Week 41 2017 ThijsWhoa (Thijs)

  1. Hopefully you have enjoyed yourselves as well. Looking at the stats tells me you have.
  2. Well, I guess this is goodbye. I have had a great week being a Netherlander. Y'all are a great bunch.
  3. Supposedly this was made in MS Paint. I am astounded. Check out more work from this artist here:…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/919608255936163840 
  4. @kitten_keyboard No worries, you'll only have to put up with me for a couple of hours.
  5. RT @klaasm67: On this day in 1917 Dutch spy Mata Hari was executed in France. All pictures of her execution are fake. No photographs were m…
  6. And, yes, that is a painting of my dog in the background. No shame. https://t.co/VOzHqiUuu7
    And, yes, that is a painting of my dog in the background. No shame. pic.twitter.com/VOzHqiUuu7
  7. I am on my third coffee of the day so far and I still feel like this. https://t.co/Gffje6nYgt
    I am on my third coffee of the day so far and I still feel like this. pic.twitter.com/Gffje6nYgt
  8. @haayman @Alexander_Venom Oh wait, you dodged a bullet. The tweet before this one is a lie.
  9. @AhmarSaeed1 You have a very funny bio. Good luck with your studying!
  10. @Alexander_Venom Yeah, good point. While on holiday last month I put it inside and locked it too.
  11. @MartinFitz But still. There are two members of the military police two yards from where it is standing.
  12. @trollnystan That's true. I learned it by not doing it. I loved that bike, damnit.
  13. Why he locks it while it is guarded, is beyond me. We're strange people.
  14. This is our current and future Prime-Minister, locking his bike before consulting with the King about the new Cabin…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/919316086805450752 
  15. @Denemyo Akitas are so cool. The friends I visited also have a shiba inu. It's her mini-twin.
  16. @StephenEamonn It looks good and the added shopping / restaurant arcade is great.
  17. The bus station next to Amsterdam Central Station has the best view. https://t.co/7pxyYQUkPQ
    The bus station next to Amsterdam Central Station has the best view. pic.twitter.com/7pxyYQUkPQ
  18. @Denemyo I find myself playing this whenever I am sat next to a window with #gvbeestje.
  19. I might be mistaken - I'm not really big on sports -, but I haven't seen Dutch sports people do this.
  20. The players of German football team Hertha BSC showed solidarity with their American colleagues today. #TakeaKnee  https://twitter.com/HerthaBSC/status/919194411954769926 
  21. @sofiaghannam So yeah, lots of people from Morocco, Turkey and the former Dutch colonies.
  22. @sofiaghannam I live outside the Amsterdam beltway, where you'll find (mostly) lower income households that usually…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/919191366122508288 
  23. @JannetHarthoorn Ik doe dat ook als gekleurde icoontjes gebruik. Ik sta hier helemaal achter.
  24. This is such a great video: a hiphophead listens to Rage Against The Machine for the first time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3MaBTVmcsE&feature=youtu.be 
  25. @simongerman600 @Marijn9 Do check out the link! There are nine, more detailed maps in there.
  26. @Mlunenborg Try out KWLP is you haven't. It does about everything Zooper can do. There is a free version.
  27. Today's a momentous day in aviation history. On Oct. 14 1947 @GenChuckYeager was the first person ever to break the…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/919143302804451330 
  28. I made the top bar in Kustom Live Wall Paper and the icons are TwoPixel Light. The 'wallpaper' is simply a slab of pure black.
  29. Since y'all are so interactive, let's do another one. Show me your telephone desktop. This is mine: https://t.co/UIVMdDe4Ej
    Since y'all are so interactive, let's do another one. Show me your telephone desktop. This is mine: pic.twitter.com/UIVMdDe4Ej
  30. @MariusHollenga Reading the right books. I've only read his concise history. I really have to check out the unabridged trilogy one day.
  31. @afgijselijk Ik had deze tweet wel nodig om te zien waar ik naar keek.
  32. Great mentions. A study into (mostly Dutch) interior design, people traveling and at least one unsuspecting person having the munchies.
  33. @Mevrouw_Maas Dankjewel. Het interieur is in de vaardige handen van mijn vrouw.
