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Name ten famous Belgians!

Paul Burke 09 Nov 05 - 06:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Paul Burke
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 06:33 AM

Not one steam man among the Catters?

Alfred Belpaire.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 06:02 AM

Flamenco Ted


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 05:20 AM

you all forgot Nöel Godin, the guy throwing pies in famous people's faces (including bill gates)
eventually, his next victim would've been the pope, being, according to godin, a serial killer (forbidding birthcontrol in the name of the church), but as he's dead, its kinda hard isntit :)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 12:44 PM

hazelnut surprise, soft caramel, rum truffle, praline, orange cream, milk fudge, er....that's it.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 06:10 AM

Toots thielmans


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM

Bugger. Got nearly down to the bottom of the thread, and Guest poked his/her/its head in and knicked my famous belgian!

We frequently play this game in the office, due to running a belgian software package. They can't do those either!

Plastic Bertrand!

Well, he was almost punk...


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: darkriver
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 02:45 AM

Uh, hey there you '05 posters:

This is an old joke thread (and one of the classics IMO). So please read what was posted through 1999 before commenting. . . .


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: robomatic
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:41 PM

smurfageddon


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: robomatic
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:37 PM

So a Belgian made it to Janus VI?


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:12 PM

Pee-wee Herman is Belgian???
American joke; refers to actor Paul Reubens who played Pee-wee Herman on TV and in movies.)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 03:51 PM

I can name 10 famous belgians
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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,hilke
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:50 PM

dries van noten, dirk bikkembergs, tom boonen


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,hilke
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:45 PM

I forgot to mention Arno (a singer),Ambiorix, the cartoonist who draws Asterix and Obelix, kim clijsters, justin henin-hardenne, father damian, hergé (tintin),eddy merckx, jean-marie pfaff (!),toots thielemans,...
good luck in looking for other 'famous Belgians'!


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,hilke
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:32 PM

I am from Belgium and is it really that difficult to name 10 famous Belgians? there are more then 10 famous Belgians(I think...)!
OK,I have to admit, Belgium is a really small country!that's a fact!
Maybe you know Adolf Sax? He invented that instrument(saxophone)and Jean Claude Van Dame (nothing to be proud of, but still, he is a Belgian!), and everybody forgets to mention Soulwax (of course!),Jacques Brel, René Magritte, Erik Van Looy (the director of 'de zaak altzheimer', he had the chance to win an oscar with this movie), Pieter Paul Rubens, jacques Rogge (I think he helps organizing the Olympic games or something like that), Guy Verhofstadt, hercule poirot (he's fictional, but who cares?).
PS: somebody asked what language Walloons speak. Well, they speak French, I am Flemish so I speak Flemish (dutch with an accent), and there are also people in Belgium who speak German.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 08:33 AM

Louis Michel head of the EU committee for foreign aid.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,jean declercq
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 08:04 AM

Sorry, but your knowledge is somewhat disturbed. It's not King Albert I who was responsible for Congo but King Leopold II who ordened Stanley to look for Livingstone and later became the Saddam Hoessein for Congo. Maybe a few famous belgian's:
Eddy Mercx: 5 times winner of the French Tour
Kim Clijsters: Flemish female tennis player
Raymond Goethals: Belgian Coach of Marseille who won the Champion's Winners Cup
Toots Thielemans: A more than famous name in the world of Jazz
Baekeland: inventor of Bakeliet which was the product necessited for the telephones
Rubens: Painter
Peter Piot: head of the UN Aids program
Hergé: designer from the Tintin-comics
Soeur Sourire: singer/songwriter "Dominique" (no.1hit in the USA)
Jean-Claude Van Damme: filmstar (?)

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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:17 AM

Andreas Vesalius - anatomist

aaaand another one.

blijven geven...


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:11 AM

oops soeur sourire .


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:09 AM

seour sourire
:-)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:06 AM

ca plein pour moi.
Plastic Bertrand


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: mooman
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:58 AM

Off the top of my head (exluding the obvious Adolph Sax):

Gerardus Mercator (geographer/mapmaker)
Jacques Brel (singer)
Eddy Merckx (cyclist)
Kim Clijsters (tennis player)
Justine Henin-Hardenne (tennis player)
Emile Puttemans (long-distance runner)
Georges Simenon (novelist)
Andreas Vesalius (anatomist)
Rene Magritte (painter)
Peter Paul Rubens (painter)
Peter Breugel the Elder (painter)
Hieronymous Bosch (painter)
Victor Horta (architect)
Audrey Hepburn (actress)
Father Damien (leper missionary in Hawaii)

Oh dear that's 15 already and I've left so many out! Not bad for such a small country!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:34 AM

the congo scandels = Leopold II
the soldier king = Albert I (WO I)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 10:56 PM

Seymour Flesche.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Bassic
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 06:31 PM

That sounded like a Belgian with a French Fry on his shoulder.....ok, so it probably doesnt translate....but it was a back handed complement....honest....


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: bobad
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 02:44 PM

Anyone mention the little pisser Manneken Pis yet? He's so famous they erected a statue of him.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Peace
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:42 AM

Such class.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: GUEST,Sander
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 10:57 AM

Heel mooi allemaal, maar als ik één van jullie klootzakjes in de achterbuurten van Londen tegenkom... Dan sta ik niet in voor de gevolgen. One more famous Bleggian! Fuck off


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 29 Jun 99 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for learning me that!


