Have you also looked up to them as a child, and maybe secretly as an adult as well? I am talking about those real-life heroes and legends of the silver screen. Whom did I write about first? Maybe Otto of Habsburg, shortly followed by Stan Laurel, my namesake Oliver Hardy, or Ingrid Bergman - what a combination! By the way, did you know that John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Lex Barker and Bud Spencer were all the same height (even as me)?
Why this Page?
Reflecting on this website's rationale and its level of usability, apart from a simple, attracting splash page, what this website seemed to lack was a table of contents. Its newspaper format is one way to spark the interest of occasional visitors.
American Idol: John Wayne's footprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jester with the Broken Crown
It may seem ridiculous to talk about the kids' cartoon Vicky, archetype for Hicke and the Strong Men, a radio spoof on the Austrian national soccer team and its coach, preparing for the European soccer tournament. But if you have lived through several childhoods with your own kids, you may start to understand. Then there is the jester hero Kasperl, star of local puppet shows. A role model for the courage to speak up, while holding the jesterís license.
Santa Go Home!
We celebrate certain occasions. Do we get bank holidays off without knowing their underlying meaning? There is ongoing globalization, also with the adoption of traditions around Halloween, Valentine's Day and Santa Clause, as typical American exports. While other religious festivals are pushed into the background, when Easter vacation is renamed into Spring Break.
Open yourself a new world: Put your nose in a good book!
What our Future holds
Do you want to know what fate has planned for you? Are you fascinated by dark secrets hidden in conspiracy theories in "The DaVinci Code" and similar literature? Nostradamus and Leonardo DaVinci may have seen far beyond their times. Even though they didn't consult a doctor for having visions, as suggested by an Austrian chancellor. Or read a magazine.