Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't go to Brussels airport by car




Belgium is gearing up for a long holiday weekend and works at Brussels Airport in Zaventem (Flemish Brabant) look like putting a damper on the spirits of holidaymakers heading for other climes.
Thursday is May Day or Labour Day in Belgium and an official holiday. This year the holiday coincides with another holiday in the Christian calendar, Ascension.
STORY

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Belgium Flower Garden

link to video
For more than 60 years one man in Belgium has laboured to keep the flower garden he promised to his wife.
It looks lovely - like a well-kept city park, or perhaps a flower farm. But it's a private garden - the work of one elderly Belgian, Fernand Geyselings.
Three hundred varieties of tulip compete with daffodils, hyacinths and fritillaries for a colourful and fragrant effect.
For six weeks, it's open to the public - only while the flowers are in bloom.
But a whole hectare is hard work for one man, who promised his then fiancee a flower garden in 1947.
It is located in the north of Belgium, in Kessel, not far from the Dutch border. Last year, 40,000 visitors from 46 countries came to see it. many birds have chosen to make it their permanent home.

Taxation in Belgium is the highest in Europe


Expatriates and Belgian citizens suffer from one of the highest taxation rates in the EU. In 2006, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that Belgium has the highest tax burden - including social security - in Europe at 55.4% for a single earner.

This compares to an average 42% in Europe. An expatriate working in Belgium will typically be liable to Belgian income tax. STORY IN EXPATICA

Brussels Annual Flea Market


This year again, all amateur bargain-hunters will meet up at the traditional major flea market of 1 May on Boulevard de la Plaine, between the two university campuses.

This pleasant, nostalgic market has a festive feel, and the encounter between students out for fun and budding amateurs is always good spirited.
The 22th edition of this event will take place on 1st May, from 8 am to 4.30 pm and bargain-hunters will definitely want to get up early for this.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ball Buster



Forget Coppola and Altman and Scorcese. This was the greatest film of the 70's If you think this is some kind of spoof... nope, it was real.

OUCH!!

Kind of like having Hilary as a teamate

Damn, whats that password again?

Anzac Day

ANZAC DAY
The way Jimmy Downing, who was a solicitor from Victoria, describes it, he was in the brigade that attacked around Villers-Bretonneux from the north. There was another brigade, an Australian brigade, to the south. The idea was to sort of envelope Villers-Bretonneux and cut off the Germans there.

Anyway, the way that Jimmy tells it, once they got going and they actually ran into the Germans, for some reason the Australians just went mad. And they literally yelled and charged. They yelled so loud on Jimmy Downing’s side that the Australians on the other side of Villers-Bretonneux - and it is a fair way away - they could actually hear the yells and they just literally bayoneted every German they could see ...
These men in Jimmy Downing’s brigade had been at Fromelles and in part it was probably revenge for that. But it was a very bloody encounter and the Australians in fact saved Villers-Bretonneux that night.


Tony Jones speaks with Les Carlyon

In Congo, Penis Theft Panic Hits Capital

"Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises"
"Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week."

There are a lot of excuses men use for having a small penis or not being able to get an erection during sex. “I’ve been under a lot of stress,” “It doesn’t get full size when the air is dry, etc.... will we stop at no lengths to find a reason for our penises being subpar.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

US Airlines to start charging for a second bag.

The US airlines are going the route of RyanAir...... charge for everything. Better start packing more economically, the New York Times reports that five of the six major airlines plan to charge coach passengers as much as $25 (each way) to check that second bag.
I suspect lots of folks will start significantly increasing their carry on luggage when flying. Here are the airlines who’ll be charging a $25 fee for a second checked-in bag:
Continental
Delta
Northwest
United
US Air

The new rule will cause other uncomfortable consequences on board too. Fees for checked luggage will just force fliers to attempt to bring more carry-on bags aboard. Pretty soon those overhead luggage bins will look as stuffed as a clown car. And you will probably be the guy who gets the diaper bag spilled all over you when those overheads are opened too fast.

Somebody got fired!


Why is it important to properly vent a tank car before emptying it

Liz Hurley, thank God for airbrushing

42-year old Elizabeth Hurley is back in her bikini to showcase her ability to rock your world. It looks like Liz Hurley might have admitted to a little airbrushing of the pictures but that's OK. We'll take what we can get...

