Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:22
West Coast's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bassersdorf
Posts: 56
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 62 Times in 31 Posts
West Coast is considered knowledgeableWest Coast is considered knowledgeableWest Coast is considered knowledgeable
What is going on outside my window???

I have recently moved to quaint and beautiful Bassersdorf. November 11th has turned into quite a nut show to say the least. Since precisely 11:11 this morning, I have seen people dressed as cows, minstrels dressed in velvet, Fred Flinstone, Heuy, Dewey & Louie, a extra from the original Star Trek series and other assorted weird costumes. Not to mention what sounds like a 40 piece, marching band playing pop music such as "Smoke On The Water", "The Age of Aquarius" and I swear I heard them playing "How Dry I Am".

Back in Canada, November 11th is a day of reflection for those who lost their lives during war.

What in all that is holy are these people going on about????

It's 10:19pm!!!

-shakes fist out window-
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank West Coast for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:33
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,940
Groaned at 184 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 8,596 Times in 2,882 Posts
Kittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

Fasnacht is upon you, the 11th of the 11th has been the start of carnival season since the 19th century.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Kittster for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:34
wattsli1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Basel Land
Posts: 730
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 943 Times in 338 Posts
wattsli1 has a reputation beyond reputewattsli1 has a reputation beyond reputewattsli1 has a reputation beyond reputewattsli1 has a reputation beyond reputewattsli1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

St. Martin's day - official first day of Fasnacht (carnival) for some.
Try this thread
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank wattsli1 for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:43
jmf's Avatar
jmf jmf is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cham, ZG
Posts: 1,017
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 887 Times in 444 Posts
jmf has a reputation beyond reputejmf has a reputation beyond reputejmf has a reputation beyond reputejmf has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

So wait...all those mall zombies I ran into today were just acting?!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jmf for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:53
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich
Posts: 163
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 104 Times in 69 Posts
Heather4 has no particular reputation at present
Re: What is going on outside my window???

Feels so strange to me as it Armistice Day in the UK. But Im not in the UK anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11.11.2011, 22:58
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,913
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

Quote:
View Post
I have recently moved to quaint and beautiful Bassersdorf. November 11th has turned into quite a nut show to say the least. Since precisely 11:11 this morning, I have seen people dressed as cows, minstrels dressed in velvet, Fred Flinstone, Heuy, Dewey & Louie, a extra from the original Star Trek series and other assorted weird costumes. Not to mention what sounds like a 40 piece, marching band playing pop music such as "Smoke On The Water", "The Age of Aquarius" and I swear I heard them playing "How Dry I Am".

Back in Canada, November 11th is a day of reflection for those who lost their lives during war.

What in all that is holy are these people going on about????

It's 10:19pm!!!

-shakes fist out window-
Just enjoy it. And don`t miss the "Metzgete" in Hofacker up in Bruetten wile you at it piss off some American in the American Bar in Bruetten
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11.11.2011, 23:26
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,971
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

You must really be new here! That's how we dress all the time.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank miniMia for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 11.11.2011, 23:28
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,946
Groaned at 294 Times in 198 Posts
Thanked 19,000 Times in 7,991 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is going on outside my window???

Quote:
View Post
So wait...all those mall zombies I ran into today were just acting?!
whoops. are there any repercussions if i my friend exploded a zombie head with a shotgun?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cartoon characters, cows, lunacy, weird behaviour




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it wrong to let my 6 yr old play outside on her own? stephanienie Family matters/health 67 19.09.2011 17:28
What the **** is going on? [thread closed] Guest Forum support 22 14.04.2011 23:02
Apartment broken into - what is my coverage for the broken balcony door/window? robindesbois Insurance 8 06.01.2011 14:14
What is going on in the USA? Karl International affairs/politics 201 09.11.2010 19:13
What is going on here? Or rather there! Ittigen General off-topic 3 29.04.2010 21:16


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0