(Satire) Let's Kill All the Belgians: A Child's Guide to Genocide
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Anyone can name a multitude of great musical, artistic, architectural, and other cultural achievements from most European countries: France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands. But what about Belgium, and its ten million people? What has it contributed to world culture? Fluffy waffles. A few varieties of beer and chocolate. That's about it. Which raises the question: what have the Belgians been doing with their time instead? Maybe Belgium chokes the world with its sweet, sweet waffles to divert us from its growing imperialist ambitions, as the Belgians build a war machine on a scale undreamt of by Alexander or Genghis Khan. As America dithers in the Middle East, its true enemy gathers strength far closer to home. This essential instuctional manual will teach America's children about the growing Belgian threat, and tell them how to combat the coming invasion. Buy it now--because tomorrow may be too late. (Satire)
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Jun 15, 2011i find hard to believe anyone thought this book was suitable to be published. And I don't want to know what kind of parents would buy this for their kids, this isn't humor, it's dreadfully bad taste and entirely inappropriate in the current climate. As to the obviously ignorant man who wrote the thing, a few more Belgian contributions to the world: Tintin and many more worldwide famous cartoons, Surrealism, Art Nouveau (Victor Horta), top sportsmen and women (Eddy Merckx, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters,...), just to name a few.
Jun 15, 2011Unbelievable, a book like this is published. An example of what Belium contributed to the world culture: GOOD MUSIC!!! Listen to Hooverphonic, Soulwax, Zita Swoon, Mintzkov and dEUS!!!
Jun 15, 2011What the? Calling kids to a genocide against a country that's been allied with the U.S. of A. since WW1 at the very least, and provided the uranium necessary to create the first A-bombs (but of course you wouldn't know that, being a child's book author)? That hosts both administrative and military headquarters of a small and insignificant organization named NATO (where, incidentally, hundreds of American soldiers work)? That's been at the forefront of European construction since the mid-50's (but of course, Belgium didn't contribute to anything)? That produced master painters (ever heard of people named Van Gogh, Magritte or Breughel)? Even if this is supposed to be funny, I can't fathom what sick urge prompted you to commit such a book. If somebody wrote a book called "Let's kill all the Americans: A Child's Guide to Jihad", the whole web would be up in flames, but here we're supposed to find it "humorous"? Well I don't. Yes I'm Belgian, as you probably guessed by... More > now, and damn proud of it. And you, sir, are a sick bastard.< Less
Jun 15, 2011This book is very instructive, my children really enjoyed it after eating their daily waffles. Perhaps the blue coloring pencil was used just a tad bit too much and I felt the font could have been a bit larger. Grandpa had trouble reading most pages. There are a few technical issues that the author should resolve, such as: - Where does one get the nuclear bombs? Otherwise, this is just not practical. - I don't think Belgium is located South of the Netherlands. That's a total myth. - While burning the American flag is indeed a common past-time in Belgium, it would seem rather dangerous to do it inside. I find flag burning to go much better on the front yard.
Jun 15, 2011Some Belgian guy must have really pissed off this guy. Now he wants to return the favor and piss off all Belgians at once. His drawing of a Belgian looks like a German folk outfit with a French hat. Nothing Belgian about that. And let me tell you a little secret. We hardly eat any waffles. Just sometimes on special occasions. We mainly make them for tourists. What does Belgium contribute to the world. Let's see: Without Belgians, there would be no saxophone (Adolphe Sax), there would be no modern world maps (Mercator). The painter Ensor is in the Getty museum in LA so he can't be that bad either. And Magrittes paintings are sold for lots of money. I'm sure there are lots more that I can't think of right now. I know it's all a joke, but if you invent a story about a bad country, you may as well invent a non-existing country with it.
May 27, 2011Mr. Wind has stumbled upon real insight on his way to being very funny. No home or classroom in American should be without this book. Well, no one with a sense of humor, anyway. I look forward to more from this American treasure.
May 27, 2011The book is hilarious. Probably not best for kids despite the title, but this adult loved it.
May 27, 2011Sweeping and powerful, _Paradise Lost_ is one of the immense literary achievements in the English language. With an influence thatcan be traced right through the last four centuries into the very language of everyday, Milton's masterwork traces the arc of the most enduring Biblical story, the fall of Man. It does so with passion and grace, and much of our modern understanding of Christianity comes as much from Milton's own imagination as from the Bible itself. _Let's Kill All The Belgians: A Child's Guide To Genocide_, on the other hand, is a very funny book about killing *all* the Belgians, which I think we can all agree is much more fun. Lovingly illustrated, it reminds us all of our common humanity (except for the Belgians).
May 27, 2011You might ask yourself how one can use genocide as the subject for humor, and stay within the confines of good taste. Well, look no further than Danny Wind's "Lets Kill All the Belgians: A Child's Guide to Genocide" and your suspicion that it is impossible will be utterly and conclusively confirmed! Now, as someone who is named after a pocket principality bordering Belgium (I've never actually visited -- I kept following the road signs directing me there, but I kept getting lost and never found it), I should be a bit offended, if not frightened, by the theme of this book. But between its brilliant illustrations and the laugh on every last page, even a kriek-swilling, truffle-pounding, waffle-snarfing, flaming Fleming would be won over. Seriously, it's funny stuff. Really, really bad taste, but funny.
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- Standard Copyright License
- June 16, 2011
- Saddle-stitch Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full color
- 0.21 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 9 wide x 7 tall
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