America First. The Netherlands Second.
January 24, 2017 3:25 AM   Subscribe

Dutch comedian Arjen Lubach has made a short video welcoming Trump to the Netherlands in Trump's own style . The introduction to the video is in Dutch with subtitles; the video itself is in English.
posted by colfax (29 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is yuge.
posted by oheso at 3:33 AM on January 24, 2017


Can a country pick a higher number if the numbers below are still in the game? I.e. could Baden-Württemberg take its turn now and say it's eighth while the slots three to seven haven't been taken yet?
posted by Ashenmote at 4:14 AM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


This is yuge.

It's true!
posted by Mister Bijou at 5:06 AM on January 24, 2017


I was just coming here to post this and was thrilled to see that someone had beaten me to it! Thanks colfax! I love this video!
posted by bile and syntax at 5:54 AM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


This is very good. As an aside, after watching, I had to research the stunningly racist blackface spectacle of "Zwarte Piet"- wasn't aware of it at all. (And I get it- it's a product of a densely layered folk mythology and part of the shared cultural history of the Netherlands. But - good grief - that fact far from excuses the bigotry and objectification embedded within the mythos, culture and history.)
posted by Bob Regular at 6:17 AM on January 24, 2017


Bob Regular, Zwarte Piet is a regular giant argument every year. And there's no excuse for it. I say that as an adopted Dutch person.
posted by frumiousb at 6:31 AM on January 24, 2017 [2 favorites]


[As a quick note, we've had very many posts and discussions on Zwarte Piet, and will probably have more in the future. Let's not derail this thread to be all about Zwarte Piet, though, please. Thanks.]
posted by taz (staff) at 6:41 AM on January 24, 2017 [9 favorites]


I didn't know that the Dutch did sarcasm!
posted by entropone at 6:42 AM on January 24, 2017


wut? The Dutch ARE sarcasm.
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on January 24, 2017 [7 favorites]


I laughed so hard at this, it's really spot on. Until the bit about Jetta Klijnsma (the politician). Ironic mocking of disabled people is still mocking, I really wish they had left that part out.
posted by blub at 7:02 AM on January 24, 2017 [3 favorites]


Ponypark Slagharen? Why did I not know about this? WHY DIDN'T OMA AND OPA TAKE ME THERE?
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:03 AM on January 24, 2017 [3 favorites]


This feels like a professional sports league draft in reverse.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:53 AM on January 24, 2017


This show is the Dutch Daily Show, if anyone's wondering.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:05 AM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


oheso: "This is yuge."

It certainly isn't hygge.
posted by chavenet at 8:10 AM on January 24, 2017


It certainly isn't hygge.

Yeah, that's Dainish. Totally failed. Totally.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:12 AM on January 24, 2017 [4 favorites]


But it is gezellig. The Netherlands is very gezellig.
posted by Pendragon at 8:14 AM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


Is there a Trump version of the Swedish Chef translator?
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 8:29 AM on January 24, 2017


I'm calling π (pi) on behalf of Canada.
posted by Canageek at 10:10 AM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


But it is gezellig. The Netherlands is very gezellig.

Ja, hoor.
posted by humboldt32 at 5:25 PM on January 24, 2017


The Netherlands 'counters' Trump with international abortion fund.
The Netherlands first. America second.
posted by Thella at 2:25 AM on January 25, 2017 [3 favorites]


Leave if you don’t like it here.
Everybody get in the queue.
posted by zennie at 7:27 AM on January 25, 2017


Leave if you don't like it here

"Doe normaal dan doe je al gek genoeg" by PM's decree. No wonder the rest of that country gets sarcastic.
posted by Namlit at 8:15 AM on January 25, 2017


Until the bit about Jetta Klijnsma (the politician). Ironic mocking of disabled people is still mocking, I really wish they had left that part out.

I didn't like the 'silly walks' reference, but I perceived the bit about Klijnsma not as mocking, but bringing the point that Trump isn't 'just' a delusional narcissist (though horrible enough), but a mean bully as well.

Apparently Klijnsma's response to the video was "Great. Simply fantastic. Best video ever!".
posted by charles kaapjes at 10:50 AM on January 25, 2017 [1 favorite]


Exactly, the Dutch don't pull punches or mince words. If they're making a point, they are upfront about it. They don't have the PC filter that makes the joke seem a bit off from an American point of view.

This is one of the things I finds so endearing about this country of giants.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:45 AM on January 25, 2017


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posted by jouke at 8:28 AM on January 26, 2017


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posted by hank at 2:21 PM on February 3, 2017


they are just cozying up to us because global warming and they will need a new place to live ya
posted by phoffmann at 5:23 PM on February 3, 2017


This is exploding and other countries are also doing these videos.

Switzerland, Denmark, Portugual, Germany, Belgium, and Lithuania wants to be third.
posted by bile and syntax at 7:12 AM on February 4, 2017


The Switzerland one is just incredible.
posted by Panthalassa at 8:03 AM on February 4, 2017


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