Monday, March 31, 2008

It's Earth Day

George Carlin is going to tell us how to save the Planet!

Victory for topless bathers!!!

Women in Copenhagen have won the right to swim and walk around topless in public pools. Any politician voting against it was threatened with execution.

Frank Hedegaard, of the Socialist People's Party, said: "I cannot understand what some people find so offensive about women's breasts." Right on Frank, it's always been a mystery to me too.

There should be a law passed to make Ted Kennedy keep a shirt on though, so we don't have to look at the manboobs.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

EU borderless zone to be extended to airports

At midnight on Sunday ( March 30) the enlargement of the EU's borderless zone to eight Eastern European countries and Malta will be completed through the lifting of air border controls between them and the 15 countries already part of the area.
Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania still have to meet the necessary requirements. It is not yet known when they will join Schengen, but Cyprus is expected to do so around 2009, while Bulgaria and Romania are hoping to follow suit by 2011. STORY

Illegitimate daughter aims poisoned art at Belgian king

Wasn't it just yesterday I mentioned supporting the King's illegitimate children with tax dollars..... I have a feeling he may wish he gave this "love child" a few more hugs. At least she's not stripping!

In a departure from Belgium’s usually reverent treatment of its royalty, the illegitimate daughter of King Albert II is about to publish a book attacking him for disowning her.
“We’ve never had a big-time daddy-daughter relationship,” she said last week in her Brussels studio. “The last time I saw him I was 25 years old.
I’m blamed for doing things that are a little vulgar,” said Boël, smiling at her model of the Manneken Pis, the famous Belgian statue of a little boy urinating. Her version includes a giant phallus in the colours of the national flag. STORY

Saturday, March 29, 2008

If only all physical abuse were this cool.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Don't try this at home

I tried this once in Little League. I can tell you it didn’t go this well, and it’s a miracle I still have my nutsack.

One of the largest Police Busts in History

Got it from John, who is alive and well in Atlanta!

Belgium is not a model to follow

Belgium's linguistic communities pay a high price for sticking together, resorting to fudges that range from the silly to the destructive. Put like that, you can see Belgium's new government not as a relief, but as an awful warning. A political union hatched together by a fractious elite, and answerable only to itself, is not a model for anybody to follow. STORY IN THE ECONOMIST

Friday, March 28, 2008

Back to the NCAA Basketball tourny

Yes I know it's a football reference, but watch the video. This guy grew up dreaming of this job!

Geert Wilders posts the movie Fitna

Look out for some serious blowback on this. Geert Wilders has posted Fitna on his political party's website.

LiveLeak link. has the English translation, although I had a lot of problems with it yesterday, probably overloaded server. It's atrocity footage interspersed with scenes of imams preaching, the film and text is Dutch. Music by Tchaikovsky and Grieg.

Wilders didn't pull any punches at all, this is incendiary. Funny thing about multiculturalism. We have to respect the immigrant culture, but they don't have to respect the host culture. If some liberals would care to enlighten me about that, I'd like to hear it.
Death threats by proponents of the religion of peace have led to the removal of the Geert Wilders film "Fitna" from LiveLeak's servers that was linked to yesterday. In a kind of "I am Spartacus" response, numerous sites have reposted the video. Victor Trombettas, for example, has posted it here on his blog's YouTube account; Pat Dollard has posted it here on his site with the vow that he "will NEVER bow to your ******** yappity yapping"; Michelle Malkin has posted it here; Hot Air has posted it here; Rusty Shackleford has posted it here. As of this moment, it is still posted on Google here. Download your own copy here

Belgium Royals cost the taxpayers 28 million Euros

The Flemish nationalist lawmaker Jan Jambon says that the Belgian royal family is getting far more from the taxpayer than just the "civil list", the subsidy awarded to most members of King Albert's close family. Mr Jambon says the real price tag is three times the civil list.
The public list awards 9 million euros from the public purse to King Albert each year. In all the royal family gets 12 million from the public list.
Mr Jambon points to the hidden costs of the royal family. These costs account for a further 16 million euros that are listed on the budgets of other government departments.
Heating costs are funded separately. Some 234 police officers ensure the royal family's security, while the royals do not have to pay for their air travel. The lawmaker insists that if the present civil list is not enough, it should be increased so that there is greater transparency about royal finances.
Mr Jambon also calls for the scrapping of the public funds awarded to Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent, King Albert's other children.
He told the VRT: "They are ordinary people like you and me. I don't see why they shouldn't get a job."

I love Mr Ham.....but a Belgian Politician that makes sense? What a country!
Isn't paying for someone elses illegitimate children part of the culture? Besides, what job would fat Prince Laurent possibly be qualified for, except accepting welfare checks in Wallonia.

Belgium a Retirement Haven?

