Wind Shares

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Let's Kill All the Belgians: Update!

Belgian media coverage appears to have driven a lot of traffic here (much of it very, very angry), but unfortunately, Lulu has removed the book from its site (when has appeasement ever worked?), so for the moment, nobody can order it. (UPDATE: Lulu has reactivated the book! Now with a great big "SATIRE" tag! Probably a good idea!) And you can check out some of my other writing here--hopefully, that stuff is less likely to provoke an international incident.

For the record, the book is intended as a satire of ignorant American attitudes. But the response did cause me to learn quite a bit about what else Belgium has created. (Like French fries. Who knew? But, I gotta say, from a marketing standpoint, you guys could have done a little better job naming those.)

80 Comments:

  • At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That's cause in the war allot of soldiers ate fries but thought they were in France (the language in a part of belgium is french)... hence the name 'french fries'

     
  • At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What about the saxophone? We named that one pretty funky, as well. Or the internet, one of us helped inventing that too! Oh, and the European Union. Waffles and beer & fries and all that are great of course, but it'd be nice to not be associated with food&drink for once.

    In other news: media have indeed gone apeshit over this, in a hilarious mispresentation of your work. I got a few hearty laughs out of that. And congratulations on your book ban, that's quite an accomplishment in the year 2011!
    Kind regards, The Belgian

     
  • At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Most people here (in Belgium) have a lot of fun reading your book contrary to what the media says. And a lot of people would like to buy it.

     
  • At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I gotta say, I was pretty much chocked when I read an article about your book. I'm a belgian, of course (that's what lead me here).
    Let's just say you don't have many fans here. Although I understand the point of this satire, I really don't like the way you did it.
    You gotta understand we are a small country, not very well known (and I know what i'm talking about since nobody i talked to in four weeks, thats how long i stayed in the us, EVEN KNEW Belgium existed !). But like you said, there are many things you dont know about belgium... like the "french" fries (I ate some in Paris last month, gotta say, they were so bad i left them in my plate). Did you know that a lot of french people come to belgium to study ?
    Belgium really is a beautiful country, even though people don't know it. (yeahh we even see japaneese tourists around here :D)
    We don't have a good "reputation" right now cuz we don't have a gouvernement. We're sick of it, and your book is just adding negative comments, wich makes us kinda angry. But it prooves that we're not really smart eather. The article I read was pretty rugh about you, i don't think they understood the point of it. And I didn't, until i came here and read some of your stuff. I guess i can be easily influenced sometimes...
    Ok i'm gonna stop now. Good luck for you carreer. But you really should be more carefull about what you say and about the way you treat people...

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Michiel from Belgium said…

    Yup, also from Belgium, with nothing but respect for your work.
    As a Belgian I do support your exclusion of Luxembourg. They're just Belgian wannabes, without the waffles! ...or the beers!
    Well, I'm not sure, but I think they are. Who cares anyhow.

    Good luck with finding a new publisher, in your honour I'll ask our troops to eat the Lulu puppies first.

     
  • At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah, you would be walking if it was not for us Belgians...

    Ferdinand Verbiest from BELGIUM invented the first car in the year 1672. It was the first ever car invented and was powered by steam. Ferdinand was an experimentalist and a missionary to China. He built his car in China. Hence you could rightly say, the first ever car was made in China.

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Discuss:When_was_the_first_car_invented#ixzz1PNnKxOAy

     
  • At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The 'French' in 'french fried' refers not to the country, but the cooking verb 'to french', which means to cut into strips.
    Hence, french fries.

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Danny (antwerp) said…

    Rofl, from the Beautifull city of Antwerp ;) You should really contact "Kamagurka" or "Urbanus" ...And for the killing of Belgians...If you would complete your title to "Let's Kill All the Belgian politicians" I would agree completely as they are everything you described in your book & more XD (joking ofc :)

     
  • At 5:22 PM, Blogger B166ER said…

    No worries, only stupid people will be offended by this.
    I had a great laugh with your book.

