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(Boston Globe)   Croissants declared un-American. Also declared flaky, delicious, deadly when thrown by Strong Bad   ( divider line
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2003-04-04 09:33:21 AM  
Go bomb Louisianna, it was founded by the french. No more Mardi Gras! Thus according to US logic, everything french is un-american, thus everybody living in Louisanna is un-american.
2003-04-04 09:36:46 AM  

that and 25% of americans will have to report to their local concentration camps for "rehabilitation" from having French blood in them.

Oh ya, alot of paintings will have to be destroyed as well.

And the U.S. is to be put under British colonial rule as the French had helped us gain independence...

/stupid stupid stupid!
2003-04-04 09:37:04 AM  
Yesterday someone sent me a forwarded list of French companies and products to boycott which included, of all things, George Magazine. Um, yeah, thats very pro-American to stop buying a product founded by JFK Jr...riiiight.
The funny thing is that all this boycotting crap won't affect the French at all. Who makes and sells the French products in the US? Who makes money in the US working for French owned companies? Thats right ladies and gentleman...AMERICANS. The only major result of a large scale boycott would be the loss of American jobs. Of course that wouldn't happen because most of us aren't stupid enough to fall in for this anti-french crap. Right? Right???

/uh, remembering that middle america exists
2003-04-04 09:37:29 AM  
All I have to say is : Vote Vovak

Campaign slogan: Not (quite) as mental as the current president.
2003-04-04 09:38:10 AM  
Must.... obey....
2003-04-04 09:38:59 AM  
forgot to enable html!...

I am having trouble with my Fark HTML today. Now that I think about it, if I forget to use HTML on occasion then how will I ever be able to remember the nuclear codes in the White House? At least I know how to ketchup my French fries.
2003-04-04 09:39:46 AM  

Hell if I know to tell you the truth don't care I just think its funny as hell that he gets so worked up over it. Plus I am the first to throw gas on a fire.
2003-04-04 09:40:17 AM  
They can take their Crepes and Quiche too. fag food! bah!

Dorf11- If by boycotting american products like Marlboro and Big Mac, our american companies providing those things go out of business, I would be a happy man. Cigarettes and fast food are completely pointless, worthless, and goddamnit, making me fat!
2003-04-04 09:41:21 AM  

That is a great compromise.
You still eat French Fries,
but you forgo the traditional mayonase toping of "old Europe"
for the ketchup (catsup?) of the motherland.

You will be a fine politician.
2003-04-04 09:42:30 AM  

I know how you feel.
I like to get people all worked up over nothing as well.
2003-04-04 09:42:32 AM  
New Orleans is the Crescent City! Oh no, who's going to ban the New Orleans Boobies?

/not i
2003-04-04 09:44:30 AM  
anybody wanting to read even more shiattiness about the fast food industry, read the book "Fast Food Nation", very good book.

I personally havent eaten fast food since early 1999 and managed quite well.
2003-04-04 09:44:41 AM  
Ahhh, just gotta love this country. So, what will the media & oval office tell us to think next? Double-plus good!
2003-04-04 09:44:41 AM  
"Keep it up, and the "coalition of the willing" might soon be the US' only trading partners. (Not bloody likely, but it's a trend) How's that for kickstarting the economy?"

Hey, Micronesia and Gambia may turn out to be swell trading partners! I'm sure they have more money to buy trade goods than France and Germany, right?

By the way, what exactly are these countries contributing to this war?
2003-04-04 09:45:44 AM  
Dorf11 had it right. Keep pissing off Europe (esp. French and Germany) and the U.S. economy will suffer as a result. And before anyone labels me a name-de-jour, think about it: the U.S. consumes more than we produce, so we absolutely rely on foreign trade to keep the economy afloat.

Please pass the Grey Goose - it's delicious!
2003-04-04 09:46:12 AM  
We hated the French before the Iraq War.
2003-04-04 09:46:57 AM  
Dag yo.. now I want some croissants.
2003-04-04 09:49:41 AM  
I guess now instead of giving my girlfriend 'French', I have to give her 'Freedom' instead.
2003-04-04 09:52:49 AM  
What I want to know is:

Shouldn't Saddam International Airport be renamed Freedom International Airport????