Inadvertently, the Region of Flanders in Belgium is positioning itself as a retirement haven for retired entrepreneurs from all over Europe. In reaction to a decision of the European Court of Justice, Flanders has changed its inheritance tax legislation so that businessmen can come and live in Flanders and save on inheritance tax on their estate.

To qualify for the inheritance tax exemption, the entrepreneur must
be domiciled in Flanders;
Have held, together with his family, at least 50 percent in a company
that is established in the European Union,
that has staff in the European Economic Area with an average salary cost of €500,000 during the last three years (that level must be maintained for five years),
That drafts annual accounts in accordance with the Belgian rules (that is attached to the company’s income tax return) or in accordance with the legislation of the country where the company is established; and
of course, the heirs must have declared the participation in the inheritance tax return.

If you understood any of that...great! Here's the FULL STORY

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Carla Bruni nude portrait to be auctioned at Christie's New York

Carla Bruni aka First Lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has put on royal airs for her State Visit to England. If she has to look like this to impress the Brits, I say to hell with it, give me back the old Carla.

A nude photo of the French First Lady, Carla Bruni, has been put up for auction at Christie's New York, just hours ahead of a state visit to Britain.
The portrait, by photographer Michel Comte, shows a younger Miss Bruni gazing thoughtfully into the camera with nothing but her crossed hands to cover her modesty. STORY


A Missouri man accidentally killed his wife while trying to install satellite TV in their bedroom.
Ronald Long of Missouri did not own a drill, (he owned a drill, it was just the Swiss Redneck drill) so he used his .22 calibre handgun to fire two shots into the wall of the room so that he could run a cable through from outside. I always thought 9mm was the proper ammunition for cable installs.
Mr Long’s wife Patsy was standing outside the house when he fired the gun. She was hit by the second bullet and later died from her injuries in hospital. STORY

Modern Development Threatens Historic WWI Site in Belgium

The fields around the battlefield of Ypres, the site of four years of bloodshed during World War I, are littered with hidden trenches, bunkers and dugouts that are being excavated by archaeologists. But the expansion of an industrial park, combined with the city of Ypres' rapid expansion, threatens to destroy kilometers of hidden history. STORY

With the 100-year anniversary approaching in 2014, interest in World War I continues to grow, and the economic benefit brought by 330,000 visitors to Ypres last year has given the modern defenders of these battlefields added ammunition.

NATO to Launch TV Channel

NATO plans to start an online TV channel to improve the image of the Western military alliance.
NATO TV will be launched at a summit next week in Bucharest, Romania, alliance spokesman James Appathurai said Wednesday.
Much of its coverage will focus on the mission of the alliance's 47,000 troops in Afghanistan. NATO plans to have five TV crews sending regular reports from the country.
The channel will be available on the alliance's Web site, Broadcast quality footage will also be available for TV networks to download.
Denmark is providing much of the funding for the project, which is part of an effort to boost flagging public support in several allied countries for the Afghanistan mission.

Leading Political Party in Belgium Calls for Euthanasia for Teens and Children

The Leader of the Belgium Liberals, the primary Party in the Belgian coalition Government, has called for legal euthanasia to be permitted for teens and children. The 2002 law which permitted euthanasia on newborns and terminally ill patients suffering "constant and unbearable physical or psychological pain" currently restricts euthanasia to newborns and those over 18 years of age.

Can't we extend that to Belgian Politicians....even if it's unvoluntary...maybe put it up for a vote? STORY

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Do you want to know why STUDS wives are happy?

When she's hot, and You're not not..... there's better shot at happiness.
He may be a dog, ladies, but he'll keep you happy.
A new study reveals that women who wed men who are uglier than they are, will have a happier marriage than those with a more attractive mate.
In couples where the wife is the hotter one, both parties seem to be content, found a study of 82 newlywed duos in the Journal of Family Psychology.
I will say it's hard "not" to look good standing next to Howard Stern or Keith Richards.

Rock on Dude!

Remember that scene in Wayne’s World when Wayne, Garth and the crew are rocking out to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody? A lot of us are guilty of copying that scene while driving and rocking out to that track. Most of us however, rocked out to a normal level. Not this guy. This guy thinks he’s in a mosh pit at a Metallica concert…

Too bad he’s in a tiny little car with really sensitive airbags….

And he walks away....

I dont' know what the guy is bitching about, looks to me like he's at fault, unless they have one of those Belgian yeild to the right laws.

Hilary landing under sniper fire

WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO! If it’s too dangerous for the president, send a comedian, a singer, and the First Lady.

Wife lured virgins for ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ serial killer

It is a desolate northern French town, not far from the Belgian border. He is an unremarkable, greying, French former electrician. She is an unexceptional, dowdy housewife. Yet there is nothing ordinary about the coming trial of Michel Fourniret and Monique Olivier in the steel-and-glass modern courthouse of Charleville-Mézières on the banks of the Meuse river.

