Correspondence is hard and fraught with potential mix-ups. Sometimes you thank the wrong great-aunt for those lovely crystal candlesticks. And sometimes you thank people for the expression of their sympathies on the death of the wrong queen. I'm a cotillion drop-out but I believe that's what they call a faux pas.
Gold medallist McKayla Maroney of the U.S. lands in her vault exercise during the apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Saturday Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JULY 21: Prince Philippe of Belgium and Princess Mathilde of Belgium are seen in front of the Cathedral of St Michael and Saint Gudula prior to the Abdication Of King Albert II Of Belgium, & Inauguration Of King Philippe on July 21, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty…
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JUNE 22: (L-R) Producer Jordan Kerner and Veronique Culliford, the daughter of The Smurfs creator, cartoonist Peyo, pose during a ceremony as part of a Global Smurfs Day celebration on June 22, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)
We get it, Belgium! You love chocolate more than anyone else; you win! God.
It turns out, great chocolatiers aren't banished to Belgium any longer, they're popping up all over! It's making chocolate more of an International game, and I do not hate the player and I do not hate the game. The more chocolate competition, the better for us all and our ever-growing sexxxy rear ends.
Brussels, a city known for its chocolates, mussels, frites, Jean-Claude Van Dammes, waffles and a diminutive statue engaged in a never-ending public pee-pee exhibition, has recently instituted a "no naughty words" policy that carries a fine of up to 250 euros for people who take their unwholesome grouchiness out into…
Belgian wheelchair sprinter Marieke Vervoort and dog Zenn arrive on Eurostar at St. Pancras Station, London, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (Photo by Mark Allan/AP Images for Eurostar)
The new breed of Olympic superhuman isn't a steroidal mutant from Sweden who can dead-lift a beluga whale, nor is it a cyclist who spends hours a day in the laundromat waiting for his blood to finish its spin cycle — it's a mother or, more specifically, a Belgian mother of two named Tia Hellebaut who claims that, at…
A Belgian senator is calling on the partners of government officials to quit having sex with them until they can compromise on a governing coalition. Another extremely serious protest idea: all Belgian men should grow beards.
BRUGGE, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 28: A tourist takes a photo of a sculpture during the Ice Sculpture Festival. More than 300,000 kilograms of ice are shipped in for sculptors to work on in the special tents.
Some Belgian lawyers allege that the "sensitive" metal detectors at one jail are just an excuse to get female visitors to take off their bras.
[Brussels, October 29. Image via Getty]