Happy In Bag

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Manneken Pis




















What's the essence of Brussels? Beats me. Even after spending three nights in the capital of the European Union, I was never able to get a handle on what the town is all about. The appeal of Brussels' famous beer and chocolate is obvious, but what's up with the obsession with cartoons and a urinating child? Oh, I liked Brussels and its people a lot, yet my recent visit continues to mystify me.

6 Comments:

  • At 5:51 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    My wife lived in Brussels for a year in the mid 1970's. Val Rumsfeld (Donald's daughter) was around at the time. Everybody was using drugs, especially Val. Frites were the favorite quick meal.

     
  • At 6:02 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    It's precisely this type of weirdness, BGO, that make Brussels so difficult to pin down. Freaky. And yeah, they eat fries slathered in mayonnaise. I'm so confused...

     
  • At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Nick said…

    ...not just Brussels; you'll find frites sold w/ mayo on street corners and train stations throughout Europe.

     
  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger Lee said…

    Charles De Gaulle is supposed to have said, "Belgium is a country created by the English to annoy the French."

     
  • At 6:41 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    There's no accounting for taste, Nick. Those waffles, on the other hands, are incredible.

    Ha ha, Lee! Hey, your boys Reptet are coming to KC. Should I go?

     
  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger Lee said…

    I haven't caught Repet myself yet, but it's hard not to be inclined toward things that are "horn heavy."

     

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