Yes, we love it. We separate our trash into categories and subcategories and put it into color coded containers. Yellow for plastic, green for glass, blue for paper, orange for good mood (this one is always empty), purple for unicorn-related stuff… it’s a complete trash can rainbow in our yards.
So today, we’ll do some recycling here and take old content to make a post entirely of old content…. by making a … drumroll please… cartoon slide show.

Seriously, most of you know that I usually make a little cartoon for each article. And a while ago I was thinking that it would be kind of cool if you could just flick through them. Either as a little call back or as a sort of thumbnail to the article.
I still have to decide how exactly to use them and then I’ll have to do some coding to really integrate it into the archives… haha the archives… sounds like this big stone walled room in the basement of a castle with dusty books… anyways, I eventually decided I’m going to make a trial version and get your feedback on it :).

Bellow, you can find a simple slide show with 40 cartoons and the topic of the article. They do NOT link to the article as of yet.
Let me know if you like the idea and if you have any ideas as to how to use that for navigation.

 

By the way… I do not draw the cartoons myself. I combine and modify drawings that I find online using my crazy Photoshop skills. And I add the captions, of course :)

So yeah… looking forward to your feedback. Schönen Tag euch, und bis morgen.

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Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

A veritable rainbow of trash cans – that killed me!

Great idea with the cartoons – they are always really good and seeing them in a searchable collection that will link me to an article is very appealing indeed.

Elsa
Elsa

Hi, I’ve sent Emanuel an e-mail as well :)
Bis morgen!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Still wondering why it’s “hat” and not “konnte” on one of yesterday’s -halten variations.

Das Rentier ruft bei der Comedy Show dazwischen, weil es die schlechten Witzen nicht mer AUSgehalten hat.

I want it to be:

Das Rentier ruft bei der Comedy Show dazwischen, weil es die schlechten Witzen nicht mer AUSgehalten konnte.

Why HAT and not KONNTE, when the original que was …”because he COULDN’T take the bad jokes anymore”

Elsa
Elsa

Hi,
Just to let you know I loooooooooove the cartoons, I always look forward to them every time you write a new article! The one with ballerina for “peinlich” is one of my favourites! Shame they can’t be downloaded as image files, I once tried to download the one with “fishing is boring, I think I’ll learn German” to use as my desktop background, but wasn’t able…
BTW, I’ve dropped you an e-mail as well!
Bis morgen!

Manes
Manes

Unsaddle you, for the one riding the Western horse, is not right. You “unsaddle“ the horse. The horse “throws“ you. You aren’t wearing a saddle.
Sorry, horse person here.

crittermonster
crittermonster

Another horse person here to second that. The horse can, however, “unSEAT” the rider.
Best go with “throw you” or “buck you off”. (Or just say nothing, if nobody saw you…maybe turn your jacket inside out to hide the muddy part. Of COURSE I have never done this! My horse is a perfect angel at all times)

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

So, anyone else out there toying with the idea of us (as many as we can be) descending upon Emanuel in Berlin, like a biblical swarm of locusts?

Personally, I think it’s a brilliant plan – we find a date when as many of us as possible can get our butts to Berlin, (Air BnB, Adlon, Park Hyatt, Tent), visit the Ampelmännchen Gift Shop, do Check Point Charlie, spend some quality time at the Art Museum, and then…

Dunn dunn DUNN dunn…

Meet up with Emanuel somewhere cool! Between us, we should be able to cover his drinks and nibbles, we can subject Berlin to OUR version of German and just suck in the vibes and feel all global, kinda like the expats in Paris in the 1920’s but we’ll be in Berlin in 2019.

We can even do an “orientation” thingy in Berlin or en Egg Hunt or something. Ema will fix it for us – he’s real smart. And Creative. And there can be a prize. I love prizes.

So, whaddya all say?

Manes, you can supply the horses.

Abgaßßstufe Es-Zett!
Abgaßßstufe Es-Zett!

Kann man beides eigentlich sagen-

Ohne Wasser geht das Kraftwerk aus.

Ohne Wasser geht das Kraftwerk ein.
weil–
eingehen – to die to perish to fold

?

Robin
Robin

@Manes: It is a bit antiquated, but we do say “unhorse you.”

Abgaßßstufe Es-Zett!
Abgaßßstufe Es-Zett!

Verwendet ihr das B -wort nicht mehr? b…k

The Alchemistress
The Alchemistress

I just love the cartoons. Frauenschwarm and the Yoda “weise” vs. the Ausweise still get a good chuckle. The penguin for “dienen” reminds me of the orange trashcans in Berlin with the cute quotes: One was called “The Kippendiener”

xenarose
xenarose

I agree, unsaddle is fine but I thought it would sound better to ‘ I’ll buck you off’. Viele spaß!

xenarose
xenarose

Ich habe zwei alte Fruende in Berlin wohnen. Eine Reise nach Berlin hört sich gute an!