Sunday, September 03, 2006

Before Freedom Fries were French Fries

I don't know if you've alreay seen this or not, but I just saw it for the first time today over on the "AtticDownstairs" Blog.

"France has neither winter, nor summer, nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes."
--Mark Twain

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."

--General George S. Patton

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion."

--Norman Schwartzkopf

"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something abo ut it ."

--Marge Simpson

"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure."

--Jacques Chirac, President of France

"As far as France is concerned, you're right."

--Rush Limbaugh

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee."

--Regis Philbin

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish

than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whisky I don't know."
--P.J. O'Rourke (1989)

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."

--John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people."

--Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help us get Hitler out of France either."

--Jay Leno

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof ' it came marching into Paris under a German flag."

--David Letterman

"Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada."

--Ted Nugent

"War without France would be like ... World War II."


"The favorite bumper sticker in Washington D.C. right now is one that says 'First Iraq, then France.'"

--Tom Brokaw

"What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of its national will fighting against DisneyWorld and Big Macs than the Nazis?"

--Dennis Miller

"It is important to remember that the French have always been there when they needed us."

--Alan Kent

"They've taken their own precautions agains t al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house."

--Argus Hamilton

"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day -- the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once.'"

--Rep. Roy Blunt, MO

"The French will only agree to go to war when we've proven we've found truffles in Iraq."

--Dennis Miller

"Raise your right hand if you like the French, ... raise both hands if you are French."


Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered the city in WWII?

A. Table for 100,000 m'sieur?

"Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris? It's not known, it's never been tried."

--Rep. R. Blount, MO

"Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in WWII? And that's because it was raining."

--John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv

The AP and UPI reported that the French Government announced after the London bombings that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to Hide. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate. The rise in the alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively disabling their military.

French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney

(AP), Paris, March 5, 2003
The French Government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the use of fireworks at Euro Disney. The decision comes the day after a nightly fireworks display at the park, located just 30 miles outside of Paris,
caused the soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to surrender to a group of Czech tourists.

H/T Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

Old Yeller KY-86 French Army Knife


Anonymous said...

Laugh all you want, but in my vast travels of France I must say that the French people are some of the nicest and most gracious people in all of Europe. They have only treated me with kindness and helpfulness and have saved me on more than one occassion.

Carole Turner said...

That is great stuff!!

Bryonm said...

Sam: You fell for my vieled and elaborate attempt to get you to comment on my blog. Great to hear from you. no offence intended my friend. It's just not often in american culture that you can make fun of a whole people group and be fashionable unless one pokes fun at rich, white, conservative, males. Or NASCAR fans.

Unknown said...

Nascar fans! Hey, now you're getting offensive!

scoobarella said...

this is the greatest and bestest post ever.