Family can be the wurst

East Berlin has a history of families separated by insurmountable boundaries. But, now that the wall is gone, it’s up to families to split up for their own economic, if not political, choices.

The Ziervogels have operated Konnopke’s Imbiss, the first East Berlin restaurant to serve currywust — fried pork sausage sliced up and smothered in ketchup and curry powder — since 1960. And they will continue to do so … except for Mario Ziervogel, who opened his own rival currywurst restaurant, Ziervogel’s Cult Curry, only blocks away.

Not only is Mario out of his mother, Waltraud’s will, but she lawyered up because he originally had “since 1960” at the end of his currywurst stand’s name. She contends that Mario, “48, was not even born in 1960, let alone serving sausages.” We don’t know if this strife is new, or if Mario was always such a little brat.

As the old saying goes, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your meat, but don’t try to pick your family’s meat and sell it at your own place in direct competition.” But, we don’t have to tell you that.

Drink to long life, ladies

Pardon us, ladies. We just couldn’t help but notice how lovely your hands are on that keyboard and mouse. You know, they say you can tell a lot about a person by their hands, and we can tell that you take good care of yourself. Want to keep your hands looking good and feeling good, along with rest of your joints? Can we offer you a drink?

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that women who drink moderately (their definition varies from ours) for at least a decade will cut in half their chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis. That’s right, out of all the bone problems you fine things have to worry about as you age (and gracefully, we might add), you can drink away one of them. Hell, if you drink White Russians, you’ll also probably beat osteoporosis, too!