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Football in Rembrandtplein

It always bugs me when I go to places outside of the US, and the US influence is so strong that I can’t see the local flavor. It’s a great pleasure here that there are hardly any McDonalds, and the American stores are, by far, in the minority.

So I was sitting in Rembrandtplein having dinner, and looked across the square to see, concealed behind the trees, a billboard-sized TV screen, showing American Football, inspiring this:

Football in Rembrandtplein
28 April 2007

The screen is
hidden by the trees.
As, of course, it should be.
The view, so far,
unspoiled by
American incursions
except by suggestion.
The branches interlace to conceal
the quarterback
scratching his crotch.