Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Vive la France"





I was just kidding about blowing up France. I was just pissed with the 11th century Normans is all. I don't think I like California either,...to sunny. Also East St. Louis last I looked is scary as hell!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sid, catch this versison of the Marseillaise by Mireille Mattieu and the french Army band and chorus....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtoHs0Ua_Tg&playnext_from=TL&videos=Blsmm1g-I8Y

Mr. Chips

Zaek said...

I always kinda liked that Delacroix thing with Liberty shaking her boobs at the people. That's high class agitprop, that is.

Zaek said...

BTW the weather is just fine in Nova Albion. That's what Francis Drake told Her Majesty, and why would she doubt a man who brought her so much Spanish (well, Inca) gold? It looks a lot like Dover too, in places.

Bodmin said...

What's more, Francois Rude's 'The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792)', on the right on the Arc here, is a pretty nifty man/boy sculpture, which for the boy gives a whole different meaning to 'sans-culottes'.

Anonymous said...

It is "Vive" and not "Viva" la France.

You're just adding insult to injury Sidney!

Will said...

We all need to read and re-read what Tony Duvert (A Frenchman) said about his fellows, their thinking and their actions toward their children in his book "Good Sex Illustrated" which is not an illustrated book nor a guide to having good sex.

Duvert after a great literary career was shunned and died a lonely man in his little home village.
Love,
will

a11ende said...

Sidney,

It's been a while... a friend sent this link to me the other day and I immediately thought of you! It's just the bit of fun that we all like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZeguaJzUyk

A11ende

kinkynik said...

Vive le revolution !!

Vive le fromage manger rendre des singes !!


J'adore le video.

graymogul said...

Zis remands mee off ven I vas vaiting in Casablanca for a zeeet on zee plane to Lizzbon in 1941. I vas in a leedle bistro -- Rick's Cafe Americain. Zere ver Cherman soljers -- Nazis ; I spit -- singing dere cruel zongs ven Victor Lazlo rose and asked the bistro bant to play, La Marseillaise. Hit brought tears to my eyes. Vive La France; mort a les sale boche ! ! ! !

Lino said...

As North Americans, we do owe the French a sincere debt of gratitude in their critical help in our struggle for independence but
being half French myself, I have never understood their arrogance and haughty attitude toward America when their own history in the twentieth century is one of fecklessness and incompetence.

WW1:Botched response from the France, one might even say that the seeds of WW1 were French pique at having lost part of their empire (Alsace-Lorraine)to Germany in the Franco-Prussian war.

WW2 Utter-complete incompetence. The French COULD have crushed Hitler when he first violated the Versailles treaty and began to re-arm in the 1930's. Think of how mush suffering they could have saved our world from..and the repercussions in the form of an arrogant Israel stemming from their moral imperative after the holocaust.

The 1950s brought more French perfidy as they resorted to murder and torture in an attempt to keep remnants of their empire.

The British saw reality and gave up empire (reasonably) gracefully.

One good comeuppance is that today France is stuck with a fomenting disaffected bunch of Algerian muslims that are hated by most Frenchmen...but there is nothing they can do about it.:-)

Half-French, Lino

Anonymous said...

Lino, once again you have your nose stuck in all the wrong places. You should take Will's advice and read "Good Sex Illustrated" by that great French Saint Tony Duvert.

And if you so much as bitch about a single word in it, we will come and give you a two gallon, three hour retention enema using a three inch diameter vibrating enema butt plug.

Lino said...

Anonymous said...

"Lino, once again you have your nose stuck in all the wrong places."

Well we know where your nose is...how do you ever see daylight down there?

Lino said...

You might want to see this:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dancingboys/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=proglist&utm_source=proglist

Just in case you think this sort of thing is "ok".

Anonymous said...

Well now... that caught your attention, didn't it Lino?
How many times did you have a wank while watching that? Come on Lino, fess up! We know you just love this stuff.