4 w ago in Zitate
Geschichte wird von Menschen gemacht, aber nicht von prominenten Individuen, von fetischähnlichen Figuren, denen abzugucken wäre, wie sie sich räuspern und wie sie spucken...
 4 w ago in Zitate
Eine echte Nachricht hat eine genau angebbare Quelle; nicht umsonst wird sie in keiner Zeitung wiedergegeben, ohne daß diese Quelle, daß Zeit und Ort ihrer Entstehung angegeben würden. Nachrichten sind für Unterhaltungszwecke im allgemeinen ungeeignet, sie sind kein Genuß-, sondern ein Orientierungsmittel.
 4 w ago in Zitate
Was den SPIEGEL angeht, so übersetzt auch er, aber nicht in einfaches Deutsch, sondern in die Masche. Ich pflücke aufs Geratewohl einige Blüten:

Bei der Schlußfeier der XVI. Olympischen Sommerspiele schickten die australischen Salutschützen dem Muskelkrieg von Melbourne ein martialisches Echo nach. Die Artilleristen Ihrer Majestät der englischen Königin lieferten den aktuellen kriegerischen Kulissendonner zu jenem olympischen Schauspiel, das inmitten einer sehr unfriedlichen Welt zum schlechten Stück geworden war Sie kanonierten die wie einen Zylinderhut aufgestülpte Schlußfeier-Stimmung und alle preisenden Reden von der Gleichheit und Brüderlichkeit unter Sportsleuten zu eitel Schall und Rauch.

Einfaches Deutsch?

Wünschen Sie eine detaillierte Analyse? Entfetten wir versuchsweise den Text, massieren wir die geschwollenen Redensarten weg, reduzieren wir die Posen der Syntax, so bleibt kaum mehr übrig als eine Zeile:

Bei der Schlußfeier der Olympiade wurde Salut geschossen. Das hat uns mißfallen.

Hätte der SPIEGEL sich so ausgedrückt, der Leser, der vielbeschäftigte Mann, hätte nicht nur neun Zeilen überflüssiger Lektüre gespart, er hätte auch einen klareren Kopf behalten. Außerdem könnte er die Nachricht von ihrer Auslegung unterscheiden, die mit Hilfe der Masche hoffnungslos miteinander vermanscht werden.
 4 w ago in Zitate
Der Leser, von dem Sie sprechen, ist eine mythologische Figur, wie das Lieschen Müller des deutschen Films. Eine Figur, die freilich sehr real ist. Aber dieser Leser ist kein Naturereignis: er wird gezüchtet.
 4 w ago in Music

Please Please

by The Epoxies
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I comprehend that there's a danger
That you might misapprehend the way things are

You look to me like you're a stranger
Perhaps you've come here from afar

I've been down here for oh so many years
I scarcely notice now, the things they do

But my advice is that you go back home
You're much too beautiful, they're bound to ruin you

You better run, we're watching, watching
You better dart, we're waiting, waiting
While we're waiting for you, lives are cold

Little man, how'd you get in, get in?
You're gonna die while wondering, wondering
Wondering more about you, while lives unfold

You better run, we're watching, watching
You better dart, we're waiting, waiting
While we're waiting for you, lives are cold

Please please, I don't think this world is right
Take me, take me back to space tonght
Please please, stuck enough that I'm afraid
Take me somewhere, take me somewhere I'll be safe

You better run, we're watching, watching
You better dart, we're waiting, waiting
While we're waiting for you, lives are cold

Little man, how'd you get in, get in?
You're gonna die while wondering, wondering
Wondering more about you, while lives unfold

You better run, we're watching, watching
You better dart, we're waiting, waiting
While we're waiting for you, lives are cold

Please please, I don't think this world is right
Take me, take me back to space tonght
Please please, stuck enough that I'm afraid
Take me somewhere, take me somewhere I'll be safe
 4 w ago in Music

Radiation

by The Epoxies
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There's radiation in my TV set (It's realigning you)
I guess I know that but it hasn't got me yet (How do you know)
I know I know I know I know I know
I know I know I know I know I know

