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Choose a side: Al Qaida declares war on France

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

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member



    Game, set, match, season, playoffs, championship trophy ... all for Lugnuts.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member


  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Bubbler, I've never asked a Parisian if he speaks English. Whenever they give me attitude because my French sucks, I ask if "Do you speak German?" If they say "no," I say, "you're welcome!" ;D
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Mr. Pot ... the kettle is on the phone for you. Something about the color black.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member


    It was a bit more prominent.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    And it lost.

    Just for my own information, when did you turn ignorant?
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. But not until those American tanks were rolling down the Champs-Elysées.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Does Googling for a picture of a baby flipping someone the bird so you can gratuitously insult them on a message board, count as ignorance? I don't think I've ever done that.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't have any "condescention" to sell.

    The "poor fighter" aspect is irrelevant to the discussion. The soldiers that were killed were dead regardless of their country's military capabilities.

    I was talking about the psychological impact of a huge percentage of a generation of French men being wiped out in WW1. That's more a less a historical fact. You can agree with it, put a value judgement on it if you're so inclined but it's still a factor in the French government's surrender. And as Bubbler pointed out, the French weren't the only country to collaborate with the Germans.

    I'd suggest you read "The Great War and Modern Memory" Paul Fussell's brilliant book on the impact the First World War had on not just art, literature and culture but on how we LOOK at the world now.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Americans love to gloat about saving France's bacon in WWII.
    There would be no U.S. if France hadn't gotten involved in the American War for Independence.
    We still owe the French.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest


    The whiff of arrogance?
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest


    Not enough Americans died in Europe during WWII for that?
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