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      02-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Got a thumbs up today...kinda funny

So I was on my way to pick up my son from school in the 135 with the windows down and sunroof open jamming along to some tunes...

Stopped at a light and looked over to find a couple smiling, bobbing their heads and mouthing something while giving me a thumbs up. I then realized I was jamming 99 Red Balloons in German and they were singing along!

I smiled back, the song faded out and they said "great music, matches the car!"

Couldn't have scripted it better. My first thumbs up since getting my 135.
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So I was on my way to pick up my son from school in the 135 with the windows down and sunroof open jamming along to some tunes...

Stopped at a light and looked over to find a couple smiling, bobbing their heads and mouthing something while giving me a thumbs up. I then realized I was jamming 99 Red Balloons in German and they were singing along!

I smiled back, the song faded out and they said "great music, matches the car!"

Couldn't have scripted it better. My first thumbs up since getting my 135.
What is 99 Red Ballons?
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      02-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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now that would make a great commercial
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What is 99 Red Ballons?
Song from the 80s by Nena Hagen...damn I'm old...

She did both an English and a German version and both were hits here. Song is about the threat of war with the soviet union and how we Americans were using Germany as a major staging area and monitoring location for keeping an eye on the Soviet Union.

I guess I'll go take my Geritol now...

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What is 99 Red Ballons?
The English version of 99 Luft Balloons by Nena: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_Luftballons
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Song from the 80s by Nena Hagen...damn I'm old...

She did both an English and a German version and both were hits here. Song is about the threat of war with the soviet union and how we Americans were using Germany as a major staging area and monitoring location for keeping an eye on the Soviet Union.

I guess I'll go take my Genital now...


I just youtube it, old school there, lame video though, but nice song never the less
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I guess I'll go take my Genital now...

I think you accidentally a word



Also, the German version is kinda creepy (the lyrics) compared to the english version.
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I think you accidentally a word



Also, the German version is kinda creepy (the lyrics) compared to the english version.
Yes...the word should be Geritol...damned autocorrect!

Don't know about the lyrics...don't speak German
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Yes...the word should be Geritol...damned autocorrect!

Don't know about the lyrics...don't speak German
Hahah that makes the fact that you were singing along even better

Mostly the same, but the German version's a little more... pessimistic and vivid. More about men being greedy and quick to start wars, while the English version is a little more lighthearted. I remember learning about it in German class and translating lol
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Hahah that makes the fact that you were singing along even better

Mostly the same, but the German version's a little more... pessimistic and vivid. More about men being greedy and quick to start wars, while the English version is a little more lighthearted. I remember learning about it in German class and translating lol
Cool...thanks
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