Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister released a book in 1991 which was titled Vienna waits
for You. The subject is about human resources and management and against workoholocs.
The title goes back on a song called The Stranger by Billy Joel back in the
seventies. "When will You realize: Vienna waits for You!?".
What's the significance behind "Vienna"?
Billy's Dad lives in Vienna. He wrote the song after going there to visit
Let us forget the
song Goodnight Vienna by Ringo Starr (ex-Beatle)...
Are there lemurs in, say, Central Europe?
Frank McPherson went backpacking in Europe in 1992 and had the following
experience, which tends to answer "yes" to the above question:
I had just spent a week in rural Hungary and was absolutely dying
for a real live western candybar when I returned to Vienna,
Austria. I left the u-bahn station and headed towards the center
of town, stopping in the first grocery store I came to. I im-
mediately became enamoured with and bought a package of six or
eight Bounty candybars. I'm pretty sure I only got to eat one of
The theft happened later that evening. I was walking down a small
street, trying to remember where the hostel I had reserved a room
in was located. I kept hearing strange THUD sounds surrounded by
a laughter I'd never heard before coming from a lighted, open
window up ahead. Every once in a while, I could swear it looked
like a kitchen light with a small monkey would swing madly out the
window, reach the top of its arc, and swing back through the
window, accompanied by gales of the strange laughter. When I
approached the window to see what was going on, something furry
jumped on my head and covered my eyes. After it jumped off, I
ran. When I finally calmed down enough to realize I was not in
any danger, I reached in my backpack to get a Bounty to further
calm my nerves. They were gone.
It makes sense that the Lemurs like Vienna. It's warm in the
summer, with a booming tourist trade, and a LOT of junkfood. Do
you think they ever attend the Staatsoper? The Wiener Philharmoniker? I bet they like Beethoven....