My favourite Twitter account is @1914Tweets

Which is news that happened on this day 100 years ago. It’s a really interesting history and media project upon which I stumbled a couple of weeks (plus, y’know, a hundred years) before archduke Franz Ferdinands assassination. And since then it’s been updates on suffragettes bombing men’s clubs, the weather in Berlin, ultimatum’s being sent out, troops assembled, the emperor’s holidays in Norway, alliances being affirmed.

There are several things I like about it. Firstly, i actually find it interesting, to see how this war started and what else happened in this very important year.

Secondly, using Twitter to spread news that are a hundred years old? It is a joke, it is punk, it is silly, it is undermining everything humourless media scholars taught me and I love it.

Thirdly, it sometimes intertwines oddly with current events. @1914Tweets is in German and the updates are Austria/Germany focussed. And I have of course a lot of Actually Current Current Events from Austria/Germany in my twitter feed and sometimes, if you just scroll down, it’s hard to say what’s what. Today in 1914, Austria-Hungary has decided that there will be no peaceful solution to the conflict with Serbia and it is mobilizing troops and tanks. Today in 2014, Austrian police is vacating a squatted house  - and also mobilizing troops and tanks.

So much for tanning #fürimmervampir

So much for tanning #fürimmervampir

Got lost on the way to the fleamarket #carlsbergbrewery #thearchitecturetrumpsthebeer

Got lost on the way to the fleamarket #carlsbergbrewery #thearchitecturetrumpsthebeer

Originally Posted By walzerkoenig

walzerkoenig:

Okmalumkoolkat - Holy Oxygen

This collaboration between Okmalumkoolkat, The Clonious and Cid Rim is a high point for all y’alls playlists of Songs Featuring Lines About Butts.

Okmalumkoolkat is playing Popfest Wien on July 26 at 21:30 (Seebühne)

My brand of music journalism is really inspired.

Boss: You look super cute today.
Me: Thanks, I was too lazy for everything!

Boss: You look super cute today.

Me: Thanks, I was too lazy for everything!

CHPLN - White Snow

This song is really great, so I forgive them for the no-vowels-in-the-bandname thing. Kinda.

Thanks! So it does happen but not so often that everybody knows somebody that did that.

Thanks! So it does happen but not so often that everybody knows somebody that did that.

Americans!

Have any of you ever tried to learn a language off an audio tape/CD/mp3 recording/stream/podcast? The one where a voice says “Can you tell me where the zoo is?” and then “Können Sie mir sagen, wo der Zoo ist?” and then you repeat “Können Sie mir sagen, wo der Zoo ist?”?

Is this a real thing Americans do in this decade? Because my TV tells me it is.

It beeps when your food’s ready for pickup #21stcenturypizza

It beeps when your food’s ready for pickup #21stcenturypizza

Lorde - Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi remix)

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