We hate Saddam worse than we hate the French, right? We are still "liberating" the Iraqi people, right?
2003-04-04 09:56:36 AM  
I wonder if that 'powder' they found was just confectioner's sugar, to go along w/ some croissants and pastries.
2003-04-04 09:57:59 AM  
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2003-04-04 10:00:28 AM  
If the people don't want anything to do with French sentiment, won't it hurt more that the actual event is about French Impressionism, than the fact that they are serving croissants? Hallo??
2003-04-04 10:05:51 AM  
I weep for intelligent people everywhere that have to put up with this crap.

It's goddamn FOOD people! "Oh no, someone will be offended because we're feeding them!" Get over it!!

"...then they came for the french, and I didn't speak out because I'm not french..."
2003-04-04 10:09:05 AM  

I'm still trying to grasp your point.

Greenwich banned non-residents entirely from public beaches. Couldn't pay. Couldn't pull up on a boat. They fought to keep it that way in court and lost. They now allow non-residents, if they pay, much like your Yankee Stadium analogy.

And the lights are from Foxwoods.
2003-04-04 10:09:55 AM  
CharredBronson:"I just had a thought. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't math developed in the Near East ie Mesopotamia (Iraq)? Shouldn't we be considering an all encompassing ban on basic math?"

I'm not sure about the basic math specifically, but I understand that CIVILIZATION ITSELF did start in Mesoptamia/Iraq, and therefore civilization (freedom lifestyle?) is unAmerican. Interesting to see how that boycott's gonna work.

By the way, if I make some wine and then do something to piss people off, do you think they'll buy large quantities of my wine and dump it in the street to express their anger at me? Cause that'd be a good way for me to make a few quick bucks.
2003-04-04 10:11:09 AM  
Burger King surrenders
2003-04-04 10:13:53 AM  
Burger King surrenders

That's truer than you might think. They pulled off France a few years ago, because it was not profitable enougth. Seems there's space for just a few fast food joint, only one of them being American (McDonald)
2003-04-04 10:15:00 AM  
The Montreal Breakfast of Champions:
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I miss it so much, I wish the weather would clear up.
2003-04-04 10:16:08 AM  
I'm always amused by the dimwits among us that are angry at the French for their lack of appreciation for the U.S. coming to their aid in WWI and WWII.

Maybe if some of the xenophobes would crack open a history book (or any book) from time to time, they would see that the U.S. wasn't exactly johnny-on-the-spot in "saving" the French.

WWI started in 1914. The French were quickly invaded and the United States stayed neutral until 1917. WWII started in Europe in 1939 and the United States stayed neutral until Germany declared war on the U.S. in Dec. 1941. And we promptly responded by liberating the French in 1944.

But I guess we should still hate the French for not supporting an unprovoked attack built on the fears and lies peddled by the Bush administration. Maybe in 3 to 6 years the French will come around and help us after all.
2003-04-04 10:18:34 AM  

Je pense que l'expression est "nom de jour," pas "name de jour." Je parle un peu de francais, mais nous employons cet expression tous les temps.

Sans se soucier, les Americans peuvent etre tres stupides parfois.
2003-04-04 10:20:08 AM  
Easy solution - serve hot dogs as well.

Those who disdain the croissants can have a weiner to suck on.
2003-04-04 10:21:40 AM  
I think my "anti-stupidity sentiment" will keep me away...
2003-04-04 10:24:06 AM  
Look, I hate the French as much as the next guy, probably much more. Hell, I hated them before it was trendy:)

I really have to say though, that we are taking this food thing, and anything even slightly French boycott thing waaaaaaay too far.
Lets take down the statue of liberty too then.
Orangina is still the best beverage on earth.
2003-04-04 10:25:43 AM  
"And the U.S. is to be put under British colonial rule as the French had helped us gain independence..."

AdamK, saved me from saying it.
and all this talk of france threatening to use it's veto power in the UN. lets see now... in the past 20 years the U.S. has used the veto 76 times, and France 18.
35 of the U.S. vetoes have explicitly focused on Israeli policies in the Middle East. And one was to block a resolution to call an end to the apartheid in South Africa.

