EXPAT LIFE: HOME COUNTRY HUMOR

by missfootloose on July 16, 2010 · 13 comments

in Expat life, Humor, Netherlands

As a traveler or an expat sojourning in foreign climes you sometimes come across information, news, or happenings from your home country that just make you burst with pride.

Hailing from the land of tulips and wooden shoes, I’d like to share with you this video by the Groen Brothers about a bizarre innovative new trend in green transportation developed in the Netherlands. It’s called HUPPELEN, or . . . well you just have to see it to believe it. I am so proud to be Dutch. Thank Zeus there is YouTube to spread this around the world.

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Please share with me similar moments of pride you have experienced about your home country.

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Boonsong
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My proudest moment was probably when we won the Inter Tribal Python Wrestling Championships. It was a very special time for everyone except the Pythons.
Very amusing post. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

MartyrMom
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I think I’m going to enjoy traveling with you! I can’t wait to read more….

MaryWitzl
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That is so wonderful. I’m bursting with pride myself for having lived in the Netherlands and being part Dutch. The really great thing about this is the deadpan nature of the humor. It took me at least ten seconds to realize it wasn’t serious.

Expat American
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Hilarious! A friend of mine wants to create a viral video for Youku, the Chinese version of YouTube. I’m going to suggest he do something about Beijingers taking up skipping!

Mara
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Eeeehhhhmmmm…. Not sure whether to be proud or just try to hide under a rock until it’s over! Very funny though…

GutsyWriter
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Do you skip too? What a great way to burn extra calories. The skinny guys must be skipping from one end of town to the other. Can you imagine a skipping police chase?

The Blogs Rocket
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Very nice article, thanks! I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed. Please keep up posting.

Madame DeFarge
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Wonderful. I shall endeavour to do this regularly. Except I’d bounce too much.

Aledys Ver
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LoL!! Very funny!!
It immediately reminded me of John Cleese’s funny walk, too. 😀

Walter Knight
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I loved the skipping policemen. Very funny. Have you seen the video showing the dancing Isreali Army patrol? (Music by Lady GaGa) They’re great!

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