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Speaking In Immenstadt

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Today was going to be the last one. No more presentations in 2017. No more presentations in 2018. And probably in 2019, too. Though I wasn’t one hundred percent sure about that, yet. A lot can happen in two years. Anyway, I drove further south today, and it started snowing: It kept doing that all […]


Speaking In Weingarten

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Sometimes I like to stop somewhere on the way to my next venue. Today I found a toilet. I really hadn’t expected to find a fucking toilet: Talk about protecting the environment all you want, but there are still people out there who decide to dump their toilets in the countryside. Fucking. Assholes. When I […]


Speaking In Karlsruhe

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This whole presentation thing involved a lot of time spent on the Autobahn: I have never liked driving. It bores me. Usually I’d blast loud music for a half hour, then I’d listen to The Dollop or the WaPo’s Presidential podcasts. I’d drink lots of water and coke. I’d eat a ton of cookies. I […]


Speaking In Konstanz

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When I came to today’s venue, I felt a bit disheartened. Konstanz (or Constance) is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. But it is apparently home to one of the ugliest universities you could ever imagine: I don’t know how people build universities today. But this sort of design seems to have been en vogue […]


Speaking In Kuppenheim

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So I came to this little town called Kuppenheim today. A local photography club had invited me to give my presentation. They only invited one speaker per year, so it seemed like quite a big deal. An honor. The venue was plastered with posters of yours truly: Then the audience showed up: I had put […]


Speaking In Marburg

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Brushed my hair to the side today: My hair might smell like coconut but I look like a dude from the woods. The venue in Marburg was awesome: A place where absolute legends had performed before me: Good. Oh, and I noticed that there seemed to be many blind people in Marburg. Turns out that […]


Speaking In Groß-Gerau

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Every country has its own absurdities. Germany, being inhabited by Germans, has many of them. One of the more absurd things about us is how we number our building floors. See, we don’t count the ground floor. So the “first floor” to us is the first floor on top of the ground floor, i.e. the […]


Speaking In Regensburg

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Another long drive. I left the Thuringian Forest, which was already under a light cover of snow, and I drove down south to Regensburg in Bavaria: The crowd was awesome: It feels as though I am getting back into my presentation routine. My punchlines are getting better. And so is my timing.


speaking in Tambach-Dietharz

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I drove a long way into the Thuringian Forest today, to a town called Tambach-Dietharz. It was tiny, and when I arrived at around noon, it looked like it was in a sort of autumnal slumber. I had to look around for a while until I managed to find a restaurant that was actually open. […]


Speaking In Erlangen

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I left Luxembourg today. Took a train to Frankfurt and rented a car there: I needed the car, because I had so many books with me: Then I drove to Erlangen. Remember how I often seemed to somehow end up taking too many books to my presentations? It was the same this time. Luckily, the […]


Speaking In Darmstadt

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First time in my life that I got to wear my hair in a pony tail: I somehow ended up looking like a jerk, though. So I decided to let my hair loose and put on my Beavis & Butt-head shirt, then I went to the venue to give my first TLW-presentation of this season: […]


speaking in Aachen & in Düsseldorf

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Today was going to be tough. Two presentations in one day. I got up at six thirty. Then I had breakfast. Then I hopped on a train to Aachen. My first presentation was to take place in a movie theater: The thing about movie theaters is this: most of them are not designed for public […]


speaking in Krefeld

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Another day, another gig. And just like in Bochum a few days ago, it took place in a concert hall: They told me Agnostic Front had apparently just played here a few weeks earlier: I was amazed. And the presentation, of course… …was great fun!


speaking in Mönchengladbach

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Took all my stuff to a hotel in Düsseldorf. I was going to stay there for the next few days and go to my presentations from there. A few thoughts on what’s about to happen next: The venue for tonight’s presentation was in a posh building in Mönchengladbach. It made me feel a little bit […]


speaking in Münster

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Münster has a lovely old town center: I didn’t hang out, though. I went swimming, then I showed up at the venue, which for some reason happened to be in an all-girls school. The team set up the screen: While I was busy taking pictures of myself with the screen: Then they made me pose […]


speaking in Bochum

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Took a train to the outskirts of Bochum today. Had to cross under a bridge: And then I was there: It was a venue where they usually hosted rock shows! Eläkeläiset were going to come and play here later: Also the mighty Terror, whom I had seen in concert just a year earlier, and Agnostic […]


speaking in Cologne

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Finally, the last leg of my presentation tour! I took a train to Cologne: Got a hotel room that overlooked the railroad tracks: Arrived at a fairly large venue, prepared my books and my gunny sacks and waited: The place filled up rather quickly: In the end, we had to turn some people away because […]


speaking in Plauen

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I was going to speak in Plauen today, so in the morning I left my hotel and went to the central station. I bought some roasted almonds on the way: But then I got confused. You see, the Czech Railways never tell you the platform of your train in advance. That means you have to […]


speaking in Prague

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Came to the Kolem Světa festival today to give a presentation: It was my third time here, and it was fun as always. There were some hick-ups with my computer, but there was also some exotic dancing (not by me), and the audience was just great. Then I ate, and then I slept. Later that […]


speaking in Freiburg

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Gave my presentation in a hall by the lake tonight. It was good: Actually Freiburg is always good. And because it was so good, I asked the people in the audience if they wanted to say hi to my good friend Teacher Xie: Turn the subtitles on if you don’t speak Chinese.