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Liebeslied

This is a kind of update to Hape Kerkelings performance in several languages. A lovesong in some languages:

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Weird stuff and a happy baby

I complained lately a lot about crying babies, so it is time to make a change and start writing how funny babies can be. You just have to spend 100% of your “free time” (the time normally spend on reading books and papers) to entertain these species and they start to be happy (they are usually not as happy as shown in the already mentioned Turkish commercial, but rather time consuming like here). However when properly entertained they sound like this:

(Something went wrong while converting from WAV to MP3, so the time history was somehow squeezed –> he is not so weird)

This post is slightly biased towards entropy (writing nonsense costs at least electrical energy, hence in any case ds>0 and entropy in the universe increases): We listened to a french baby song (thanks to Journaliya) and wanted to hear our favorite french song and now we wanna go to Paris, again. But we just booked our flight tickets to good old Germany for next week and I am also planing to go to St. Petersburg in September and my mother-in-law is coming as well in autumn, so it will be quite impossible to go there this year.

Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardinia Krusemynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump

We all know her, Pippi Långstrump (Langstrumpf, Longstocking,Uzunçorap), at least I and my peers twenty years ago did know her and we wished we had her as our friend to protect us against the evil grownups and teachers. Time has passed by and we have found our own Pippis, not as strong I suppose, but we still remember the stories and the songs related to her. Grown up in Germany, I never heard the original songs, nor the English version. Thanks to Youtube I can now hear both of them and think back to the old good times, where Germany was still separated in East and West. The last half of the last sentence is not to be taken too serious.

The original theme song:

The English theme song:

PS: I did not manage to find the German theme song as a video, but I didn’t really search for it. How could I, when little son wants as much time as my computer needs it?

At least I managed to find the audio version of it in German, Italian, Finnish, French, Dutch and Spanish.

Mon amour mon ami

It was sometime around last summer. I – as usual – in front of my Computer and my wife in front of the TV. It was a normal weekend, so we deserved to relax. Then suddenly she jumped up and called me, because while watching 8 Women on TV she wanted to show me the following scene:

or in its original version:

That night we searched for the song, listened to it the whole night while searching for cheap flights to Paris. That’s how things are in our live, very spontaneous. I never really wanted to go to France. My wife studied 2 years in Karlsruhe, close to the French border and every time I visited her we could have crossed the border within few minutes, but we didn’t. Two or three times we started in the morning and than somewhere around Strasbourg we stopped visited the town and decided to drive back; so we never made it to Paris 😦 Both of us do not speak any French, she had Russian and I Latin as my second foreign language, hence we would have been lost (that is what we thought, but since my Japan visit I know better, one doesn’t need to know anything just to visit a country; it is even more fun without :)). But that night, while listening to mon amour mon ami we just wanted soo deeply to go there, but somehow didn’t manage.

But since then that particular night that song is in my iTunes and I checked it this morning, I have listened to it knowingly or unknowingly for almost 3000 times! Evidence is here:

ledoyen


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