I don’t see where the analogy breaks. Kolaches are a staple in most parts of the state and beer too.
Drunken gentleman on a high-speed train threatens the engineer with a fire extinguisher for speeding
Um, having been to München, having stayed at length in Augsburg; and living in and around Austin, the break down is even more painful because my German relatives think brown mustard, horseradish, and black pepper are “spicy” while…
… I tend to eat these straight from the can. I think these are spicy. I do not give these to my German cousins. My mom can’t even eat chipotle mayonnaise.
Austin now has a crazy number of craft breweries so the “bad beer” argument is not 100% watertight these days.
Straightup ol’ Texas food (not Tex-Mex!) (King Ranch Casserole, green beans and bacon cooked to an olive-drab color, Pimento Cheese Sandwhiches, grits (with or without the cheese and/or garlic), most kinds of barbecue, all kinda do remind me of bland-ish German foods. Some white Texans are of German (or Czech) stock so maybe their food is explicable that way. And Germans do love their roasted meats, so I find the meat thing analogous.
Munich is a dense and ancient city of 1.45 million people, extremely civilized in the sense that its got spectacular museums, a fully developed mass transit system, solid world-class art scene, and an annual cycle of festivals.
Austin’s barely ~180 years old and only just started in on being a megalopolis (~951,000 population) with the insufferably popular SXSW, Austin City Limits, and uh oops it looks like we have a bunch of festivals… too…
Plenty of drunk people, definitely, at either location though.
Re: Austin, I want to mention the dizzying variety of food trucks here, anything from basic to the ones that Anthony Bourdain would frequent. Franklin’s BBQ is a wonder unto itself. There is a truck that specializes in lobster, trucks that do kolaches, one right next to me that does schawarma, one that does (or did, haven’t seen it in a bit) crepes, etc.
In terms of “glass door” - the train from Frankfurt to Paris would be an ICE3. These have a glass panel behind the driver’s cab so passengers can see ahead of (and behind) the train- though the driver can switch the glass to opaque.
To be fair, horseradish will enliven your day quite nicely if prepared properly…
Thanks for posting. Even if the “7,30 Uhr” makes me want to smash a fire extinguisher through the display screen on the keyboard of the writer.
Is this the part where we talk about having to put the toilet paper roll in the freezer ahead of time?
I agree horseradish is spicy but finishes short. Great for headcolds, btw.
Chiles tend to linger on the palate a while.
And according to the can these are the “chil” potle peppers, not even the hot ones!
I was thinking more about the sinuses. I find chilies will give you an exciting time in the mouth (and possibly elsewhere as you say) - or indeed anywhere you touch, I suppose - but if you really want the fires of hell to go off in your nasal passages and a complete inability to speak or see for a moment or two - horseradish will do the job nicely.
I accidentally depressurised a TGV carriage once by falling awkwardly onto a seat armrest. What do I win
What did you win?
But… TGVs aren’t pressurized. They don’t need to be.
Is this a joke I don’t understand ?
well the damn thing started hissing and whooshing like nobody’s business. they go at 300kmh ?
Yeah, I read the French equivalent, so they are kind of pressurised because they are kind of airtight thanks to the inflated joints between wagons.
I had no idea and I like it a lot, it’s a simple but effective solution.
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