Sunday, July 1, 2007

Bunny ears, T-shirts, and byte counts--more Europhenalia

It's starting to look like the guy in the devil costume got off easy (see our long-winded posting "Beer with Satan"). Last night we were in downtown Mons because the semiannual sales were starting and stores were staying open until 10 pm, and we saw a couple of brides-to-be. One had on a modified Playboy bunny costume and was wearing a sign on her back that said, "I'm getting married on 14 July, so I'm not responsible for my look." She seemed to be going around town making speeches and collecting signatures. At one point we saw her in the Chi-Chi's (yes, the US-based Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant) wearing a sombrero and dancing with the mariachi band.

The Francophones will be interested to know that the sign the girl was wearing used the English word "look." And Europe observers should know that T-shirts with meaningless English are still rampant. My favorite so far has been the one with the fake city seal for "Carson City, Hawaii." It had a picture of a buffalo in the middle. But since we have the mirror phenomenon in the US--T-shirts with meaningless French words--I guess it's all good.

I've complained a couple of times about our slow ADSL connection. I discovered the problem: we hit the limit on our monthly ration of 12 megabytes of transmission. It's because they're socialists and think that the world has a limited supply of electrons.

2 comments:

Pop said...

You posted, "...our monthly ration of 12 megabytes of transmission. It's because they're socialists and think that the world has a limited supply of electrons."
(Do comments count against your limit?) What if they are right? Does this add to the global warming problem?

And... one wonders if the bunnygirl is marrying Satan.

Anonymous said...

Bunny girl... funny. Your internet access.... funny. Chi Chi's in Belgium? Very scary. Surely no one eats there. -Kerry