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   Undertoad  Tuesday May 11 06:27 PM

5/11/2004: Bird's nest performance art



It's Belgium today, and this artist is performing a one-man stage show on a specially built "nest" 30 metres up a Brussels office block.



Benjamin Verdonck is performing The Great Swallow on his "stage" attached to the Anspach building.

In the play, Verdonck tells the story of a man who comes, sees, talks and, in an attempt to embrace his audience, falls.

That's pretty cool.



Leah  Tuesday May 11 07:41 PM

That's one of the most well built nests I've ever seen.



ndetroit  Tuesday May 11 07:45 PM

30m is too low to parachute from.. and I think that if he bungied (budgied? .. hah!) down from that far out from the building that he'd smack into a window pretty hard....

so... uhhh.. ... how does he fall?



Pearcie (AUS)  Tuesday May 11 08:07 PM

Big Mumma Bird

I'd like to see the 'owner' of the nest fly down and grab him in her talons and fly off with him screaming!! That would be art!



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday May 11 10:49 PM

OK



wolf  Wednesday May 12 02:32 AM

Re: 5/11/2004: Bird's nest performance art

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
In the play, Verdonck tells the story of a man who comes, sees, talks and, in an attempt to embrace his audience, falls.
Does he fall to his gruesome death? Now THAT would be performance art.


mrputter  Wednesday May 12 03:52 AM

<EM>> Now THAT would be</EM>

It's not fun and games until someone loses an eye...



sniglet  Wednesday May 12 09:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by mrputter
<EM>> Now THAT would be</EM>

It's not fun and games until someone loses an eye...
Then it's a game of Find the Eye!


LN  Wednesday May 12 12:05 PM

You lose all sense of scale... I thought the guy was an ActionMan...



Troubleshooter  Wednesday May 12 12:08 PM

Whenever I see stuff like this I always wonder who's paying for it.



Happy Monkey  Wednesday May 12 12:24 PM

It's Doctor Evil!



LN  Wednesday May 12 12:31 PM

Yeah! Evidently he's breeding a race of giant killer birds and feeding people to them! And you suckers thought the guy was acting...



warch  Wednesday May 12 12:35 PM

Cool! I'd pay for it!
Only thing I'm not sure makes it....the pink Village Person head gear.



mmmmbacon  Wednesday May 12 03:49 PM

First thing I thought of when I saw this? If I worked in the office behind the nest, I wouldn't get sh|t done all day!

Of course, if I wasn't at work right now, I'd probably have a different reaction. But then, maybe not! The mind boggles.



chrisinhouston  Wednesday May 12 04:51 PM

Re: 5/11/2004: Bird's nest performance art

"Benjamin Verdonck is performing The Great Swallow on his "stage"

Is it the nest of an African Swallow? Inquiring minds want to know!



Pi  Wednesday May 12 05:04 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by mmmmbacon
First thing I thought of when I saw this? If I worked in the office behind the nest, I wouldn't get sh|t done all day!
I would open the window and set fire on the whole shit... (yeah right i'm quite aggressive today!)


lumberjim  Wednesday May 12 05:15 PM

does he poop from his perch onto the statues and cars and passersby below?



hampor  Wednesday May 12 07:16 PM

If you ask me

He's a little cookoo



Serk  Thursday May 13 10:54 AM

Re: 5/11/2004: Bird's nest performance art

Quote:
Benjamin Verdonck is performing The Great Swallow
/Tacky Mode On

I think I've seen that play before, but it was a female actress, and it was a REALLY seedy bar in Tiajuana...

/Tacky Mode Off


mmmBoy  Thursday May 13 12:40 PM

Big Chief Oh Wah Tanass Siam



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday May 13 05:44 PM

Hey, that's the spirit!
Welcome to the Cellar, mmmBoy.