If you want a hard dose of reality...go here for the real thing....I warned you!

Fashion Food Brussels

S. Pellegrino Fashion Food offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the different cuisines in the show. It's also an opportunity to relax with friends or colleagues, take a drink in an original, attractive, or off the beaten track.
From 19:00 to 23:00 represented restaurants serve dishes, starters, and desserts in the form of reduced portions.
The idea of restoration in the form of small portions was chosen to encourage visitors to move from one restaurant to another during the same meal. The ideal is to take the starter, the main course and dessert in three different restaurants depending on the desires and taste buds.
The price of these items amounts to 2.50 euros per piece. Each restaurateur according to his personal discretion, and in harmony with the price range of its establishment, will set the value of products offered. WEBSITE

The Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

The ritual is a century old, every year the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken (Serres Royales de Laeken) open their doors to the public for three weeks at the start of spring. From 19 April to 12 May, admission is 2.50€ WEBSITE

The Royal Greenhouses in Laeken cover six acres of neoclassical rotundas, domes and galleries. Twenty full time gardeners tend the giant ferns, fruit-bearing banana trees, grottoes, glades and grassy vistas. Highlights include the Azalea House, the rotunda, a colony of birds and the orange trees. Walkways are filled with climbing geraniums and fuchsias, whose blossoms form an overhead canopy. The visit ends with a short walk through the Royal Park.
Besides the greenhouses, the visit includes the Queen Elisabeth's workshop and the stables of the castle which were built in the beginning of the 20th century during the reign of King Leopold II and King Albert I. They are a masterpiece of the architects Girault and Flanneau.

Mylene Farmer to perform in Brussels


Mylene Farmer, commonly called the French "Madonna", except for the fact that she hasn't slept with a few hundred dudes, will be performing at the stadium this summer. She's actually one of my favorite singers. She has sold 25 million records and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France.

Mylène Farmer is the 1st artist to sell out two Stade de France shows within 3 hours of sales starting..... 18 months before the show! It's the same in Geneva where the second stadium show was already added.

Mylène Farmer will be perforning at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels Saturday, September 19th, 2009! Tickets will go on sale from 8 am this Saturday, April 26th!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I Love Testicles

what are Trucknutz? they're exactly what they sound like, testicles for your truck, now available in camouflage. Who puts these things on their trucks? pretty much exactly who you'd expect.

A Florida lawmaker is proposing a $60 fine for motorists who display "Trucknutz" -- plastic and chrome replicas of testicles -- on their vehicles.
State Sen. Carey Baker of Eustis says the ornaments are offensive to many drivers who wind up driving behind them.
A Virginia state legislator sponsored a bill several months ago to ban the decorations after a constituent called to complain his 6-year-old daughter had spotted a pair on the back of a pickup truck and asked what they were.

If you want to buy them, I guess you can go here.
Be the first one in Belgium probably, because I haven't seen a pair...they were taken away a couple hundred years ago in France

Anna Kournikova is Ignoring My Marriage Proposals

Enrique Iglesias can't understand why tennis start Anna Kournikova won't marry him after three years of cohabitation.

1. This doesn't need public airing.
2. Count your blessings, dude. Not married = no divorce to look forward to.
3. Anna Kournikova is willingly sleeping with you, what more do you want, for chrissake?

How is this a problem exactly?

Enough said...


Monday, April 21, 2008

5 Great Ways to Rip DVD's

Of course here at Belgium Studs I would never recommend violating any copyright laws. That being said.....burn those DVD's

A Pit Stop for your Car

The Dutch have engineered the first automated gas refueling stop called a TankPitstop. You pull the car up to the pump, wait, the robot arms appear, opens the gas tank on your car and pumps gas. Though it does not describe how the driver tells the robot how much to pump, and how to pay, it looks like technology has gone up another notch.
I haven't figured out how its going to get my locking gas cap off, but it should prevent women from driving away with the hoses still in their tank.

Dutch plan to shift coffeeshops worries Belgium

The marijuana equivalent of out-of-town shopping malls would serve the 1.5 to 2 million people who pour into the MAASTRICHT each year in search of a powerful puff.

