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  • Le Monde's French Favorites Awards

    http://www.skeptician.com/skeptician...ument&count=-1


    Today, Le Monde released this year's list of French Favorites Awards. The annual list highlights the preferences and tastes of the world's most stylist culture.

    This years choices were:

    General Awards
    Favorite Dance: Goose Step
    Favorite Oppressor: Germany
    Favorite Color: Yellow
    Favorite Garment: Turncoat
    Favorite Footwear: Flip-Flops
    Favorite Headwear: Jackboots
    Favorite Animal: Weasel
    tied
    Chicken
    Favorite Beverage: Whine
    Favorite Breakfast Food: Waffles
    tied
    Milktoast
    Favorite Pet: Pussy Cat
    Favorite Illegal Oil Trading Partner: Iraq
    Favorite Liberator: United States
    Favorite Rebuilder of Nation After Being Decimated in Two World Wars: United States
    Favorite Nation to Protect Entire Continent Against Josef Stalin and Nikita Kruschev: United States
    Favorite Nation to Call On When We Screw the Pooch in Southeast Asia: United States
    Favorite 225-Year-Old Ally to Completely Dick Over for Short Term Political Gain at the Expense of World Peace: United States
    Favorite Flavor: Chunky Surrender Monkey
    tied
    The Bitter Taste of Humiliating Defeat
    Favorite Day to Surrender: June 22, 1940
    Favorite Time of Day to Surrender: Morning
    Favorite Place to Surrender: Rethondes
    Favorite Surrender Outfit: Pierre Cardin (turtleneck, slacks, sport coat)
    Favorite Car to Drive to Surrender Location: Citroen C3
    Favorite Pen to Sign Surrender Treaty: Montblanc Noblesse Oblige (blue ink)
    Favorite Meal After Signing Surrender Treaty: Humble Pie
    Favorite Activity After Surrendering: Call United States for Help
    Special Music Awards
    Favorite Cheap Trick Song: Surrender
    Favorite Cede Song: Surrender
    Favorite Chemical Brothers Song: Surrender
    Favorite Dave Lubben Song: Surrender
    Favorite Debby Boone Song: Surrender
    Favorite Diana Ross Song: Surrender
    Favorite Greg Buchanan Song: Surrender
    Favorite Heikki Silvennoinen Song: Sweet Surrender
    Favorite James Johnson Song: Surrender
    Favorite Joe Strock Song: Surrender
    Favorite John Lomacang Song: Surrender
    Favorite Jonathan Butler Song: Surrender
    Favorite Joshua Song: Surrender
    Favorite Joshua's Trumpet Song: Surrender
    Favorite Kut Klose Song: Surrender
    Favorite Lisa & Anthony Testa Song: Surrender
    Favorite MK featuring Alana Song: Surrender
    Favorite Michel Colombier Song: Surrender
    Favorite Roma Song: Surrender On Demand
    Favorite Rosie Gaines Song: I Surrender
    Favorite Sarah Brightman Song: Surrender
    Favorite Sarah McLachlan Song: Sweet Surrender
    Favorite Seek Song: Surrender
    Favorite Single Gun Theory Song: Surrender
    Favorite Surrender To The Air Song: Surrender to The Air
    Favorite Sydney Mohede Song: Surrender
    Favorite Tracy Lyons Song: Surrender
    Favorite Twice Song: Time to surrender
    Favorite Vineyard UK Song: Surrender
    Favorite Working Week Song: Surrender
    "Lord... forgive me my actions, speech and thoughts. Because, Lord, I am seriously going to kick some unrighteous ass in Your Name, Amen."
    Princess of Wands by John Ringo (Jan 2006)

    http://www.baen.com/chapters/W200601...9232.htm?blurb

  • #2
    Things change, Dan Neely, things change. Look at the British, they were our worse enemies during centuries, and became our best allies in WW1 and WW2. At present our favorite ally is Germany, our favorite oppressor is America. Things change, this is the law of History…

