The Belgians are strange folk.
It’s the constant rain, the endless low grey clouds, the flat roads, the hard falls on the cobblestones. Too many frites, too many tulips, who can explain? Bike racing is part of the national character but so is throwing thousands of bikes into the canals.
This is all psycho-social reference for the bizarre video we stumbled into at the comments section of an Inner Ring post. This being April Fools Day, we almost assumed it was a joke.
A video of Belgian great Johan Museeuw in a church with a bald Nosferatu-looking character. The former winner of Paris-Roubaix and Flanders tells the freak devil that climbing De Muur in Flanders is like an orgasm. The whole thing has a kooky Woody Allen meets grim reaper vibe.
In any case, this means that Johan is really into pain when it comes to sex, a bdsm aficionado. Or he thought the devil said the word “demure,” not De Muur and was making a philosophical comment about gentle sex. Confusing, right?
Well, that’s a show stopper for us. Don’t know whether to applaud the fascinating analogy or shake our heads in bewilderment — too many crashes, the gangrene, the old mullet haircut — what could explain such nonsense?
This is for you, brave viewer, to examine and explain. In fact, we think it is a joke but it’s a damn fine joke.