Most buyers come at the weekends but even on a weekday morning, there are Belgian cars clustered around coffeeshops. "Slow Motion", near the station, is anything but, with a stream of customers in and out within minutes.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Public Service Announcement for Prostrate Cancer



You can thank me if you don't get prostrate cancer.

Amazing breast trick!



I've watched it 107 times now, and I can't figure it out....

20 ways to open a beer bottle



I would say that a it took a lot of time to come up with these, but these guys kind of look like time is one thing they have an abundance of.

CNN's token anchor pervert!

If you're stuck in Europe with the only English news you can get, being the BBC and CNN, you've probably been forced to watch this annoying prick.
Turns out Richard Quest is much more interesting than I gave him credit for.

CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said. Quest, 46, was arrested at around 3:40 a.m. after a cop spotted him and another man inside the park near 64th Street, a police source said.

The criminal complaint says the officer at the scene was able to ID the drug because of "his prior experience as a police officer in drug arrests, observation of packaging which is characteristic of this type of drug, and defendant's statements that . . . 'I've got some meth in my pocket.' "

Quest's lawyer, Alan Abramson, had a much simpler version of events."Mr. Quest didn't realize that the park had a curfew," Abramson said. He was simply "returning to his hotel with friends." Any of you readers often return to your hotel with a rope wrapped around your balls?, and even a high school kid knows not to tell the cops you have drugs in your pocket.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

In the Black in Belgium

The Cell for Financial Information Processing (CFI, Cel voor Financiële Informatiewerking) is on the track of laundered money, which shows that the illegal economy in Belgium is substantially increasing.
The CFI also discovered more links between dossiers of clandestine labour (human trafficking) and of financial crime. This shows that a black economy is developing, according to Jean-Claude Delepière, chairman of the CFI.

The underground economy grew mainly in Brussels and Antwerp with their large number of night shops and telephone shops. Earlier an American drug report pointed out that the 3500 telephone shops often operated as illegal bank offices. Apart from illegal labour and human trafficking it seems as if the bigger flow of laundered money created by the illegal car trade is on the increase as well.
Has Belgium ever considered that if they didn't tax you for everything but taking a crap, maybe this underground system wouldn't be so prevalent.

Friday, April 18, 2008

So, Mr Putin, what do you see in this nubile 24-year-old rhythmic gymnast?



Well if the French President can get a model half his age, then why not the President of Russia? Vladimir Putin who is 56 has apparently walked out on his wife so he can shack up with a 24 year old woman who is a former model, actress and gymnast.
Alina Kabaeva met the President when she won a seat in the Russian Parliament. There are some who say however that she won the seat because of the President.

So, Vlad, big kahuna of Russia, what do you see in a 24-year-old, sensationally beautiful gymnast with a penchant for posing semi-naked that you don't see in your lovely, middle-aged, matronly wife Ludmilla?" Watch the video, and all your questions will be answered grasshopper.

Take that!, Sarkozy, you little wussy......

Know any insurgents?



Drink milk and don't run with scissors..

Softball Heaven

Two old guys, Randy and Dan, had been friends for ages. When it was clear that Randy was dying, Dan visited one day. He said we both loved playing fastpitch all our lives, do me one favor, when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's softball there.
"Randy died, and at midnight a few nights later, Dan was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Dan, Dan"
"Who is it?" asked Dan, sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"
"Dan -- it's me, Randy."
"You're not Randy. Randy just died."
"I'm telling you, it's me, Randy," insisted the voice.
"Randy! Where are you?"
"In Heaven," replied Randy. "I have some really good news and a little bad news."
"Tell me the good news first," said Dan.
"The good news," Randy said, "is that there's Softball in Heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again, and on the bottem side of two bills. Better still, it's always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired."
"That's fantastic," said Dan. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?"

"You're pitching Tuesday."

Got it from Joe Z. and modified a bit....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Robert Mitchum talks about the War



We've got wussies all over the place running for president in the US. Whatever happened to a "man's man" like Mitch! Posterboy for the STUDS
Kill em all....let God sort em out!

