This weekend's German elections have been reported as utterly dull. Beware of still waters! It may come to be seen as historic - thanks to those who Chancellor Merkel calls "My friends from the internet".
Flashmobs in the tradition of the Swedish pirate party have arrived on the scene. Reuters report that
blogger Rene Walter, who writes for nerdcore, says there is a serious idea behind the light-hearted gatherings. “We are not just going to swallow the election messages, we are spitting back the rubbish Merkel speaks in the ironic form of a “Yeahhh!”, he says in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily.
You can watch a YouTube video here. Every single sentence of the Chancellor is greeted with a loud cheer of "Yeah" to the increasing hilarity of the crowd. It's been watched by over 330,000 so far! Somehow, if the leading candidates in our election next year are called David, Nick and Gordon can flash be far behind?