    Cheers man!

    a 23 year old belgian :)

     
  • At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Too funny! Beware of the Belgian vampire zombie invasion!

    It's so obvious the book is intended as a satire.

    I'm Dutch, and love the Belgian culture.

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Haha all those people trying to defend that our country has contributed to world culture, are not real belgians. Real belgian don't care about being belgium, that's the beauty of it. Not having a real national culture or identity forces you to decide for yourself how you define yourself. All people identifying themselves with a state or country are pathetic. Like all the flemish nationalist, pathetic how they are in need for a cultural identity, for fuck sakes be who you want to be!

     
  • At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Famous Belgians in Film


    Most people know modern-day action movie actor, Jean-Claude van Damme is ‘The Muscles from Brussels.’
    Fewer seem aware the lovely Audrey Hepburn,of Breakfast at Tiffany’s fame, was born Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston in Brussels.

    famous Belgian painters

    Although now there are indications oil painting probably originated in Asia, Jan Van Eyck, of Limburg, is known as the ‘father of oil painting,’ for his mastery of the technique.
    World famous baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.
    If you know anything at all about Belgian art, you’ll have come across René Magritte and his famous painting of a pipe, The Treachery of Images . The Magritte Museum in Brussels contains some of his most famous works such as The Empire of Light.

    Famous Belgians in Science


    Belgian Roman Catholic Priest, Georges Lemaître, proposed what he called the ‘hypothesis of the primeval atom’ which would later become known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe.
    Another man of the cloth, Reverand Julius Nieuwland, created the synthetic rubber that led to the invention of neoprene by DuPont.
    Collectors have Belgian, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, to thank for the invention of the early plastic, Bakelite.
    Belgian bacteriologist, Jules Bordet, developed the first vaccine against the whooping cough as well as the Wassermann test for syphilis.
    Flemish cartographer, Gerardus Mercator, devised a technique to produce globes and is remembered for the Mercator projection world map.



    need some more

     
  • At 10:23 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said…

    There is a little mistake in the story. Belgian don't eat dogs but horses. At 11 july there is an important feast to remember that, a few 1000 horses in one day. 500 of them are from the best quality and with golden shoes. Horse is still a beloved meal (Paardenstoofvlees) when we don't eat sprouts. Eating horses with beer and fries is even a must to become leader of Belgians.

    French fries isn't originated from WOI but from Thomas Jefferson, at that time Belgium was a (fear) part of France until we eat the horse of Napoleon.

     
  • At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You're a bit of a knob. Then again, you are American so you can't really be blamed for that.

    Belgium's history is quite young; we got our independence in 1831 but that's besides the point because we as a people existed obviously way before that and we gave the world the following:
    - Audrey Hepburn (believe it or not, do your research)
    - Eddy Merckx (Considered the worlds' best cyclist)
    - Adolphe Sax (Inventor of the saxophone, without him: no Jazz)
    - Herge (Author of Tintin)
    - Peter Paul Rubens (It's a famous painter. You're American so you won't understand anything about art: It's culture)
    - Rene Magritte (Another painter)
    - Georges Lemaitre (the big bang theory)
    - Leo Baekeland (He gave the world Bakelite, you know that black plastic that kinda was used everywhere?)
    _ Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin (Both world no. one rank in world tennis in the 2000's)
    - Jean Claude Van Damme (I don't like him but you Americans LOVE him)
    - Edward de Smedt (Inventor of asphalt so you can drive your gas guzzling over-sized and eco-unfriendly american SUV)
    - Vesalius
    (Modern medicine began in 1543 with the publication of the first complete textbook of human anatomy, Andreas Vesalius. Kindof important if you ask me.

    The list is longer but I don't wish to exhaust the two brain cells you posses.

    Signed, A proud Belgian who thinks American's should stop thinking that they are so great and strongly believes that the world would be a better place without Americans who have done a lot of bad things to this world which shouldn't be mentioned.

     
  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger FoolOption said…

    Nice book !
    I 'll just say : "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"
    Keep on writing.

    Signed : A real belgian surrealist.

