Zombies or Belgians?
To the Editor:
Zombies no good? What about Belgians? Okay, so not everyone likes the PNE but they love those Belgian Waffles. So why not a Belgian Bowfest? Start the day, not with a run for the ferry but with a Belgo-Moulling tournament using the traditional four-ball rules. Four ball Moul is played on a trapezoid so Doc’s lawn would be ideal. Imagine too, the gesture of voting a guest citizen of the year from one of the names that jump to mind when famous Belgians are admired. Who would come out on top? Gustave Magnel? Gerhardus Mercator? Henri Pirenne? Paul-Henri Spaak? It will be an exciting and tight race. Main Stage would feature “ The Wonderful Walloons Review” with the colourful ramps and plastic tunnels with truffles and belge-bits as rewards.
For the theatre crowd, we stage a gala where everyone gets an orange hat and a sugar beet chart,and there is a ritual hand-linking circle around the beer garden. Everyone will hum “La Brababanconne” while a mime acts out the Golden Age of Cutlery (1514 though 1926) All this plus, in the dunk tank, the famous dancing waters, “Les Eaux Belgique Dansons Pitoupat”
For those who are hesitant it must be assured that the controversial Film-Belgie Erotique using the amusing 19 frame-per-second effect will not be shown and the White Chocolate Scandal will be avoided entirely
It is true that Bowen, while starved for Belgian diversion is a small island and that open bilgepants are not easily accessed here. But that is surely also the joy of challenge and this island is up to it.
To paraphrase Guillaume Ockerghem. “Maybe, maybe not.”