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Hotrod
05-27-2009, 01:29 PM
ok Go

Mr.Meanie
05-27-2009, 01:32 PM
They won the Freedom Battle where they were able to turn Freedom Fries back into French Fries

Rohirrim
05-27-2009, 01:36 PM
Yorktown. Nnyah!

Natedog24
05-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Yorktown. Nnyah!

I was going to say the American Revolution but chickened out

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Yorktown. Nnyah!

Yeah...from the sea.

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 01:42 PM
Battle of Fort Duquesne


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Duquesne

Hotrod
05-27-2009, 01:42 PM
http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/o/R/french_surrendermonkeymag.jpg

Beantown Bronco
05-27-2009, 01:44 PM
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/victories.html

OABB
05-27-2009, 01:45 PM
they still won't own up, huh Dortoh?

I think it's time to bump the dewayne robertson threads!

Rohirrim
05-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Dortoh is a commie bastard.

OABB
05-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Dortoh is a commie bastard.

at least he is standing up to the fascist mods!

STBumpkin
05-27-2009, 01:50 PM
I think the last one was 732 CE when Charles Martel led a Frank force against the Moors. This was the first setback of the Moors in their attempt to conquer Europe. They never crossed the Pyrenees again. Although, to be fair, the Franks are considered to be Germanic.

MagicHef
05-27-2009, 01:55 PM
What you say? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napolean_Bonaparte)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg/408px-1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg

STBumpkin
05-27-2009, 02:04 PM
What you say? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napolean_Bonaparte)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg/408px-1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg

Doesn't count, he was Corsican

MagicHef
05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
Doesn't count, he was Corsican

The army he led was French.

kappys
05-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Battle of Hastings.

Hotrod
05-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Battle of Hastings.

Scott???

I bet he could kick frances ass

lex
05-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Battle of Hastings.

William of Orange was french?

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:43 PM
Yeah...from the sea.

The French had 25,000 men at Yorktown.....army and navy.

The US had 9000 men.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:44 PM
Battle of Hastings.

Normans, not French.

Archer81
05-27-2009, 02:44 PM
French victories...hmm...uh...well...hmm.


:Broncos:

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:46 PM
William of Orange was french?

William of Orange was at Hastings?

Must have been a spa weekend. He wasn't born until 1650.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:47 PM
What you say? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napolean_Bonaparte)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg/408px-1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg

Waterloo. Ha!

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 02:47 PM
The French had 25,000 men at Yorktown.....army and navy.

The US had 9000 men.

Yeah, but what they did there was keep the British from being re-supplied from their fleet.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:48 PM
Yeah, but what they did there was keep the British from being re-supplied from their fleet.

They did that, but also provided the essential siege guns and more than 8000 soldiers.

STBumpkin
05-27-2009, 02:50 PM
The army he led was French.

And Spanish, and Italian, and Dutch, and Danish, and Yugoslavian. Just like every other war France has been involved in, they can't do it on their own.

Hotrod
05-27-2009, 02:52 PM
well the french men have lost their war with the women

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2911073763_cb4c44de13.jpg?v=0

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 02:54 PM
They did that, but also provided the essential siege guns and more than 8000 soldiers.

They did more than I thought or knew, but I am going from my 7th grade history class. It's been awhile. But in fairness we were in Yorktown studing it.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:54 PM
And Spanish, and Italian, and Dutch, and Danish, and Yugoslavian. Just like every other war France has been involved in, they can't do it on their own.

Don't forget the Poles. Their Lancers alone, were big time.

ghwk
05-27-2009, 02:54 PM
well the french men have lost their war with the women

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2911073763_cb4c44de13.jpg?v=0

How true and see what it led to? Hairy armpits.