The trial is of France's most prolific serial killers of recent times. Fourniret, 65, is charged with the murders of seven young women in Belgium and France, although investigators believe that he is responsible for many more. Dubbed 'The Ogre of the Ardennes', the prosecutors will claim that he acted for the most part with the active help of his 59-year-old wife. STORY

EU forces passengers on and off the buses

They just can't help themselves. In another effort to justify their being, the EU now wants Bus passengers who travel along a route of more than 30 miles, to get off the vehicle midway through their journey to comply with new EU laws.
How long before they do it on planes?

The driver is obliged to pull over and ask everyone to get off before the route number on the front of the vehicle is changed, and all the passengers are invited back on board.
“Often it’s in the middle of nowhere. The passengers think we are crazy. “All they do is inconvenience the passengers who have to keep getting on and off. It’s like an Ealing comedy.” STORY

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Eddie Izzard on Learning French



He must have been drinking some good Belgian Beer.

Drunkenness probably saved the life of a young Czech who recently climbed over the safety rail in order to throw himself in the Hranicka abyss but, paralysed by alcohol, he fell asleep on the edge of the steep chasm, the local police told CTK Thursday.

The 20-year-old man originally wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the abyss earlier this week. According to experts, Hranicka, a popular tourist destination, is the deepest abyss in Central Europe. Its steep rocks above the level of the "bottom" lake are 70 metres high, but the depth of the lake has never been reliably measured so far. STORY The Prague Monitor

Remember to thank Al Gore for the warm weather

Damn I love that global warming! That's the most snow I've seen in Belgium in the ten years that I've been here, and the first snowfall, that stuck, that we've had here this year. Who would have thought that Al Gore could have figured all this out, after inventing the internet.
But the Brits need serious help! The Blackthorn was lured into flowering by the empty promises of global warming and a balmy zephyr, and now the buds are being frozen. No Blackthorn flowers, no fruit, no sloes, no sloe gin - now if that isn't a crisis I don't know what is. What will the college girls drink now?

Much of Flanders is experiencing a white Easter with snow falling or having fallen at locations across the region. The winter conditions are exceptional for late March. Bellow average temperatures have been recorded at weather stations all over Flanders during the past couple of days.
The snowfall and colder than average temperatures are good news for the operators of langlauf skiing facilities in the Belgian Ardennes.
However, fruit and vegetable farmers and gardeners are less happy with the cold snap.
The last time that temperatures in late March were so low was back in 1975.

It may be flights to Charleroi are getting too cheap

Eastern European Gangs Fly to Belgium to Rob Shops
In a secret report by the National Detective Information Service (DNRI) of the Dutch police, it is noted that Polish gangs are regularly flown into Charleroi Airport in Belgium.

There they are given instructions, by SMS, navigation apparatus and even signs on shops, on where they should carry out robberies in the Netherlands. The annual theft amounts to about 220 million Euro. One center of these gangs is the Polish town of Wroclaw; others come from elsewhere in Poland and Lithuania. The gangs often consist of 10 or more people.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tiger is unstoppable this year, except for the high five!

Hitting a golf ball into a 3 inch hole 600 yards away with a metal stick…piece of cake.
Trying to high five from 2 feet away…now that’s another story.

13 Majors and 64 PGA Tour Wins, $100Million Dollars Prize Money
Buick, Nike and other corporate sponserships, $100Million a year
Projected to be first sports athlete to Break into the Billionaire club before the age of 40
Knowing that I am cooler than Eldrick “Tiger” Woods

The Sad Truth about Relationships

This should be part of the education system, teaching the truths of life

The Mafia in Belgium

Belgian Police: Albanian Mafia Dominates Western Europe
In its latest March 19 issue, Brussels weekly TeleMoustique offers an exclusive dossier about the mafia in Belgium where, according to the Belgian police department specialized for Albanian organized crime, Albanian mafia clans dominate, leading in the illegal trade, including human trafficking and the sale of cocaine and heroin.
The Albanian gangs are spread throughout the Europe, the report says, adding that Albanian brutality and networks of prostitution rings have made them notorious and dominant in the human trafficking in the West.
Belgium is regarded as the most important country in the Albanian human trafficking, being the last port before the entry to Great Britain, considered the "El Dorado of the illegal immigration".

It is estimated that up to 100,000 illegal immigrants have been transfered to Belgium by the Albanians, while some observers warn that this number represents the illegal immigrants in Brussels alone, the city with some 1M residents, the report claims.
Albanian Clans Use Kosovo Province to Launder the Prostitution/Drugs Cash
Apart from human trafficking, Albanian clans are most involved in the drug trafficking—mainly cocaine and heroin—and thefts.

