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(The Local)   Petanque is a French form of lawn-bowling popular among octogenarians, played with one wooden ball and multiple hollow metal balls. In the Lizy-sur-Ourcq variation, a rampaging circus elephant may also be involved   (thelocal.fr) divider line 65
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2013-09-10 04:01:29 AM  

capt.hollister: No Catchy Nickname: capt.hollister: Alors tu pointes ou tu tires ?
 (said with l'accent du midi)

One of my favourite quotes from Astérix.

Asterix and the Banquet?

That's the only one I can think of where anyone plays petanque/boules

Yes, I believe that is the English title of Le Tour de Gaule d'Astérix from which the quote is taken.  The scene is when the older pétanque players are purposely holding up the Roman legionnaires by taking forever to finish their game.


That's the one, and that's the scene. And I have just realised I have the French version right here with me. I suspect Cesar, the tavern owner, is a caricuture of someone famous in France at the time, but I'm not sure who.
"Je tire ou je pointe?" "Tirez!"

/one of my favourite Asterix stories
 
2013-09-10 04:20:43 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: capt.hollister: No Catchy Nickname: capt.hollister: Alors tu pointes ou tu tires ?
 (said with l'accent du midi)

One of my favourite quotes from Astérix.

Asterix and the Banquet?

That's the only one I can think of where anyone plays petanque/boules

Yes, I believe that is the English title of Le Tour de Gaule d'Astérix from which the quote is taken.  The scene is when the older pétanque players are purposely holding up the Roman legionnaires by taking forever to finish their game.

That's the one, and that's the scene. And I have just realised I have the French version right here with me. I suspect Cesar, the tavern owner, is a caricuture of someone famous in France at the time, but I'm not sure who.
"Je tire ou je pointe?" "Tirez!"

/one of my favourite Asterix stories


It's a caricature of the characters from "Fanny" a Marcel Pagnol movie, set in Marseilles/Massilia.

The album :
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The movie :
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2013-09-10 04:40:58 AM  

rikkitikkitavi: So, Bocce, but with more smug attitude.


Did someone say Bocce?

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Why, it's like a second language to me.
 
2013-09-10 04:57:39 AM  
This elephant has surely been misunderstood.  Botox can only go so far when it comes to removing wrinkles.
 
2013-09-10 05:18:20 AM  

robodog: DemoKnite: e lo: Mr. Shabooboo: Next Hipster craze in 3...2....1....

You're late. They've been doing Bastille Day Petanque tournaments in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for at least 3 years now.

We've been playing the superior Bocce out west for at least 5 years now.

Lol, been playing it for over 20 years, very popular in the Slovenian neighborhoods in Cleveland when my dad was growing up 50+ years ago. Also quite popular with the Italians obviously. Along with cornhole it's one of those games you can play from childhood to where you can barely stand and it's still fun and competitive.


That doesn't sound like a game I'd like to play.
/love Bocce
 
2013-09-10 06:13:25 AM  
 
2013-09-10 06:42:35 AM  
Came for Klingon reference, leaving dissatisfied.
 
2013-09-10 07:27:53 AM  

capt.hollister: Alors tu pointes ou tu tires ?


Il aurait du se tirer au lieu de pointer et dire "t'as vu l'éléphant?"

//Too soon?
 
2013-09-10 08:17:14 AM  

DemoKnite: e lo: Mr. Shabooboo: Next Hipster craze in 3...2....1....

You're late. They've been doing Bastille Day Petanque tournaments in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for at least 3 years now.

We've been playing the superior Bocce out west for at least 5 years now.


My tournament is also in it's fifth year. It is largely about Pastis and finding the right girl to volunteer as Fanny.
/hm, graceless people might not know what I mean by that.
 
2013-09-10 08:30:51 AM  

Stavr0: capt.hollister: Alors tu pointes ou tu tires ?

Il aurait du se tirer au lieu de pointer et dire "t'as vu l'éléphant?"

//Too soon?


Ses dernière paroles ont été:
"un éléphant ? ou ça un éléphant ?"

/It's never too soon when an elephant is involved
 
2013-09-10 09:07:34 AM  
We're really slipping for a Petanque thread.
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2013-09-10 09:12:56 AM  

dbirchall: MBooda: Hollow metal balls?

I always wondered what those were for.

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/subby's mom told me differently

Petanque players must be really stretched out...

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I found one of those metal bocce balls in the surf at Pawley's Island. Wish I had found the whole set.
 
2013-09-10 10:48:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [bebelumiere.unblog.fr image 400x137]


S'il vous plait... dessine-moi un mouton.
 
2013-09-10 10:48:05 PM  

DemoKnite: e lo: Mr. Shabooboo: Next Hipster craze in 3...2....1....

You're late. They've been doing Bastille Day Petanque tournaments in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for at least 3 years now.

We've been playing the superior Bocce out west for at least 5 years now.


Bocce is great if you are six years old and need bumpers like at the bowling alley. If you can actually aim straight and have the arm strength so you can throw a ball instead of just rolling it down the dirt, then try pentanque.
 
2013-09-11 12:49:30 AM  

LemSkroob: DemoKnite: e lo: Mr. Shabooboo: Next Hipster craze in 3...2....1....

You're late. They've been doing Bastille Day Petanque tournaments in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for at least 3 years now.

We've been playing the superior Bocce out west for at least 5 years now.

Bocce is great if you are six years old and need bumpers like at the bowling alley. If you can actually aim straight and have the arm strength so you can throw a ball instead of just rolling it down the dirt, then try pentanque.


You can throw balls in Bocce, you don't have to roll them. I think the only difference is that Bocce balls are usually wooden, where in Petanque they're metal. I don't know why I bother to respond to obvious trolls who can't bother to even spell the name of the game correctly, but there you have it.
 
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