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Choose a side: Al Qaida declares war on France

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Ace, I'm getting pretty fucking sick of your fawning ocean worship.
  2. lono

    lono Active Member

    The Germans had the Vichy government. That helped a lot.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. And you still can't make a very convincing argument for the French having fought valiantly. They were a bit more of a world power than Poland. I think the Nazis invaded in May, and the French surrendered in June.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    May you suffer from seasickness the next time you step in your dinghy.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, everyone has an off war.
  6. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    More from Mr. Angry, which in French, I think, means Mr. Douche.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This just in: France has surrendered.

    Al-Qaeda wins.

  8. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    I cannot believe it took that long for that post.
  9. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Somehow the tongue-in-cheek font got left off my post.

    C'mon - I pulled up a poindexter quote fawning over a French girl - nobody was entertained by that?

    Although, everytime I see the Statue of Liberty, I do get kind of annoyed at the France-bashing by the "flag-wavers" in this country.

    Now, the lymphoma thing bothered me. There was no tongue-in-cheek font there.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    France was decimated in WW1. They lost a huge percentage of their young men. That had a huge impact on their outlook when the shit hit the fan in WW2.

    In WW1 almost 1.5 million French soldiers were killed and over 4 million wounded. Add those two figures together and you get an astonishing 75% of the troops mobilized either killed or wounded.

    To put it in perspective, British casualties were around 44%, Canadian around 39% and American, about 8%.

    So try and keep the smugness down, folks.
  11. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    U-S-A! U-S-A!
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Aww, come on JR. Go to Paris and ask someone, "Do you speak English?" and you'll see what smugness really looks like.
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