oh the germans

I’m not harping on Trump because I hate his politics, or even his stupid face – it’s because he and Milo are highly publicized examples of society mistaking psychosis for toughness. A mistake we make all the time: We idolize the “tough guy” on our side because he ruthlessly goes after our enemies, then act shocked when he’s just as ruthless with us. “I love how this guy goes after anybody in his way and takes no prisoners! Oh no! Now he’s after me … AND HE DOESN’T TAKE PRISONERS!”

We think that grizzled, sex-stubbled Jack Bauer – a man who doesn’t play by the rules – is what we need to keep us safe, but the real Jack Bauer doesn’t shut off when he gets home. He brings that same sadism to everything. Cut him off in traffic, and he whips out Waterboarding: The Home Version!

Human empathy is an all-or-nothing deal. And that’s why all of history is just one big bloody Mad Lib. Somebody takes power with the promise of showing no mercy to _____, and once _____ has been dealt with, something else just takes its place. The French? Get ‘em! Gone? Cool, but now it’s the Germans. Oh, we dealt with those bastards? Well, now it’s whoever’s next in line for the throne. Then the critics. The protesters. Whoever disagrees with the administration’s plan to use unclaimed tax refund money to teach wild bears to say “mama” like those dogs on the internet. It’s only in fiction that Aragorn wipes every orc off the face of the planet, then comes home and rules as a just and kind king during peacetime.

Ruthlessness is never a virtue.

How Society (Accidentally) Created Milo And Trump

The Infamous INTP Conundrum

INTP: *studying from a German textbook*

INTP: what does this word mean? I’ll look it up quickly.

INTP: *learns several words from a dead language*

INTP: *watches a video about the neuroscience of imagination*

INTP: *contributes a definition to the Urban Dictionary*

INTP: *browses through their fandoms on tumblr*

INTP: *makes tea*

INTP: *forgets tea on the counter*

INTP: *muses over the human memory*

INTP: *researches the creating of long-term memory and ends up reading Wikipedia pages on the Hippocampus and neurodegenerative diseases*

INTP: *laughs at Wittgenstein memes*

INTP: Wittgenstein… it’s a Germanic name…

INTP: oh yes.

INTP: *looks up that German word*

Using modal verbs in the perfect tense in German

To start with, the modal verbs in German are:
dürfen - to be allowed to
können - to be able to
mögen - to like
müssen - to have to
sollen - to ought to
wollen - to want to

If you are only using one verb in the sentence, you can conjugate these verbs like you would any others in German.

Ich habe gedurft - I was allowed
Ich habe gekonnt - I was able to/could
Ich habe gemocht - I liked
Ich habe gemusst - I had to
Ich habe gesollt - I should have
Ich habe gewollt - I wanted to

However, most of the time you will want to use another verb in the sentence to express what you were allowed to do or liked or whatever. This means that you have to use the double infinitive construction.

Ich habe meine eigene Kleidung tragen dürfen - I was allowed to wear my own clothes

Er hat schwimmen können - He was able to swim

Wir haben Fußball spielen mögen - We liked to play football

Du hast zuhause bleiben müssen - You had to stay at home

Sie hat gehen sollen - She should have gone

Ich habe bleiben wollen - I wanted to stay

anonymous asked:

SO MY FRIEND WAS WALKING OUT OF GERMAN CLASS AND HE DROPPED SOMETHING AND SAID "MOTHER FUCKER" AND THE TEACHER SAID "excuse me, language" SO HE GOES "oh right its german class, MATHEN FACKEN" AND I KNOW THATS NOT HOW U SAY MOTHERFUCKER IN GERMAN BUT THE TEACHER JUST GAVE UP AND STARTED LAUGHING

motherfucker is literally mutterficker in german but it can only used as an insult whereas in english it can be an insult or just an exclamation of anger so if u want sth to use in the same context just go with scheiße

thank u germany for keeping the genitiv alive……he has a difficult life…..doesnt get appreciated much….but hes still out there, fighting for the right case 

And here you can see Gerard Way, member of the most dangerous band in the world, leader of the Black Parade and part of the legendary Killjoys, taking a nap on a pink pillow.