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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:55 am

some not -so-well-known belgian prides:

9 times world champion trial bike Kenny Belaey!



world champion Beatboxing Roxorloops! (here in the final round against australia... hmm who wins? Smile )



oh and guess where this guy was born? (granted, he moved to australia when he was about 3 years old.. but hey Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:14 am

What makes Belgium great and known for is allready been mentioned.

French Fries
Great Beers (Westvleteren is actually crowned as best beer of the World.)
Chocolat
Tennis
Smurfs and other Cartoons

Still however the previous years, when we got in the international news, it always had something to do with Kids locked in a basement... not so great to be known for... Sad


For those not knowing our trappist beers (Westvleteren is a trappist).

A Trappist beer is a beer brewed by or under control of Trappist monks. There are a total of 174 Trappist monasteries worldwide (as of April 2011); only seven (six in Belgium, one in the Netherlands) produce Trappist beer and are authorized to label their beers with the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates a compliance to the various rules of the International Trappist Association.




And last but not least, i think we have some great music aswell, actually curious to know wich Belgium music you guys know.
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:56 am

A very good showing for Belgium. Thanks everyone who contributed.








And our next country is ....












drumroll ...










:drumroll:








SWEDEN





We've got lots and lots of Swedish members here at TIG, so come on guys and girls, tell us the cool things about your country Smile


Some cool Swedish things for me are:


Ikea - thank you for helping us display our SW cool stuff!

Music - Abba, The Hives, Opeth

Film - the director Ingmar Bergman (Seventh Seal)

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:00 am

How caan you guys Forget Belgium Choc Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:06 am

Lol Liam it was mentioned twice Smile But three times mention just shows how yummy it is!

OK, back to Sweden

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:20 am

Def the music. Some killer bands came out of Sweden. Arch Enemy, Unleashed, Tiamat, Amon Amarth to name a few. And Swedish meatballs, ya.

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:25 pm

Love the pic cheers

Sweden, there are many great things here but to mention just a few we have good food, lovely girls, great beer and booz.
We have many many talented actors/actresses and entertaining football in the summer and hockey in the winter with many talants even there. It will be fun to see all you have to add here about Sweden Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:01 pm

Nina Persson
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The Nobel Prize & the midnight sun.
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Saab + Volvo

Knäckerbröd

H&M

Eva Green (Swedish dad)

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:31 pm

Well, I live here and mostly the bad things comes to mind TBH. But enough of that now. :silent:

Athletes - Nicklas Lidström, Peter Forsberg, Ronnie Peterson

Actor - Peter Stormare

Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7aIF1oeKv8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eDkFlVSwnk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-SxR3g09qc
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Max Von Sydow





Greta Garbo





Britt Ekland

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:15 pm

I liked that Weeping Willows tune. Here is Opeth - Windowpane





http://youtu.be/-CvltVKjacw

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Love Opeth and Covenant. Seems like theres a ton of killer bands from there and Norway. Mainly the Black/Gothic/Industrial/Folk/Viking Metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:37 pm

Dad rallied various Saab 96s throughout southeast asia in the late 60s early 70s. 2 stroke, 3 cylinder under 1 liter engines- what were they thinking Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks everyone who contributed to the Sweden feature.




Time for our next stop around the world ...






and our next stop is ...





UNITED KINGDOM





Here are some cool UK things...


first up... Palitoy cheers




Some great bands past and present:
Radiohead, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Gorillaz, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Sex Pistols,
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kate Bush, The Beatles, The Stones, U2, Primal Scream


Film directors:
Danny Boyle, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott


Food:
I miss fish and chips so much :Drool:

Drink:
Guinness, Newcastle Brown ale, John Smiths, Yorkshire tea


TV:
BBC/David Attenborough wildlife shows. Ray Mears. Misfits. Life on Mars.

Doctor Who !! (my other collecting love next to Star Wars) dalek dalek












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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:22 pm

You've covered some great stuff there Paul!

I also like our Regional cheeses, real ales & the traditional Sunday roast. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:26 pm

Good stuff Steve, Red Leicester, Chedder, Wenslydale, Cheshire, Double Gloucester, yumm!

And I forgot about marmite too! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:34 pm

:Drool: Mmm...Marmite on toast. I think I'll go & make some! Have you tried Marmite Chedder?

We also have great countryside & Aston Martin cars!
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Didn't try Marmite chedder, sounds good. I did try Marmite chocolate! Was weird but very yummy! Talking of chocolate - Cadburys!
And two more cars - Lotus and the original Mini.

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Love these two guys. Bottom TV-series.


My all-time favorite band. Depeche Mode.


And Top Gear is the best car show on TV... in the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue May 01, 2012 9:31 am

Good call with Depeche Mode! Excellent band Cool

Here are a few more comedy greats before we move on to the next country,

Blackadder


Monty Python



Alan Partridge



The Young Ones



The Mighty Boosh

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue May 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Great call on the comedy series Paul, they're all absolute classics. My particular favourites are Black Adder, especially series II & the Young Ones episode 'Bambi'. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue May 01, 2012 6:05 pm

Benny Hill if you want to get into comedy and Monty Python.
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Tue May 01, 2012 6:36 pm

I gather Benny Hill was/is pretty popular in the states. Unfortunately in the UK his shows havn't been shown since he died 20 years ago. Aparantly they are not considered pc. Rolling Eyes
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