Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bastille Day: July 14

Josh Claybourn is on a roll. This is just the opening salvo. Read the rest!

Today is Bastille Day, sort of the French July Fourth. This is the day that the French take a day off from being unemployed to celebrate their superior lifestyle. On this day French people everywhere can take pride in wearing black socks with white tennis shoes, eating a salad after already eating a whole meal, watching Woody Allen movies, and avoiding daily showers.

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Just to be sure that readers don't take this piece of fluff too seriously (apparently some have) I need to add the following from Ed Brayton, a fellow contributor to ITA:

Disclaimer: I confess to having mixed feelings about this special issue of In the Agora. I think that bashing France has become something of a cottage industry in America, and most of the criticisms are oversimplified at best and downright ridiculous at worst. ...So my initial thought upon being asked to contribute something to this was I'd really rather not feed into this already-too-large elephant in the living room.[More]

1 comment:

vietnamcatfish said...

Hoots, the3 Pond is anxiously awaiting Guy Fawkes day which rolls around every year on the 5th of November. Those unfamiliar with the historic day can peruse "Meet the" for more details. Gimme shelter, v.c.