Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn has broken Basil Fawlty’s advice, “Don’t mention the war.”  Not only does he mention the war, he mentions the Wall.  His comedy is based on the Inselaffen’s stereotypes of the Germans and tendency to celebrate old victories, such as 1918, 1945 and 1966.

Henning Wehn is full of very, very dark humour, not just about “Two World Cups and one World Pope (Doo-Dah),” but also about the EU, the old GDR and their Genossen and Genossinnen.  It was thanks to him that I discovered the folk song, Im Fruehtau zu Berge.  I’m looking forward to enjoying more of his very un-PC material.  Actually I harbour ambitions to be his British counterpart in Germany.  Oh well, one day, maybe…


10 thoughts on “Henning Wehn

  1. I love Irishmen (1560-80, 1798, 1916) and Scotts (1689).
    (Amhrán na bhFiann)

  2. Seems we have a Hibernophile here. 🙂

  3. “Hibernophile” ?
    I have to surf 2 hours 🙂 to understand it.

    I don’t know whether I am a Hibernophile. It is a longer story. Can I post it in German?

    “Amhrán na bhFiann” was only the answer for “Rule Britannia” at labaeras blog and one consequence of the story. 🙂

  4. Feel free to post in German. I must admit I like The Soldier’s Song. 🙂

  5. It’s a story of the underdogs.
    After I have seen your post at labaera (and Rule Britannia is a nice song) and your thread “Henning Wehn” (esp. 1918, 1945, 1966). I was reminded to a stroy happend to a friend.

    Mein Freund machte vor einigen Jahren Urlaub in Irland. Dort besuchte er einen Pub. Die anderen Gäste waren zunächst sehr zurückhaltend, bis jemand fragte, woher er käme. Als sie hörten, dass er Deutscher ist, gab ihm der Wirt sofort ein Bier aus. Auf die verdutzte Frage, warum, erhielt er zur Antwort: “Ihr habt zwar den Krieg gegen England verloren, aber ihr habt es wenigstens versucht. Daher sind wir Freunde.”

    Es ist immer eine Frage, von welcher Seite man es sieht.

    And 1966 mmmh, … at least 1972 it was clear. 🙂

  6. History is written by the victors. And to be scrupulously fair, the British were not always squeaky clean (stubenrein) in Ireland. I guess you’ve heard of the Black and Tans? They were like the Brownshirts, but not so good at colour co-ordination. Concentration camps? A term coined for holding centres for Boers during the Boer War.

    To quote Oscar Wilde, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

    • “History is written by the victors…….
      “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.””

      Wise words.

      For several years I have problems with English authorities, particulary since a few weeks and since last weekend.

  7. Ich habe wieder Hoffnung für England. Die Rolle scheint jetzt Frankreich übernehmen zu wollen.

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