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He spells is with two "B's", but then he's from Holland. He's the rebbel with a cause and he's in the mansion. Won't you shout out a congo rats for the Dutchman?

Asked by zen_ (6245points) August 27th, 2010

He’s funny, smart and you’ve given him 10K lurve to show it.

I personally think he’s a great guy who loves football, and roots for the team that will win next time.

He’s the Rebbel with a cause; his cause is fluther.

Congratulation Jelly: my brother from another fluther.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Congrats. And congrats (for the second B). Great job making it to 10K.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Congratulations! Here’s a tune for you

mrentropy's avatar

Congratulations on your new appointment!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oh crap we jumped the gun!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Is this where we cry, “More, more, more”?

Congrats for 10K, @rebbel!

bob_'s avatar

Well done!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Good on ya! Congrats!

ETpro's avatar

Way to go @rebbel and welcome to the mansion. I hope your cactus plants will like their new, sunny window. With that hair blowing, it took me ages to even realize your avatar was a self portrait and not a silhouette of one of your cacti

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Wow, this Dutchman is truly flying to new heights! Oh, Rebbel, rebbel, how wonderful! Congratulations!

Randy's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities I LOVE the Seu Jorge version of that song.

Even though it’s a little preemptive, congrats, @rebbel!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Of course, congratulations!

zen_'s avatar

I just had to host my buddy’s party – even though I don’t like them at all. But I gotta go for the weekend – and I would’ve missed it completely. Maybe those who aren’t maxed out on the rebbel could tip him over with some GQ and GA’s? He only needs another 30 or so. Thanks!


Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Nice job then, zen. More congrats for rebbel!

Seaofclouds's avatar


LuckyGuy's avatar

Well, It’s a little early but no one wants to show up late for their party. Here’s the background music.

chyna's avatar

Yea!! Rebbel!!
Congrats. You are one awesome dude that I’m glad to have made your acquaintance.
Party starts at 5 p.m. Casual attire or toga’s accepted. Just bring yourself.

filmfann's avatar

Rebbel Rebbel! Congrats Well Done and WTG!!!!

tinyfaery's avatar

Woo hoo! Congrats.

cookieman's avatar

Congrats Mr. Rebbel. Nice job.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Congratulations on 10K! Outstanding!!

Trillian's avatar

Awesome! I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve arranged to have David Bowie sing at the party. Congratulations!

OreetCocker's avatar

Woooooohoooooo! Just over at 10002! Great job @rebbel! Congrats congrats :-)

Cruiser's avatar

Cool dude in a 10 grand mood! Nice work!

erichw1504's avatar

Rebel Rebel, you’ve torn your dress
Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess
Rebel Rebel, how could they know?
Hot tramp, I love you so!

Congrats! Keep on lurvin’!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Congratulations!! :)

AstroChuck's avatar

Gefeliciteerd! 10K is een geweldige prestatie! Pannenkoeken worden geserveerd in de green room, gevolgd door Mai Tais op de veranda.

marinelife's avatar

Dearest rebbel! You know that you are one of my favorite Flutherers. If I wasn’t married . . .

I love your wit and wisdom and humor.


KTWBE's avatar

Dear Jellies, I love that we are so congratulatory!! Way to go Dutchman, and way to go Flutherbees for being so wonderful!

shego's avatar

Congrats @rebbel High five for 10k. Way to go.

janbb's avatar

Here’s one of my very favorite songs for you. Appropriate, because you’re one of my favorite Ductchmen; right up there with Rembrandt and Van Gogh (and so much better because you are alive.)

You are a truly delightful addition ot the collective; generous, genuine and sweet.

