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(BBC)   Scientists have discovered the earliest form of French people. I bet they were surrender monkeys   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 174
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2014-08-21 09:59:35 AM  
Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.
 
2014-08-21 10:24:15 AM  
The only thing heavier than their sauces were their brows.
 
2014-08-21 11:55:44 AM  
That would be cheese eating surrender monkeys. Get it right.
 
2014-08-21 11:57:22 AM  
when i was a kid, i always though he said "cheese eating cylinder monkeys."  i didn't know what it meant but it sounded funny.
 
2014-08-21 11:57:35 AM  
dumbassenglishmajor.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-21 11:57:38 AM  
You're welcome.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-21 11:58:37 AM  

gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.


Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.
 
2014-08-21 11:59:13 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-21 11:59:15 AM  
They're not that bad until you remember they're snails.

I might have thought I was ready for it the first time, but I also might have puked a little in my mouth. Garlicy puke. With snail bits.
 
2014-08-21 12:00:05 PM  

devine: That would be cheese eating surrender monkeys. Get it right.


stevehollier.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-21 12:01:32 PM  
Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.
 
2014-08-21 12:02:17 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.

Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.



This. They're farking delicious.
 
2014-08-21 12:03:27 PM  
In trying to identify any uniquely human behavior, I have come across only one:  Humans are the only species I know of that "cooks" which is not just altering food by applying heat but combining foods and tastes to make a more palatable whole.   I would be REALLY curious  to know if we have any evidence how far back into the evolution of humanity this behavior goes
 
2014-08-21 12:04:56 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.

Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.


There are many disgusting things that can taste good, if cooked right with enough garlic and butter.
 
2014-08-21 12:05:09 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Snails areNearly everything is delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.


Fixed
 
2014-08-21 12:06:09 PM  
And they were ... Spaniards!!!

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2014-08-21 12:06:10 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: There are many disgusting things that can taste good, if cooked right with enough garlic and butter.


Shakes tiny fist...
 
2014-08-21 12:06:47 PM  

Magorn: In trying to identify any uniquely human behavior, I have come across only one:  Humans are the only species I know of that "cooks" which is not just altering food by applying heat but combining foods and tastes to make a more palatable whole.   I would be REALLY curious  to know if we have any evidence how far back into the evolution of humanity this behavior goes


dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-08-21 12:06:48 PM  
I'm torn between posting the old "look it's this thread again" jpg and whining that we're not a protected class under the new carebears-style Fark.
 
2014-08-21 12:06:50 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: They're not that bad until you remember they're snails.

I might have thought I was ready for it the first time, but I also might have puked a little in my mouth. Garlicy puke. With snail bits.


You know, it is lunchtime.  Thanks for that visual.
 
2014-08-21 12:07:22 PM  

willfullyobscure: Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.


You so serious.
 
2014-08-21 12:07:59 PM  

willfullyobscure: Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.


We know. They're also pretty much the only country in the world that the United States hasn't gone to war with (and no, I don't count the quasi-war). But our primarily anglocentric culture carries over a lot of the anti-French attitudes of the previous...you know what, nevermind. It's Fark, they're furriners, and it's an article about eating snails. Get over it.
 
2014-08-21 12:08:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: There are many disgusting things that can taste good, if cooked right with enough garlic and butter.


You're talking about Papa John's pizza, aren't you?
 
2014-08-21 12:09:34 PM  
The earliest form of Iraqi people?

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-21 12:10:47 PM  

willfullyobscure: Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.


Terminology and conventions have nothing to do with bravery. Invalid argument is invalid.

And the French are cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
 
2014-08-21 12:11:03 PM  

willfullyobscure: Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified.


It would have been a shame if Paris was destroyed in fighting, rather than surrendered to the Nazis. It was a tough call but probably the right one in hindsight.
 
2014-08-21 12:11:42 PM  
To be fair,  the progenitors of the french,  the Gauls/Celts were pretty badass warriors until
Ceasar and the roman leigon showed up to wipe them out. Even then it was the Arverni, based in what is now southern france, who held out the longest when nearly all of the other tribes had thrown in with the Romans.
 
