Seriously, what is it with the Austrians and their secret underground lairs? It’s really fucking creepy.
I was an exchange student in Austria for a year after high school. My first reaction here was RACIST!, but then I thought back on the houses of the families I stayed with while there: One had a basement with a pool, a sauna, and what was basically a private tavern (for gemutlichkeit, you know); one had a basement where the father would go to practice his isometric exericises, alone, after work; and one had a basement devoted to the display of A) shotguns and B) odd, small animal trophy skulls mounted on the walls — like skulls where the baby deer maybe had three antlers. So, yes, really fucking creepy.
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