Mazel tov, @rebbel!

janbb's avatar

Sorry about the typos – “Dutchman” and “to”

rebbel's avatar

The power of ‘virtual’ friends…... would you believe that i actually (sorry, @actuallery, in all actuality) that i actually blushed a bit….?
Man, this feels mighty fantastic, let me tell you that.
Thank you, thank you all so much!
Thank you @zenele (@zen_) and @Adirondackwannabe for throwing me the party!
Here, have something: For zen and for Adi.
Thank you @lucillelucillelucille the funniest woman around Fluther, i believe. For you.
Thanks to @lucillelucillelucille, @jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, @worriedguy, @erichw1504 and @janbb for your sweet gifts!!
Have some in return: lucille, jeff, worried, erichw, janbb
Great feat, @AstroChuck, the Dutch words! Have a Dutch song…!
@Trillian, thank you much! I have a Bowie for you from when he visited a Dutch pop show, way back in the 70’s about.
Two females of the opposite sex that helped me out here and made and make me feel welcome and are, well….just sweet hearts: @chyna, i hope you like this?! and @marinelife, this one is for you.
You know some of you do, i think that i have ADD, so bear with me a moment…
My concentration is decreasing with big steps, so that is it for now.
Will throw some more music at ya, after my meal and my power nap.

Hardstikke bedankt allemaal, jullie zijn vreselijk lief voor me geweest! Ask @Astrochuck for translation :-)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@rebbel Now there’s a band I haven’t heard in a good while. Thanks!

janbb's avatar

I think @rebbel has just taken 10K parties to a whole new lebbel – err, level!

liminal's avatar

I adore being at this well deserved party. You are one of the sweetest jellies here! Congrats!!

erichw1504's avatar

@rebbel Wow, now that there sir is a classic! Thank you.

rebbel's avatar

Allow me to give you some more small gifts, as a thank you for all your sweet wishes.
April, Neffie, Cruiser, shego, Oreet, KTWBE, stranger, cprevite, mrentropy, bob_, Jillie, liminal, ETpro, Simone, Seaofclouds, tiny, filmfann, and Randy, thank you!
Much appreciated, really.

The songs are all by Dutch bands and singers except for Van Halen, they were only half Dutch mostly from the seventies and the eighties.
I hope you like(d) them!

shego's avatar

@rebbel you shouldn’t have, how did you know? :)
Brings back memories of rockin’ out with my mom. Thanks :)
You have truly made my day.
Enjoy the mansion, and have some drinks.

syz's avatar

Wow! Congratulations!

KatawaGrey's avatar

Congratulations @rebbel!

Likeradar's avatar


lillycoyote's avatar

Congratulations rebbel. I’m right behind you. :-)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Anyone want to host @lillycoyote‘s party PM me.

mangeons's avatar

Congrats, @rebbel! There’s no way the occupants of the mansion will rebbel against you! :P

Congrats on reaching 10k! (:

erichw1504's avatar

@lillycoyote, @Adirondackwannabe Whoa! Just one more lurve point to go!

lillycoyote's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Current status. 9999 and holding LOL.

rebbel's avatar

I have a few more nice songs, especially picked for syz, Katawa, Likeradar, lilly, and mangeons.
Thank you guys and dolls!
It is really special :-)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Not any more lily :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lillycoyote Do you have someone you’d like to host?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@rebbel Truly awesome job on the thank you’s. That’s going to tough to match for anyone. :)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@rebbel : To say congratulations here in the islands, we say, “Ho’omaikai!” Great job!

rebbel's avatar

Why, thank you @Adirondackwannabe.

Mahalo nui loa, @hawaii_jake!

wilma's avatar

You are truly one of my most loved flutherers!
“He’s not just one of the crowd”
“He is always good to me, always treats me tenderly”
I love our rebbel!
and this one’s for him!

janbb's avatar

Let’s all sing it:

He’s a rebel and he never does just what he’s told….”

erichw1504's avatar

This one’s for you.

rebbel's avatar

What a sweet words, i feel truly flattered.
Have! a lame Dutch (sung) song and a nice one!

Thanks for the flag, @erichw1504 and the babes!

MissAnthrope's avatar

Congrats, rebbel!

Holland rules!

Kayak8's avatar

Hartige Gelukwens Rebbel!

rebbel's avatar

Yah, maybe @MissAnthrope, but they did not so the 11th of July….;-)
Thank you!