Masturbation cuts cancer risks



Kitty shows you some proper technique!
In the "news I've been waiting to hear department"....Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular masturbation, researchers suggest.

They say cancer-causing chemicals could build up in the prostate if men do not ejaculate regularly.

And they say sexual intercourse may not have the same protective effect because of the possibility of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, which could increase men's cancer risk. ...more

Another Installment of Britain’s Got Talent



You'll enjoy this,the first 20 seconds is the build-up, so put up with it, but after that? Look out Andrew Johnston!

Becks is developing a feel for the game!

THE LONDON SUN catches David Beckham checking out the great view from his courtside Lakers seats.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Denmark offers hookers to nursing home residents

I guess I can't wait to get old. Maybe she could change his depends while she's down there.
When a male resident at Kildegaarden nursing home in Denmark made an indecent sexual proposal to a member of the staff, the home's director, Inger Marie Kristensen, told a nurse to telephone for a prostitute.
There was a considerable change in his demeanor after the escort girl had paid him a visit,'' Kristensen said in an interview. We do this for our clients just as we offer them other services that they need as human beings.''
Just don't offer him a cigarette when he's done, if he's on an oxygen tank. STORY

Porn Star campaigns for City Hall in Rome

I don't think this would work for Hilary too well, but finally, a cause I can believe in.
She had no desire to be just another smiling face in Italian politics. So when porn star Milly D'Abbraccio designed her campaign posters, it was obvious she was going to show off her bottom.
Targeting her male fan base, the veteran of Italy's adult entertainment industry has plastered images of her derriere all around the Eternal City in a bid to win a seat in Rome's city hall.

"I am the derriere of the Socialist party," she concluded. STORY

Meet East and West Germany


One headline was Merkels breasts threaten to invade Poland!
I'm amazed how often Angela Merkel's breasts make the news. Apparently she wore a low cut evening dress to the opera in Norway, and journalists could not stop taking pictures of her cleavage. How hard do you think it was for this Norwegian dude to focus.
Can you imagine what a field day the press would have if Hillary even let on that she HAD breasts.
She let the funbags out and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about
DER SPEIGEL


Last Summer the Polish weekly Wprost ran this image with the title "Stepmother of Europe," showing Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, sucking Merkel's nipples.
Tensions have been increasing between the two countries during the run up to last week's EU summit over voting rights.

I have to give old Cowboy George a little credit here, trying to cop a feel, but Angie wasn't going for it by the look on her face.
"Aren't these the same women who have been angry about cowboy diplomacy?" "Do they want a kinder, more sensitive Bush -- or a cowboy? Once again, there's no pleasing women," "Give them the cowboy and they want Alan Alda.''

If you're going to screw up...do it right!

93 year old Driver Flips Car, Wrecks 2 Porsches
Veteran motorist Jack Higgs, who had gone 76 years without an accident, was trying to park his £600 Ford Fiesta next to a Porsche garage. He shot backwards and hit a red Carrera II, which acted as a ramp to flip him over on to a silver 911.
Amazingly Jack, of Penarth, near Cardiff, was uninjured. The former minister, who has vowed to quit driving, said: “I can’t understand what happened.”
Porsche dealer Dave Coombes said: “I’m not too worried about the cars. Jack survived.”

Ever have Fireworks shooting out of your balls?

Hey, I'm just copy pasting the announcement, don't kill the messenger...it's tomorrow night by the way.

A top-quality firework display will be mounted at 22:15 on 17 April 2008 from the balls of the Atomium to mark the opening of the AVB/AGR/ARA exhibition and the temporary pavilion. This date coincides with the start of Art Brussels, the major contemporary art fair put on at the Palais des Expositions by Art Brussel, and there will be joint efforts for the two events.

The Stanley Cup visits Brussels

The Stanley Cup visited Europe to help mark the 100th anniversary of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Former NHL greats Peter Stastny, Slava Fetisov, Jyrki Lumme and Arturs Irbe were on hand to present the Cup to lawmakers and fans Tuesday at the European Parliament.
"Hopefully we can start a new tradition, and we might have, maybe not once a year, but once a while, have the Stanley Cup here at the European Parliament," said Stastny, who is now a lawmaker at the EU assembly.
The Cup was swarmed by fans who wanted a picture with the trophy, or with Stastny and Fetisov, who is now Russia's sports minister.
Phil Pritchard, the vice-president of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, said the Cup will return home Wednesday to await the winner of the NHL playoffs.
"Obviously it's very close to the NHL playoffs, (but) the timing was perfect. We were able to do it," Pritchard said.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mafia blamed for 70 million litres of tainted Italian wine

Don Corleone would've never tainted wine! Evidently you could have dropped a load in this stuff, and not tasted the difference.