Beantown Bronco
05-27-2009, 02:55 PM
Technically, dortoh asked for "war" victories, not "battle" victories people.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:56 PM
They did more than I though, but I am going from my 7th grade history class it's been awhile

I'm a history junkie. ;D

Hotrod
05-27-2009, 02:57 PM
I'm too hard on the french sometimes. How about the french survival knife. They should get some credit there.

http://www.frenchmercenaries.com/images/French_army_knife.jpg

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Technically, dortoh asked for "war" victories, not "battle" victories people.

Oh, well, then there's .....uh, mmmmm, hold on.....nearly got it......The Revolution...all French. ;D

STBumpkin
05-27-2009, 03:02 PM
There has to have been a french civil war. The the french have to have won that, right? lol

Hotrod
05-27-2009, 03:04 PM
There has to have been a french civil war. The the french have to have won that, right? lol

http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2009/1/11/633673079158075238-frenchgunsforsale.jpg

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 03:07 PM
I think the last one was 732 CE when Charles Martel led a Frank force against the Moors. This was the first setback of the Moors in their attempt to conquer Europe. They never crossed the Pyrenees again. Although, to be fair, the Franks are considered to be Germanic.

Already brought up this last go round: Martel would be Belgian by today's standards :)

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 03:09 PM
One legitimate French victory:

http://www.readotw.com/page_attachments/0000/0513/Melissa-Theuriau.jpg

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 03:12 PM
Oh, well, then there's .....uh, mmmmm, hold on.....nearly got it......The Revolution...all French. ;D

I don';t think they technically won that one either, but I had to throw down the the battle of Fort Duqesesesese(I can't spell it). Basically started the F&I War.

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 03:14 PM
I'm a history junkie. ;D

I like the Tudor line. BAsically without the Tudor line, we don't exist as we do today. There is no 13 colonies under Bristish control. There is probably no defeat of the Spainish Armada. Charles the II basically created an economy over here that worked...and ultimately led to the American Revolution.

ghwk
05-27-2009, 03:15 PM
One legitimate French victory:

http://www.readotw.com/page_attachments/0000/0513/Melissa-Theuriau.jpg

Damn, what news channel do I have to watch to see her?

Beantown Bronco
05-27-2009, 03:17 PM
One legitimate French victory:

http://www.readotw.com/page_attachments/0000/0513/Melissa-Theuriau.jpg

I'm guessing she was adopted.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 03:22 PM
I don';t think they technically won that one either, but I had to throw down the the battle of Fort Duqesesesese(I can't spell it). Basically started the F&I War.

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant the French Revolution. ;D

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 03:24 PM
I like the Tudor line. BAsically without the Tudor line, we don't exist as we do today. There is no 13 colonies under Bristish control. There is probably no defeat of the Spainish Armada. Charles the II basically created an economy over here that worked...and ultimately led to the American Revolution.

The Brits may well have remained Catholic, which would have changed everything.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 03:25 PM
There has to have been a french civil war. The the french have to have won that, right? lol

Yes, the French Revolution.

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2009, 03:35 PM
The Brits may well have remained Catholic, which would have changed everything.

Yes...It was Henry that switched the Church from Catholism and then his first daughter tried to switch everybody back. Then we had the puritans and old Cromwell vs Charles I. Great stuff. I am sure you have been to the tower and seen Henry's armor right? HUGE. They say that night he died he exploded all over the chamber he was in and the rest woke up to the dogs eating him.

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm guessing she was adopted.

<---Hoping if I pick a fight with her husband he will surrender her to me. I like my odds

elsid13
05-27-2009, 04:06 PM
Don't forget the Poles. Their Lancers alone, were big time.

Rep

lex
05-27-2009, 04:08 PM
William of Orange was at Hastings?

Must have been a spa weekend. He wasn't born until 1650.

Meant William of Normandy.

JJJ
05-27-2009, 04:28 PM
First off we owe the French about 300 years worth of gratitude and respect for Yorktown. The dudes stepped up bigtime.

Next, at least 50 years worth for handing over Lousiana for a song. Yeah we were going to take it anyway got to reward them for their pragmatism.