ありがとうございます。@Kayak8 Kayak

le_inferno's avatar

Way to go @rebbel! A great achievement for a great man!

sakura's avatar

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS lurvin the fact that u personally thank people :-) hope ypu are enjoying the mansion sorry i am late summer hols and all that!

rebbel's avatar

For you i make an exception, where it concerns the Dutch songs, @le_inferno.
Have a theme song of a cop show in which your residence starred in.
And my thanks to you!

Thank you, @sakura, for your good wishes!
Here’s Lois Lane for you.

sakura's avatar

Mmm what made u think of that song? I’ve always fancied being lois lane just need a superman :-)

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Congratulations @rebbel!! Enjoy the mansion!

rebbel's avatar

Thanks, @FireMadeFlesh! Enjoy your little gift!!

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Congrats, you! Thanks for the present, I love it!

Arp's avatar

STOP IDLING!! I seriously used to think you were a bot :3

Also, I really need to catch up! I joined this site a while ago (January!), and I still have just passed the ¼th mark :\

zen_'s avatar

Okay – it’s 6 a.m. (real time) and my date is over and was great – thanks for asking. You guys have left this party a mess and I need to clean up, so: late well-wishers, grab a mop and broom over there >>> you can still say congratulations (be creative, sheesh) but pick up some bottles, dammit.

Hey, hey – you over there – no smoking weed in fluther – so what if Rebbel’s Dutch that’s no excuse it’s still illegal in some places…


ETpro's avatar

@rebbel It’s your party and you’re handing out all the gifts. I must rebbel and give you something in return. Here’s something for a very special cactus lover.

lillycoyote's avatar

@zen_Good morning, dear. I really was hoping that you would be the one to escort me to my debutante ball, but you slept through it, that’s o.k. though. This is @rebbel‘s party and I’m not going to ruin it with my pouting and kvetching.

zen_'s avatar

^ Need coffee. Happy 10k dear.

Haleth's avatar

I’m late! >:( You have a gift for quippy one-liners and clever jokes. I think I maxed out on lurve for you early on because of stuff you wrote that was off-topic but totally hilarious. Congratulations, keep it up!

augustlan's avatar

Oh, man. I’m so late!
Congrats, Rebbel! It’s been great getting to know you. :)

jazmina88's avatar

Rebbel rebbel bo devil

congrats, my jelly!!!

AmWiser's avatar

Wooo! swam over as fast as I heard the news. Sorry I’m late…but I brought my sincerest C O N G R A T U L A T I ON S!!!

markyy's avatar

Congratulations, and thanks for helping me achieve my goal of being the last Dutchman to reach 10k :p I had no idea there were that many Dutch songs to be proud of either :)

janbb's avatar

Speaking of Dutchmen, has anyone seen my friend Fyrius recently?

rebbel's avatar

It is after party time…, welcome and thank you to all who have come after the major event!
@Arp, last week i spoke for at least ten minutes, really i did :-)
Have a song by some Dutch bots!
@ETpro, thanks for that clip, good choice, i love Torrini! and to be honest i have only one cactus, and it moved with me the last twenty years about, and is dead for the last nineteen about…
@Haleth, dankje, dankje, for your kind words, that truly made my morning shine!
Especially for you, Haleth.
Doctor B. for @Doctor_D, thank you too!
I hope i can pleasure you with this, @jazmina88?! Thanks!
A Dutch power girl as a gift to you, @AmWiser, enjoy it!
Graag gedaan, @markyy, but i am sure that we’ll have a party in your honour too somewhere in 2012, if the world hasn’t gone by then :-) ~
Thank you for making me feel welcome and helping me understand how Fluther works!!
Have an example then of some music that we are not necessarily so proud of… and well, one to be proud of too!

