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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    Croissants are said to come from Vienna (viennoiserie), Cologne (eau de cologne) is the name of a town in Germany, and escargots are eaten by many people in poor communities around the world. Cigarette (-ette is a typically French suffix) originally comes from the Americas; but roulette was invented in France, as well as denim, sleeveless shirts and barb wires. Or so I've heard.
    When my son spent a month in France recently, he said everyone was skinny compared to 'Murica everyone even 10 year old kids smoked le cigarettes and he was violently unimpressed with with French cuisine, first thing he did when he landed @ JFK was run and get a cheezburger
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    When my son spent a month in France recently, he said everyone was skinny compared to 'Murica everyone even 10 year old kids smoked le cigarettes and he was violently unimpressed with with French cuisine, first thing he did when he landed @ JFK was run and get a cheezburger
    Despite all odds, obesity is catching up in France - you can now buy a cheese burger on almost every corner. Give it a few more years and your son will feel right at home, among peers!

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    hah my kid is 6' 2" and 190 lbs he mentioned the only guy he met there
    that was taller than him was a German dude he smiled and offered him a vegimite sandwhich
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    hah my kid is 6' 2" and 190 lbs he mentioned the only guy he met there
    that was taller than him was a German dude he smiled and offered him a vegimite sandwhich
    Sorry old guy I don't speak savages, can you talk in metrics?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    hee hee hee you got me there
    it is funny that we never stopped being silly with our feet n such
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think you're completely wrong about that. How much time do you spend in France? Which French people are you talking to?

    Nonsense.

    That demonstrates more about your somewhat plebeian tastes than it does about French cheese.

    Pastry? I have never, ever been served Brie in pastry in France. I think that may be an American invention; it sounds ghastly.

    Mozzarella? Really? If it had any taste I could maybe agree with the versatility comment.

    Peugeot's are excellent, well-built cars. Renaults and Citroëns are aimed at the economy end of the market. I'd still rather have one of those than a Chevrolet.

    Uninformed prejudice rather than any substantive complaint.

    The idea that not everything has to have its worth judged according to capitalist terms? The worth of a nation is not dependent on the size of its economy nor the strength of its military.

    I believe it's the current fashion in the US to use France as a whipping boy for everything people there hate about Europe, but that **** got tired about the time that the French and Germans were proved right on the lack of Iraqi WMDs.
    I was being very tongue and cheek with this comment, but you and a few others have taken fairly seriously...much more so than I intended it to. It was supposed to be funny.

    I have only visited France once, Lyons, never made it to Paris, ran out of time, but the few days I spent in Lyons were lovely. I enjoyed Germany more, but I'm a HUGE beer nut, and most of my time in Germany was spent sampling local made brews...and driving various years of M3s, the 4th greatest sports car line of all time.

    French cheese is good, but I stand by 1000 day aged Gouda. Great stuff, good for ANY occasion. And fresh mozz really is the most versatile cheese, ever. Not even cheddar comes close. I'm not actually a big wine drinker, and when I do drink them, I prefer dry whites. Not really Frances forte, from what I saw.

    The only decent Peugots were made before 95'. Everything after them suck, sorry to say. Older Peugots? Legends. Cleo V6 is a good car, but not compared to the old Turbo. That car was also a legend. Now? Now French cars seemed to be measured in how dreary and boring they are.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    France needs to just STFU. When's the last time they actually did anything?
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well Obama's red line has been crossed and we went into Libya for far less so what do you think? "Residents of Damascus suburbs recount massive assault by Assad army; videos show small children convulsing on the floor, foaming at the nose and mouth. Doctor: Injuries correspond with sarin gas "
    "The men, women and children lying undisturbed in their beds had looked so peaceful they might have been just sleeping, Abu Nidal thought, as he and other rescuers dragged their bodies into the street."

    "His was one of many accounts of a massive assault on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that activists say killed more than 500 people on Wednesday morning. They say some of the bombs were loaded with chemical agent, which would make it the worst chemical attack since the conflict began"
    Syrians retrieve 'sleeping' dead after alleged chemical attack - Israel News, Ynetnews
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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    No red line, unless you want to say getting our sons and daughters killed for no good reason
    then I'd call that a red line?

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    Re: Should we go into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I was being very tongue and cheek with this comment, but you and a few others have taken fairly seriously...much more so than I intended it to. It was supposed to be funny.
    You need to work on putting a few jokes in then. If you're after some good one-liners, I'm sure Tucker or Spud could help. I took your post as serious because it was very reminiscent of many attack-the-French posts I read here regularly. No worries. I'm sure you mean well.

    P.S. Your taste in cheese and beverages is terrible btw. No one would claim Brie to be one of the great cheeses of France; it's as commercially produced as your mozzarella or cheddar. The best French cheese never gets exported; it is local, unpasteurised and matured for ages. Try some Époisses and then try to get enthused about Gouda - another industrial product. And France doesn't do dry white wine??? I guess you never heard of Chablis Premier Cru, or Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Mâcon or Volnay.
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