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(France 24)   France erects 15-feet high bronze statue in heart of Paris recalling the glorious moment their soccer hero headbutted an Italian player on the field in the final moments of a World Cup final, got sent off and caused the national team to be defeated   (france24.com) divider line 81
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2012-09-27 12:51:04 PM  
You do have to hand it to the French - they can laugh at themselves.

/of course, you could say that they're just joining in with the rest of the world.
 
2012-09-27 12:51:10 PM  
Only in France do you celebrate defeat.
 
2012-09-27 12:52:09 PM  
I thought it was a joke but, holy shiat it's real! That's awesome!
 
2012-09-27 12:52:38 PM  
But but but... the french don't have a sense of humor.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:37 PM  

crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.


They have to have something to celebrate about.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:41 PM  

crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.


www.brevardstation.com

Celebrating defeat is not unique to any culture, but it is more common among loser cultures.
 
2012-09-27 12:54:20 PM  
Wow, that's bizarre. Zidane likely cost France the World Cup by making a stupid, unsportsmanlike move - and they celebrate this?

If the Cubs played in France, would Steve Bartman be hailed as a hero?
 
2012-09-27 12:54:26 PM  
You don't understand. This French hero actually attacked.
 
2012-09-27 12:55:06 PM  
The headbutt itself was awesome, this is lame.
 
2012-09-27 12:55:43 PM  
I believe Materazzi told Zidane "I prefer your [promiscuous] sister".
 
2012-09-27 12:55:45 PM  
Can't be any more stunning than a party I attended in Newport, RI a few years back. One aspect of the home was a 15 foot tall bronze of Perseus that lived on the outdoor patio.
 
2012-09-27 12:56:01 PM  
It's funny because France has won more wars than the USA.
 
2012-09-27 12:57:28 PM  

ackb4r: Wow, that's bizarre. Zidane likely cost France the World Cup by making a stupid, unsportsmanlike move - and they celebrate this?

If the Cubs played in France, would Steve Bartman be hailed as a hero?


It's in France of the French equivalent to the MOMA. It's not supposed to be permanent.
 
2012-09-27 12:57:54 PM  
Maybe this will start a trend in France. Next up, a mural of unfired rifles left where they were dropped on a battlefield.
 
2012-09-27 12:58:12 PM  
*in front of
 
2012-09-27 12:58:46 PM  
A statue of Zidane?

stat17.privet.ru

Sure, why not?
 
2012-09-27 12:59:24 PM  

crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.


Remember the Alamo.
 
2012-09-27 01:00:05 PM  

Copper Spork: It's funny because France has won more wars than the USA.


If History has taught me one thing...

I'm sure I forgot about it.
 
2012-09-27 01:00:10 PM  
the inscription on the bottom reads "The time we did not surrender"
 
2012-09-27 01:00:24 PM  
www.sabotagetimes.com
 
2012-09-27 01:00:32 PM  
You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?
 
2012-09-27 01:00:37 PM  

Copper Spork: It's funny because France has won more wars than the USA.


They've also lost more. What's your point?
 
2012-09-27 01:00:38 PM  

Copper Spork: It's funny because France has won lost more wars than the USA.


Ftfy.
/ - just tellin it like it is.
 
2012-09-27 01:01:34 PM  

Copper Spork: It's funny because France has won more wars than the USA.


That's true. Charlemagne was awesome. And who can forget William the Conqueror?
 
2012-09-27 01:03:35 PM  

Copper Spork: It's funny because France has won more wars than the USA.


Wars against themselves don't count.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:05 PM  
It's a temporary exhibit:

The statue will remain in front of the Pompidou till the end of the Abdessemed exhibition in January.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:22 PM  

EngineerAU: crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.

Remember the Alamo.


Texas is retarded. They get a pass.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:42 PM  

kd1s: Perseus


There's something about that comparison, but I can't put my finger on it...
 
2012-09-27 01:05:35 PM  

squidgod2000: You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?


A fat, unemployed 27 year old couch potato.
 
2012-09-27 01:06:11 PM  

EngineerAU: crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.

Remember the Alamo.


They won later.
 
2012-09-27 01:06:46 PM  

squidgod2000: You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?

 

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-09-27 01:06:48 PM  

amindtat: [www.sabotagetimes.com image 200x150]


Damn, dude was clotheslined by Homer Simpson AND the Predator.
 
