What country is Brussels in? You’re wrong - the answer is Belgium. That’s the place where I grew up and became the wunderkind I am today. Or sort of. I’ve spent a lot of time kicking it in the USA. I hope America has influenced me in some of the right ways and not all the wrong ways. Still don’t wear baggy jeans. Still don’t listen to country western. Don’t go knocking on people’s doors telling them that Jesus loves them. But I do smoke Marlboro 27’s, go rock climbing every weekend (no rocks in Belgium), and eat mad hamburgers. I also sequence DNA in a laboratory at MIT.
Anyway, it’s a pleasure appearing here in the inaugural edition of !nstant. Not a big fan of my profile pic, but as long as my GF doesn’t find out about it I should be ok. And in closing I will say: America, stop wearing baggy jeans. Stop wearing cargo pants. Stop wearing pants with inseams two inches too long. We don’t do that in Belgium, but more importantly, you won’t do justice to an !nstant t-shirt.