Its an interesting story about how a Belgian actor wants his fellow countrymen to grow beards in protest of the lack of government in Belgium. At first I was going to make the assumption male countrymen but then....
|"I am a ginger woman with a beard and you are worried about my HAT?!"|
|What I know about Belgium|
Well I did a little research and it turns out rather than one unified country it can be defined into 4 distinct regions, the Flemish speaking region of Flanders, the French speaking region of Wallonia, Brussels the capital which is multilingual, and this tiny place no one really cares about where they speak German or Elfish or Klingon or something but like I said no one really cares.
|Belgium Divided. Note the German speaking region in Blue near the arse end of the country.|
The story though focuses on Benoit Poelvoorde a famous Belgian actor apparently, the only movie that meant anything to me was a live action Asterix film where Benoit played a Roman Centurion. Live action Obliex looks somewhat more misshapen than I remember...
|"Obliex, did you eat the three-course-meal gum?"|
|"I am telling you Mary beards are making a comeback"|
|King Leopold II liked to wear his sash to remind people he once won the 1845 "Mr Bearded Belgium" Title.|
I mean the King Leopold II's beard was the only connection I could get between growing beards and unifying Belgium (or at least forming a government). I was racking my brains facial hair and a unified Belgium, what was the connection?? I couldn't figure it out, I was just about to give up completely, when I took one last look at the photo of Belgium divided I showed you at the start of this post, and I noticed something I hadn't seen before.......
|A bearded Belgium is a together Belgium|