Third, we owe them another 150 years for the Statue of Liberty. Seriously, who gives you something that cool for nothing?

They owe us about 125 years for each world war and 50 for tricking us into taking over Vietnam for them.

So by my math we just need to smile and say thank you to the French for another 100 years or so no matter how irrating and pompous they act.

No other nation on earth has done as much to help the US as the French. Hard to say but it is the truth.

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 04:32 PM
First off we owe the French about 300 years worth of gratitude and respect for Yorktown. The dudes stepped up bigtime.

Next, at least 50 years worth for handing over Lousiana for a song. Yeah we were going to take it anyway got to reward them for their pragmatism.

Third, we owe them another 150 years for the Statue of Liberty. Seriously, who gives you something that cool for nothing?

They owe us about 125 years for each world war and 50 for tricking us into taking over Vietnam for them.

So by my math we just need to smile and say thank you to the French for another 100 years or so no matter how irrating and pompous they act.

No other nation on earth has done as much to help the US as the French. Hard to say but it is the truth.

Wait, what...?

The Revolution should be more than off-set by WWI (considering they only helped to try and screw the British in the first place), and then they're in debt for WWII. Further in debt for Vietnam. And eternally in debt for being a bunch of douches.

Getting a cool statue because of Masonic connections doesn't mean we owe any gratitude...

ghwk
05-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Yeah but they get a few years credit for the hot newscaster.

uplink
05-27-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm guessing she was adopted.

most French woman look like that

Rohirrim
05-27-2009, 04:42 PM
http://k53.pbase.com/g6/03/500103/2/73371864.MHUIOul0.jpg

Vive la France!

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 05:03 PM
First off we owe the French about 300 years worth of gratitude and respect for Yorktown. The dudes stepped up bigtime.

Next, at least 50 years worth for handing over Lousiana for a song. Yeah we were going to take it anyway got to reward them for their pragmatism.

Third, we owe them another 150 years for the Statue of Liberty. Seriously, who gives you something that cool for nothing?

They owe us about 125 years for each world war and 50 for tricking us into taking over Vietnam for them.

So by my math we just need to smile and say thank you to the French for another 100 years or so no matter how irrating and pompous they act.

No other nation on earth has done as much to help the US as the French. Hard to say but it is the truth.

Oh, yes. The French helped the US because they believed in Democratic principals. :spit:
Had the War of Independence not involved Britain, that 'Absolute Monarchy' might have fought against the young Republic, it certainly wouldn't have helped the US.

'The enemy of my enemy.' ;D

Not even close to the debt owed to the 'Anglo-Saxons' for two world wars.

lex
05-27-2009, 05:10 PM
First off we owe the French about 300 years worth of gratitude and respect for Yorktown. The dudes stepped up bigtime.

Next, at least 50 years worth for handing over Lousiana for a song. Yeah we were going to take it anyway got to reward them for their pragmatism.

Third, we owe them another 150 years for the Statue of Liberty. Seriously, who gives you something that cool for nothing?

They owe us about 125 years for each world war and 50 for tricking us into taking over Vietnam for them.

So by my math we just need to smile and say thank you to the French for another 100 years or so no matter how irrating and pompous they act.

No other nation on earth has done as much to help the US as the French. Hard to say but it is the truth.

Wow, such arbitrary numbers. Everything that has been done has been mutually beneficial. And its not like the US didnt step up in WWII.

worm
05-27-2009, 05:36 PM
That cool statue was first offered to Egypt. They gave it back.

France is a Nation of re-gifters.

**** the French!

ayjackson
05-27-2009, 06:18 PM
I like the Tudor line. BAsically without the Tudor line, we don't exist as we do today.

Welshman and French woman came together (okay, she may have faked it) to start the Tudor line. [Owain ap Meredydd & Catherine of Valois]

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 06:38 PM
Anyone ever watch the movie "The Battle of Algiers"?

