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Let’s Get Personal

Isn’t that funny …

… I THINK SO! Just imagine: A – by the way, incredibly attractive – friend of mine has sent my a traffic ticket because she was flashed for speeding in a village south of Munich in Bavaria (Germany). I was tempted to pay the fine for her – and you know why? She was caught … Weiterlesen »

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I Got My Own Stamps Now …

  IS IT AN EXAGGERATED EGO-TRIP? Or an excusable vanity? Well, the German postmaster made in possible and I jump onto the occasion: My own stamps! It’s so easy: Three clicks and you got them. Just get the pictures ready – and you are (on) an official stamp! I decided on six motives, me in … Weiterlesen »

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R.I.P. They Killed Tristan …

TRISTAN VOORSPUY was a real warhorse! A British South-African, a great guy and friend, one of our best in the wilderness, an excellent horseman, fit with all available weapons and one of the bravest I event met. Excerpt from his biography: „Young Tristan Voorspuy drove a motorbike from London to Cape Town. Thus began his … Weiterlesen »

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LIFE Let’s Get Personal … (No. 10)

Once it was the hype of the family & friends evenings. One playerd „Trivila Pursuit“ and checked out the intelligence and common knowledge of the players in sections like Sport, Culture, Politics and Animal World. Most questions answered? Winner! But what is „common knowledge“? Good question, impossible to answer. And when I bought a „Trivial … Weiterlesen »

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TOILETS Let’s Get Personal … (No. 17)

Mainly ladies, I guess, will applaud the celebrated hollywood star. In or for an intimate moment. What happened? Gwyneth Paltrow was recently nailed to the cross as a bitch because she insists, whereever she visits a toilet (in restaurants, gyms, privat houses),on a „unused“ toilet paper roll. Which doesn’t mean what you think. Worse! She … Weiterlesen »

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LEGENDS Let’s Get Personal … (No. 16)

Look at the picture! Is it a poor black & white photograph or a bad pencil drawing? In my family it was regarded as a real photo, taken by my father Harald Thorer in the 1930s on a hunting safari in Tanganyika (today Tanzania) – in a moment of gravest danger to his life! He had a … Weiterlesen »

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BIOGRAPHY Let’s Get Personal … (No. 12)

It was 1957, I was 17 years old, a tall boy with golden hair and the looks of a German warrior. That’s what I tell myself. True is that a film director was looking for extras, came to the Gymnasium in Tegernsee (Bavaria) and picked me. I had to ask the school to do without … Weiterlesen »

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CLUBS Let‘s Get Personal … (No. 14)

It is the Club of the astronauts and deepsea divers, the speleologists and tribal explorers, the people on the glaciers, in the jungles and of the mountains. You have to have two celebrities to recommend you and then you have to tell the president why he should grant you the membership. In my case Heinrich … Weiterlesen »

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HONOUR Let’s Get Personal … (No. 15)

Well, I am a proud Honorary Citizen of the glorious city of Nashville (Tennessee). I was elected (they say: „duly accepted“) and given („awarded“) the important looking certificate in the motordrome on September 18th of 1981 – more than 31 years ago. Together with a strong handshake of mayor Richard Fulton. In the meantime I’ve … Weiterlesen »

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MUSIC Let’s Get Personal … (No. 9)

If you check out museums and auction catalogues the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven must be buried 1827 with hardly a hair on his head. Dozens of ringlets, maybe hundreds, must have been cut from his gorgeous mane when he lie in state in Vienna – so it seems, and every year a new strand … Weiterlesen »

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