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Sun Jan 11, 2015, 12:54 PM

Leave it to the French.

Last edited Mon Jan 26, 2015, 11:38 AM - Edit history (2)

No sarcasm here. And no historical negative contrasts with other French events. This just itself on its own, an epic showing of unity and brotherhood (for now, whatever). Complete with participant-passersby in tri-corner hats and blue-white-red streamers in the wind. And American under-participation. In Vietnam when my ship pulled-in to the Army base down the river, we were allowed Liberty at the Army bar until 7 P.M. It was a race between us Americans and whatever Australians were in from their own land front: Whoever got there first won control of the bar:: If us Americans, everybody had separate tables of 2s and 3s in separate conversations. If the Australians, they pushed all of the tables together into one long banquet table, soon everybody (them, not us) singing something like "Waltzing Matilda" and swinging their drinks in the air in time. Something about joining together instead of holding apart. We never learned, if we "won" we always kept the tables separate.

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Reply Leave it to the French. (Original post)
UTUSN Jan 2015 OP
misterhighwasted Jan 2015 #1
BeyondGeography Jan 2015 #2
ann--- Jan 2015 #3
americannightmare Jan 2015 #4
vssmith Jan 2015 #8
LiberalElite Jan 2015 #5
DLnyc Jan 2015 #6
UTUSN Jan 2015 #7

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 01:01 PM

1. UTUSN K&R It really is that simple isn't it.


Appreciate your post

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 01:03 PM

2. A very adult response

and a great day for adults in general.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 01:09 PM

3. I love the French

 

Always did. Visited twice and studied their language for six years.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 03:52 PM

4. J'aime La Belle France....

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!

Especially, fraternité...

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Response to americannightmare (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 08:57 PM

8. Aux barricades

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 03:57 PM

5. A million in attendance -

after just a day or two after the terrorist murders. This photo makes me wonder what it would take to get a million Americans to assemble in one place on such short notice - without an appearance by a Kardashian.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 07:26 PM

6. Nice post

Let's us 'merkins see if we can politely accept a spot at the world table along with the rest of our fellow humans.

It will feel nice to finally come home. To Earth.

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Response to DLnyc (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 08:15 PM

7. ty

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