I sincerely hope i didn’t forget someone…, if so, i say thank you to you too, and offer you this song!

rebbel's avatar

Isn’t that almost always the case?
That we (me) forget the most important person in one’s life…, our mothers!
(One of) Fluther’s mothers, @augustlan of course.
Thank you, thank you, for your care and your sweet words and kind PM’s!!
Voor Haar (“For Her”) you are the second person i gifted with this one, i hope you don’t mind, but it fits you well!

Jude's avatar

Yay! Happy, happy! Joy, joy!!!

Congrats, you crazy Dutchman. I checked out earlier in the week, but, left the fridge stocked with some lager and left the toilet seat up for you!!! Enjoy, my friend!!

rebbel's avatar

I am one of the minority who is peeing while seated, but thanks anyway :-)
Thank you @jjmah!
Sixteen year old girl is for you. Enjoy!

whatthefluther's avatar

Sincerest apologies for my tardiness, but I could not miss this one….everyone knows I love music questions. Oops, this isn’t a music question altho I’ve spent over an hour listening to some great and some not so great music…..but it was all good fun. Hey @zen_, toss me a mop…............I don’t mind tidying up after a party for this guy.
Is there anyone more genuine here than @rebbel? Yes, I feel there are some equals in that regard, but I can honestly say he is one of the most genuine jellies I have had the pleasure of getting to know on fluther. And we became very quick friends here due in no small part to his kindness and freindliness and posts that are always interesting and sincere. I remarked at @jjmah ‘s 20K party that she has been a constant here throughout all the changes and comings and goings of lots of jellies. So, too, has @rebbel who has been a bright and firm fixture here as my fine fluther Dutch friend and has brought me countless smiles when I seemingly needed them the most.
When I think of the Netherlands, the following come to mind: Dutch Chocolate, Adrian Vandenburg (I couldn’t pass up a music reference, especially considering this guy wrote all of the classic Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue) and two fine gentlemen,@rebbel and @markyy (another quick friend) , who will forever find me regretting that I never visited the Netherlands while I was able to travel.
Congratulations @rebbel…..I lurve you!
See ya…....Gary/wtf

zen_'s avatar

Thanks for helping to clean up, @wtf gary – better late than never they say. Listening to Manilow… I knew it!

CMaz's avatar

Congrats! Very cool!

rebbel's avatar

Thank you @ChazMaz!
To unwrap by you! and another small one.
Whooaaw, @whatthefluther, what a flattering words!!
I already had a great friday night, and a saturday, and now my sunday is perfect too!
Let me gift you with some flowers and another gruppo and my gratitude.
Thanks, man!

BoBo1946's avatar

Congrats Reb..! don’t take any wooden nickels !

rebbel's avatar

The wooden nickels…, i don’t get it, i a am afraid.
But thanks very much, @BoBo1946!
If the 1946 in your name is your year of birth, you might like this medley!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel Thank you for the tune!! XD

zen_'s avatar

@rebbel In popular culture – an American adage (expression), “Don’t take any wooden nickels” is considered a lighthearted reminder to be cautious in one’s dealings.

More? Wiki it.

Your friendly neighborhood Englishman.

BoBo1946's avatar

@rebbel loll…ditto Zen! it is kind of like saying, don’t get any on you, be good, but if not, name him after me, or lot of ruck…..don’t say that one..loll Those comments were used when i was younger…not anymore. Just came to my mind. Don’t read anything into it my friend.

free_fallin's avatar

I thought I had already commented on this!


rebbel's avatar

And i thought i already gifted you a song…
I am sure you’ll like Candy! i’m not a pervert.

casheroo's avatar

yay! congrats!

rebbel's avatar

I was waiting for you, @casheroo :-)
Thank you very much!
Totally In Love is for you!

mattbrowne's avatar

Dit is echt yotta, zetta, exa, peta, tera, giga, mega ontzagwekkend ! !! !!! !!!! !!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!

rebbel's avatar

I am sorry @mattbrowne, I apparently forgot to thank you more then a year ago…, so let me do it now: here is a video from a guy from my (Dutch) hometown who performed in a German show once.
It sucks the song, to be honest, but it could also be seen as hilarious….
Thank you!

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