Italy produced and sold at least 70 million litres of cheap wine containing acid, manure and fertiliser, Italian weekly L'Espresso said on Friday, largely blaming organised crime in the south.
It said bottles sold at less than two euros (around three dollars) a litre contained very little wine, and a potentially deadly concoction of water and chemical substances, including hydrochloric acid. STORY

Doin the Dew, didn't do it!

A quote from the news article: “Some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy … State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida’s abstinence-only sex education.”
All I can say is … wow. Just wow. I guess this is what they mean by “doing the Dew.” If you really believe this works, maybe you should help yourself to some more bleach, if only to keep the gene pool well chlorinated.

Top Ten Country Western Songs of All Time

10. I Hate Every Bone In Her Body But Mine.
09. I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With an Ugly Woman But I Woke Up With a Few.
8. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me.
7. I've Missed You, But My Aim's Improvin'..
6. Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight 'Cause I'm Scared She'd Win.
5. I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like You're Still Here.
4. My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Miss Him.
3. She Took My Ring and Gave Me the Finger.
2. She's Lookin' Better with Every Beer..

And the Number One Country & Western song is...
1. It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed My Ass Out All Day

Thursday, April 10, 2008

GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES BEER SHORTAGE

I bet that got your attention.

The price of beer is likely to rise in coming decades because climate change will hamper the production of a key grain needed for the brew — especially in Australia, a scientist warned Tuesday.
Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said climate change likely will cause a decline in the production of malting barley in parts of New Zealand and Australia. Malting barley is a key ingredient of beer.
“It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Mr. Salinger told the Institute of Brewing and Distilling convention.

50 greatest Comedy Sketches of all time

A lot of these are on here just because they're famous, or notorious, but there are some really good ones too. This will keep you busy most of the day.

My personal favorite, didn't make the list, but I think South Park Wheel of Fortune (below) was funnier than SNL Jeapordy pictured above.


South Park Wheel of Fortune from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.

When you "really" want to cook some meat!

Fire up a Brontasaurus with ease using the $3,300 Grillworks grill. Using something called a V-channel to catch all those delicious bronto-juices, this is the king of the grills. It’s two feet deep, almost four feet wide, and allows you to raise and lower the fire using an old-fashioned cast-aluminum turning wheel to bring your meat closer or farther from the wood fire underneath. (Turning hand sold separately.)

I was advised by a fellow STUD that I could use some of these

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Lessons in Cultural Understanding

These kids got more "cultural understanding" than they bargained for.
Okay, so the teachers of the 10 year-olds decide, in the wake of one of their politician’s film “Fitna“, that it would be a nice gesture of goodwill, and a learning lesson for their kids, if during their next tour of a religious organization, they visited a local mosque to see what Islam is really all about, and thus, gain a better understanding of muslims and perhaps even learn a little tolerance…

A primary school in Amsterdam wished to provide its pupils with an understanding for other cultures. But during a visit to a mosque, the children were told they were dogs.
Angry parents had sent the letter on to De Telegraaf but were reportedly rapped on the knuckles by the school's management. "The school wishes to play this down. That is precisely the problem", as one mother commented. STORY

Next on the agenda, time to learn their own culture, and what have we here? Could that be a coffee house, and what are those people smoking?

Anybody able to coach Football?

In Bulgaria almost any prominent job can get you killed. Writing books on the Bulgarian mafia (Georgi Stoev – shot dead on Monday in a busy part of Sofia, the capital). Running a company that repairs Bulgarian nuclear power plants (Borislav Georgiev – shot dead on Sunday in front of his home in Sofia). Running a football club (15 club presidents killed in the past 13 years, including three within two years from a single club).

