Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The " D " in " BRD " Stands for Dull

From the nation that brought you stylish Prussian Jack boots, and the phrase "Ausweis Bitte!", we find a seemingly never-ending "reality TV" series about Customs agents, which I can tell you first hand, is as boring as watching cops go through people's luggage and listen to evasive answers about questions like "who told you that you could import a wild cane toad as a pet?"

Wait a minute. That IS what they do in the series. The series I saw that was shot in Germany's airports boiled down to one long, unintended lesson in why taxes are bad.