    Our favorite liberator is Charles De Gaulle, that’s well known.
    Our favorite Americans : the Quebeckers.
    Our favorite greatest American artist : Jerry Lewis.
    Our Favorite 20th Century victory : Algeria War (Oh well, I’m not sure there, I’m currently asking to myself if a military victory on the ground can avoid real results in peace treaties).
    Our favorite perfidious friends we love to bash : no, it’s not the Americans (stop thinking you are the center of the world), it’s the British (more particularly the English).
    Our favorite other culture (i.e. the best culture after the French one) : oh yes, maybe the American culture. I hope God will pardon us.

    Favorite 225 Years Old Ally : the United States !? You are kidding there, aren’t you ? You became our ally during WW1. We were alone during Revolution and Napoleon wars, or during 1870 War. One thing is sure, we were your best ally during your Independence War.
    225 is the number of years waited by Lafayette before receiving honorary citizenship of the United State (July 2002).

    Favorite song : “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” (Edith Piaf).

    I’m not going to make a response to each term of your list, moderation is my favorite luxury. Even if I could speak about Eurodisney or McDonalds “restaurants”, our favorite tortures.

    La Palice.
    Monsieur de La Palice est mort
    Mort devant Pavie.
    Un quart d'heure avant sa mort
    Il était encore en vie...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LaPalice

      Our favorite Americans : the Quebeckers.

      La Palice.
      Ahem! I'll take that as a personal insult.


      Quebecers are Canadian
      Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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      • #4
        Re: Le Monde's French Favorites Awards

        Originally posted by Dan Neely
        Favorite Heikki Silvennoinen Song: Sweet Surrender
        Thanx for the info! I didn't know that this popular Finnish comedian had made another blues record.
        “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed…” -1984 about the Big Lie

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        • #5
          And, btw, where is Rainbow's "I surrender"?
          “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed…” -1984 about the Big Lie

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LaPalice

            Favorite 225 Years Old Ally : the United States !? You are kidding there, aren’t you ? You became our ally during WW1. We were alone during Revolution and Napoleon wars, or during 1870 War. One thing is sure, we were your best ally during your Independence War.
            225 is the number of years waited by Lafayette before receiving honorary citizenship of the United State (July 2002).
            Bah, you ingrates! We helped fund your conquests by taking the Louisiana Purchase off your hands for a tidy sum. Our continued trade with France was a partial cause of the War of 1812 and I think there was even talk about giving Napoleon asylum in New Orleans.

            As for the war of 1870, you didn't even give us enough time to help save you.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tigersqn


              Ahem! I'll take that as a personal insult.


              Quebecers are Canadian
              I spoke about the continent.

              La Palice.
              Monsieur de La Palice est mort
              Mort devant Pavie.
              Un quart d'heure avant sa mort
              Il était encore en vie...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tigersqn


                Ahem! I'll take that as a personal insult.


                Quebecers are Canadian
                Quebeckers usually put their Quebec identity first. And secondly they are Canadian. One identity does not exclude the other, but they are of varying degrees of intensity

                The Quebeckers are the French nation of North America, I think that's what La Palice meant by saying Quebeckers are their favorite "Americans", i.e. favorite North Americans.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tzar


                  Quebeckers usually put their Quebec identity first. And secondly they are Canadian. One identity does not exclude the other, but they are of varying degrees of intensity

                  The Quebeckers are the French nation of North America, I think that's what La Palice meant by saying Quebeckers are their favorite "Americans", i.e. favorite North Americans.
                  So your like...French Americans ? Nice mix. Ha ha ha

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Marko


                    So your like...French Americans ? Nice mix. Ha ha ha
                    Well, yes and no

                    We speak French but we have been separated for so long from France (since 1760) that we don't have that much in common culturally with the French. We are really North Americans, with a francophone culture

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