  34. Let's have some fun. Send me pics of what you currently see. This is me. https://t.co/GGcfXSn4zs
    Let's have some fun. Send me pics of what you currently see. This is me. pic.twitter.com/GGcfXSn4zs
  35. That cliché about the Netherlands being all water? It is true. Check out these awesome maps of water in our country…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/918874859433873409 
  36. I just had to explain to a young colleague what sputnik was and who Yves Saint Laurent was. Now I feel ancient.
  37. @RonSmallenburg @Espen_vdH Misschien zijn we iets gedaald door de manier waarop met wob-verzoeken wordt omgegaan?
  38. @flaneurie Loved it. It is almost a quiet little town compared to the megacities further north.
  39. I made a little Twitter thread when we were there. It's in Dutch, but the pics speak for themselves.  https://twitter.com/ThijsWhoa/status/910000522333007872 
  40. Huis ten Bosch is a Dutch themed amusement park. It was surreal to see all those familiar sights a couple of thousand miles from home.
  41. My wife and I made this when we were in Japan last month. I love it so much that I made it my pinned tweet.  https://twitter.com/ThijsWhoa/status/912579124136484864 
  42. @MargreetdeHeer Which is a great idea in my opinion. Cartoons can be as literary as novels or poems. Hopefully her plan gains traction.
  43. @MargreetdeHeer Margreet has an interesting idea: she is suggesting that cartoons should be read in school, besides 'regular' novels.
  44. Yesterday, @MargreetdeHeer was crowned the first ever Comic Artist Laureate of The Netherlands. Congratulations!
  45. @TheTinyHooker And you should absolutely visit an Indonesian restaurant while you're here. It is soooo good.
  46. I love reddit. A repost today of a fluffy 'cow' on /r/oddlysatisfying leads to an adorable 4 year old source.…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/918609013595627520 
  47. @Janske1 @marybindc Yes, that is the reason. But media don't do this because they have to, but because they chose to.
  48. @marybindc Yes, it is. It isn't compulsory - media can give a suspect's full name if they want to -, but everyone does it that way.
  49. Sad Dutch news: a young woman who had been missing for the last two weeks, has been found dead. #AnneFaber
  50. Plus they are essential in the Dutch struggle with the sea. They function as a sort of breakwater for a big part of our coast.
  51. The 'Wadden'-islands are gorgeous by the way, during every season of the year. They are a bit hard to reach but it's worth the effort.
  52. RT @urbenferwerda: This housing building’s concept, found in #Curitiba and designed by Jaime Lerner reminded me of this Dutch example.. ht…
  53. Great thread by Dutch forest ranger Tim: what happens in the woods after dark. Spoiler: mischief, lots of mischief.  https://twitter.com/BoswachterTim/status/918388752275464192 
  54. @ParaQuantum It probably also has something to do with the fact that South Africa has also been a Dutch colony.
  55. @RafizalMUFC @JScheurbuijck No, you'd have to visit a proper Indonesian restaurant for that.
  56. The reason I made this thread is Twitter-account: @JScheurbuijck. Joachim makes pics of 'Chin.-Ind. restaurants'.
  57. (I positievly LOVE spicy food by the way. The more peppers the better)
  58. Like the Chinese dishes on the menu they are quite bland and not very exciting. Some Dutch like spicy, but certainly not all.
  59. So you'll find dishes like sateh or babi pangang, which only have a fleeting resemblance to their Indonesian counterparts.
  60. The dishes are heavy influenced by the Indonesian kitchen. As you might know, Indonesia was a Dutch colony.
  61. These aren't Chinese restaurants like the ones you'd find in Chinatowns all over the world. All the dishes are tailored to Dutch taste.
  62. Time to educate y'all on one of an interesting parts of Dutch culinary culture: the 'Chinese-Indonesian restaurant'. Unique in the world.
  63. @LeremV In het Engels is PM 'Prime Minister' en MP 'member of parliament'. Ik moet het wel begrijpelijk houden voor de Engelse lezertjes.
  64. @avermeule You're from the US, right? I think we'll pass for now....
  65. This exchange just happened in our parliament. Can we have new politicians? These are malfunctioning.
  66. Prime minister: "Wilders is like a woman who makes herself unattractive." Wilders: "We don't even know if the PM's ever been with a woman!"