/this is all insanely stupid
Ant [TotalFark]
2003-04-04 10:28:08 AM  
I'm not a big fan of France as a country, but I love croissants and baguettes and brie and camembert and.......

Oh, some of their movies aren't too bad either. Baxter, City of Lost Children, Amelie, Delicatessen, Brotherhood of the Wolf...
2003-04-04 10:29:22 AM  
Hey the French are great at lots of things, c'mon:

(1) making great food, especially croissants
(2) surrendering
(3) smelling bad
(4) having the lowest rate of heart attacks, worldwide
(5) being arrogant
(6) accusing the U.S. of being arrogant
(7) making great wine

Give those multitalented Frecnch people a break!
2003-04-04 10:30:05 AM  

heh heh.. every time I hear the word Orangina, I think of that Kids in the Hall skit..

"Yeah, I'd like a Raspberry Cock, please.."
2003-04-04 10:33:27 AM  
French Fries are Belgian.
French Toast is American.
Croissants are Viennese.

I have one question: when are we going to ban something that's actually FROM FARKING FRANCE?
2003-04-04 10:33:52 AM  
Now you all have me craving a croissant! Damn youse! I'm still angry at all those loons who were pouring French wine into the streets! If they wanted to waste their money they could have at least sent it to me! I would have given it a good American home! Sigh, what a waste....
2003-04-04 10:37:29 AM  
God DAMNIT, I'm sick of this farking shiat! How bad does this shiat get? They don't back us because we want to blow the fark out of some country, and we re-name french fries and people are ACTUALLY farking worried about croissants? Wasn't the Statue of Liberty given to us by the fruit loops? Does that mean we're gonna take it down and blow it up. I mean I honestly don't really care for the french or anything but jesus farking christ. THIS shiat IS JUST PATHETIC.
2003-04-04 10:42:48 AM  
I am French, and I was living in Georgia until last November, so a bit before all hell broke loose. It seems I chose the healthiest time to leave the country, after more than three years. I don't think that, was I still living there, I would still go in the countryside and the mountains as I used to (can't you hear "duelling banjos" ?).
Anyway, I am actually glad to see so many people denouncing all this french-bashing crap. I loved my stay in the states, so this help not to cloud my memories with bad thoughts.
2003-04-04 10:42:50 AM  
This stupid country.
2003-04-04 10:44:37 AM  
SB's first mention of croissants and the first sbemail I saw is here... wait a second after the end.

I think it was also the inspiration for the guitar email and using "majestic" in trogdor....

"My middle name is craperson"
2003-04-04 10:44:39 AM  
Hey, silly as the food boycott may sound it's better than defacing cemeteries and burning Statue of Liberty replicas.
I noticed they have a pretty large anti-semitism thing going too.

Our boycotting French foods is fairly minor in comparison.

Screw the French. I prefer Italian cuisine anyway.
2003-04-04 10:46:11 AM  
Stoke, the Statue of Liberty is French. It really would be stupid of them to burn replicas of it.
2003-04-04 10:48:42 AM  
Hey, silly as the food boycott may sound it's better than defacing cemeteries and burning Statue of Liberty replicas.

Yeah, but we haven't seen a lot of American politicians condemning attacks against French people and interrests (laundrettes attacked, graffitis, and such...), whereas attacks against American symbols always warrant condemnation from French officials. I find such silence on the part of your politicians very disturbing.
And as Chirac said: "Our country never insulted anybody".
2003-04-04 10:50:16 AM  
Only when we have erased all evidence of France from dictionary will things be right in the world, yeah.
2003-04-04 10:50:26 AM  
French Fries are Belgian.
French Toast is American.
Croissants are Viennese.

I have one question: when are we going to ban something that's actually FROM FARKING FRANCE?

We can't - the French food is just tooo good.

Now we could boycott French cars, but nobody buys them anyway, so it's a big eh? :D
2003-04-04 10:50:33 AM  
french horn freedom horn
french tickler freedom tickler
french chalk freedom chalk

and my favorite

french leave freedom leave?

Waiter: "Sir you didn't pay your bill"
Patron: "I'm just taking my freedom leave, thank you."
2003-04-04 10:51:09 AM  
Just call them Freedomsants and it will all be okay.
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