According to the TeleMoustique report, one of Albanian 'specialties' remains banditry, ranging from the cigarette theft on the gas stations, store thefts to the robberies of the trucks transporting goods, Belgian police commissar assigned to the department of Albanian organized crime said.
In the field of prostitution, Albanian clans have advanced to a new stage, becoming the ones who are now renting out the bars and buildings to Bulgarians for prostitution brothels.
The same inspector revealed that they are now witnessing massive laundering of the moneys Albanians are making through the organized crime in the Western Europe. Belgian police has found the Albanian mafia is most often sending this money by other expats to Albania and Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, to be "invested" in the building of houses and gas pumps.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Famous Aussie "Economists" Clarke and Dawe explain the Subprime mess

This is some funny stuff. These guys are now two of my favorites.

College basketball game gets Rick Rolled

If you havent heard about the RickRolled gags, or you have no idea what I'm talking about...check this out.

Al Gore wins another medal!!!

I saw this this news piece on Al Gore winning another medal yesterday (Social Responsibility with Particular Emphasis on the Environment) and it reminded me of the scene in "Meet the Fockers" when Ben Stiller’s parent’s show off his little shrine of achievements and there is a ribbon awarded for “participation.” Robert DeNiro then quips...Gee I didn't think they gave out awards for ninth place!

I attribute this to the Alice in Wonderland quality of public education these days. “Everyone wins, and all must have prizes!” I just finished reading this book "50 rules kids won't learn in School" and I'll leave a few tidbits.

Charles J. Sykes wrote about our dumbed-down education and the corrupting effects of this damn self-esteem movement.

A sneak peek at Sykes’ advice:
#1 Life is not fair. Get used to it.
#7 If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he’s not going to ask you how you FEEL about it.
#15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it “opportunity.”
#42 Change the oil.
#43 Don’t let the success of others depress you.
#48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point.
#9 Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t. (look at Al Gore)
#14 Looking like a slut does not empower you.#29 Learn to deal with hypocrisy
#32 Television is not real life.
#38 Look people in the eye when you meet them.
#47 You are not perfect, and you don’t have to be.
#50 Enjoy this while you can.

There’s a website for the 50 Rules book. Go here! honest R&B song

I don't think it's going to crack the Top Ten, but listen to the gets an award for honesty...

Brussels is going to fine you for speeding in all countries now.

I've always thrown away my speeding tickets in other countries, because they've never followed up on them, but now Brussels is going to fix that for us, under the guise of safety with this little piece of utter bullshit.
The executive body of the European Union has launched a proposal for a law that aims to improve road safety, it said, by enabling cross-border prosecution of traffic offenses. "Road safety is everyone's business and a priority for the Commission," said Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot in a statement.

As things stand today, a driver committing an offence under the highway code in a car registered in another country of the European Union evades prosecution, with very few exceptions, because of the difficulty of identifying them or of being able to check the address to which the vehicle is registered.
The proposed Directive will cover four types of road traffic offence: speeding, drink-driving, not wearing a seat belt and failing to stop at a red light. These four offences are the leading causes of accidents and road deaths: they are involved in almost 75% of all road deaths, according to the commission.

I'm sure it's just a huge coincidence that those offenses are huge revenue generators for said countries.

Belgium has a new government!

Belgium has a new Federal Government today. King Albert has sworn in the new five party administration. This afternoon Prime Minister Yves Leterme will deliver his government’s policy statement in Parliament.
Here's a picture of the motley crew, somebody help us!
"the only merit of this government is that it is a government " (Het Nieuwsblad)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Wins the Lottery

Girls Gone Wild from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

Eliot Spitzer resigned in shame as New York Governor after paying for a whore he could have watched for $29.95! Turns out call-girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre has popped up in the archives of the Girls Gone Wild vaults, guess who's ready to cash in on the situation.
Now instead of paying out tons of cash to get the famous whore for his films, GGW's Joe Francis just has to reach into the closet for the tapes he already shot in 2003 in Miami.
Ashley Dupre signed on to spend a week with the GGW crew showing off her goodies. She also signed away her rights from the time when she appeared on the video. This helps save Francis $1 Million after he offered her to appear in his new magazine. After finding the tape in the archives Francis pulled out of the offer.

"Says Francis to Associated Press tonight, “It’ll save me a million bucks. It’s kind of like finding a winning lottery ticket in the cushions of your couch.”
A preview video is reportedly going to go live on means exactly what you think it does!