     
  • At 11:42 PM, Blogger dbuvens said…

    Well, as a Belgian I must say I found your book quite funny... Pity it's revoked by lulu.com. Censorship is a bad thing.

     
  • At 11:52 PM, Blogger Tom said…

    We aren't all humourless fucks, Danny. I think your book is right about Belgium. Just kill the lot, cause apparently, they're not able to make the world a better place (and it's funny how the dutch-speaking Belgians won't like it if you call them Belgian, but if some foreigner makes a very obvious satirical book, they suddenly start defending their Belgianship).

    Anyway, Let's make a sequel together.

     
  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger BeTheB said…

    Dude, just wanna say, I'm a Belgian (well, Fleming/European technically speaking, cause even the Belgian identity is a bit, well, iffy) who actually does understand the concept of satire. So... we do exist, and I see no harm whatsoever in the book.
    But maybe, judging by the reactions over here to your (actually quite funny) book, our inability to comprehend humor might be something you want to add in the second edition ;)
    Don't mind those people though, everyone's in a bit of a complaining and blaming mood as we don't have a government for a year and 3 days now...

     
  • At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm hungry.... unfortunately, your brain doesn't seem big enough to satisfy my hunger

     
  • At 1:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you need some fun, use another gun.

     
  • At 1:33 AM, Anonymous Maarten said…

    I hope you find a publisher very quickly, cause this is one of many Belgians who would love to buy it.
    Great book, and best of luck with your future career!

     
  • At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi there,

    Great you brought that plot to light.
    Really had a lot of fun reading this, but not as much as I had reading the related newspapers articles and associated reactions.

    Keep up the good work,


    Sébastien, Liège (dark side's hideout), Belgium.

     
  • At 2:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hilareous !!!
    One of our Belgian (Flemish) news papers got it all wrong... and now "the stupid half" (at least 33%) of the Belgians seems to be out raged!!
    So funny... :-))))

    It is also funny to see how our 33%Flemish people suddenly feel BELGIAN again??

    Well done.
    Commercial hint: change "Belgians" into "Wallonians". I think the 33% will like that more...

    A real (Flemish speaking) BELGIAN.

     
  • At 2:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That book is fantastic, being Belgian myself (Flemish).
    You managed to get the whole of Belgium reacting on what is clearly satire, this wehre the Belgian Politocians fails for a 365 days now to form a governement. Hey man, please apply for the job: PrimeMinister of Belgium and get rid of our b rainless zombie politicians! VBS :)

     
  • At 3:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Try doing your research before you write a book about Belgians.

    A Belgian invented the saxophone:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Sax

    Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the saxophone the main instrument in jazz and blues, which are musical genres that influenced entire generations?

    Also, a Belgian invented the rollerskates:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joseph_Merlin

    Now I've been to the USA, more particularly to California and Hawaii where rollerskating seems to be a favorite passtime. I'm sure it's the same for other coastal states like e.g. Florida.

    And how about Ambiorix? The man who caused Julius Caesar himself to say that of all the Gauls, the Belgian tribes were the bravest. I mean, come on! Julius friggin' Caesar himself!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambiorix

    Ever heard of Father Damian? The man who helped people with leprosy in Molokai, Hawaii? Hawaii, which was an independent kingdom at the time but now AN AMERICAN STATE?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Damien

    Next time you write a book, put down the shotgun, get off your front porch (or off your first cousin), get out of your trailerpark and visit the library for a change. There's also this new thing people use to get information called the internet, you should really try looking into it.

    Take an example from your other countrymen such as the Californians and the Hawaiians who are much more open-minded and at least accept people the way they are and are hospitable to foreigners visiting their country and wouldn't write trash like this.

    You're an embarrassment for Americans everywhere in the world. If you have at least a bit of honor and decency left, get your book out of the stores now. And perhaps an official apology to the Belgian people would be in order as well. If you knew anything about Belgians for real you'd know we forgive and forget.

    And if you don't? Well then I'll feel sorry for you. Really. Because this is a pathetic way to make a name for yourself, and I'm sure other great American writers such as Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway would spin in their graves.

