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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 8 Dec
I came across a link I saved last year or the year before. I don't remember exactly when it was. You can write your real name and your gender into a box and will get your Christmas Elf name. Besides your name, you'll also get a...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 7 Dec
In the early days, advertising was seen mainly as a threat to which everybody was exposed and could do nothing about. Although the essence of advertising hasn’t changed, i.e., to make people spend money they probably don’t have...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 6 Dec
For the little ones, Christmas season starts on 1st December when they open the first door of their Advent Calendar (advent, from Latin = arrival, coming). They usually have some space between two sheets of cardboard (the upper...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 3 Dec
The story in a nutshell: A miller tells the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king sends for her, shuts her into a tower and orders her to spin gold for three nights or be executed. A dwarf appears in her room...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 2 Dec
The story in a nutshell: A widower with a daughter marries again. The step-mother and the two daughters she has brought with her treat the girl like dirt and make her do the basest jobs in the household. She has to sleep by the...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 1 Dec
The story in a nutshell: A queen gives birth to a girl with skin white as snow, lips red as blood and hair black as ebony. They call her Snow White. The queen dies and the king takes a beautiful and vain new wife. When Snow White...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 30 Nov
The story in a nutshell: a little girl who always wears a red cap is told by her mother to take a basket full of food to her sick grandmother. She lives in the woods. The girl is told not to leave the path but go straight to...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 29 Nov
The story in a nutshell: Hänsel overhears his parents who decide to lead him and his sister into the forest and leave them there because they haven’t go enough to eat for them. He takes pebbles with him which he drops on the way,...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 28 Nov
The story in a nutshell: A father has two sons, the elder one is smart, the younger one stupid. He understands nothing, not even how to be afraid in situations that make his brother shudder. The father loses his patience and...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 26 Nov
In 1979 the designer Gillis Lundgren designed a simple bookcase which got the name BILLY after the Swedish word for cheap = billig (same in German, btw). By the year 2016 77.558.438 specimens had been sold making this piece of...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 25 Nov
When I was at school, I was good at writing compositions. At uni I wrote papers on subjects dealing with English and Russian literature, linguistics and pedagogy. I had to hand in one more paper during my teacher training course...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 23 Nov
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, doesn’t have its name for nothing. It covers about 32 ha (which equals 42 football fields). Several halls are built side by side, the central ones with cupolas. The whole area is surrounded by...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 22 Nov
Everyone who's been on a writing site for some time knows the puzzling occurrence that posts for which the member has done a lot of research and into which they have poured their hearts and souls may attract only a number of...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 19 Nov
The protagonists of chick lit novels are either women belonging to the higher strata of society incorporating a lifestyle the average reader can only dream of or they’re just like you and me created for identification. Well, not...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 18 Nov
Casino fans have more than 50 casinos to choose from in Germany. One shouldn’t visit Baden-Baden, a spa town of ~50.000 inhabitants and home to many millionaires in the south of Germany near the Black Forest, and not go to the...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 15 Nov
Today I felt the urge to suggest a discussion to myLot members I know and who - I assume - will like it, too. In the two years and one month, I've been on the site this urge has overcome me perhaps three times. The last time was...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (32763) • Denmark 14 Nov
I'm not writing about calls from call centres in which young men with smooth voices try to talk you into buying shares for copper mines in Chile or wheat in Canada. We got some of these several years ago but they stopped. Maybe...
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