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MIT student blogger Sam M. '07

Wir fahren nach Berlin! by Sam M. '07

Bullet holes in the cemetery walls, plus Liv Tyler.

DID YOU KNOW? Liv Tyler was originally named Liv Rundgren. Her mother, Bebe Buell, was concerned with Stephen Tyler’s drug use and therefore decided to raise Liv as if Todd Rundgren were her father. Since her mother was having a lengthy relationship with Todd Rundgren around the time of her conception, Liv did not find out the truth until she was 11.

We went to Berlin for the World Cup finals! Things were appreciably crazy, though not quite as crazy as they might have been if Germany had been playing. World Cup or no World Cup, it’s definitely an amazing city filled with history, and I want to get back and see the 99% of the sights that I missed during our 36-hour stay.

I was personally rooting for France, but I knew that they were out of it as soon as Zinedine Zidane headbutted that guy. What a strange way to end your professional career, I think.

Since the US tied with Italy 1-1 in the first round of the tournament, I think that we are also basically World Cup champions.

All the Europeans just laugh at me when I say that.

When I get my act together and go over to Mr. Chicken for some free wireless access, pictures will go right here => XXX

5 responses to “Wir fahren nach Berlin!”

  1. Emily '10 says:

    By headbutting that guy, though, Zidane made himself a lot more widely known than he would have otherwise. I had no clue who he was until after he did it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    First, how can you root for France? one, you’re american, and two, you’re in germany! two, Stephen Colbert used that logic on the Colbert Report. Very funny when he did it.

  3. Lance says:

    I like your logic about how we are basically World Cup champions. It’s unfortunate, though, how the transitive property doesn’t necessarily apply to sports. But since we’re all ignorant Americans, I think it’s safe to say: What World Cup?

    Zidane’s headbutt was very random. It is a sour way to end one’s career, to do something like that on the biggest stage of your sport. I’m interested in finding out what exactly the Italian player said to him.

  4. Emily, I disagree. Zidane was known by most people because he led France to a cup before, and this was supposed to be his second cup with France. Most people were sorely disappointed with what happened.

  5. Sam says:

    Well, to answer all of your comments, I am still in love with Zinedine Zidane, regardless of what happened. I had to root for France by default because a French girl gives me a ride to work every morning, and it takes 45 minutes longer with the bus than it does to ride with her. But, yes, USA rocks.