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

EU HOT AIR

A man in a hot air balloon over the Belgian countryside realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. Descending a bit more he shouted, "Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don't know where I am". The woman replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the ground, between 40/41 degrees latitude, north, and 59/60 degrees west, longitude".

"You must be a middle-grade Commission Official!", said the balloonist. "I am", replied the woman, "I'm a Grade A*8. How did you know?" "Well", answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct but I have no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you have delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be a Senior Commission Official!". "I am," replied the balloonist, "But how did you know?" "Well," replied the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault"

Sent to me by Aleksandra at the commission

What’s Wrong With Miss England 2008 Candidates?

Maybe it's just the "Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008" candidate.
Take a look here.

Anybody notice something out of place here?

Curves cereal helps you fit in with the best of both worlds–racially! You can look slim and be become both black AND white at the same time! Be fit and be accepted...only with Curved brand cereal!

Antwerp fireman bare their asses



You just can't write a strange story about Belgium anymore, its just called DAILY LIFE here.

Visitors to Antwerp's historic market square were treated to a rare sight on Tuesday as members of the local fire brigade bared their buttocks in pursuit of improved conditions.
The firemen's grievances concern early retirement schemes and better pay for Saturday work.

In unison the Antwerp firebrigade chanted "kiss my ass", a message directed at the socialist mayor of Antwerp Patrick Jannsens

A spokesman for the fire-fighters told the VRT that the early retirement scheme now on the table was unacceptable.
"Fire-fighters should be able to retire at 58 because the work is increasingly demanding" he said.

Belgium sends dead man to jail

Weekend at Bernies...the Belgium version.
In another one of those only in Belgium stories, A Belgian judge sent him to jail, but fined him too, for good measure.

A MAN has been sentenced to eights months behind bars for beating up his girlfriend and resisting arrest - despite being dead.
Belgian Joey Van den Broeck, 21, was charged, but he subsequently died in hospital in Antwerp after a road crash in Merksem, reports GVA.
The clueless judge went ahead without him. Besides jail, Van den Broeck also copped a $900 fine.

FROZEN GRAND CENTRAL pretty cool



Improv Everywhere people pulled their latest shenanigans at Grand Central Station, freezing on cue, confusing and frustrating passersby by really getting in the way.

If you enjoy this stuff, I thought this one was even better.
See what happens when the group turns a typical Little League baseball game into a major sporting event complete with mascots, fans, Jumbotron, and even an appearance by the Goodyear blimp. Best of all, the players and their parents have no clue what is going on.


Best Game Ever from ImprovEverywhere on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The NCAA basketball pool

Great game for anyone who had access, to stay up and watch it. I fell asleep a couple times, but caught all of the last quarter and overtime.
The one knock on Memphis coming into the tournament was their free throw shooting. They managed to avoid that problem until now but it caught up with them in the final game.

Congratulations to aptly named WESTY WINNER Brian Bedrick who came from behind, and now gets to have Joe Stange deliver him a six pack of Westvetleren.

While my own performance was well short of what I had hoped for, I did meet my primary objective...beating Joe, who set this up. Let this be a lesson to you all, if you set your goals low enough you might just meet them.

Joe not only has to deliver a sixpack...he has also suffered the humiliation of having his wife Kelly, kick his ass!


RESULTS:



Czech president has a fetish for stewardess'

I have the same fetish....I just don't get to indulge it.


The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has admitted having an affair with a 28-year-old flight attendant.
Mr Klaus, 66, who is married with adult children, made the comments after newspapers published pictures of him and Petra Bednarova being picked up by the presidential limousine after apparently spending a night together in a luxury hotel in Prague.

Mr Klaus does appear to have a liking for young stewardesses. In 2002, he became involved with Klara Lohniska, a 24-year-old student and flight attendant.

A Loyal STUD Wife

After the annual office party blow-out, Colin woke up with a pounding headache, cotton-mouthed, and utterly unable to recall the events of the preceding evening.
After a trip to the bathroom he was able to make his way downstairs, where his wife put some coffee in front of him.
“Louise,” he moaned, “Tell me what went on last night. Was it as bad as I think?”
“Even worse,” she assured him, voice dripping with scorn.
“You made a complete ass of yourself, succeeded in antagonizing the entire senior management and insulted the Regional Director General to his face.”

