White smoke had puffed from the greenhouse chimney and the Conclave finally came to a decision:
"Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; habemus Carrarum:
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Tommasum Sanctae Turicensis Fitopatologiae Dottorandum Paternoster
qui sibi nomen imposuit Tommasum I. Pseudomonas in excelsis Gogo!"
For those who are not familiar with latin this means that after Fabio I (Mascher) and Fabio II (Rex) the next Götz-Götz/Kermit driver (aka Carrarum, the Chosen One Who Drives the Chariot) will be Thomas Paternoster (don't worry, he will offer an apero soon!). Congratulations!!!
Götz-Götz homepage discontinued!
Sorry, but with the arrival of the new year and Kermit replacing the Götz-Götz I decided not to update this page anymore. For any information regarding organic waste disposal simply comtact me personally.
May 2002: the Götz-Götz is officialy dead!
After an agony that lasted many months the powerful engine of the Götz-Götz ceased to beat forever. All resuscitation attempt failed. The Götz-Götz was replaced by a green hand-pushed wheel barrow named Kermit (as proposed by Andreas).
13.03.2002: Most ecological
Götz-Götz mission ever!
Four persons (Matthias, Danilo, Andrea and I) pushed the Götz-Götz out of the garage today at 14:45 CET. The engine wasn't even started as it is noisy and pollutant, but completely useless to propulsion!
05.02.2002: Most crowded
Götz-Götz mission ever!
Five brave persons were needed today at 14:25 CET to push out an overfilled (!!!) and bad functioning Götz-Götz out of the garage. As usual plastic pots were found between the organic waste (!!!).
03.12.2001: Götz-Götz empty but
not fully functional!
The Götz-Götz was emptied today at 15:25 CET but it is still plagued by technical problems. This could have been it's last trip but who knows...? Anyway it's ready for the Praktikum, feel free to throw away your bad students there (but first take out all their synthetic clothes).
07.11.2001: next Götz-Götz launch
date is still a mistery!
Ueli has done a check a presumably repaired the Götz-Götz. Launch window depends only from wheater and pilot availability (which means I'll empty it when I have the right combination of time, wheather and good will!)
26.09.2001: Götz-Götz emptied
despite new technical problems!
The motor seems to work fine but the very few motion is transferred to the wheels. Ueli will have to check that before the Götz-Götz will be able to hit the road again, so use it only if you are in a dire need of throwing away your waste. Thank you and may Götz be with you.
13.08.2001: Huge amount of soil
trasported by the Götz-Götz
After the successful reparation by Ueli the Götz-Götz is functioning better than ever before. Today's ride started @ 14:40 CET to end 10 minutes later without any problems and carried a really big amount of organic waste to the container (thanks to the one who overfilled it and thanks to the one who threw plastic in it, wasn't I clear enough?).
05.07.2001: Götz-Götz gets a new
Ueli succeeded in reanimating the Götz-Götz which was broken since several weeks and took it for a ride this afternoon. It's empty, so you can fill it again. But beware: I'll be in vacation for the next two weeks (back on monday the 23.07) so if it's full you have to ask somebody else (i.e. Ueli) to empty it.
18.05.2001: Two Götz-Götz rides
on the same day!
Between 14:00 and 15:00 CET the Götz-Götz flew two mission today. The goal was to eliminate the extra waste caused by our partecipation at the "Science et citč" festival in the HB. Fabio I flew both mission with me.
26.04.2001: Second Götz-Götz
launch of the new millenium occured today @ 17:20 CET
Thank to former Götz-Götz pilot Fabio Mascher, who flew this one with me as mission specialist.
03.03.2001: First Götz-Götz
launch of the new millenium occured today @ 14:30 CET
Launch was delayed 15 minutes due tue ignition problems but mission proceeded smoothly.
15.12.2000: the long waiting has
finally come to an end! After the 43rd president of the U.S. we have now also the 2nd Götz-Quiz !!
By the way monday @ 16:20 CET there will be a new Götz-Götz launch to eliminate all the organic waste originating from Praktikum (Do not throw away students, please!).
10.11.2000: First Götz-Götz
launch after more than two month.
Launch was carried today @ 13:25 CET and lasted 10 minutes.
22.09.2000: Well deserved holidays
Next week (25.9-29.9) I'll be in vacation, therefore I won't be able to empty the Götz-Götz. If it needs to be emptied please ask to one of the backup pilots (Fabio #I or Ueli), but do not bother them unless necessary. For urgent cases you can always leave a message on my automatic phone aswerer at home and I'll let you know the answer in a subliminal way via the mass media: if my answer is "Yes, I'll help you" the evening news will announce that Christoph Blocher told in an interview to be a strong opponent of the "18%-Initiative" otherwise..."I'm sorry!".