  67. Do visit the Teylers Museum when you are in Haarlem. The place itself is historic and the collection is fascinating.  https://twitter.com/TEYLERS/status/918056295189700609 
  68. And @showthread corrected me: the dog was thrown in the air, not away. That is still pretty weird though.
  69. This is without a doubt the weirdest Dutch headline today: man covers woman in dog poo after throwing away chihuahu…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/918120207268401153 
  70. Just bought tickets for @dejeugd's new tour. Check them out, they're awesome (even if you don't speak Dutch).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPU5pALk23E 
  71. My guess is that Van der Laan would have wanted it. This is him hoisting the rainbow flag. https://t.co/0tJCtlOW2X
    My guess is that Van der Laan would have wanted it. This is him hoisting the rainbow flag. pic.twitter.com/0tJCtlOW2X
  72. Others though note that #ComingOutDay isn't a holiday. It is about acceptance and visibility. That is also my opinion by the way.
  73. Some people are saying Amsterdam is right by doing this. It is simply protocol.
  74. Interesting discussion on Dutch Twitter today. It is #comingoutday, but Amsterdam won't fly the rainbow flag because it's deceased mayor.
  75. Just read in the reddit comments that this is 'a repost from a repost from 2014'. Sorry.
  76. This young elephant was taken on a tour around its zoo. Looks like she really enjoyed meeting the sea lions.…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917884532262604801 
  77. @liket0ysoldiers Dit was om half elf vanavond. Hij zat dichtbij de lantaarnpaal.
  78. There was a mishap with the nose wheel, probably caused during a water landing earlier that day. She'll make a full…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917861616384905216 
  79. The Catalina had a little mishap earlier this year. Luckily she was piloted by someone with the right stuff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETqCljptqYU&feature=youtu.be&t=37s 
  80. Amphibian planes are the best planes. My dad helped restoring this beauty, the PH-PBY. Shameless plug:…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917859802654625792 
  81. I'm in the mood for some #avgeek tweets. Check out this interesting mini-thread about a Dutch aviation rogue.  https://twitter.com/stafpilot/status/917511329841405952 
  82. .@ArjenRobben has ended his international career after having played 14 years for the national football team.  https://twitter.com/NOSsport/status/917854406405697536 
  83. @MilouskaMeulens @ThijsWhoa Deze account heeft elke week een nieuwe twitteraar. En deze week mag ik ons land vertegenwoordigen.
  84. @MilouskaMeulens Hugs. And I still think you are a wonderful person, so there.
  85. I always enjoy seeing 'wildlife' in the middle of the city. Impressive how this little dude clearly is able to evade the cats around here.
  86. @Elmeraculous @sweden I have asked them to be gentle, and that is always a good idea when sucking balls.
  87. @tech05050 The Danes are slightly smaller than us Dutch. But just a tad.
  88. I really should spell check before I tweet.... Give us an edit button, @Twitter!
  89. When infographs cock up. The Dutch are pretty big, but not 'three times a big as a Filipino' big. https://t.co/FJM5oNELJb
    When infographs cock up. The Dutch are pretty big, but not 'three times a big as a Filipino' big. pic.twitter.com/FJM5oNELJb
  90. @vaneikenhorst Ja, en nu snap ik ook waarom ik zo veel nog niet had geliked, want ik zat op deze account ipv mijn eigen.
  91. Eberhard van der Laan passed away last week. Lung cancer. Cancer is an asshole.
  92. It is impressive to see many Amsterdammers flying the flag half mast or adding a black ribbon like this one to hono…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917697733233922048 
  93. @stafpilot @hab3045 Dat is toch wel het beste kenteken uit de Nederlandse luchtvaartgeschiedenis.
  94. 57% Dutch, 41% non-Dutch and little over 5% of all followers have voted. Exercise your democratic rights and vote!!  https://twitter.com/Netherlanders/status/917378716036034565 
  95. @batu_bey And thanks. I had an idea that she was being ironic and only native speakers can spot that.
  96. Any Turkish speakers out there who can translate this? Google isn't very helpful. https://t.co/Nk0ApjhNSC
    Any Turkish speakers out there who can translate this? Google isn't very helpful. pic.twitter.com/Nk0ApjhNSC
  97. I don't know the first thing about humpbacks, but that looks like a happy whale right there.
  98. This is my favorite kind of news: a humpback whale was spotted near Rotterdam harbor last weekend.…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917474470461411328 
  99. @n_azreen It is probably the best Dutch holiday together with Sint Pannenkoek.
  100. @hab3045 She reminds me of my favorite grandma, so definitely 'best'.
  101. @verwarigheid Dan ben je sowieso Nederlands, naast de andere nationaliteit die je hebt. Wel 'Dutch' dus.