Spivey  Wednesday May 19 05:49 PM

Re: 5/11/2004: Bird's nest performance art

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad

It's Belgium today, and this artist is performing a one-man stage show on a specially built "nest" 30 metres up a Brussels office block.
Belgium is, and has always been, an imaginary country.
It's a leftist ploy, a tool used by the NWO to spread their leftist agenda throughout the world. Taking over a real country for this purpose would be impossible, the citizens would not stand for it. (Just look at the fall of communism) Therefore, the NWO decided to invent an imaginary country, and now they use it as a tool of global manipulation.


lumberjim  Wednesday May 19 05:52 PM

spivey......

i'm thinking dummy account. who are you really? out with it!



Spivey  Wednesday May 19 06:09 PM

How dare you call ME a dummy!

Not only was that uncalled for and rude but it leads me to believe that you are a FED trying to discredit me in my attempt to shine the light of TRUTH on the FACT that "Belgium" does not exist!



The CIA  Wednesday May 19 06:12 PM

i think he's right!

and as for belgium, we have a resident here that lives there.....he might beg to differ with your deluded opinion of his "farcical" country.

and you were supposed to be in winslow AZ with those boots today. where are you?...oh, nevermind...we already know.



lumberjim  Wednesday May 19 06:16 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Spivey
How dare you call ME a dummy!

Not only was that uncalled for and rude but it leads me to believe that you are a FED trying to discredit me in my attempt to shine the light of TRUTH on the FACT that "Belgium" does not exist!

so where do the waffles come from then, smarty pants?


Happy Monkey  Wednesday May 19 06:23 PM

What's with all of the unspeakably rude language all of a sudden?



Leah  Wednesday May 19 06:25 PM

There's a cat fight going one. See you should never let the cat's among the birds.



Spivey  Wednesday May 19 06:35 PM

The New World Order's Belgian Conspiracy Division and all its brainwashed "Belgians" actually live in a large, underground complex beneath Euro-Disneyland. This is where the "Belgians" are hooked up to virtual reality machines that make them think they are in "Belgium" so they can go forth and pester those of us who live in real countries.

Pictured below: "Belgian" Citizen's hooked up to virtual reality machines beneath Euro-Disneyland



Happy Monkey  Wednesday May 19 06:42 PM

Anyone here a fan of the Steve Jackson Illuminati card games?



Yelof  Wednesday May 19 07:54 PM

used to play that years ago

long live the Semiconscious Liberation Army



Happy Monkey  Wednesday May 19 08:01 PM

Orbital Mind Control Lasers was the one that was coming to mind.



Spivey  Wednesday May 19 08:15 PM

Not only would the NWO have us believe in the existence of Belgium, they would have us think their illusory nation is a utopia. Typical of the Liberal Media, we have been inundated with pro-Belgium propaganda: Belgians alleged superiority in the art of chocolate making; the reputed nutritional value of "Brussels sprouts"; how all quality diamonds can only be acquired through dealers in the mythical city of Antwerp; How french fries are actually a Belgian invention; and the "superior" martial artistry of Jean Claude Van Damme, the "Muscles from Brussels." Furthermore, Mystery! on PBS regularly depicts Belgians - such as Agatha Christie's "Hercule Poirot" - as personable sleuths who always outsmart non-Belgians and uncover pro-Belgium versions of "The Truth."



DanaC  Wednesday May 19 08:17 PM

.........actually I think Spivey has a good point this time



Spivey  Wednesday May 19 08:25 PM


The saxophone, a supposedly "Belgian" instrument played by "cool" Liberals.



lumberjim  Wednesday May 19 09:05 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Yelof


long live the Semiconscious Liberation Army
I got excited there for a moment....I thought that said
"semicolon Liberation Army"


Spivey  Wednesday May 19 11:59 PM

The NWO have been hard at work dissimulating our reality. Through the deft use of relativism and red herrings like political correctness, they have been able to slip "Belgium" into history and geography without anyone noticing. The cleverness of this is almost laudable. Belgium history was designed with just enough territorial skirmishes, political struggles, and colonialism to make it blend in with the rest of Europe. That, combined with the co-opting of French and German historical figures and events creates an alternate history that meshes with the real one. Where does the contrivances stop and reality begin? What's more, under the auspices of the Liberal controlled Department of Education our children are being forced to believe in these lies. History has been revised so many times that it's no wonder public schools want more money; they keep having to buy new history books!



