Monday, August 13


Where’s the best place to hide your money?
Under a Frenchman’s soap.

Just one of the jokes that the Belgians like to tell about their southern neighbours.

Generally, however, it is the Belgians who are the butt of most of the ribbing.

What is the longest road in Belgium? The roundabout.

Why wasn’t Jesus born in Belgium? Because they couldn’t find three wise men there.

Etc etc etc

One of the funniest bits of Belgium mocking comes in the very funny ‘Le Diner de Cons’. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.

Some background. Every Wednesday Pierre Brochant, a celebrated Parisien writer, attends an “idiots dinner” with his friends. Brochant and his friends each bring along an “idiot” they have unearthed in every day life. At the end of a dinner a champion is chosen. The “idiots” are unaware that they are the victims of a cruel joke, believing instead that they are being accepted into fêted Parisien society. This week, however, the joke is on Pierre Brochant. His “idiot”, Francois Pignon, a man passionate about matchstick constructions, will turn his world upside down.

Perhaps it is just me but I think that this is the funniest thing, ever.

Friday, August 3

Wednesday, August 1

Yves Leterme in front of the Atomium

The baiting of the man who would be Belgian Prime Minister continues.