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My Dog the Recycling Dog: Black Labrador Retrieves Plastic Soup

When Covidiots trash Amsterdam Vondelpark, my dog is there for the cleanup. Meet Olive, the Black Labrador. She is never happier than when she's Retrieving. So I've trained her to fetch plastic garbage - especially floating plastic garbage in the water. Vondelpark is her favorite place to do it. And lately, there's no shortage of Plastic Soup. 

Greg Shapiro on NPO Op1: Commenting as Trump

At one point, Charles Groenhuijsen said "We asked ourselves at the production meeting - when the tide started to turn to Biden - 'What must Trump be thinking?' Luckily we have Greg Shapiro to tell us tonight." SO I commented as Trump. Watch the reactions of Charles, Carrie ten Napel, Laila Frank, Jeroen Pauw & Ali B.

GREG SHAPIRO: FATBOY FOR A DAY

I love Fatboy stuff! Did you know they're based in Den Bosch, Netherlands? I found out when I got the call: they needed a host for their annual retailer event - this time via Livestream.  Well, the show went great. And the livestream only froze up twice (!) 

GREEN CRED MAKES DUTCH RED IN THE FACE – my final column for HELLO ZUIDAS

There are so many Dutch achievements in the area of duurzaamheid that you’d expect Dutch folks to show more national pride. And yet - when it comes to national pride - the Netherlands has been described as ‘the least chauvinistic country in Europe.’ Maybe that’s partly why the ‘Netherlands Second’ video was such a hit here. Dutch mentality is like: “We don’t need to be first. …But we are definitely better than the rest.”

HAPPY SINTERKLAAS! NL: ‘DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!’

The following is an excerpt from Shapiro’s third book THE AMERICAN NETHERLANDER: 25 Years of Expat Tales, available internationally. HAPPY SINTERKLAAS! NL: ‘DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!’ Dutch culture is famous for its pragmatic solutions to thorny social problems. …And then there’s Zwarte Piet....

Greg Shapiro presents HOW NOT TO ZOOM

A couple weeks ago, I got a phone call: “Could you do 10 minutes of comedy for our weekly video conference, about video conferencing?” I said YES. And it was such a hit, I’ve now developed a 10-minute package I call HOW NOT TO ZOOM.
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