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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 10:54 pm
Preparations

Okay. I have printed images of the Statue of Liberty and copies of The Marseillaise sheet music. I have an American flag at home. What else do I need for an anti-anti-French protest protest?

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kathrynt
kathrynt
Kathryn
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 08:32 pm (UTC)

Baguettes?


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bikergeek
bikergeek
Socially Awkward Penguin
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 08:42 pm (UTC)

Trying *not* to make this sound like a list from Better Off Dead: Brie. French wine. Evian. Find an old Peugeot and ride around in it. (Better yet, find a Citroen.) A French flag. A model of the Eiffel Tower.

Whatever you do, do *not* substitute Vichy water for the Evian....


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juliansinger
juliansinger
Kate
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 08:51 pm (UTC)

Whatever you do, do *not* substitute Vichy water for the Evian....

Bwah/ha/.


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juanal
juanal
Juan
Fri, Mar. 14th, 2003 12:40 am (UTC)

Le Car, you have to find a Le Car, a friend of my dad used to drive a Le Car.


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bikergeek
bikergeek
Socially Awkward Penguin
Fri, Mar. 14th, 2003 01:00 am (UTC)

the ironic thing is, it was only known as a "Le Car" in the USA. In Europe it was the Renault 5, and it wasn't the sorry piece of tin we got here, it was a kick-butt econobox, especially in its "Turbo" version. The Turbo version won all sorts of races.

But one of my all time favorite French car is the Citroen 11CV Traction Avant that can be seen in the movie Diva.

"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, at tres, tres precis."


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bikergeek
bikergeek
Socially Awkward Penguin
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC)

And Pierre L'Enfant, who laid out Washington, D.C.


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marmota
marmota
Andrew Kaufman
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
Another Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey for Peace

Well, I've been discussing a t-shirt idea in a number of places, but my french isn't good enough a)to phrase it correctly, or b)to identify when someone else has. Basically, I want to take the offensive turn of phrase that's going around, "cheese-eating surrender monkey", and try to put some positive spin on it...

Picture a peace sign in french flag colors, with the caption "Un Autre Singe Reddition que Mange Fromage Pour la Paix". or perhaps it's "Un Autre Singe de Redittion qui Mange du Fromage Pour la Paix", I'm not sure. At any rate, if it amuses you too, feel free to put it on a sign or something. It's not like it's something I'd want to make money on.


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johnd
johnd
john
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 10:08 pm (UTC)

have you considered lots of french kissing while listening to ethel merman's rendition of 'god bless america'?


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kightp
kightp
Jezebel
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC)

"Mastering The Art of French Cooking," of course, by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck.


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emmacrew
emmacrew
Emma
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2003 10:41 pm (UTC)

A beret and one of those striped French Sailor shirts?

A French maid outfit?

French ticklers!


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jenelope
jenelope
jenelope
Fri, Mar. 14th, 2003 08:14 am (UTC)

Mmmm, camembert! A bunch of historical facts to spur you in righteous indignation (that seems to be what I'm arming myself with, primarily). Not french toast, because that's American. A few well-practiced insults to hurl at people when they make cheap jokes. Couchon! Idiote! Les Etats-Unis goverment me donne un mal de tête. Ils n'ont pas besoin de votre aide.

Merde! Mes Français sucent. In fact, it's so bad, I erased what I wrote and used an on-line translator.


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firni
firni
Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul
Fri, Mar. 14th, 2003 09:19 am (UTC)

French wine!

Sort of like dinner last night:

Waiter: "Would you care for some wine?"
Firni: "Is it FRENCH wine?"
Waiter: "No, we don't carry any French wines."
Firni: "Then no. Iced tea, s'il vous plait."


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xiphias
xiphias
Xiphias Gladius
Fri, Mar. 14th, 2003 01:49 pm (UTC)

A copy of de Toqueville to read.


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