mmmBoy  Thursday May 20 02:02 PM

Hey Spivey, why don't you just post a link to the site you ripped off rather than filling up the blog with all your anti-belgian paranoia. My mother was a Belgian waffle, and I'd appreciate it if you left her out of this.



wolf  Thursday May 20 02:20 PM

Fascinating. Zapatopi.net is the home of the AFDB instructions.



guustflaterke  Friday May 28 06:46 PM

This is very nice. So I'm attached to Virtual Reality?
I always thought they weren't this advanced with it. I'm impressed. So if I am not a Belgian, in wich country do I live?
I must agree about the chocolate, the saxophone, the french fries and the waffles and much other products that are indeed invented or best made here in Belgium, but I'm not too proud about the Brussel sprouts: they are Belgian, but I don't like them that much.
I enjoyed reading the statements about Belgium, beďng imaginary, but I have to dissapoint you. It realy exists. In fact, I don't want to live anywhere else. I like it here very much. I know there are better places, but if there aren't, you have nothing to admire, so life is pointless.
Greetings,
Guustflaterke (a Belgian, if you didn't already know)



lumberjim  Friday May 28 07:32 PM

welcome, gus. here's the quiz:


1. How long is it from your wrist to your elbow?

2. What is your quest?

3. How do you like your eggs?

4. What is the best part of a fried baby?

5. If you won an academy award, who would you thank first?

6. How many fingers am I holding up?

7. If you were stranded on an island with Oprah, The queen of England, and Hillary Clinton, and you had to Kill one of them, marry one of them , and have sex with one of them, how would you break it down?

8. Apples or Oranges?

9. Do you pick your nose?

10. What is your shoe size?



guustflaterke  Friday May 28 07:45 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by lumberjim

1. How long is it from your wrist to your elbow?
2. What is your quest?
3. How do you like your eggs?
4. What is the best part of a fried baby?
5. If you won an academy award, who would you thank first?
6. How many fingers am I holding up?
7. If you were stranded on an island with Oprah, The queen of England, and Hillary Clinton, and you had to Kill one of them, marry one of them , and have sex with one of them, how would you break it down?
8. Apples or Oranges?
9. Do you pick your nose?
10. What is your shoe size?
1. I shouldn't know.
2. Find a girlfriend
3. I don't produce eggs
4. I never tried one. Good idea for next barbecue though
5. Myself
6. None at the moment
7. The queen would die, that's for sure.
8. Apples, oranges aren't totaly eatable
9. Yes, like (almost) everyone
10. European or american measures?


xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 28 07:51 PM

Welcome to the Cellar, Guust.
Are all Belgians as good at waffling?



guustflaterke  Friday May 28 08:01 PM

Nope, there are some good belgian comics though.



DanaC  Friday May 28 08:14 PM

Yey a Eurolander *passes a large glass of wine to guus* welcome to the cellar



wolf  Saturday May 29 01:49 AM

Welcome Guust. Is there some clever Belgian joke involved in your handle?



York  Saturday May 29 03:31 AM

belgië

Belgium does exist dude! The things my fellow-belgian a bit up here said wer all true! U should really do an effort and come and see it! Belgians profiled themselves from the time of the Romans..." the Bravest off Gallians " they say...and keeped doing that! It has a lot a good sides and some few lesser...but its always nice to have some minimum quality in life! A lot off country's dont even have that....! I know people that lived while the car was inventioned....and now there somewhere in Virtual reality? Hahahahahaha What u see is what u get dude, and thats sadly in every country thesame thing....included a pic off our own Belgian superhero....but u all know him, unless this is all not real?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 29 07:18 AM

Another belgian, cool. Glad to meet you. By the way, you've got your S on backwards.



lumberjim  Saturday May 29 09:26 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by guustflaterke

1. I shouldn't know.
2. Find a girlfriend
3. I don't produce eggs
4. I never tried one. Good idea for next barbecue though
5. Myself
6. None at the moment
7. The queen would die, that's for sure.
8. Apples, oranges aren't totaly eatable
9. Yes, like (almost) everyone
10. European or american measures?
the answer key:

1. One penis length
2. To find the holy grail
3. over medium
4. the back ribs
5. yourself
6. 0, i'm typing
7. F-hillary K-oprah M- the queen
8. Oranges
9. Yes
10. 46 or 11.5

3.5 out of 10...i gave you half a point for # 2. a girlfriend might be your holy grail.