Honey...Don't press the fire button! from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

Brussels paralyzed by bus strike

Public transport ground to a halt in Brussels on Wednesday as bus drivers called a wildcat strike after a vehicle driven by one of their members was attacked with a Molotov cocktail. Bus and tram lines shut down across the city and metro trains were cripplingly overloaded as the strike took hold at 6.30am .
Brussels transport unions called the strike to demand safer working conditions after a gang of youths (of unknown origin, I'm sure) in the suburb of Anderlecht hurled a Molotov cocktail at a passing bus. Nobody was injured in the attack, the Belga news agency reported.Safety on public transport has been a recurrent theme in the Belgian media in recent months, with a string of attacks reported on both passengers and staff.

Author Hugo Claus, writer of 'The Sorrow of Belgium,' dead at 78

\Writer Hugo Claus — an artist, poet, playwright and novelist whose books painted a scathing picture of repression and hypocrisy in bourgeois Flanders — died Wednesday by euthanasia, his wife said. He was 78.

Claus, who had Alzheimer's disease, died at Middelheim Hospital in Antwerp. "He himself picked the moment of his death and asked for euthanasia," not wanting to extend his suffering, his wife, Veerle De Wit, said in a statement.

Claus produced some 200 works during his career but was best known for his classic, "The Sorrow of Belgium" — a scathing attack on social injustice, stifling family relationships and Roman Catholic repression in his native Flanders in northern Belgium. "I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things," he said in a magazine interview more than a decade ago.

He was married several times, including to actress Sylvia Kristel, star of the 1970s erotic movie series "Emmanuelle." you got my attention! MORE

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anybody catch the weather report?

Jackie Guerrido Gives Us The Weather from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

I didn't think so.
Jackie Guerrido says it's going to be in the high 30's here in Minnesota tomorrow.
Just an excuse to see a video of the weather girl for Despierta America

Can you get a ticket for OWD (operating while drunk)

Bad Ass Implants from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

In the "you can't make this stuff up" department, take a look at this woman's ass. Although the video and the news story are unrelated....they should be!

William Yvorchuk, M.D., an independent Fargo plastic surgeon, was about to perform surgery on March 5 when the medical staff at the PSI Surgical Center of Fargo observed that Yvorchuk appeared impaired, according to a release sent out today by the Board. Yvorchuk’s blood alcohol level was later determined to be .351, about four times the legal limit!
Other physicians were called to observe Yvorchuk, and after evaluating him, agreed there was an apparent impairment, the release says. It also was determined that he had performed two surgeries earlier in the day, one of them must have been on this poor womans ass! STORY IN FARGO FORUM


German national Karin Seidel has set up the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) here in Belgium, an organisation that brings women golfers onto the tee to socialise, bond and make deals.

Just as men do with one another, women have a different way of communicating. This makes it easier to build up a personal relationship.Women can compete, but they are more supportive of each other to get the best result. And we are offering events off the green tailored to woman, such as company visits and regular meetings in the spa at Aspria Avenue Louise. MORE HERE

Belgium has a new government......because we said so!

Belgium’s political crisis finally over” reads the headline on an article from Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
“It’s taken nine months, but now the political crisis in Belgium appears finally to have been resolved.“
Has it really been resolved though?
The new governing coalition is far from an ideal stable government. It is a hodgepodge of parties that are in many ways ideologically opposed to each other.
French speaking Socialists, Dutch speaking Christian Democrats, and the nonsense speaking Liberal VLD whose ‘accomplishments’ over the past years in government include taking their political opposition (Vlaams Blok) to court while letting some of the most heinous murderers in Belgium’s history run free.

Despite being roundly thumped by the electorate in the election nine months ago the VLD find themselves once again in the government with parties whose only shared common interest is their quest for power and stomping out of political dissent. A setup that has rightly been called “The Cartel”. This is Belgium’s ‘new’ government, in fact not much different from the old one.

George Bush's popularity ratings would be sky high in Belgium!

George Bush's popularity rating would look pretty good in Belgium, where an opinion poll for the daily La Libre Belgique showed that 54 percent of the north and 92 percent of the south did not trust the new Belgian prime minister.

Belgium Political Crisis Ends With New Government. Belgium's rival parties say they have agreed to a new government, ending months of deadlock over demands for greater autonomy by the Dutch-speaking part of the country.

The deal for a coalition government was reached by five Belgian political parties representing not only political differences - between the left and the right - but the key split between those from Francophone Wallonia and Dutch-speaking Flanders.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Aussie garage Logic

Aussie Garage Logic from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

My wife thinks I'm spending too much time on the computer

INTERNET ADDICT from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

A competition so good, it’s scary…The 26th Brussels International Fantastic FilmFestival (BIFFF) is set to slither, creep and crawl back into town, and, following its hugely succesful transfer to a new site in 2007, will once again be holding court at Tour & Taxis in two screening theatres, from 27 March-8 April 2008.
For lovers of horror, thriller, cult, bizarre and extreme cinema, it really doesn’t get any better than this.
And, of course, what would BIFFF be without the famous International Body Painting Contest (29 March) and the infamous Vampire’s Ball (5 April), at which fancy dress is not optional but absolutely de rigeur?
You might see Roy at STUDS in a couple weeks

The World's most Expensive Champagne

In yet another way for those who want to show their useless, but expensive bling and excess..... Pernod Ricard is launching a new champagne at a price that will make Cristal and Dom Perignon look like two-buck Chuck.