    Sincerely,

    A Belgian who actually does his homework before writing stuff.

     
  • At 4:34 AM, Blogger Stijn said…

    You are so correct. It's a shame lulu deleted it, I would have bought it too to have a good laugh with it. Though I must my first reaction was a big WTF? too :)

    Belgian media has nothing better to do since government is asleep and Belgium is actually not really meaning a lot anymore. I guess some lazy, bored journalist discovered your publication and put you in the middle of an unstoppable storm. Really reminded me of the islam cartoons that stirred Sweden last year.

    As some Anonymous over here said before: congratulations on getting so much attention. Hope you find a new publisher somewhere else.

    If I were a Belgian tour operator, I would give you a free ticket to visit Belgium together with your friends :)

    Success!

     
  • At 4:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't understand why lulu removed the book. Because a bunch of idiots doesn't have the sense of humor ?

    These idiots are actually easily identifiable in the comments :D ("We did that in Belgium bla bla bla")

    But cool I ordered the book before it was out of the list.

    Good luck !

    A belgian

     
  • At 4:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't understand why lulu removed the book. Because a bunch of idiots doesn't have the sense of humor ?

    These idiots are actually easily identifiable in the comments :D ("We did that in Belgium bla bla bla")

    But cool I ordered the book before it was out of the list.

    Good luck !

    A belgian

     
  • At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The first plastic stuff known as bakelite that has allowed the development and the wide use of electrical appliances without shocking has been invented by a belgian dude, Baekeland, who also invented the photographic film of which the patent has been sold to Eastman.

    Another finder Solvay has found a chemical process to make the glass transparent.

    Got lot of fun with reading your book.

     
  • At 5:13 AM, Blogger Rie said…

    Maybe you can do some research in the future before making a book. Belgium has a great history were you Americans can only dream off. It's humiliating that your knowledge of Belgium is reduced to food only. Do some research about Belgium and you will be astonished. Maybe you best stop writing books. Especially avoid books for children.

     
  • At 5:17 AM, Anonymous Ceci n'est pas une pipe said…

    I see the Iraq/Paki/Libyan/etc link, I think...

    Belgian Bastard

     
  • At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tnx for the link, I hope you find a publisher soon. I'd love to have it on my bookshelf. A Belgian.

     
  • At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Too bad I'm from Belgium and found your book really funny...

     
  • At 6:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Haha very funny ! We will have your skin yankee ! No seriously, we know how majority of americans stupids are. This book have no need. Except drag our people through the mud. Why belgians ? If you do that on frenchies there will be no problems ! EVERYONE HATE FRENCHMEN ! So why the poor little Belgium ?

     
  • At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've got to say that I kinda disagree with what you put down on your paper.
    Just think about what would happen if someone in the world wrote a book like that on the American people .. That would be the start of World War III, I guess.

    But I'm sure you knew that we Belgians have a really good sense of humor..

    That's insulting. There are no other words. And the people who don't think it is, I'm sorry to say, but those people can be treated as dogs without feeling insulted. What a shame for them, no self-respect.

    Sadly, a Belgian.

     
  • At 7:09 AM, Anonymous An evil Belgian girl (Groarrr) said…

    I love your book, go on with it! (And I love your dog too)

     
  • At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am Belgian and I love your book.

     
  • At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love it. The media here is a bit confused and cannot appreciate humor, but let's be mild. For one long year they have to cope with old news: still no government and top sporters that keep on retiring and coming back. I enjoyed much your work !

     
  • At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm from Belgium and I WANT to buy your book!!!!!!!

    It's so funny!!!! Please

     
  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Olivier Mungo said…

    Every Belgian is armed with a surrealistic sense of auto-derision. Said so, this book is great.

