Shut up, I took German in grade school. The important thing is the German Avengers trailer has a little bit of new footage in it, meaning I get to look at a few more seconds of comic movie bliss. The footage is mostly of Tony Stark being a cock — obviously, I can’t tell tell through the dialogue, but certainly Tony appears be acting like a bastard, and everybody else seems to be looking at him like he’s being a bastard, so I’m going to go ahead and call it. Any actual German speakers can feel free to correct me and elucidate the rest of the class in the comments. (Via Nerd Bastards)
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