The world's most expensive champagne, popping the records at 4,166 euros (6,485 dollars) for a personalised bottle of bubbly, goes on sale Thursday targeting a "super-rich" global elite.

The limited edition 12-bottle box sets of Perrier-Jouet champagne will be priced at 50,000 euros, according to French drink firm Pernod-Ricard. Sales will be limited to a "community of super-rich" consumers in theUnited States, Britain, Japan, China, Russia, Switzerland and France.

"We are going to sell these box-sets to 100 people around the world who will have a chance to customise their own champagne, the ultimate luxury,"said Perrier Olivier Cavil, head of communications at Perrier-Jouet. "Each buyer will come to Epernay, in eastern France for a one-on-one meeting with our cellar master Herve Deschamps, and will personally add a 'liqueur' to personalise the bottles," he said.

Anderlecht planning to leave Brussels

Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck is enraged by the Brussels' politicians. "After all these years, we still don't know whether we can build a new stadium or not!"
"Don't get me wrong", he continued. "We are only asking for the permission to buy some ground to construct our stadium. We don't need any state fundings. It is all taking too long. It is time to look for municipalities outside Brussels that don't thwart our plans", he concluded.

You mean someone is having problems with bureaucracy in Brussels......who'd have thought eh?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wine Opener

Wine Opener from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

One time you might want to consider going ugly early guys....

Happy Saint Paddy's Day....according to the church, its over!

March 17 for centuries has been the date to celebrate, but this year Irish Bishops voted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 15 because the 17th falls within Holy Week. This is the only time it has been moved since 1940.

Which reminds me of the time St. Patrick visited an Brussels Irish pub.
The Fleming, The Walloon, and the German Belgian see St. Patrick and each buys him a beer.

Before leaving, St. Patrick shakes the Flemings hand. The Fleming says, "My arthritis! St. Patrick, your touch has cured it!"

St. Patrick next shakes Belgian Germans hand, and The Belgian German says, "My blind right eye! St. Patrick, you've cured it!"

St. Patrick goes to shake Walloons hand, but the Walloon jumps up from his chair and runs away from him."Get away from me, St. Patrick." says the Walloon. "I'm on disability!"

Belgium gets a government this week

AFTER nine months, Belgium finally gets a proper government on Thursday. (Let me know how that works out) Guy Verhofstadt, prime minister since 1999, will make way for Yves Leterme and a new five-party coalition.
The deal will lead to a further weakening of Belgium's federal state in favour of regional governments, an unpopular decision in the poorer, Francophone south, where some of them might actually have to get a job to get paid.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The prostitution "crackdown" in Amsterdam

Amsterdam said it would close nearly one-third of the 350 windows that prostitutes use in the city's notorious Red Light District, invoking a 2003 law that allows it to revoke the licenses of brothels when it suspects that they are being used for money laundering or other illegal financial activities. ''We're not knights on a morality crusade, and this is intended to target financial crime, not prostitution per se,'' the city spokesman, Martien Maten, told The Associated Press. The Netherlands legalized prostitution in 2000, but even before then, the Red Light District was tolerated and had become a tourist attraction.

Read this for a public choice interpretation, and here are some real Dutch facts. The real point is real estate. The red light district is in the oldest, most beautiful area of Amsterdam. In the last 20 years, it has changed from a mixed neighborhood to one almost exclusively peopled by the very well to do. They pay a fortune for those apartments and homes. The talk of cleaning up the neighborhood for the sake of the prostitutes and to lessen criminal behavior is simply a smokescreen. What they wish to do is to create a more up-scale neighborhood - it is gentrification pure and simple.
What is offensive in all this is that anyone who bought a home in that area knew what they were getting into - large crowds every night and all night long. It is to lessen this that the district is being “shrunk”. Less windows for the prostitutes - a more compact area for the tourists - less annoyance for the wealthy.
Prostitutes play the same role as gays and artists elsewhere? They move into a run down area, build it up, and along come the yuppies. It is not about anything more than that.

Dubliners - The Wild Rover (No Nay Never)


Two Irishmen are sitting in a pub having beer and watching the brothel across the street. They see a Baptist minister walk into the brothel, and one of them says to the other, "Aye, 'tis a shame to see a man of the cloth goin' bad."
Then they see a rabbi enter the brothel, and the other Irishman says, "Aye, 'tis a shame to see that the Jews are fallin' victim to temptation."
Then they see a Catholic priest enter the brothel, and one of the Irishmen says, "What a terrible pity ... one of the girls must be quite ill."