     
  • At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    shoot danny, you sure did upset a handfull of my fellow countrymen. let me put it this way. make sure that every single gun owner in the us of a knows that you're not serious. maybe you should create a bumpersticker that goes with the book.
    "if you think danny wind's book is serious about killing the belgians you might be a redneck"
    jeff 'the belgian' foxworthy

     
  • At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm Belgian but I must confess that your book made me laugh and I appreciated it. You did a good job even if I would have preferred that you make a stire about another country ! :)

    -> Have you ever been in Belgium ?
    -> Why did you choose Belgium to make a satire ?

     
  • At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Lou (Belgium) said…

    I only heard about this today, via several friends on Facebook, and I believe this is one of the most successful national troll for Belgium this year (so far?).
    Huge congrats!

    I mean, look around you. People all over internet (and in some newspapers) pointing their finger at you with a Wtf-expression on their face, or shouting arguments at you such as "HEY WE INVENTED THIS AND THAT!!1!"

    How is the success of your other books ? I just found out you are the author of a series of similar books, and did it got as much success as with Belgium ?

    Willing to see the Swedish one :p. Good luck

     
  • At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the book is great (oh yeah, by the way I'm belgian like nearly every people here now). But nuking the Belgians is not a good idea. It's not really "green label" if I may say so. Instead, you could ask every belgian from one community not to eat until a compromise is found with the other community and a new governement is established. Eventually, all the belgian should starve to death, wich is better for the environment.

     
  • At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Fleming from Flanders said…

    That proves how quick people can be manipulated by the media. A few newspapers showing only halve of a series of drawings and the whole context is different.
    By the way...that puppy eating...I really think that is an american invention, 'hotdog'...remember (ROTFL).

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If nothing else this showed that it is still possible to unite the flemish & the walloons!!! So who knows there might still be some hope for Belgium. If you didn't know Belgium might not exsist much longer! Well if we believe some politicians. Hope you'll find a publisher quickly ;D
    Anyways good luck to you and good to know that at least one american knows about Belgium

    Julie

     
  • At 8:48 AM, Anonymous GH said…

    Hey, I'd like to know wether the author has the plan to come in Belgium... I'd like an autograph on his book (if I can ever buy it)
    In the same time he could see how Belgium is and most probably change his mind!
    More seriously, I think he chose Belgium because almost nobody has any grievance about us(except for the colonial time of course),so that it would be obvious the book is a satyre!
    Come and visit us man, you'll enjoy it ;-)

     
  • At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Another Belgian here, and a bit ashamed to have to admit that. In case you are wondering, some people do have a sense of humour in this small country, just a pity that the loudest voices seem to lack that quality.
    I would have loved to buy and/or read your book, hope you find another publisher soon.

     
  • At 9:25 AM, Blogger André-Louis said…

    What’s the most useful invention of the XX century? The www, of course. You know: the thing you are using now. The inventor: a Belgian!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cailliau

    What’s the most important theory of all in the world? The big bang theory, of course. You know the thing explaining you are existing. The inventor a Belgian!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre

    What’s the most important invention after the invention of the wheel? The motor (internal combustion engine. You know: that noisy thing that makes your car move forward) of course. the inventor: a Belgian!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Lenoir

    Who did better ?

    and by the way : the creator of the saxophone, the man who has made Jazz music possible was indeed Adolphe Sax
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Sax

     
  • At 9:30 AM, Blogger Lapuss said…

    Hi,
    You seem to have some problems with drawing. Let me help you draw a real nice belgian :

    http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/6070/belgian.jpg

    Have a nice day,
    Kisses from Belgium

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Larry said…

    The book is now available on Lulu again. It is clearly labeled "satire" this time.

     
  • At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Seen how the book was presented in the Belgian medias, and how many Belgian people react, I'm thinking of writing a book "intended as a satire of ignorant Belgian attitudes", with your approval, of course. What do you say? (I wouldn't call it "Let's kill all the Americans" for credibility reasons: there's too many of you, and from what I see on TV, you look much fitter than us)

    Good luck,

    Phil, Brussels

     
  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger .Loviathar Hellman said…

    Ohai,

    I'm belgian too and I got to tell that I'm not AT ALL amazed by the fact that you received agressive comments because the belgian press, which seems to have discovered your book yesterday, was very negative, critic and really didn't talk about humor when they wrote about your book. Means that all belgians who read the press articles on different websites were totally convinced that it was a SERIOUS thing. First thing I did was to research informations about you and I found out real quick that it was humor, what I already suspected cos if it isn't humor, then you're a huge psychotic ;-).
    Anyway, I hope you don't mind the stupid, humorless and unintelligent behavior of my co-citizens, tbh a lot of them lack of humor and of sense of satire.

