Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What the hell is a Rumpelein?
A: It's a Bavarian name. No one is really sure what it means.
Q: How many Rumpeleins are there?
A: There are currently two of us in the United States. I am the one that lives on the West Coast.
Q: Are you the Rumpelein that I knew at Stony Brook / some tech company / a certain government agency?
A: Yes. You can drop me a line at PO Box 843 / Edmonds WA 98020.
Q: My last name is Ruempelein or Rümpelein; are we related?
A: Almost certainly. Rümpelein was the original spelling of my family name, but our umlauts were confiscated at Ellis Island in 1925. Very dangerous, umlauts.
Q: Do you own the rights to the music videos on your site?
A: Nope, but they aren't hosted here... take it up with YouTube.
Q: How can a bunch of songs be autobiographical?
A: It'll make sense if you were there. Or maybe not. My life hasn't always made that much sense.
Q: What's the deal with that crazy Deutschland video by Rammstein?
A: This guy explains it much better than I could.
Q: This is the weirdest, most pointless website I have ever seen.
A: Obviously you have not seen this one yet.