York  Sunday May 30 03:16 AM

Yeah dude, i had to make my suit a bit different, i turned the "S" incase the American Superman would prosecute me! hahahaha



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 30 08:42 AM

OK. I thought maybe it was a Z. You folks in the low countries seem to use that a lot. I hope you're using your super powers for truth, justice and the European way.



York  Sunday May 30 10:13 AM

we do use it often , some examples crazy= zot newborn= zuigeling summer= zomer zuiplap= drunk zelfzeker=confident zaag= saw and than u got off course zuperman !!



Pi  Sunday May 30 04:45 PM

ja maar enkel de Vlams en niet de Waals



wolf  Sunday May 30 05:31 PM

Either something is wrong with Babelfish, or you freakin' Beligies just don't make no damn sense.

"yes but only the Vlams and not Walloon"



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 30 07:09 PM

I think they speak several dialects besides "Dutch".



guustflaterke  Sunday May 30 08:01 PM

Dutch is indeed very general. But I think Vlams was a typing error. It is suposed to be Vlaams. Vlaams in English is Flemish. Flemish is a sort of Dutch. But Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and Flemisch in the Flemish part of Belgium. It is very sensitive to us Flemish people.
Walloon is a sort of French. But French is spoken in France and Walloon in the Walloon part of Belgium. It's the same problem as above.
We live all in the same country, but it is very difficult for most people to accept the other language. I live near the border of the 2 linguistic zones, and I speak quite a bit French too. But I hate it when Walloon people don't speak a word Flemish.
If this wasn't enough, we have also a small part where the people speak German. At the end of one off the world wars, Germany had to give up a piece to Belgium, so actualy, there are 3 different languages spoken in our country and still it is sooooo small.
:p
So far the lesson for today. Tomorrow we have our economic system

PS: I'm still waiting for an answer of Spivey, he has been very quietly since we entered the conversation.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 30 09:31 PM

Spivey probably thinks your agents for the conspiracy.
I should think the Netherlands would have language problems, considering how many countries they started out as.



Pi  Monday May 31 11:36 AM

True it was a typing error. But don't tell me all the time I'm Belgian!!! That's an insult!
And btw when guustflaterke tries to explain thei political system don't listen to him, it's too difficult to understand.
And what I wanted to say is that only the flemish-speaking part of Belgium uses the Z and not the fench-speaking part.



guustflaterke  Monday May 31 11:43 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Pi
when guustflaterke tries to explain thei political system don't listen to him, it's too difficult to understand.
That's true.
Quote:
Originally posted by Pi
only the flemish-speaking part of Belgium uses the Z and not the fench-speaking part.
True again. I won't say you're a Belgian, but you're well informed. I'm glad to notice we aren't that unknown.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday May 31 01:03 PM

I have noticed that whether it be Belgium, Luxemburg or the Netherlands, you all seem to be quite civilized.



Pi  Monday May 31 03:02 PM

Ik ben Luxemburger en leerling an de KMS in Brussel

Yeah and we brew the best beers in the world! Should come over here to have some!



xoxoxoBruce  Monday May 31 03:54 PM

Shouldn't you be leerling right now?



Pi  Monday May 31 04:09 PM

Yeah, got an exam tomorrow : public management. Sucks...



York  Thursday Jun 3 01:01 PM

if he learns he s a real leerling haha ! And thanks Bruce, most people here are civilized or try to act that way! Im also Flemish as French as German speakin, but i dont have a problem that the French part dont all speak Flemish, they need some time to adapt, if u go driving trough our country ull see the difference...the french part is running a bit behind on schedule! hahaha



chrisinhouston  Saturday Jun 5 09:43 AM

Cheese man performance artist at it again!

Now he's using ham! http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNew...484894-ap.html



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 5 10:33 AM

At least the birds nest was creative and mildly entertaining. This is just stupid.



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