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The Jeremy in The Rush Hour

Outside it's all sirens and yelling; the warm spring air is making people crazy. I went out to look at the cherry tree global warming killed last year; its bole is still alive, which is something at least. And bought a primula which immediately wilted. Or maybe they're supposed to do that.

I would rather live in the future than here. I want teleportation quantum rucksacks, solar-powered talking rubbish bins. I don't want to live in the past anymore, surrounded by chicken-wrapped nuclear bombs where the crows nibble your windscreen wipers.

Ever wondered about that hotel you sometimes visit in your dreams? You can visit it on Albrecht Achilles Strasse, in Berlin. In their own words:

The toilet thrones atop a tower and permits voyeuristc peeks into the golden bathtub, spectrally therapeutic and very spectacular! Freedom awaits on the balcony with a parasol and gives you the impression of living in a kaleidoscope, with constantly changing perspectives through strategically positioned, empty picture frames. Whosoever has second thoughts can creep to the bedplace below, safe within the labyrinth from which one can survey the pillow fortress made of potato sacks packed with foam rubber. The bathroom is a gigantic plastic bag - a real sensation!


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2nd Apr, 2004 08:43 (UTC)
I want to visit that hotel very much.
3rd Apr, 2004 10:42 (UTC)
the upside down room
calls to me.
3rd Apr, 2004 11:14 (UTC)
Re: the upside down room
You could phone room service from the upside down room and order upside down cake. Do they make that in Berlin?
2nd Apr, 2004 09:16 (UTC)
Oh my word? You've been to that hotel too?
Me, I always get stuck on the steps. Those endless steps...
3rd Apr, 2004 10:44 (UTC)
the steps, the steps
... my main trouble is with corridoors that keep getting smaller and more cluttered. A bit like my house ... Lee's right, dream hotels *would* make a good comics anthology.
2nd Apr, 2004 10:12 (UTC)
..But nothing like 'my' dream hotel, which is usually a sort of combination of the London Coliseum, a student hostel I once lived in, The Mary Louis Academy, and a big loading dock...and of course there are The Stairs- Might make a nice anthology comic if everyone did a riff on their personal dreamland hotel.
3rd Apr, 2004 10:45 (UTC)
Re: Interesting...
Mine has an enormous train station in the basement. And a big garden. Would you be interested in doing a strip for an anthology like that?
3rd Apr, 2004 11:04 (UTC)
Re: Interesting...
Definitely! I'm sure it would be a good 'un. Do you run down the corridors like Koko the Clown in a Max Fleischer haunted house? Things keep jumping out at ya, and pesonally,I'm ealways desperately seeking a toilet. (Ther are plenty, but they're always broken, or Thing-occupied, and I really gotta go...)
2nd Apr, 2004 16:33 (UTC)
That hotel would drive me mad!

Moreover, it does have an incredibly fetishistic atmosphere to it, doesn't it?

Mad German dreams, mad german dreams, mad ger...
5th Apr, 2004 02:07 (UTC)
Love that hotel....
I would so like to stay in that hotel, but I'm up for the crazy bed thang rather than the toilet fetish stuff, I found that a little bit disturbing! White coffins to sleep in....only in Germany, home of IndustrialGoth. Tee hee.
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