Dutch Watch: The Best Use of Flash Animation I've Ever Seen

I haven't done an installment of "Dutch Watch" in a while, but luckily I have readers who occasionally remind me why the Dutch are still the chosen people:

Thought you'd appreciate this [website].... You can't order anything and it's in Dutch, but just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens. Turn on the audio—there is a tune.

The items are self-explanatory, and the identifying names below them are informative, such as "loep" for "magnifying glass" and "neitmachine" for "stapler." It was particularly helpful for me to learn that the Dutch word for a "ghettoblaster" is—natch—"ghettoblaster."

Go to this website now, wait patiently for it to load, and prepare to be amazed:


[Thanks to Lucy for sending me this.]


  1. Hilarious. Ghettoblaster, I guess they didn't get the memo that we don't use that word anymore.

  2. Omg! I think I had forgotten about that word, 'ghettoblaster.'