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.
He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?
Just water," says the priest.
The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?"
The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!"

Paddy was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. "What's wrong, Seamus?" Paddy asked. "Well didn't ya know, Paddy, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said Seamus. "Ah, praise the Almighty!" Paddy replied with relief. "I thought I'd gone deaf!"

How to pour a perfect Guinness

Unless you're in a constant state of drunkeness all weekend, you might have heard it’s St. Paddys Day this Monday. So who better to tell you how to properly enjoy Ireland’s finest export than Fergal Murray, Brewmaster of Guinness. If you’ve never had one, a pint of Guinness is a work of art. It’s not a beer to be “shotgunned” or “mainlined” or “freebased.” It is to be explored with all your senses. Oh, and since it has alcohol, you can also explore senses of “self confidence,” “self importance” and, finally, “self urination.”

St. Patrick's Day in Brussels

This year promises to be the best ever celebration of all things Irish by incorporating the best sport, food, music, and of course, drink!

There will be a full day of activities with something to appeal to everyone. Sports will be the first order of the day as Irish athletes demonstrate their national games with junior and senior gaelic football and hurling matches. Want to give them a try? Nothing simpler. Demonstrations and tutorials on Gaelic Football and Hurling will take place throughout the day at the football pitch in Parc Cinquantenaire.

Kids will be looking Irish in no time with face-painting in the afternoon.

And of course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without a few choice beverages. Our pitchside pub will feature legendary Guinness draught, Celtic Cider in pint bottles and Lucky Stripe lager so no one will go thirsty.After the sports head indoors to Espace 53 under the Cinquantenaire arch for Irish story telling, live music, prize draws an Irish dancing. For more information please click on the ’events’ and ’map’ buttons above so you can find everything you need for the best St. Patrick’s Day ever!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

World War I.......last men standing

Following the death of the Italian-French war
veteran Lazare Ponticelli this week, a total of nine men who served in their countries'
armed forces during World War I are known to be still alive around the world.
The list, in order of seniority:

- Henry Allingham of Britain, aged 111. The only survivor to have served
from beginning to end of the conflict, he started in the Royal Navy and then
ended in the Air Force, seeing action at the Somme.

- Yakup Satar of Turkey, aged 109. Signed up in 1915 for the Ottoman Army,
worked with the Germans, notably on gas weapons, and was captured in 1917 in what is now Iraq.

- Harry Patch of Britain, 109. Called up in 1917 and saw action in the
trenches of the Belgian front, including during the murderous 3rd Battle of
Ypres. Injured by a shell in the same year.

- Delfino Borroni of Italy, 109. Joined an elite unit in 1917 and notably
fought against Austro-Hungarian forces in the Tyrol.

- Francesco Chiarello, also of Italy, 109. Called up in 1918 and saw action
in his country's final battles of the war.

- Frank Buckles, United States, 107. Joined up by lying about his age when
his country entered the war in 1917 and served as an ambulance driver in
England and France.

- John Babcock of Canada, aged 107. Was sent to Britain as a junior soldier
with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917, but did not see action because
he was too young.

- Franz Kuenstler of Germany, aged 107. Joined a Hungarian artillery unit
in February 1918, and served in Italy. Only survivor of the Austro-Hungarian

- Claude Choules of Britain, aged 106. Joined the Royal Navy in 1916 and
served in the North Sea while only a teenager.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

And now, for your edification...random facts from porn stars

Mom, I am doing my homework now, please close the door. If you haven't used your refresh button much, it will get a workout here!

Learning as never been so fun! - Refresh Refresh Refresh Refresh

Kylie Minogue for Agent Provocateur

Can you gentlemen please stand up?

and now for something completely different

So....where you from?

This chick is Good!

How to ensure you go home by yourself

They say that guys who know how to dance are better at getting girls. Watch these videos and learn a thing or two, so next time you’re out at the bar, you can make sure you will never, ever, ever get a girl.
Do The Douche
Cut off jean shorts? Check. Gloriously tanned man-boobs? Check. The ability to play the air/dick guitar? Check. With this guy it’s not a matter of if he’ll get a woman, it’s a matter of how ugly she’ll be.

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Before you make fun of her, you should try answering a question as difficult and complicated as, “What roll did your family play for you as candidate to Binibining Philipinas?” See, it’s not so easy.

UN says the Belgium Flemish housing code is racist

The United Nations is raising questions about the new Flemish housing code. Under the code only people who speak Dutch or are willing to learn the language qualify for social housing.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is worried that the code could indirectly lead to discrimination. Since 2007 people wanting to rent social housing in Flanders have to be able to speak Dutch or be prepared to learn the language of the community around them.

