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Episode 1 – April 2010

In the first episode of Ueberfreundezeit mit Dave und Jeff, we discuss non-terrorism in the skies, bigotry in the schools, Hagar the Horrible, free speech, and the fighting skills of mythical beasts. We also try to write a rap.

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Apparently, the “worldwide dialect of the third millennium” is something called Globish, a simplification of English that is easy for non-native speakers to understand. Here is Wikipedia’s article, and here is Globish.com, which contains some simple directives to help English-speakers to speak Globish. My favorite rule is this:

One thing you never do in Globish is tell a joke.

The only jokes which cross frontiers involve sex, race and religion and you should never mention those in an international meeting.

Someone should tell these guys:

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