July 7, 2010

Everything is Orange

The Dutch have made it to the finals of the World Cup and OH MY what a PARTY. Everything is Orange and folks done lost their minds. Why Orange since the Dutch flag is Red, White and Blue?

Oranje (Orange) is the color of the Dutch Royal Family. The lineage of the current dynasty -- the House of Oranje-Nassau -- dates back to Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). But while the color orange has royal roots in the Netherlands, today it symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch.

The final is Sunday which will be played against either Spain or..... Germany. Whoaaaaaa. (The Dutch have just a teeny tiny little bit of animosity towards the Germans. You see, they beat them in the final in '74 and there's the..., uh, war. Oh damn, did i mention the war?) Anyway, it's just a game right? Oh my.

On the lighter side, here's a fun musical twist, The Dutch National Anthem. Grab your orange ukulele and play along!

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe from Asteroids on Vimeo.


woodcutter said...

My condolences... it is still the "beutiful game" The best line I heard the announcer say was "if jesus scores, it will be a goal of biblical proportion!" ha ha !

Shelley Rickey said...

Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Yes, I thought it was kind of unfair that they had Jesus on their side. : )