Category Archives: Politics

30.9.1989

25 years ago: Thousands of people from the GDR are trying to flee their country and have entered the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to get a VISA. German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher on the balcony of the German Embassy in Prague announces to the crowd of refugees what had been impossible so far… well only so far; although it is in German, you can understand… he cannot finish the sentence even.

Seen a thousand times, but each time goose-bumps.

Background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_East_Germany#Regime_collapse.2C_1989

Sir Charles Chaplin: (no) Dictator

On March 4th 1975 Charles Chaplin was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (“Knight Commander of the British Empire“).

Although widely known as comic actor, I think his role as “The Great Dictator” is one of his best and the final speech is one of the most impressive scenes in film history.

In current times there are quite a number of people who should watch this and take it to their heard. Unfortunately I have little hope.

Copyright? Just wanna watch a movie…

After the Youtube-Clip yesterday, I wanted to spontaneously watch “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, have not seen that a long time.Looks like no one wants my money, could not find it to buy/rent for download. DVD? Come on… that’s sooo last century, not going to wait days, Saturday evening is now. I’m relatively sure I could find it somewhere in the Internet…? But not my style… reading is better anyways, got magazines and a Kindle…

On the topic: Article by Johnny Häusler: Ich heb dann mal ur – Spreeblick (in German!)

The Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing… Not Shrinking | Techdirt

The entertainment industrie reports almost daily, how “the internet” hurts their business and threatens the existence of the whole industrie. We all know that. Right? Wrong!

The Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing… Not Shrinking | Techdirt.

Entertainment Industrie Revenue Development over recent years

Pretty interesting, isn’t it?