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Ich hatte 20 Flaschen Whisky im Keller, als ich erfuhr, dass der Alkohol der größte Feind des Menschen sei. Also beschloss ich, den verderblichen Stoff in den Ausguss zu schütten. Ich zog den Korken aus der Flasche und goss den Inhalt ins Becken, mit Ausnahme von einem Glas, das ich trank. Dann zog ich den Korken aus der zweiten Flasche und goss den Inhalt ins Becken, mit Ausnahme von einem Glas, das ich trank. Dann zog ich den Korken aus der dritten Flasche und goss ein Glas voll ins Becken, das ich trank. Dann zog ich den Korken aus der vierten Flasche, die ich trank, mit Ausnahme von einem Glas. Das goss ich ins Becken und trank mit Ausnahme von der fünften Flasche. Dann korkte ich das Becken aus der Flasche und trank ein Glas. Die sechste Flasche warf ich ins Glas und trank aus dem Becken mit Ausnahme von dem Korken. Dann zog ich mich aus dem Becken und flaschte den Trank aus dem siebten Glas, das ich korkte. Dann warf ich die nächsten vier Becken aus dem Fenster und aß sieben Korken mit ausnahme der Flasche, die ich trank. Dann goss ich mir zwei Glas ins Becken und zählte 31 Flaschen. Dann trank ich elf Gläser und korkte ins Becken. Dann glaste ich alle Korken und beckte vierzig Flaschen mit Ausnahme von einem Schnaps Whisky, aber ich bin nicht halb so bekorkt, wie manche denken Leute mit Ausnahme von einem Glas in der Flasche und leckte das Becken aus.
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What Kind of Serial Killer Would You Be?
Your Result: Organized Visionary

You're a planner. You'd carefully plot each murder, and carry it out methodically. You'll kill them in one location and move them to another later, and you'll study up your forensic science. The good news is, you're much harder to catch.
The reason for your killing is simple: you're delusional. You'll go absolutely bonkers and in your insane fantasies, you'll come up with a reason why someone must die. This is good, though. Visionary serial killers wind up in mental institutions, not on Death Row.

Organized and Mission-Oriented
Disorganized Visionary
Disorganized and Mission-Oriented
Organized and Hedonistic
Organized and Goal-Oriented
Disorganized and Hedonistic
Disorganized and Gain-Oriented
What Kind of Serial Killer Would You Be?
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Comment on this post and I will choose seven interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean/why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

OK, let's see what dear das_mervin chose for me.

1. Bassoon: Started playing it when I was 15 because the school orchestra needed one. Now I'm on it again after a long break because I love playing in orchestras or smaller groups.
If you need to exercise your left thumb for some reason, I can strongly recommend it (nine different buttons!! and three for your right pinkie!!!)

2. Douglas Adams: 42.
No, seriously: Hitchhiker was great enough, but read any of his other writings - especially "Last Chance to See", "The Deeper Meaning of Liff" or the post-mortem collection "The Salmon of Doubt" - and you'll see this guy was one of the greatest geniuses ever to walk this earth.
Plus, he was funny as hell.
*waves black towel of grief*

3. Languages: Wish I had the time to learn more foreign ones. I seem to have a knack for them.

4. Medieval music: My favourite genre. Flutes, fiddles, bagpipes and lyrics filled with dirty euphemisms - what more can you possibly want?
Here's my no.1 band, although they are of a rather modern variety:
(No, they don't always have the string orchestra for support. But that concert was amazing.)

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: One day a friend said to me: Let's go and see Johnny Depp as the gayest pirate in history;) I adore the first movie, it's one of the few I can watch over and over again. Once watched it three times in one day. See no.7.

6. Star Trek: My first fandom, long before I even knew the word. TNG started in Germany when I was nine, and I stayed a loyal viewer until Voyager started to screw up big time. My mother and brother were fans too, so every episode soon became a family event (which meant a lot to me since we didn't have a lot of those). My favourite character has always been Data, but the best series by far is DS9.

7. Weird people: My 5-year-old self telling everyone how books are better than movies probably qualified me for this category quite early in life. Most people I know are in it, and damn near everyone I really like is in it. Somehow everyone I become close to turns out to have some kind of fucked-up family at least. Give me a load of geeks and weirdos for company and I'm the happiest little hamster on earth!

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A book meme found on Journalfen

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ for, I dunno, bragging rights or summat

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold –
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac .
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Hmm. For such a huge book nerd, I'm clearly not one for the classics. *picks up newest brick by Stephen King*


OK, I want the UK list instead! Especially for the following listings:

59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

Yay for UK list!
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A little pearl of wisdom for my first entry

Heaven and hell in Europe

Heaven is where

the police are British,
the cooks are French,
the lovers are Italian,
the mechanics are German,
and it's all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where

the police are German,
the cooks are British,
the lovers are Swiss,
the mechanics are French,
and it's all organised by the Italians!

So true.
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