I think Bush and Cheny did, that must have been where they got their ideas for Gitmo.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 06:43 PM
most French woman look like that

I didn't read the whole thread but I would disagree. Most French women are ugly. Ceclie DeFrance is hot but in a different way than American girls.

I have been watching a lot of French movies on DVD from the library and she is the only real stand out that had the impact on me to remember here name.

Even the chicks in "the spanish apartment" and the sequel "the Russian dolls" weren't smoking hot, and that was one of the biggest hits French Cinema has had recently outside of the edith piaf bio pic.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 06:45 PM
BTW I just finished Dickens "tale of 2 cities" and am about to start "Les Miseables"

"The Terror" had to be one of humanities low points.

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 06:46 PM
BTW I just finished Dickens "tale of 2 cities" and am about to start "Les Miseables"

"The Terror" had to be one of humanities low points.

AWESOME story. Imho, Javert=Val Jean only in diff circumstances. Read it and PM me with if you come away with the same impression.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 07:08 PM
AWESOME story. Imho, Javert=Val Jean only in diff circumstances. Read it and PM me with if you come away with the same impression.

Do you mean the Defarges or Darnay or Carton?

It may be awhile until I get into the groove. It is funny I have a stack of books and it takes me a week or two to get comfortable with a book and get into a good reading groove.

I started an Economics book Taco suggested got into it pretty deep but then lost the groove and am going through the pile.

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 07:12 PM
Do you mean the Defarges or Darnay or Carton?

It may be awhile until I get into the groove. It is funny I have a stack of books and it takes me a week or two to get comfortable with a book and get into a good reading groove.

I started an Economics book Taco suggested got into it pretty deep but then lost the groove and am going through the pile.

No... I wasn't talking about Tale of 2 cities... read what I bolded.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 07:24 PM
No... I wasn't talking about Tale of 2 cities... read what I bolded.

Ok, thought you were comparing characters from both stories...

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Ok, thought you were comparing characters from both stories...

No, sir. I was actually very underwhelmed by Tale of Two Cities.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 07:35 PM
No, sir. I was actually very underwhelmed by Tale of Two Cities.

The story was a little thin but the writing was very good. I liked how he painted the pictures of Dr Mannett and his daughter under the plane tree and the last couple chapters accellerated and the end was very good.

He could have fleshed out the feelings that Carton had for Lucie, it was kinda like he decided out of blue to hit on her only to find out she was taken by Darney. He could have made that relationship more passionate and beliveable. Maybe he wanted us to think Carton's taking Darney's place was more of a suicide because of his drinking rather than his unrequited love for Lucie.

There were some confusing threads but it was a good read and the writing in places, notably the 1st setence and the last couple chapters.

Spider
05-27-2009, 07:42 PM
First off we owe the French about 300 years worth of gratitude and respect for Yorktown. The dudes stepped up bigtime.

Next, at least 50 years worth for handing over Lousiana for a song. Yeah we were going to take it anyway got to reward them for their pragmatism.

Third, we owe them another 150 years for the Statue of Liberty. Seriously, who gives you something that cool for nothing?

They owe us about 125 years for each world war and 50 for tricking us into taking over Vietnam for them.

So by my math we just need to smile and say thank you to the French for another 100 years or so no matter how irrating and pompous they act.

No other nation on earth has done as much to help the US as the French. Hard to say but it is the truth.

Nice try ,but you forgot about Marcel Marso and the entire Mime movment , sure we have to take the blame for disco and white guys running around with afros ......... But Mime ? ............that cant be forgiven

Meck77
05-27-2009, 07:46 PM
............that cant be forgiven

Neither can this.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5837/gayfrenchsuperhero1.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gayfrenchsuperhero1.jpg)

Spider
05-27-2009, 07:46 PM
Neither can this.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5837/gayfrenchsuperhero1.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gayfrenchsuperhero1.jpg)

WTF ??? Thats ****ed up ........

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 07:47 PM
The Tour De France is pretty cool, we own that too.