2014-08-21 12:12:48 PM  
The Treaty of Alliance with France was signed on February 6, 1778, creating a military alliance between the United States and France against Great Britain. Negotiated by the American diplomats Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee, the Treaty of Alliance required that neither France nor the United States agree to a separate peace with Great Britain, and that American independence be a condition of any future peace agreement. In addition to the Treaty of Alliance, the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with France was signed on February 6, 1778, promoting trade and commercial ties between the two countries.
 
2014-08-21 12:13:36 PM  
Well, the earliest forms of French people live along the coast and all their history is lost due to the rise in the ocean levels.
 
2014-08-21 12:14:38 PM  

chknjetski: The earliest form of Iraqi people?

[img.fark.net image 325x451]


Don't be a gully dwarf
 
2014-08-21 12:15:03 PM  
The "surrender monkey" meme?  Made up by coot-bruised neocons because the French knew better than to follow BushCo into unwise campaigns in the Middle East in 2001.

I've been reading up lately on the Napoleonic Wars and goddamn, the French could kick some ass.  Their infantry and cavalry regularly beat down larger armies, and their commanders' battlefield tactics completely ran their opponents in circles.

Do these look like surrender monkeys to you?

upload.wikimedia.org
French 4th  Hussar at the Battle of Freidland, 1807
(full size here:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Edouard_Detaille_- _ Vive_L%27Empereur_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg  )

img.fark.net
This 21st Century French Legionnaire wants you to call him a surrender monkey to his face.
 
2014-08-21 12:16:15 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.

Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.


So is my shoes.
 
2014-08-21 12:16:29 PM  
Had my money on Tahiti or the general neighborhood for the friendliest French people.

www.solarnavigator.net
 
2014-08-21 12:18:07 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.

Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.


Perhaps some salt, parsley, a bit of white wine too...  yes, they can be delicious bits of rubbery goodness.  With correct preparation, many things that might not be so palatable otherwise may be good to eat.
 
2014-08-21 12:18:24 PM  

bughunter: The "surrender monkey" meme?  Made up by coot-bruised neocons because the French knew better than to follow BushCo into unwise campaigns in the Middle East in 2001.

I've been reading up lately on the Napoleonic Wars and goddamn, the French could kick some ass.  Their infantry and cavalry regularly beat down larger armies, and their commanders' battlefield tactics completely ran their opponents in circles.

Do these look like surrender monkeys to you?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 562x480]
French 4th  Hussar at the Battle of Freidland, 1807
(full size here:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Edouard_Detaille_- _ Vive_L%27Empereur_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg  )

[img.fark.net image 610x448]
This 21st Century French Legionnaire wants you to call him a surrender monkey to his face.


Well the guy in the lead is holding his saber backwards so that's not exactly inspiring confidence in his military prowess
 
2014-08-21 12:19:14 PM  

willfullyobscure: Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.


well, come to think of it, they really helped save our sorry asses during the revolutionary war. So we'll give them that. Oh, not to mention French bread, French fries and that dressing. But please, keep the snails
 
2014-08-21 12:19:27 PM  
Cold_Sassy

You know, it is lunchtime. Thanks for that visual.

Sorry. If it helps any, I got over it, and now eating snails are no big deal.
 
2014-08-21 12:19:29 PM  
Try hundreds of millions of years.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FuhfGgFg2E
 
2014-08-21 12:20:11 PM  
Les singes du cession qui mangent des framages, svp.
 
2014-08-21 12:20:16 PM  

gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.


I've never tried them. People say they're good. Are they really any different from clams or oysters? I'm going to have to try them one day. Problem is I have to go to a douchey french restaurant.
 
2014-08-21 12:20:39 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.

Snails are delicious if cooked right and given proper amounts of butter and garlic.


A local Chinese places serves them in the shell in garlic bomb black bean sauce. Your utensil is a sharp stick to dig em out.
 
2014-08-21 12:21:05 PM  

bughunter: The "surrender monkey" meme?  Made up by coot-bruised neocons because the French knew better than to follow BushCo into unwise campaigns in the Middle East in 2001.

I've been reading up lately on the Napoleonic Wars and goddamn, the French could kick some ass.  Their infantry and cavalry regularly beat down larger armies, and their commanders' battlefield tactics completely ran their opponents in circles.

