Dicke Hipster

So manch einer mag sich noch daran erinnern, daß ich irgendwann vor langer Zeit mit Teymur einen Podcast namens The Knutsens hatte.

Aus den Aschen dieses Podcasts ist wie ein Phönix jetzt das Projekt Dicke Hipster entstanden. Eine Mischung aus Podcast und Blog und mit mehr Mitstreitern – ich bin gespannt, wie sich das entwickeln wird.

Die erste Folge des Podcasts ist heute abend online gegangen und hat neben Teymur und mir auch noch Sven und noch einen anderen Dominik zu bieten.

Week 12

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Good things happened! I got my new keyboard, which I still think is awesome. And in the evening I taped a new episode of “Draußen nur Schnittchen”, the podcast where Jan Manuel tells me about online dating. It’s pretty funny and if you understand German, you should give it a try.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

I bought a ticket to go see Die Antwoord live in Cologne in June. That should be pretty interesting.

I bought and watched the Aziz Ansari comedy special “Dangerously Delicious” – it’s funny and I really like that the idea of “Give me five dollars, here is the video file, no DRM or any other fuckery” that Louis CK made popular seems to work out for comedians.

In the evening I taped a new episode of The Knutsens – we talk about honks1 and get sidetracked by Draw Something.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I was able to work from home that day, which is a very good thing – I actually got to see some of that glorious blue sky that everybody is talking about and didn’t have to spend roughly four hours sitting in a traffic jam.
In the evening I picked up my sister and her boyfriend from the airport, they’re visiting me for a week.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Nipples! and a small revolution.

I went to Takumi with Madlen and Markus and they liked it so much they went again on sunday.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Had some relaxed hanging out at the Düsseldorf Altstadt in the evening.

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Watched the F1 qualifying and had a nice, sunny, relaxed day in Cologne. Thumbs up.

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

F1, again. Madlen and Markus went to the horse races, which is of no particular interest for me, so instead I drove all the way to Bonn to attend Jan Manuel’s barbecue garden party. That was rather fun and I had a good time. Again: thumbs up.

Thumbs up in particular this week: the weather. Sunshine all week. Warm temperatures. I approve of this.

  1. Google it. 


Falls es irgendjemand, der hier mitliest, noch nicht mitbekommen haben sollte:
Seit ein paar Wochen podcaste ich mehr oder weniger wild durch die Gegend.

Ich co-moderiere zwei Podcasts:

The Knutsens

Bei The Knutsens unterhalten sich Teymur und ich über das, was uns die letzte Woche so beschäftigt hat. Da wir beide durchaus mit “Geek” zu umschreiben sind, sind das oftmals sehr geekige Themen.
Wir nehmen das jede Woche jeweils Dienstags auf und selbstverständlich gibt es The Knutsens auch in iTunes, auf Twitter und auf Facebook.

Draußen nur Schnittchen

Jan Manuel erzählt mir alle zwei Wochen, was ich so über das Online-Dating wissen sollte. Das ist höchst inter- und amüsant.
Draußen nur Schnittchen gibt es auch in iTunes, auf Twitter und auf Facebook – und die nächste Folge werden wir am Montag, den 19. März um 19:30 auch live streamen.

Week 7

Monday, February 13th, 2012


But at least there was some snow.


Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

During the night between Monday and Tuesday, a fire under the highway A57 managed to destroy the bridge well enough to have to closed at least until March. Yes, that is my commute. Bastards.

Also, we taped a new episode of the Knutsens and there’s a nice new Meg Myers song.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Giacomo came over to have dinner at Tsun Gai and some after-dinner coffee at Café Relax, which is always a nice way to spend an evening.

Vietnamese Coffee

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Because it’s carnival and the people of Cologne take their carnival really seriously, I got to go home early. Early enough to install the Messages beta and read some Mountain Lion previews.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Wir sind zu viert und ich bin der faulste von allen. Baue ab und an mal eine kleine Hütte. (We’re four people and I’m laziest of them all. Once in a while I build a little hut.)

I was talking about Minecraft, which is awesome. Fabian liked that quote so much, he printed it out and pinned it to our office whiteboard.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

As it was carnival weekend and I do not like carnival, I was hiding inside most of the time, thankful for finally having a reason for that and alternated between playing Minecraft and watching The Wire. In the evening I had dinner with my sister and a friend of hers, which just made me realize that there are probably no normal people out there.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I turned a big net of oranges into some orange juice. Look at me, being proud of myself.

Week 6

Wow. Survived another week.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

There was a big fire on the Autobahn on that morning – a truck laden with coffee crashed into a small transporter which had some machinery in the back that immediately caught fire – and the coffee truck started burning, too.
All of that happened before I drove past, all I saw was a burning truck, a helicopter and more fire engines than I thought to be necessary. It also smelled like burned coffee.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Teymur and me taped a second episode of The Knutsens – which we of course called Episode 1.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Dinner at Takumi. Nothing beats dinner at Takumi. Nothing.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I listened to K-Pop all day while working. And someone showed me this video of Werner Herzog talking about chickens.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mr Kaiser stopped over at our office and we went to have lunch at Ban Thai.1
Later on I hung out with Teymur at his studio, ate away his waffles and played Minecraft while he “worked.”

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

I checked out the anti-ACTA protest in Düsseldorf which turned out to be pretty huge. Because I’m a wuss, I went back into the warmth of my apartment pretty fast and decided to do terrible things to brussels sprouts. I cooked them, fried them with some bacon and soy-sauce2 and had them with udon noodles on the side. Tasted good, looked disgusting.

I also started watching the fourth season of The Wire which brings me right to…

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I watched The Wire all day.

  1. Yes, yes. Food is important, so I will mention it all the time. 
  2. Don’t ask me what I thought there. 

The Knutsens

At some point a couple of weeks ago, in one of those weak moments late at night, I went ahead and ordered a Samson Meteor Mic – it’s really pretty and Dan Benjamin called it “really impressive”. I told Teymur about it, who is already doing some podcast stuff and we decided to give it a try. We recorded a pilot episode on tuesday and decided we’ll turn it into a regular show.

The pilot episode is over here – give it a try and let me know what you think.

And at some point we might even explain the name.