01.09.2000: the winner of the 1st
Götz-Quiz is Alban
By giving the best estimate of the Götz-Götz speed as a fraction of c (1.85313x10-9, corresponding to about 2 Km/h) and answering correctly to the other two questions Mr. Alban solved the first Götz-Quiz and won a bottle of Merlot del Ticino (Tenuta La Rosa, Porza, 1994).
29.08.2000: No fatalities in
today's Götz-Götz crash.
Today at 18:15 CET an excessive load of soil caused the payload bay to tip over during the start phase. About 50% of the freight was lost. No one was injuried but rescue teams had to work for about 20 minutes to recover the cargo.
28.07.2000: Götz-Quiz now online.
Answer correctly to the questions and win a bottle of wine.
21.07.2000: Götz-Götz launches
Another flawless mission starting at 10:50 CET and coming back to base 10 minutes later.
15.06.2000: the Götz-Götz is now
Today's problemless mission started 11:15 CET and ended 10 minutes later. All systems performed well.
09.06.2000: the Götz-Götz
homepage is online again.
The two week long outage was due to problems in transferring my account to a new server.
17.05.2000: Additional Götz-Götz
Today at 13:28 CET the Götz-Götz started for an extra mission to carry an unexpected load of soil to the container. Additional crew member and mission specialist on this ride was Matthias "Pupillo" Lutz, who bravely fulfilled his duty.
12.05.2000: Götz-Götz rules!
After today launch (@ 15:30 CET) I have to remark that not all Götz-Götz users follow this two basical rules:
1. You have to notify me when you fill the Götz-Götz or when you notice that it's full.
2. Only organic waste goes in the Götz-Götz.
05.05.2000: the official
Götz-Götz Homepage gets a new look!
Now with a brand new animation and navigation bars!
28.04.2000: smooth Götz-Götz
Contrary to Space Shuttle mission STS-101 to the ISS (3 delays) bad weather posed no problem to the Götz-Götz that had a very quiet ride after beeing repaired by Ueli. Take-off took place at 10:05 CET, almost 2h 30' earlier than expected.
11.04.2000: Götz-Götz fully
The Götz-Götz was repaired today by Ueli and it's now empty and fully functional again! Pilot of this mission, which took off this afternoon at 16:35 CET, was Ueli himself!
10.04.2000: probable rupture of a
fuel line grounds Götz-Götz!
The launch planned for today will be therefore postponed indefinitely until the problem is solved by chief engineer Ueli Merz. Because the payload bay of the Götz-Götz is quite full you are asked to be very parsimonious in loading it!
The good news: according to NASA the Götz-Götz main computer is not likely to be affected by the same software glitches that caused Mars Polar Lander to fail the landing on the surface of the red planet on Dec 3, 1999.
07.04.2000: Götz-Götz launch
delayed to Monday, April 10th.
The cause of this delay was the presence of a spaceship with Betelgeuse plates (or was it Bern?) in the same parking orbit of the compost container. The new launch is tentatively rescheduled for next monday at 09:00 CET.
15.03.2000: Götz-Götz engine
shuts down twice again!
The Götz-Götz delivered a rather stinky freight to the compost container despite the usual engine problems! According to chief engineer Ueli Merz loud bangs and other strange noises coming from the engine are fully normal and don't pose any threat to the functionality of this wonderful machine.
28.02.2000: Two main engine
shut-downs threaten Götz-Götz mission!
Despite two engine failures the Götz-Götz was able to accomplish succesfully its mission today at 0855 CET. The payload bay is now empty again, so you can throw in your (organic!) waste without any hesitation.
25.02.2000: Götz-Götz launch
delayed due to heavy rainfall!
The Götz-Götz launch planned for today was delayed due to rain (exceeding manufacturer specifications). A new launch attempt will be tried in the next launch window that will open Mon 28.02.2000 between 08:30 and 09:20 CET!
07.02.2000: Backup pilot Ueli Merz
successfully brought the Götz-Götz in orbit during my absence. Thank you Ueli!
The launch planned for today will therefore not take place.
successfully launched in Y2K !
Today Tue 13.01.00 (11.10 CET), the Götz-Götz executed a flawless take-off from the launch pad and docked to the compost container after a 3 minutes ride. The payload consisted of soil and vegetables (mainly potatoes). A perfect landing at the LFW-Garage occourred about 10 minutes later . The next Götz-Götz launch is scheduled for Mon February 7th.
From Mon 17.01 to Fri 04.02 the
Götz-Götz will be deprived from its homologized driver by the Swiss Army !
I'll empty the Götz-Götz before going fighting against the enemies of our beloved country on Fri 14.01. I've designated Ueli as my subsitute. If our powerful machine gets full before I'm back or if I get killed or missed in action contact him and he will take charge of the thing.
Please don't bother him unless it is absolutely necessary, so think twice before trowing away your organic waste.
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