Pope to beatify Emperor Karl of Austria

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Post by maxxx » 06 Dec 2004 16:49

i was at her funeral. Whow! Last glow of imperial splendor. After all austrian democrats had no problem with burying the empress. With this last act everything was over once and for ever.
6 black horses and the imperial funeral carriage from the museum (the driver had to take extra lessons, for viennas pedestrian area has rather narrow corners for such a truck-sized funeral carriage). Of course no official republican state funeral, but many tradition units from the monarchy (even some sort of "Leibtrabantengarde-Reenactors"). The famous funeral ceremony at the gate of the crypt: The master of ceremonies knocks at the door. From inside, the brother guardian of the Kapuziner-monks asks: "Who´s there? "
MC: "Her Majesty the Empress and Queen!"
The friar: We dont know her!
(Another knocking)
Friar: Who´s there?
MC: Zita of Habsburg-Bourbon
The friar: We dont know her!
(Another knocking)
Friar: Who´s there?
MC: Zita, a poor and sinful human.
Friar: She may come in! (Opens the gates)

Very Spanish-baroque, isnt it...?

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Post by Karl » 07 Dec 2004 00:19

maxxx wrote:The famous funeral ceremony at the gate of the crypt: The master of ceremonies knocks at the door. From inside, the brother guardian of the Kapuziner-monks asks: "Who´s there? "
MC: "Her Majesty the Empress and Queen!"
The friar: We dont know her!
(Another knocking)
Friar: Who´s there?
MC: Zita of Habsburg-Bourbon
The friar: We dont know her!
(Another knocking)
Friar: Who´s there?
MC: Zita, a poor and sinful human.
Friar: She may come in! (Opens the gates)

Very Spanish-baroque, isnt it...?


That is just great. 8)

Have never been in Vienna (or Austria) long enough to witness these things. :|

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Post by maxxx » 07 Dec 2004 15:22

Actually, the number of such anachronisms is decreasing.
But still a gouvernment officer leading a department will get the title of "Court Councelor" when he his old enough (with no court at all in sight....) and the guard battalion of the Bundesheer carries a AH-Empire Flag (that of the Trabantenleibgarde) instead a republican austrian one....

What a lovable little country I live in: we spend about 130 Million Euro on our three national theatres alone! What other country puts so much into culture! (of course we could buy a single Jetfighter for this money and invade Liechtenstein...)

During Kreiskys time there was the joke running: We austrians are really lucky. We speak german but dont have to live in Germany. Our Chancellor is a jew, but we dont have to fight the arabs. Our national emblem shows hammer and sickle but we dont have to live under communism. :wink:

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???

Post by PF » 07 Dec 2004 15:37

Hammer and Sickle???
Isn't Austrian flag red with a white stripe in the middle??

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Post by maxxx » 07 Dec 2004 15:55

And our eagle in the center holding hammer and sickle.

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Post by PF » 08 Dec 2004 13:46

IS it true the old sayings about a difference between a German ANd A Austrian?
German: The crisis is serious but not hopeless.
Austrian: The crisis is hopeless but not serious.

Any hope of Austria becomg a second Switzerland????

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Post by maxxx » 08 Dec 2004 18:05

you know what we austrians say about switzerland?

Viennas central cemetery is half as big as the city of Zurich.
But twice as funny...

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Post by Karl » 09 Dec 2004 00:38

PF wrote:IS it true the old sayings about a difference between a German ANd A Austrian?
German: The crisis is serious but not hopeless.
Austrian: The crisis is hopeless but not serious.


I always thought this was funny in Indiana Jones-Holy Grail one I think. Remember they have Indy tied up somewhere in Austria and he is going to die by a bomb or something. It is time for the bad guys to say bye to him and first comes the hot chick with big boobs in dindrl and she says:
'This is how we say goodbye in Austria.' and she gives him a huge sexy kiss.
Then we get the cold, sadistic bastard ss officer who says:
'And this is how we say goodbye in Germany!' and he slams him hard across the face with the back of his hand. :lol:

Any hope of Austria becomg a second Switzerland????


What do you mean by this?!? 8O

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Post by PF » 09 Dec 2004 11:57

Just a thought on my part-Austria becoming a small self contained country
a powerhouse state among other states.

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Totally mad

Post by futter » 29 Jan 2005 18:43

This beatification is totally teh insane, the fellow, helped cause world war one, whatever you sday about that, he did, and did not have teh moral fibre to stop it, he had as much moral fibre as stalin did when he considered surrendering, why can't teh pope beatify robespierre, and republicans, who actually did some good

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Post by Glenn2438 » 30 Jan 2005 11:37

Futter,

You might like to explain how Archduke Karl caused WW1!

This is not the forum for anti or pro-monarchist ranting. If you cannot bring anything constructive to the thread then please do not post.

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Re: Totally mad

Post by Boljonggo » 01 Feb 2005 03:19

futter wrote:... the fellow, helped cause world war one, ... and did not have teh moral fibre to stop it, ...


But I think he might truly contributed to the end of the Great War, though inadvertently, by causing the dual Monarchy to collapse through his "reform"! 8)

But of couse people are free to prefer Stalin over the feeble good Karl ...

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Re: Totally mad

Post by Karl » 01 Feb 2005 08:09

futter wrote:why can't teh pope beatify robespierre, and republicans, who actually did some good


Ha-ha.

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