This is not a sporting blog, but we should pause to congratulate Ingerland on winning the Ashes from Australia, thereby beating the Australians at their own game. In doing so we should also note that the Captain of England is called Strauss. This might cause some disquiet for the English, who won two World Wars and one World Cup, and for whom the wogs start at Calais. It might even induce a sense of umheimlich.
And another thing about the Germans, they have giant rabbits.