    Which you to keep on writing amazing, funny and satire books and a lot of success in doing so !

    PS : some people are planning on asking to the government to kill you. So, keep your eyes behind your backs in case you see a man dressed as a waffle in the street with a big gun in his hand. ;)

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Boul said…

    And I used to think my country was famous for not taking itself seriously... Glad to see you still get some support from some Belgian people... Humor is not quite dead yet in Belgium \o/

     
  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger Bram said…

    Didn't you hear, Belgium doesn't exist

    http://zapatopi.net/belgium/

     
  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger Mutatis Mutandis said…

    As a Belgian, I appreciate that your satire is less about Belgians than about Americans... I think it is hilarious and hope you will have commercial success with it! Sadly, Belgian humor is less appreciative of the absurd than Belgian art.

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Sandrine said…

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  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Sandrine said…

    I'm Belgian and I love your book, I WANT one of them. With such a sense of humour you could be Belgian... Actually, you should be Begian. And dying with all of us as a "big wafel eaters family".

     
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger La redaction said…

    Dude, a big BRAVO from Belgium. Don't listen the stupid dumb who not understand what happens in our society and indeed, who not understand what sense of humour means ... I hope really that your work will be republished soon because i found it hilarious. It's a smart satire of the American society.

    Continue to critisce our world and continue your great work ! We need guys like you to make move this f****** society.

    Thanks to make me laught :).

    Simon from Belgium

     
  • At 1:47 AM, Blogger Olaf Schiltmans said…

    Any chance of getting the link to Google Docs back up and working again? I'm a cheap Dutchman (you've really got to hate them) and want to read your book without paying for it.

     
  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger Danny Wind said…

    I had to take down the link to the Google Doc on the advice of many, many people. But I'm sure once the books actually get sent out, somebody will end up putting a free version back out there. Just don't tell me about it.

     
  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger Hippie101 said…

    Another famous Belgian is Jacques Brel who has made a lot of really beautiful classics like "Ne Me Quitte Pas". You might know it under the name "Don't leave me" since it has been covered by a lot of famous artists.

    We are also one of the best countries in motocross. Stefan Everts was 10 times the worldchampion.

    Kim Gevaert was one of the best athletes of her time. She has won several medals.

    As you can see we Belgians have accomplished quite a lot.

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    this excuse for a book is another example of how obsessed with violence americans are-lets just hope they'll stay on their side of the ocean, we dont want their .... in here.
    this book is probably the summit of artistic creation that "danny wind" has to offer - it's time to quit it and get a job, man.

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    danny w, have you ever been yourself in europe?

     
  • At 11:07 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    what a humilitation for you to have a book like this on your artistic resume

     
  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    and if your looking for a free shower, i advise you to go to Brussels, and stand under Manneken Pis. a sick guy like you ll probably like that.

    go to manneken pis, danny wind.

     
  • At 5:36 AM, Blogger Cederik said…

    I just wrote this review of the book, I think the author and some of the half-witted belgians might be interested in reading it...

    http://blog.cederikleeuwe.com/post/6686412761/lets-kill-all-the-belgians

     
  • At 6:00 AM, Blogger Cederik said…

    Hey Danny,
    If you're interested in learning more about Belgium, you might want to check this list :)

    Nice day to you!

