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    started a topic It's Queens Day!

    It's Queens Day!

    Dear everyone but Wicket,

    As you may or may not know, today is Queens Day (QD). And since I hate QD I'm staying home all day with pretty much the doors locked.

    Why, you wonder? Because QD is the Dutch national excuse to go absolutely crazy. Every street with more than a single store is filled with kids playing violins, trumpets and god knows what other instruments play these days. As if htat's not enough there's orange EVERYWHERE (and I do mean everywhere, it's virtually unescapable). To complete the picture, there's adults, families and business owners selling all kinds of old stuff and food. Anything goes, from barbies who haven't been cleaned since the 80's ended to NES games, from VHS Tapes to Blu-ray disc. Now before you get the idea of some elaborate market plan or someting, this is what it looks like:




    Next to this madness, there's music playing everywhere, and orange EVERYWERE. As you may or may not know our national color is Orange, has something to do with our royal family having the title 'Prince/Princess or Orange' (Orange is in France btw, not California ;) ). So there is orange everywhere. Everywhere:


    So next to the incohesive markets, there's also organized events, concerts, professsional climbing walls, you name it, it's there. Here's a pic of the annual QD concert where hollands finest (not really good, but whatever) performs. These are big organized events though, this is last years QD concert on what's called museum square in Amsterdam:


    To finish it off, there's the royal family. They visit a certain town or city and just roam around in front of cameras, and they meet kids, adults, organisations (all dressed in bright orange). Anything goes. Everything goes. Our royals just go crazy for a day. All this in front of cameras of every tv networks, so even if you're staying in (as I am) Queens Day is unavoidable. Our royals by the way:

    (the lady in the middle is the queen, the others are behind her walking all over the place).

    Oh I forgot to mention, everybody gets drunk. In fact, everyone gets drunk on Queens Night (the night before Queens Day, :P) and since we're the nation that gave the world Heineken, Bavaria, Amstel, Hertog Jan, Dommelsch, Grolsch and countless other beers, everybody drinks like there's no tomorrow:

    So why, you may wonder. Why does an entire nation parttake in this insanity? What's the point? Well truth is there really isn't a major point. It's a day of togetherness, it's the day of national unity and ehm... yeah that's pretty much it. national unity and togetherness. We've been doing it for decades, and we'll probably be doing for decades since everybody loves it. It's a great day, it's fun to just go crazy for a day. Nothing is a problem, it's good fun and a great laugh.
    In conclusion, I just thought I'd educate you kids on the national craze that my countrymen and -women are in today. Hope you got a few laughs out of it. If you ever want to go to Holland in the spring, I strongly recommend you go late april to catch Queens Day, it'll be the craziest thing you've ever seen :D. Last picture to end my OP:


    also: here's the wikipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koninginnedag

    now I'll leave you to read this enormous post, but not before I spam you with a dutch flag on a windmill (what else?)

  • the decider13
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    Originally posted by Gay Ork Wang View Post
    Native Americans are far superior to the people that live in Oklahoma
    Hey hey hey...no reason to bring Oklahoma in to this. I was just talking about how awesome Germany was and then you attack oklahoma. No fair.

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  • nrk
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    Originally posted by Brent View Post
    I drive a Honda with a 49ers plate frame and I have a FSM decal.

    I am pretty sure I am far from Texan.
    That is pretty unTexan like. Good to hear! ^_^

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  • Brent
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    Originally posted by nrk View Post
    Nah, if you're in Texas you are a Texan.
    I drive a Honda with a 49ers plate frame and I have a FSM decal.

    I am pretty sure I am far from Texan.

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  • Rjspartan
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    Go America

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  • El Peefs?????
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    Originally posted by nrk View Post
    Nah, if you're in Texas you are a Texan.
    Yes, but everyone knows only two types of people come from Texas..



    and

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  • Gay Ork Wang
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    thats why china wants to keep tibet

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  • trkaline
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    Originally posted by nrk View Post
    There was a vote lol. It failed though.
    As it should..if we let Texas out then California will be like " Come on, you let Texas do it." and so on and so forth..and the last thing I ******* need is a passport to go one state(country) over.

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  • The Unseen
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    My father's side is from Germany, but that was back to somewhere in the 1800s I think. We're related to the Eisenhowers.

    My mother's side is from Canada - she's still a Canadian citizen. They were originally from England and Ireland, Ireland mostly IIRC.

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  • nrk
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    Originally posted by trkaline View Post
    Yeah doesn't texas want to be their own country or something?
    There was a vote lol. It failed though.

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  • trkaline
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    Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
    Don't say I didn't try to help him out of it.
    Yeah doesn't texas want to be their own country or something?

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  • Gay Ork Wang
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    Germican is better

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  • CJSchneider
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    Originally posted by nrk View Post
    Nah, if you're in Texas you are a Texan.
    Don't say I didn't try to help him out of it.

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  • nrk
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    Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
    Brent that makes you..........Germerican.
    Nah, if you're in Texas you are a Texan.

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  • CJSchneider
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    Originally posted by Brent View Post
    My great-grandfather came to America from Germany in 1906 get 160 acres of Homestead Act land in Aberdeen, SD (still have the document) because Wilhelm II took power and he decided it was time to split.
    Brent that makes you..........Germerican.

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