In the land of dancers and violinists, there lives a singer who never gets tired of singing the song of songs of the EU in all keys and on all available instruments. (I think.) Um... wheee? I think I am missing some cultural context here.
Well, this comic book adresses the anti-EU campaign of Austria's biggest tabloid newspaper (the "Kronen-Zeitung"). Ursula was one of the most outspoken pro-EU-politicans in the last government, and therefor the prime target of the campaign (which got really nasty sometimes). It was rumored that Urulas resign was at leat partially caused by this kind of media pressure.In the comic book, Ursula is pictured as the sole defender of the pro-European values, and upright messenger of the EU's advantages. So shetakes the role of Asterix. She stands alone against the EU-critics, who play the Romans in this analogy.The Ursulix comicbook isn't exactly subtile, but I believe it's more than ok to adress the shamefull media coverage of the EU in Austria.greetings from the land of dancers and violinists,Felix
Nice work, Pony Pal Felix!™
Very nice work. It all makes sense!
Um, where exactly is the "land of dancers and violinists?"
dguzman - perhaps Vienna? All the ballet, opera, and orchestral music?
Ursula is pictured as Cacofonix, the bard whose lyre-playing is so abysmal that he always ends up being gagged and bound by the villagers before the great feast that usually concludes each issue of Asterix. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_in_Asterix#Cacofonix
In case you wanted a translation of the text:In the land of dancers and violinists lives a singer, who never tires of singing the grand song of the EU in all keys and with all available instruments.
...in all keys and with all available instruments available?Sounds like Carmina Burana to me.
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