From the start many Francophones experienced the measure as a form of harassment and claimed that it was intended to discourage them from going to live in the Flemish area around Brussels.

32nd Annual International Festival for The International School of Brussels

One of our own STUDS (Mehul) has organised the annual International Festival this year at the ISB. Lets get out there this weekend in an attempt to make him look good.

The International School of Brussels Family Association will hold its 32nd International Festival on Saturday, 15 March from 10:00–17:00. The festival, a celebration of the diversity of cultures represented at ISB, brings together the entire Brussels community for a unique one day event.
At the Festival attendees have the opportunity to experience different parts of the world through food, costume, and music. The day also includes free entertainment from around the world at the ISB theatre. Children will enjoy participating in face painting, the World Games, or any of the many other fun events planned for the day. At 11:00 the Parade of Nations is always a highlight of the day for all attending.
The festival is an experience for both the eyes and senses, and is great fun for the entire family. Everyone is welcome - from the ISB community to the greater Brussels community. There is no entrance fee and ISB will be providing free shuttle bus service from Groenendaal and Boitsfort Station every 15 minutes between 10:00-17:00. Free parking is available at both stations during the day.
We invite you to come and celebrate the great diversity of our the ISB community.

International School of Brussels
Kattenberg 19
1170 Brussels
Directions to ISB

More information:
Contact Mehul Randery at

London is dirtiest and most expensive, Brussels is the most boring

London is the dirtiest and most expensive city in Europe, while Brussels is the most boring, according to a survey published on Wednesday. Despite the Brussels attractions of beer, chocolate, mussels and chips, it was voted the most boring European city, followed by Zurich, Oslo, Warsaw and Zagreb.

Respondents said Paris was the most unfriendly, followed by London and Moscow, but the French capital is still working its old magic as it was voted the most romantic destination in Europe and the best for shopping and dining. Here is the a rundown of the top three in various categories

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Beer Case Pavillion

A pavilion of beer crates is being built in the Heizel area of Brussels, near the Atomium. Belgian beer brewery Jupiler is sponsoring this unusual construction and event. The beer crate pavilion, showing the historic film 'Expo 58', can be visited from 17 April.

They just don't make music like this anymore.

I've watched this about 5 times and I piss myself every time. LSD was still legal when Star trek was being you know this happened in reality in somebody's basement with The Airplane cranked up, and a couple blue tabs of acid. Speaking of basements....check out the comments of some of the Star Trek groupies who are still living in their mothers basements, arguing about which episode Alice appeared in!

Buster Martin is a STUD!

World marathon record holder, Haile Gebrselassie, is pulling out of the marathon at this summer's Beijing Olympics. Gebrselassie is fearful Beijing's notorious smog will affect his asthma. Upon hearing of this news, 101 year old Buster Martin commented, "Use your inhaler and quit being a friggin wimp!"
Britain’s oldest employee, plumbing company worker Buster Martin is going to attempt to run the London Marathon, he’s already completed a half marathon. How does he plan on celebrating?:
“If I finish, I’ll do what I always do and have a pint and a fag, he said. “People ask what is my secret but I haven’t got one. They say fags and booze are bad for you—but I’m still here, aren’t I?”

He drinks, smokes, enjoys music and runs marathons, not bad for man who has lived for over a century! I'm seriously impressed. Check out the BBC News article and the excellent the Who cover of My Generation performed by his 3000 year old group the Zimmers.

Your time has expired!

If you put some money in it...does she come back to life for awhile?
I think it's great to go out with this much humour, but I want full-on taxidermy. Stand me at the foot of your stairs with a tray of cigars in one hand and a carafe of red wine in the other. I’ll be a convenient and fetching drinks cabinet, hat stand, loyal friend and conversation piece for generations to come. I’ll also inexplicably migrate around your house at night looking for cookies.

The picture above shows the Okemah, Oklahoma, gravesite of one Barbara Sue Manire, who passed away on her 64th birthday in 2005 and is now interred at Highland Cemetery beneath a whimsical symbol of time expired, a parking meter with a "64 year time limit." (Her headstone also bears the legend "OUR MOM … HER HUMOR LIVES ON.")
As Barbara Sue’s daughter, Sherri Ann Weeks, explained, the unusual decorative feature at the gravesite was indeed her mother’s idea. Mom always said she wanted a parking meter with ‘time expired.’ And she wanted to be on the front row of the cemetery so she could see what was going on. We gave her what she wanted.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Got it from Gene via Garmisch Germany.. Let me guess... he's got a daughter called Minnie.
Max Wank and the Wankers, brilliant name for political party.
Here is a picture of Party headquarters.......