Staff from the Belgian public sector’s agency “PEPO” attended a Belgian science lecture by a Norwegian scientist last week as part of a joint project between Belgium and Norway. But the lecture attracted some curious spectators.
Social media users quickly spotted a sudden electricity shortage, due to the Dutch being unable to find a car to drive from Hasselt to Aeadorf.
“As we near the Great Wall of Belgium, Dutch citizens fall soill with the lighting failure of their camp [sic],” one Twitter user observed.
Who needs to take eight hours to drive from Aeadorf to Hasselt, even if you know how to get there?
“, just heard the panellists disappeared while giving a lecture and everyone rushed to charge their watches,” remarked another.
This did not go unnoticed on social media, with users going on to deride Belgium’s notoriously inefficient electricity production and distribution.
“It is more embarrassing than educational,” one student reflected.
One person joked that their battery was draining so fast they “only had a little time left to get in line for Dominique Strauss-Kahn.”
Another mocked Belgium’s energy-inefficient capacity of 20 zwatts per person. “But we are not quiet citizens of the world,” they chipped in.
The satirical antics of Belgians reminded me of an article I read last summer. The article came to my attention when I went to see the movie “Wonder Woman.”
The director, Patty Jenkins, was a long-time collaborator of the late Chris Nolan, who she worked with on “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Ms. Jenkins’ next film – the action adventure “Wonder Woman 1984” – which is scheduled for release in 2019, in which I saw her – promises a “bold, subversive, world-of-the-future take on the superhero mythos.”