Inkana7
05-27-2009, 08:04 PM
What you say? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napolean_Bonaparte)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg/408px-1801_Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_on_the_Bridge_at_Arcole.jpg

He was Italian. A good deal of his army was Polish and German.

Inkana7
05-27-2009, 08:07 PM
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html

The Complete Military History of France



- Gallic Wars
- Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian. [Or at ths time in history, a Roman -ed.]

- Hundred Years War
- Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." Sainted.

- Italian Wars
- Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians.

- Wars of Religion
- France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

- Thirty Years War
- France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.

- War of Revolution
- Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as chapeaux.

- The Dutch War
- Tied

- War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War
- Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

- War of the Spanish Succession
- Lost. The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved every since.

- American Revolution
- In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare; "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."

- French Revolution
- Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.

- The Napoleonic Wars
- Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.

- The Franco-Prussian War
- Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

- World War I
- Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States [Entering the war late -ed.]. Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.

- World War II
- Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

- War in Indochina
- Lost. French forces plead sickness; take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu

- Algerian Rebellion
- Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

- War on Terrorism
- France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.

The question for any country silly enough to count on the French should not be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until France collapses?"

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."

Or, better still, the quote from last week's Wall Street Journal: "They're there when they need you."


More on that site.

Atlas
05-27-2009, 08:13 PM
ok Go

I hear the Napolean guy was pretty impressive.

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 08:17 PM
I hear the Napolean guy was pretty impressive.

Little dickhead set the planet back a hundred years.

cutthemdown
05-27-2009, 08:28 PM
Meh there are tons of dudes from France who can kicks my ass. Sure they probably can't take on the US Marines, but I couldn't either.

Besides didn't French fight pretty hard in ww1? Maybe they just got sick of war. Maybe we will too in another 200 yrs.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 08:30 PM
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html

The Complete Military History of France



- Gallic Wars
- Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian. [Or at ths time in history, a Roman -ed.]

- Hundred Years War
- Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." Sainted.

.


Didn't French Normans rule England from 1066 until the 1700's?

TheReverend
05-27-2009, 08:34 PM
Meh there are tons of dudes from France who can kicks my ass. Sure they probably can't take on the US Marines, but I couldn't either.

Besides didn't French fight pretty hard in ww1? Maybe they just got sick of war. Maybe we will too in another 200 yrs.

You should stop arguing with me then.

broncosteven
05-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Meh there are tons of dudes from France who can kicks my ass. Sure they probably can't take on the US Marines, but I couldn't either.

Besides didn't French fight pretty hard in ww1? Maybe they just got sick of war. Maybe we will too in another 200 yrs.

They didn't give up in WWI they fought pretty hard.

They relied on the incomplete Maginot line in WWII and were stunned by the Blitzkrieg tactics.

I read Romels book, he was recalling the blitz into France, they were moving so fast that the surrendering French armys were getting in the way. He stopped a French general and told him to move his people out of the way (i am paraphrasing) the French general said that was impossible, Rommel shot him and had a subordinate do it. I found it shocking and funny at the same time.

Atlas
05-27-2009, 08:45 PM
Little dickhead set the planet back a hundred years.

Maybe, but he conquered a lot of countries until he met the Russian Winter.

JJJ
05-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Nice try ,but you forgot about Marcel Marso and the entire Mime movment , sure we have to take the blame for disco and white guys running around with afros ......... But Mime ? ............that cant be forgiven

Touche!

50 years to us.

JJJ
05-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Yeah but they get a few years credit for the hot newscaster.

And lets not forget the whole French maid concept.

Rock Chalk
05-27-2009, 10:35 PM
This thread was humorous but I take exception to JJJ's math.

1) The burgeoning English colonists would have struggled to win against the British during the revolution but likely still would have won. It would have taken longer but the British never would have adapted to the guerilla warfare the American Colonists employed in that war. American colonists, consisting mostly of hunters, were better shots and used rifle's, not muskets, which were more accurate than the standard issue Redcoat musket. Combined with superior tactics and hit and run, eventually the British would have left the continent.