2012-09-27 01:07:46 PM  
It's in front of the Pompidou Centre - a space shared by street artists, pickpockets and mimes.
It's a bit of self-deprecating humour. The British don't have a monopoly.
 
2012-09-27 01:08:02 PM  
t3.gstatic.com

Remember this gem?
 
2012-09-27 01:08:08 PM  

squidgod2000: You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?


Pretty much every professional baseball stadium has at least one bronze statue of a famous player outside of it, now.
 
2012-09-27 01:10:59 PM  

ackb4r: Wow, that's bizarre. Zidane likely cost France the World Cup by making a stupid, unsportsmanlike move - and they celebrate this?

If the Cubs played in France, would Steve Bartman be hailed as a hero?


Mock ~= Celebrate
 
2012-09-27 01:11:16 PM  
It seems kind of messed up that Italy basically won that match because one of their players taunted an opposing player into violence. Obviously, once this happened, Zidane had to go, but I don't like that Italy was allowed to benefit from their own lack of sportsmanship. Maybe both teams should have been DQ'd and the championship decided between the next two teams down the bracket or something.
 
2012-09-27 01:14:43 PM  

crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.


You know how I know you live north of the Mason-Dixon line?
 
2012-09-27 01:15:24 PM  

squidgod2000: You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?


My vote goes to Lisa Sparks, current world record holder for biggest gangbang and University of Kentucky graduate. Duke may suck, but Kentucky has gone pro at sucking.
 
2012-09-27 01:16:28 PM  

Mitrovarr: It seems kind of messed up that Italy basically won that match because one of their players taunted an opposing player into violence.


While Zidane's mother isn't really a hamster, you have to admit his father does smell of elderberries
 
2012-09-27 01:17:28 PM  

malaktaus: My vote goes to Lisa Sparks, current world record holder for biggest gangbang and University of Kentucky graduate. Duke may suck, but Kentucky has gone pro at sucking.


Why did I click on that?

Third Annual World Gangbang Championship

Really?
 
2012-09-27 01:18:36 PM  

Tillmaster: It's in front of the Pompidou Centre - a space shared by street artists, pickpockets and mimes.
It's a bit of self-deprecating humour. The British don't have a monopoly.


CSB.....In August, we stayed in an apartment just acorss the street from the Pompidou Centre. The place was nice, and right close to everything, but the area where the statue is chock full of hippies, potheads....and mimes. (and pickpockets, too). The place also reeked of piss and patchouli.
 
2012-09-27 01:19:13 PM  
This one celebrates our victory over accountability..

media.nj.com
 
2012-09-27 01:20:19 PM  

Mitrovarr: It seems kind of messed up that Italy basically won that match because one of their players taunted an opposing player into violence. Obviously, once this happened, Zidane had to go, but I don't like that Italy was allowed to benefit from their own lack of sportsmanship. Maybe both teams should have been DQ'd and the championship decided between the next two teams down the bracket or something.


not sure if serious...
 
2012-09-27 01:20:34 PM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2012-09-27 01:21:47 PM  
French version

Elle est une ode à la défaite
An ode to defeat.

Une version beaucoup plus petite de "Coup de tête" avait déjà été présentée par la galerie new-yorkaise David Zwirner. 
Some idiot thinks this would be good in America too.
 
2012-09-27 01:21:48 PM  

stevejovi: crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.

You know how I know you live north of the Mason-Dixon line?



The best part is.


I don't.
 
2012-09-27 01:27:11 PM  

chechcal: squidgod2000: You know what we don't do enough of in American anymore? Make bronze statues of stuff.

What are some things we could immortalize in bronze?

Pretty much every professional baseball stadium has at least one bronze statue of a famous player outside of it, now.


Yeah, but that shiat is boring.
 
2012-09-27 01:27:14 PM  

stevejovi: crab66: Only in France do you celebrate defeat.

You know how I know you live north of the Mason-Dixon line?


Southerners and the French are a lot alike.

/Let's see who is insulted more.
 
2012-09-27 01:28:09 PM  

The Muthaship: Gangb


They say 919 guys in that link. If it's a 24 hour session that's one "partner" per 90 seconds. Either they pulled from a pool of quick finishers or there was a lot of blue balls in Poland that day.

-Max
 
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