>I have 2 passports

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All very convenient, actually.
EU queue at immigration shorter than for sundry foreigners? Use the UK one.

Work in the EU? Use the UK one.

Visiting Turkey? Use the New Zealand one.

Want the warm fuzzy feeling when the girl at Immigration in Auckland says “Welcome home, John”? Use the New Zealand one.

But when I read shit like this, one of them is very close to not being renewed.

“Germany is set to kick up a Reich stink at the World Cup by playing in Nazi-style black shirts.

The strip, created by German firm adidas, resembles the first-ever colours worn by a German national team in 1898.

But they are sure to also conjure up memories of the notorious SS, who terrorised Europe during the war. Hitler’s personal protection squad wore a jet black uniform”

Yes, I know that it’s the Daily Star.

Yes, I know that the majority of their readers show distinct signs of inbreeding and have an IQ only marginally higher than their (UK, not continental) shoe size.

What worries me is that there are close to 2 million of them, with sky-rocketing circulation growth.

What worries me even more is that their readers believe the Daily Star’s self- aggrandisement:

“The hottest news of the day is delivered in a characteristically outspoken style, highly visual, yet with the insight and perception of British journalism at its best.”

It’s at times like this that I feel like biting into my desk….


“Insight and perception” my arse

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2 Responses to >I have 2 passports

  1. Kate says:

    >This doesn't bode well for the reputation of Germany, does it? I wonder if my niece has seen this (born and reared in Germany but now in MN.) Having dinner with her tomorrow and I'll send her to your blog. Thanks for posting this; I don't always get to see/read news from your part of the globe. Need to use the internet more.

  2. AMD says:

    >As a dual citizen German, I'm not so much offended by the xenophobia (Fawlty Towers satirised that so well a mere three decades ago), but by the awful punning. A "reich stink"? Really? Is that rag written by four-year-olds (we know it is written for people with the mental age of four, of course).

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