Do these look like surrender monkeys to you?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 562x480]
French 4th  Hussar at the Battle of Freidland, 1807
(full size here:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Edouard_Detaille_- _ Vive_L%27Empereur_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg  )

[img.fark.net image 610x448]
This 21st Century French Legionnaire wants you to call him a surrender monkey to his face.


Oh and the Legionnaire?   That's still the french  foreign legion right?  Meaning the most badass soldiers in France are all imports from elsewhere correct?
 
2014-08-21 12:22:19 PM  
I know, I know, this is Fark. But it gets rather tiresome to hear the resident morans question French courage.

In 2003 there was a rebellion going on in Liberia. A rather bloody one, including cannibalism.

French Rescue Americans, Others From Liberia. My daughter was working there as a volunteer at an orphanage. The United States Navy had the resources in the area to extract U.S. citizens. They chose not to. The French Navy arrived on the scene and flew the Americans and others to their (French, not the U.S. Navy) ships, fed them, gave them clothing, and gave up their bunks for the civilians. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, went on its merry way. I think those 100 or so Americans might take issue with idiots calling the French "surrender monkeys." The French showed up, the U.S. Navy disappeared.
 
2014-08-21 12:22:35 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: and that dressing


If you mean that orange shiat that Kraft, et. al. sell here in the US, then be advised that no one in France even remotely knows what that shiat is.
 
2014-08-21 12:22:40 PM  

Travis_Bickle: A local Chinese places serves them in the shell in garlic bomb black bean sauce. Your utensil is a sharp stick to dig em out.


You realize that they use those sharp sticks for everything that can't be eaten with a spoon, right?
 
2014-08-21 12:22:58 PM  
Eating snails and using fire?  How did they not burn themselves up?  Think the campfire scene from "Blazing Saddles"  Only the first fartier (they're French after all) lights off a blue flame that engulfs the rest of them.
 
2014-08-21 12:23:04 PM  

bughunter: The "surrender monkey" meme?  Made up by coot-bruised neocons because the French knew better than to follow BushCo into unwise campaigns in the Middle East in 2001.

I've been reading up lately on the Napoleonic Wars and goddamn, the French could kick some ass.  Their infantry and cavalry regularly beat down larger armies, and their commanders' battlefield tactics completely ran their opponents in circles.

Do these look like surrender monkeys to you?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 562x480]
French 4th  Hussar at the Battle of Freidland, 1807
(full size here:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Edouard_Detaille_- _ Vive_L%27Empereur_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg  )

[img.fark.net image 610x448]
This 21st Century French Legionnaire wants you to call him a surrender monkey to his face.


Most French legioners are foreigners...just saying.
 
2014-08-21 12:23:26 PM  

Jim.Casy: willfullyobscure: Make fun of the French if you will, but it shows only your own ignorance. the French were the world's mightiest army for 500 years and are still the key to NATO military power today. Only the Vichy goverment surrendered and the country was never pacified. Most of the conventions and terminology in our own military come directly from the French, by the way, so if you insult French bravery, you also insult American bravery as well.

We know. They're also pretty much the only country in the world that the United States hasn't gone to war with (and no, I don't count the quasi-war). But our primarily anglocentric culture carries over a lot of the anti-French attitudes of the previous...you know what, nevermind. It's Fark, they're furriners, and it's an article about eating snails. Get over it.


Thanks for the link, interesting read.
 
2014-08-21 12:23:32 PM  

gopher321: Mmm...snails...


said no one, ever.


I'll have your share. Justine's Brasserie makes delicious escargot.
 
2014-08-21 12:23:39 PM  

bughunter: The "surrender monkey" meme?  Made up by coot-bruised neocons because the French knew better than to follow BushCo into unwise campaigns in the Middle East in 2001.

I've been reading up lately on the Napoleonic Wars and goddamn, the French could kick some ass.  Their infantry and cavalry regularly beat down larger armies, and their commanders' battlefield tactics completely ran their opponents in circles.

Do these look like surrender monkeys to you?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 562x480]
French 4th  Hussar at the Battle of Freidland, 1807
(full size here:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Edouard_Detaille_- _ Vive_L%27Empereur_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg  )

[img.fark.net image 610x448]
This 21st Century French Legionnaire wants you to call him a surrender monkey to his face.


i111.photobucket.com
 
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