2) The French were so inept, and so incapable of adapting to the changing style of warfare in WWII that they were conquered in the shortest period of any industrialized country...EVER. Their ineptness led to the destruction of a great deal of London during the London Blitz, and led to many thousands of lives lost later on trying to retake their ****ty piece of land. For that, there can be no repayment. We wasted many of our men from our greatest generation of men on their sorry asses.

3) The French are some sneaky dirty rotten ****ing traitors and this was proven time and time again in both World Wars. While the second world war, most of the french helped the Allies, good sized portions of those cock suckers aided the germans. In World War I, those douchebags all but fought along side the Kaiser.

4) The French Revolution was "modelled" after the American Revolution in one way only, the people wanted freedom. Up until this time, America had a love affair with France as their previous help in the revolution had given them good ties. But when the American public found out about the atrocities committed during the French revolution and the arbitrary decapitating of those members of the ruling aristocracy, the American public forever turned their backs on teh French.

This is a country that found it suitable to continue using the Guillotine up until the 1950s, over 100 years AFTER it was well documented that a person's brain functions, sight, and hearing still work for some 60 seconds AFTER the head is detached from the body.

**** the French. The only thing we owe them is a nuclear winter.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 10:40 PM
Didn't French Normans rule England from 1066 until the 1700's?

French speaking Normans. (Vikings)

But in time, they were educated and taught to speak English.

The French went on to become fine chefs and surly waiters. ;D

Rock Chalk
05-27-2009, 10:46 PM
French speaking Normans. (Vikings)

But in time, they were educated and taught to speak English.

The French went on to become fine chefs and surly waiters. ;D

Speaking of surly waiters, why do the French hate Ketchup so damn much? dont get me wrong, Im not a HUGE fan of ketchup, but I dont have anything against it.

Hoping one of you europeans might be able to answer that.

Beantown Bronco
05-28-2009, 06:49 AM
One legitimate French victory:

http://www.readotw.com/page_attachments/0000/0513/Melissa-Theuriau.jpg

I'll give them 2:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=virginie+ledoyen&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=wpUeSp34CYuOMp2XpPAF&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

Garcia Bronco
05-28-2009, 07:08 AM
I'll give them 2:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=virginie+ledoyen&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=wpUeSp34CYuOMp2XpPAF&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

To quote one French Movie I like "Brotherhood of the Wolf"

"All women look the same in the dark."

Rohirrim
05-28-2009, 07:37 AM
It just occurred to me, given that our presidents have been telling us for years that Mexico is our number one ally and we don't want to secure our border because we will upset our number one ally, how many Mexican troops fought in Iraq, or are fighting in Afghanistan, side by side with us and the Canadians?

kappys
05-28-2009, 08:06 AM
It just occurred to me, given that our presidents have been telling us for years that Mexico is our number one ally and we don't want to secure our border because we will upset our number one ally, how many Mexican troops fought in Iraq, or are fighting in Afghanistan, side by side with us and the Canadians?

Wait didn't the French seize Vera Cruz? Or did they lose that one too? Off to Wikipedia.

Anways I am far more sympathetic to the French during the Terror. Its notlike the Paris Commune started out by widespread decpatitation - and it was supported by people from around the globe particularly British and American intellectuals.

The Terror didn't begin until foreign armies, primarily Czar Alexander invaded. Then the most reactionary elements were able to seize control. Not unlike what happens to many nations when faced with foreign invasion.

Hotrod
06-02-2009, 03:47 PM
Hey Frenchy

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frenchmilitarydefeats.jpg

worm
06-02-2009, 04:09 PM
To quote one French Movie I like "Brotherhood of the Wolf"

"All women look the same in the dark."

Nice visual movie.

worm
06-02-2009, 04:26 PM
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broncosteven
06-02-2009, 06:45 PM
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That guy looked like "rudy" in Generation Kill.

THat was a great series BTW.