“He’s an a**hole. I should have pissed on him.”
“You did,” Louise informed him. “And he fired you.”
“Well, screw him!” yelled Colin.
“I did. You’re back at work on Monday.”

When pigs fly...probably sooner than you think



This really is brilliant video. The BBC screened footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution.

Not really.....but it was a great April Fools joke. Here's how they did it.

Paris is not Burning

There has been a tremendous amount of coverage over the whole Olympic torch fiasco that occurred yesterday in Paris. I'm not in the position to go over the whole thing again, apathy and a lack of concern about the subject prohibit me from indulging this. However, I have come up with a few key points that I have observed that I would like to share with you, things the media haven't noticed.

This is the hardest the French have ever fought to keep anyone out of Paris.
Not one Frenchman surrendered to the torch (although it is believed many collaborated with it)
Policemen that wear rollerblades do not instill fear.
Considering how hard it has been for the French coppers to stop French youth from lighting fires over the past three years, it's bizarre that now they are trying to keep a torch lit so desperately.
The only North American city that the torch will be brought to will be San Francisco. A city that has never had an Olympics, and has a history of violent protests. Although, on the other side, they do have their share of giant flamers.

Surf for porn in an instant!

And to think I was impressed with that new Belgacom package. This might be a bit faster......

Cern, where Web creator Tim Burners-Lee worked, has been working on an Internet replacement called The Grid that’s 10,000 times faster than broadband.
Built entirely out of modern fiber optics and routing technology, The Times says it’s capable of downloading entire feature films in seconds,even the fastest BitTorrent speeds I’ve seen still take more than an hour, and send the entire Rolling Stones catalogue from the UK to Japan in less than two seconds. Why you’d waste such a technology on the Rolling Stones, I don’t know.

The Grid is set to go live, at least in some capacity, this summer. Some 55,000 thousand Grid-capatible servers have already been installed around the world, with that number rising to 200,000 within the next two years.
Now we’ll all be Rickrolled with lightning-fast speed.

Monday, April 07, 2008

FOOD FIGHT



THE BELGIAN FRITES GOT ELIMINATED EARLY

George Carlin on the Airlines

Belgian national champion Stijn Devolder shocks Tour of Flanders favorites



Crossing the line, Belgian champion Tom Boonen raised his arms and screamed, his exhilaration belying his seventeenth-place finish at the 2008 Tour of Flanders. The two-time Flanders winner was instead cheering for his teammate, Stijn Devolder, who screamed across the line for the greatest victory of his career on a day marked by horrific weather that seemed to suit the current Belgian national champion just fine.
STORY

Sunday, April 06, 2008

These guys are pretty good with balls

The laughing death-camp guards at play

We're having some fun now!

The Daily Mail shows some newly discovered photos of German officials enjoying life at the Auschwitz death camp in 1944 and 1945. The album belonged to a senior officer, Karl Hocker, who worked in a bank prior to World War II and returned to his career after the war.
The photos live in a Washington, D.C. museum, which has a crummy Web page devoted to them with some low-res photos.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Belgian widow sues Antwerp prostitutes for electric sex!

Death by hooker.....what a way to go!
A Belgian widow is suing two prostitutes who she claims encouraged her husband to take drugs and have sex when he was unwell, leading to his death.
The wealthy businessman — who had a heart condition — asked the sex workers to bring an electric sex toy, champagne and ecstasy tablets for a "special Christmas treat", British newspaper Daily Mail reports.
The man, 38, had fatal heart attack while partying with the prostitutes, who were paid more than $4400 for the night. Hey...the Belgians can keep up with Eliot Spitzer....although this guy did get a two for one.

The widow's lawyer Yvan Naessens said the women encouraged the man to take part in the activities even though he "appeared unwell".
They allegedly did not try to prevent him from using the sex toy, which provided electric shocks, and only wiped the back of his neck with a damp towel when he became unconscious.
The sex toy that was used on the man came with a printed warning label of the possible danger due to high voltage use.
The businessman was regular client of the prostitutes and they are fighting the amount of damages in the case in Antwerp court.