    http://www.eupedia.com/belgium/trivia.shtml

     
  • At 6:49 AM, Blogger Brad said…

    Dany,
    It was a plain and stupid idea.
    Your humor is first level.
    It remains flat.
    Vampires are from Transylvania not from Belgium.
    You are not even bright enough to traffic the name of the country.
    I mean your assertion is probably that american (children) are dumb enough not to know that Belgium exists.
    This book is simply trash.
    It is very sad, that trees have to be cutted for the publishing of your book.
    Not let explain clearly the reason of writing this book:
    1) You traveled to Belgium and you made fun of them?
    2) American chidren are ignorants and do not know how to spell Belgique?
    3) You smoked good stuff and you had a DREAM?
    4) You wanted to created diversion from the current actualities.
    5) You wanted to show to Belgians (The masters of the bandes dessinées)that you were better than them?
    6) You wanted to show to your compatriots how educated you were?
    7) You have French friends making stupid jokes about Belgians and you did recuperate the idea?
    8) You were eating at McDonalds and you heard from the next table, ''Are the french fries made in France''; as a curious young gentleman, you thought, ''What a great subject?''
    9) Your parents have learned a long time ago that you were idiot; you wanted to show them how true it was?
    10) You just needed cash?
    11) You have just graduated and this was your final work for the session and your teacher defied you to published it?
    12) You wanted to become famous and show the world that cartoon was good for that?
    13) Your girlfriend wanted to loose some weight and laugh is a great exercice to lose calories?
    14) Your grandmother was from Belgique and this is a tribute to her?
    15) You had a Belgian boyfriend and you lose control over your separation?
    16) You are an entrepreneur and the launch of your book was your first step to bcome millionaire?
    17) You have a Belgian nephew but you can not stan him?
    18) You never graduated from kindergarden?

    I will remember you as the best idiot who has enlightened this 2011Fathers' Day.

    Dany without offense

     
  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger Brad said…

    memegenerator.net/Danny-Wind
    Hey young man; show your face to the world.
    People will leave you alone.

     
  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    so my comments didnt get through moderation? what is that, censorship?
    if there were censorship, i don't think your excuse for a book would have existed.

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    aside from making very bad art, you are inciting violence with your "book". and not just violence, you're inciting children towards violence.
    just fyi

    censor my posts as much as you want,
    but you my friend, are ......... .

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    go stand under manneken pis, danny wind.

     
  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    the only thing we're waiting for, danny wind, is for you to admit the mistake of making a "book" like that, and apologizing for it.
    that's all.

     
  • At 4:11 AM, Blogger Georges Lemaître from the land of the Smurfs said…

    I think you're SO funny. - A belgian who put a mannekenpis to visit in his town (to make fun of foreing tourist).

     
  • At 4:19 AM, Blogger Georges Lemaître from the land of the Smurfs said…

    BTW: Georges Lemaître, pure belgian, gave the world the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre)

     
  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    well thanks, "george".


    and another thing is,
    who is danny wind to ask these questions of 'what have the belgians contributed to the world'? who is he, to ask such a thing? there's nothing anybody owes him, or "the world culture".


    so
    an apology, danny wind, that would be appropriate.

     
  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger mh11 said…

    and you probably don't know this about manneken pis, dw, but, he has a different costume every once in a while.
    if you want you can get peed on by manneken pis, while he's in a
    judo costume
    war veteran
    elvis presley
    mozart
    an archer
    football player

    it's your choice in what kind of costume you want him to wear, while he pees on your head.

     
  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger rastaquere said…

    "Let's kill Danny Wind and his family, a children guide's to vengeance" will be the title of my next book. How do you like that?

    This will surely get me some attention too, no? Maybe even a book deal. What an idiotic idea you had. I hope that you learn your lesson soon. You are not welcome anywhere I am, Belgium or other. Your kind is the reason why the Europeans have gradually lost all respect for Americans. If you start by respecting your own self, you'd never want to be associated with such a dumb idea.

     
  • At 8:47 AM, Blogger wdrfgqsdf said…

    Hi there... I'm belgian and I'm sorry if some of us (not the smartest ones I guess) were shocked and felt personnaly attacked by this book. I found it hilarious ... and now I'm gonna eat your parent's heads through their internet connection, so you've been warned...

     

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