Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Naff but so funny
From The Sneeze
Steve, don’t eat it!

The Cheap-Ass Cereal Hall of Fame


On the box
André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra
A pops concert. Apparently middle-class Dutch people love it.

I like it too.

I’ve worked alongside hipsters long enough not to care what they think.

(But they can come up with some very funny stuff — see The Sneeze above.)

Hearing him speak Dutch is fascinating: it’s obviously close to German* and what English would have been if the Normans hadn’t come round in 1066.

*It’s like Portuguese is to Spanish, Ukrainian to Russian or even Lowland Scots to English, a dialect that’s become just different enough to be a separate language but still mostly intelligible to the larger group.

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