Category Archives: Fun

Die Sache mit den Selfies: Leben oder Posen?

Selfies sind mittlerweile ein Teil unserer Social Media Existenz. Wir, bzw. viele von uns (ich auch ;-D) machen sie mittlerweile ständig und überall: vom Wohnzimmer bis zur Konzerthalle. Selfies werden oft als oberflächlich und Exzess der Selbstdarstellung verteufelt, doch nicht alle sind so. Ich persönlich mache gerne Selfies, weil ich es mag mit der Kamera zu spielen, versuche dabei aber auch, mich selbst etwas auf den Arm zu nehmen. Schließlich sind diese Selfies doch auch irgendwie armselig: man hat nichts besseres zu tun, als ein Foto von sich selbst zu machen? Ähm…ja, traurig.

Ein weiterer Aspekt ist die Verfremdung der Bilder. Filter und die Wahl der Perpektive sind noch harmlose Werkzeuge, um sich selbst ins beste Licht zu rücken. Richtig hart wird es, wenn ordentlich retouchiert wird. Ist es nicht furchtbar, wenn man eine Person trifft und merkt, dass sie komplett anders aussieht, als auf ihrem Facebook-Profilbild? Continue reading Die Sache mit den Selfies: Leben oder Posen?

My Fav Hairstyle Tutorial & Blogging in German

Hey guys, first of all, there’s gonna be a big change on this blog: I will blog bilingual! In the future, you will find English AND German articles here.
I hope you will enjoy the change (especially my followers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

This morning, I found this great hair tutorial for long hair. It’s really hard to find cute updos for long hair, and I hope this one will do it for me. The lady in the video is gorgeous, by the way!
If I manage this today, I will share pics on my FB:

Easy Updo for Long Hair:

Movie Review: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

I was one of 5000 lucky people in Germany who won tickets to a pre-screening of Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier – thanks, Marvel! While I try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, you will still get lots of information about the movie’s themes, so read at your own risk!
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WATCH: Everybody Trips on This One Subway Stair


There’s something undeniably entertaining about this recently-viral video documenting person after person tripping on the same step at a Brooklyn subway station. But it turns out the video’s purpose extends beyond merely amusing us. As the short video made its rounds across the Internet, it caught the attention of New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which blocked off the staircase to begin repairs Wednesday, NBC New York reports.

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So what’s different about this particular stair, located at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park? And why is everyone tripping? It turns out that one of the steps is half an inch higher than the others — which is just high enough to send even the most coordinated climbers reeling. Filmmaker Dean Peterson, who frequents the station daily, noticed this engineering glitch and decided to document it, filming…

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Blog Readers, I need your help! Who lives in Chicago?

UPDATE: The clue was picked up! It was a T-Shirt leading us to the next clue in BRAZIL! 😀

Dear blog readers, I know many of you are from the USA, so I guess there might be someone who lives in Chicago. I need YOUR help!

What you need: a little free time and the willingness to do something a little crazy
What you get: Internet fame, the gratitude of millions of people all over the world

What to do:

– Go to the Lincoln Park Zoo
– In the Gateway Pavillon you will find an envelope (maybe ask for it there)
– make a picture of the information you will find inside and send it to or tweet it to @adiek84 or message me on Facebook (Adie Klarpol)

What the hell am I talking about?

Linkin Park are doing a real life scavenger hunt with clues all around the world (summary here). The current clue is aforementioned envelope in the Lincoln Park Zoo. Unfortunately all LP fans are working now or doing whatever else, so at this moment, there’s no one to get this clue for us.
So if your willing to help us out, I will definitely feature you on this blog and mention you with all your social network accounts, so you can get something out of this as well. Also, Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park himself has mentioned some fans who found the last clues on his blog, so you have a great chance to get some love from many people for your help!

If you wanna go, just comment this post, tweet me (@adiek84), or email me (

Thanks a lot!


PS: I’ve gained a lot of new followers during the last days. Thank you all very much!