Disinformation on my TV set (It's reprogramming you)
They try it's true but I can hear beyond the noise and see the truth
I know I know I know I know (How can you know)
I know I know I know I know I know I know

I know I'd know the difference somehow
If I was being rearranged
I'm sure if I had been reprogrammed
Something somehow surely would seem strange
There's radiation

There's radiation in my TV set (It's realigning you)
I guess I know that but it hasn't got me yet (You know it will)
There's information on my TV set (It's reprogramming you)
They try it's true but I can hear beyond the noise and see the truth

I know I know I know I know (How do you know)
I know I know I know I know (How do you know)
I know I know I know I know (How do you know)
I know I know I know I know I know I know
I know I know
I know I know I know
 4 w ago in Music

Cross My Heart

by The Epoxies
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Don't - don't try to fool me
Don't act incredulous
And ask me why
You - you're not so far away
That I can't hear you
When you cry

Don't think that I can't see right through you
I had you figured from the start
Don't try to run away i heard you
I won't hurt you baby
Cross my heart

I - I'm not the type of girl
Who gives up easily
Who runs away
You better get used to it
'cause I'm not leaving you
Here to stay

Don't think that I can't see right through you
I had you figured from the start
Don't try to run away i heard you
I won't hurt you baby
Cross my heart

Don't think that I can't see right through you
I had you figured from the start
Don't try to run away i heard you
I won't hurt you baby
Cross my heart
I won't hurt you baby
Cross my heart
I won't hurt you baby
Cross my heart
 4 w ago in Music

Walk The Streets

by The Epoxies
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I walk the streets on a saturday night
The skies are dim but the neon is bright
The lights are warm but the pavement is cold
Love is bought and bodies are sold

Doesn't mean a thing to me
I'm just one of so many
I don't feel a thing at all
I'm not waiting for your call

I'm not in love
And I don't want to
I'm good for nothing
Cuz nothing is true

People searching about tonight
Looking for someone
No one seems right
The skin is warm and bodies are cold
Love is bought and bodies are sold

The world is made of glass and steel
Like a set where nothing's real
Let them watch it on a screen
I'm not put where things are seen
 4 w ago in Music

Everything Looks Beautiful On Video

by The Epoxies
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I don't want you to touch me
Don't try to help, you'll only make it worse
Don't tell me it will be okay
Nothing's gonna be okay
And anyway, it doesn't matter
I'm going to turn my TV on
'Cause everything looks beautiful on video

No point in talking now
I'm gone, I have escaped by cathode ray
My eyes don't see the world at all
My ears don't hear the things you say
I wanna turn to light
I know that is where I belong
Electrify the airwaves, I'm on video

And if you need me, switch me on
I'm always right behind the screen
I'm beautiful forever now
I'm living 30 minute dreams

And if you want me, switch me on
I'm living right beyond the screen
The only place I feel at home
I am your 30 minute dream

Oh, you can never touch me
Don't even hope you'll only want too much
I know that you can look away
I know that I can keep in touch
And when you dim the light
You know I won't be gone for long
I will live forever here on video

Electrify the airwaves, I'm on video
You're so cruel to ever look away

And if you need me, switch me on
I'm always right behind the screen
I'm beautiful forever now
I'm living 30 minute dreams

And if you want me, switch me on
I'm living right beyond the screen
The only place I feel at home
I am your 30 minute dream

Somebody will love me here on video
I will live forever here on video
Everything looks beautiful on video
You're so cruel to make me look away
You're so cruel to make me look away
 4 w ago in Music

We're So Small

by The Epoxies
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it doesn't matter that I haven't paid the rent
all that was meaningless I see
please don't be angry, dear, don't blame the government
hush now, there's only you and me

red stars descend, those rockets climb into the sky
I check my watch and see the time is quickly slipping by
we always understood that everything would end like this
so hold me close give me a kiss

please don't you worry, baby, we won't feel a thing
they say it's over in a flash
a hydrogen solution to our suffering
all our problems turn to dust and ash

so hold me in your arms and put your lips to mine
there's nowhere we can run to and we're running out of time
you're beautiful and nothing matters anymore at all
the worlds so big and we're so small