1. While shopping one day at a large mall with my good friend the Imitation European, we wandered into an Espirit store. On the women's side we were especially struck by the decidedly nautical northern California theme they had going with the shirts that sported names of west coastal cities and such. Nothing could have prepared us for what we found on the men's side of the store.
Espirit was selling the Stars and Bars as trendy T-shirts!!
2. This next one I have seen several places around Berlin, typically at public transportation stops or hallways in the underground.
3. Recently while in route somewhere, we stumbled upon this gem:
4. Last but not least, this is this newest Vita Cola advertisement plastered at several S-Bahn stops in route from one of my field sites to our house.
Roughly translated: "We're not everywhere, only where it's the most beautiful. Your own style, your own cola." If you look closely on the at little yellow sign, the bottom has "Amerika" crossed out and the top says "Schmalkalden." Schmalkalden is a tiny town smack in the center of Germany. Apparently it's much more beautiful than America, though I'm not sure I'd agree it is a fair comparison.
I'll keep my eyes peeled for further silliness around town, as always. :-)