Monday, April 16, 2007


Dutch television really isn’t the best. Yes, I know that Endemol (inventors of Big Brother) is Dutch but doesn’t that say it all?

Pin-ta-nel (*).

It’s all panel discussions, game shows, dire pop music (you really have to see and hear it to believe it!) and ads.


Not only do the ads go on and on and on, but many of them are way too long. Some of the funny ads are no longer funny by the time they end several long minutes later.


British 'yoof' television is bad enough with its weird camera angles and 'yoof' slang – watch Channel 4 over the weekend and the British version of MTV and you’ll know what I mean. The Dutch variety is worse. Pin-ta-nel. It follows a similar format but seems more dependent on overly enthusiastic voices and sentences ending with forced shouts. Pin-ta-nel. You should see the ringtone ads. Pin-ta-nel. Awful. Fucking awful, I tell you! Pin-ta-nel. Pin-ta-nel. Late at night, it’s all bare boobs and pouts luring you to ring premium rate numbers and visit sex sites. Surely no one falls for that stuff?

Pin-ta-nel, pin-ta-nel, pin-ta-nel!! It’s driving me mad!

(*) Dutch web domain (.nl) as said in Dutch: punt (fullstop) en el. Talking of web domains, why is it they some countries don’t have the ‘co’ in their web domains? Instead of dot-co-en-el, here it's dot-en-el. Not that the constant repetition of punt-co-en-el would sound any better, mind you.


Anonymous kyknoord said...

It's always the little things that drive you over the edge.

1:27 pm  
Blogger rhino75 said...

We don't have "co" in France either; we're "point fr" (pron: pwanefair) - we also say "trois double v" for www - very annoying!

10:01 pm  
Blogger Uroskin said...

There is no reason for having .co. in your domain names. Only English speaking countries have those anyway (and those that like to call themselves English speaking). It just clogs up everything and should be abolished. Short, sharp, to the point.

3:40 am  
Blogger angel said...

you were simply determined to get that stuck in my head weren't you!

1:18 pm  

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