  102. I am a pretty social person on Twitter, but in real life I'd definitely be this Spanish woman.  https://twitter.com/JMMY_TW_WTCHS/status/917435307208970241 
  103. @haayman @musicbaker I know. It is such bs that Twitter won't open up its api for developers.
  104. @LizHolcomb That is probably the best description of kroketten I have ever seen.
  105. Still pondering what to eat tonight? How about a kroket? Today is National Krokettenday after all! Recipe:  http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/dutch-kroketten-croquettes-125417 
  106. @ScotInDortmund Don't forget to celebrate National Krokettendag today then!
  107. @musicbaker It is a poll. So you can either click 'yes' or 'no'. And of course everybody is welcome to follow this account.
  108. I am curious about the demography of the followers of this account. So simple question: are you Dutch?
  109. @msteeman Misschien moet elk kabinet vanaf nu die er gewoon in houden.
  110. Dutch cabinets love their mottos. Somehow they think it is important. Nobody outside of The Hague really cares though.
  111. After seven (!) months of negotiating the Netherlands will finally have a government again. Its motto will be: Trust in the future.
  112. @smiffy This referendum is about the rights of regular Dutchers who probably don't even know what 'VPN' means.
  113. @smiffy That's the thing: people who don't want to be eavesdropped on will find ways to circumvent the law.
  114. @fraserYT We are quite aware. Check out what happened after the referendums about Ukraine and the European constitution.
  115. @LarssssBe Thanks, I didn't know! Weird to see a G.1 with Swedish markings.
  116. If you are Dutch and haven't applied for this referendum yet, I urge you to do so.  https://teken.sleepwet.nl/ 
  117. The referendum won't be binding, but if a majority votes 'no' it'll at least give the government a clear signal.
  118. This is a law that would allow the Dutch government to tap into every Dutchman's internet. Even if they're not a suspect in a criminal case.
  119. Just found out there is some good Dutch news in the making: it seems like we'll be getting a referendum about the Sleepwet.
  120. Which isn't a bad idea, so here is the pic of the Fokker G.1, probably the most beautiful dutch plane ever built. https://t.co/7Viet45npj
    Which isn't a bad idea, so here is the pic of the Fokker G.1, probably the most beautiful dutch plane ever built. pic.twitter.com/7Viet45npj
  121. Another big hobby of mine is aviation, so a couple of my regular followers are expecting lots of #avgeek tweets on this account.
  122. @Hannah_ver_S @MENEERDEGREEF @ThijsWhoa Ik heb besloten om geen discussies aan te gaan deze week, dus dit onderwerp blijft onbesproken.
  123. Jurryt is right: one show earlier Phil Bloom 'wore' flowers. Do check out the link for more pics.  https://twitter.com/jRRT/status/917317047612305408 
  124. @AndSimonSaid Geef toe: wist jij dat dat vandaag was? Ik niet namelijk.
  125. I can't seem to find any footage on YouTube (prudes!), but luckily enough we still have pictures. https://t.co/WxqpdPZbwV
    I can't seem to find any footage on YouTube (prudes!), but luckily enough we still have pictures. pic.twitter.com/WxqpdPZbwV
  126. Today 50 years ago nudity was first seen on Dutch tv. Phil Bloom caused an international scandal when she featured naked in Hoepla.
  127. One of my hobbies is history and today is a very special day in Dutch history. It is so special most dutchies probably don't know about it.
  128. @ThijsWhoa I won't bother you with Ted too much, but if you'd like to see more of him, check his Insta.  https://www.instagram.com/buldogted/ 
  129. @ThijsWhoa This is my dog by the way. His name his Ted. He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but we love him…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/917311540994428928 
  130. @haayman @JustJimWillDo @ThijsWhoa I've got it figured out, but I'll stay on web this week. Thanks anyway.
  131. @Twooshorten @ThijsWhoa @G2Thijs Thank you! I have only dabbled a little bit in Hearthstone, so @G2Thijs would probably kick my ass.
  132. @JustJimWillDo @ThijsWhoa Cheers, but it won't let me manage an account before I have added it.
  133. @muteboy @ThijsWhoa Hello Dubai! May we have your points please? Oh wait, that's Eurovision.
  134. @ThijsWhoa And I'll start off with a practical question for y'all: how do you add a third account to Tweetdeck?
  135. @ThijsWhoa I am 44 years old, I am a journo and I live in Amsterdam with my wife, dog and three cats.
  136. Hi. My name is @ThijsWhoa and I'll be your resident Netherlander this week.