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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Southern Bavaria Watch

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seatackled 1
Photos of German sunbathers in city parks, stat.
Posted by seatackled on August 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM · Report this
Bauhaus I 2
Must be a stroll down memory lane for you, Dan.
Posted by Bauhaus I on August 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM · Report this
Northern Germany is actually far prettier. Less American and Japanese tourists, too.
Posted by Hamburg on August 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM · Report this
Cephalodude 4
Probably the most interesting of the "watch" reports.

That is, until you do a "Terry Shower Watch".

*crosses fingers"
Posted by Cephalodude on August 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM · Report this
Eva Hopkins 5
Clueless. Maybe something about stopping & standing..?

That whole part of Europe = <3! I have family in Bochum.
Posted by Eva Hopkins on August 8, 2012 at 2:09 AM · Report this
emma's bee 6
The French version makes more sense. Still trying to figure out the context, as it looks like the sign is randomly posted in a field/woodland.
Posted by emma's bee on August 8, 2012 at 3:18 AM · Report this
oh wow that is so funny....
Posted by FanBoy#23 on August 8, 2012 at 4:38 AM · Report this
Skeptika 8
I *think* this means that when you're pulled over you must remain seated. I think.
Posted by Skeptika on August 8, 2012 at 5:50 AM · Report this
German version doesn't make much sense out of context, though the English translation is slightly too literal. Also, what @3 said.
Posted by Dominik on August 8, 2012 at 5:57 AM · Report this
seatackled 10

I agree--I didn't understand it till I read the French. I assumed it was by a road and directed a car passengers.
Posted by seatackled on August 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM · Report this
TVDinner 11
Needs more shopping carts.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 8, 2012 at 7:16 AM · Report this
I've lived in Germany for the past three years and never seen a sign like that. My best guess is that it means that in the event of a traffic standstill, you're supposed to stay in your car. Sadly I'm in the States at the moment and I have to wait a few hours before I can Skype my German boyfriend and ask him.
@3--I've never made up to the far north of Germany, but most people say it resembles the American Midwest. I am partial to the lush, green hills of Southern Germany, but it's all about taste...
Posted by australokrista on August 8, 2012 at 7:32 AM · Report this
I say it's on an alpine slide.
Posted by germany is the US of Europe on August 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM · Report this
@13 is right. Bavaria+summer+concrete line in green slope=definitely an alpine slide.
Posted by katiek on August 8, 2012 at 8:02 AM · Report this
German boyfriend confirms that @13 is right and says to google the term "sommerrodelbahn" if you're curious.
Posted by australokrista on August 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 16
Only an American is amazed that others speak/read/write several languages well. Here in the state most speak one very poorly.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on August 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM · Report this
French is "when stopped, stay seated". I think it refers to staying in your car if there's a traffic jam although it's hard to tell without more context in the photo.
Posted by Anon098 on August 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
BrotherBob 18
"Remain seated when stopped." Is this near a highway? Or it could be an invitation to stop and smell the roses...
So please stop making fun of all those Chinese factories and their comic attempts to provide English instructions.
Posted by BrotherBob on August 8, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Report this
@15 - thank you!
Posted by EricaP on August 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM · Report this
Don't get up. Stand still.
Posted by issa on August 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM · Report this
treacle 21
Posted by treacle on August 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 22
I think it means if you stop your car, stay inside the vehicle and don't get out and walk around, probably for safety reasons. I think it's also the working title of the next Rammstein album.
Posted by Gern Blanston on August 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Looks like the signs I saw for the sommerrodelbahn, the dry toboggan runs that are like a luge or a little roller coaster. Did you ride? How many times? Oh Dan, did you have someone make a video for us? :)
Posted by Too lazy to lookup password on August 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
venomlash 24
It says that he should people there should restez their assis. So take a seat!
Posted by venomlash on August 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
13 here again, checking in to see who my new smart friends are:
14, 15, and 19: let's party!
Posted by on balance, I like the USA on August 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM · Report this
GoodOmens 26
As a speaker of English, French and German, I love this sign. The French makes sense, and the English is obviously a very literal translation of the German. I agree with @13 that it's an alpine slide. I wish they had those in North America. They're fun!
Posted by GoodOmens on August 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM · Report this
long-time reader 27
@26, they do have them in North America. I rode one in Jackson, Wyoming as a teen, and here's one on Mt. Hood:…
Posted by long-time reader on August 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM · Report this
@26 - There's alpine slides in New Hampshire (Attitash) and Vermont (Bromley, Stowe)
Posted by justsomeone on August 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
@26 There's several in various Colorado ski resorts that operate over the summer. I know of one in Estes in particular.
Posted by Herald 44 on August 11, 2012 at 1:55 AM · Report this
Posted by agony on August 11, 2012 at 7:22 AM · Report this
emma's bee 31
@26: And in Duluth (Spirit Mountain) and Lutsen, MN. I rode the one in Lutsen as a kid back in the late '70s.
Posted by emma's bee on August 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this

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