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 29 Jun 99 - 05:00 AM

Steve:- From Webster's Dictionary:

Main Entry: 1au·thor
Pronunciation: 'o-th&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English auctour, from Old North French, from Latin auctor promoter, originator, author, from augEre to increase -- more at EKE
Date: 14th century
1 a : one that originates or creates : SOURCE b capitalized : GOD 1
2 : the writer of a literary work (as a book) - au·tho·ri·al /o-'thOr-E-&l, -'thor-/ adjective


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 29 Jun 99 - 03:37 AM

Wow - he was from Bleggian twice! Did he write any other instruments?


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 11:54 AM

I was gravely disappointed to find out yesterday that Adolph Sax, author of the saxophone (amongst other things, apparently) was also a Bleggian from Belgium.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 11:54 AM

I was gravely disappointed to fond out yesterday that Adolph Sax, author of the saxophone (amongst other things, apparently) was also a Bleggian from Belgium.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 11:29 AM

I believe he's Bleggian too, although I think he comes from Belgium!


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: snevhead (inactive)
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 11:22 AM

I believe Charles Aznavour was Bleggian. Then again, there's always the three members of Technotronics.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 17 Jun 99 - 07:45 PM

Steve - Z
Jo


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Fadac
Date: 17 Jun 99 - 10:58 AM

Speaking of records. Does anybody make vinel any more? I put a record on the other day, and enjoyed every scratch.

There is a great movie that came out of Canada, called Harmony Cats. The story is about this high and mighty vilon (sp? fiddle) player. The ocherasta went broke, so this guy had to take a job playing base guitar in a country and western band. Great movie, the most memorable part is when the band leader is unhappy with our hero. He tells him, "You remeber the old records, you could hear the scratches, well in my band, you can almost hear those scratches. Don't take them out of my band." It's the little mistakes, that make things human.

-Fadac

BTW this make a bizilion different topics for this thread. No problem, just store it in a Tardis. -F


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Fergus
Date: 17 Jun 99 - 10:14 AM

Benoît Mandelbrot (of fractal fame) is Belgian, isn't he?


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Jun 99 - 09:42 AM

I just went back and tried to count the topics covered in this thread..............Gave up............We need to log this one! Gotta' be a record.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 17 Jun 99 - 03:54 AM

I don't now why superstringers need 13 dimensions; if 10 was good enough for Einstein, it's good enough for me!

Steve, BA (Open)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 01:25 PM

Well, if you ask a silly question-----


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 01:22 PM

Maybe we combine the two: Sybil Superstring Thread Creep, because this one is totally unbelievable!!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 12:37 PM

Jo, Ah'd be oppy ter show yo, ma wench, if yo'd just come across!

Capote anglaise - that explains a joke I heard at school 32 years ago - thanks!

Steve y (comes after x)


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Peter T.
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 10:00 AM

Hey, if you can't be pretentious in a thread about Belgians and alleged horse puns, what hope is there for wasted intellect?
Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 09:49 AM

Peter, I was wondering how long it would take for the old superstring theory to come up. Looking forward to the discussion.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Peter T.
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 09:36 AM

This has gone way beyond thread creep, more like pulling on a loose thread of a Hong Kong suit, and being left with a handkerchief. Or it has mutated into the realms superstring theory (the 13+ dimensional universe beloved of current cosmological theory).
Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 07:48 PM

Oh Steve - a blue besso - ooh.
French 'kiss' = baiser which can also mean something far more, er,...
Perhaps it's the same root. Ahem. Whilst in linguistic mode (or something)capote anglaise is an interesting translation - or does that belong on Catpaw's thread of a while back?

A Belgian was going to Calais for his holidays but after he'd crossed the border into France he started seeing signs saying 'Pas de Calais' so he went back home...

Well, you started it.
Jo, who has not baiser'd any Frenchmen (lately) - though they do say it's a great way to learn a language, wonder if Black Country counts? X


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 02:42 PM

Shamb, I seem to get the idea that perhaps, like me you are noticing a THIRD form of Mudcat thread creep. I think this one might best be called "Sybil Creep" in as much as the original thread may still exist, but there are four or five others running concurrently and they seem to be paying no attention to the rest. So that gives us: 1) Standard Creep 2) Thread Blown All to Hell and 3) Sybil Creep.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 01:30 PM

Can I phone a friend?


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Fadac
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 12:29 PM

A joke told to be by a Norwegian, about an Englishman off the coast of Germany. It goes like this.

Englishman on yacht: Help, Help, I'm Sinking!!!!

No answer

Englishman again, a bit more alarmed: Help! I'm sinking, Does anyone one hear me?

German (Thick accent): Ya, Vee hear you, Vat are you sinking about?

The Norwegian laughed to tears telling me this joke.

No Belgians were involved.

-Fadac


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Subject: RE: Name ten famous Belgians!
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 11:55 AM

Rick,
I compiled an annual Christmas Quiz held in various London pubs over the years for a professional group I was on the Committee of. I retired as the oldest inhabitant a couple of years ago when I realised I'd done 20 years on the committee and 10 annual quizzes! There were youngsters coming along who have carried it on.
I tried "jazz/blues nicknames" for one round one year (Wingy Manone etc), only to find one team had a fan like me)who got them all right!
Then there was the year when the pub muzak (just before it was turned off for us to start) played a tune that answered one of the questions...Since then I've helped She-who-must-be-obeyed, who is a Churchwarden, with a quiz for the local church social but otherwise hung up my gavel. As my responses to threads amply demonstrate, I realised I knew less about the things I thought I knew something about than I thought I did! Roger


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