Sunday, July 16, 2006

Share your French put-downs

Being rather bored of hearing French journalists, politicians and "thinkers" bleating about the evils of capitalism, America, Israel etc, I thought a quick column on put-downs and jokes belittling les grenouilles might be in order. For example, how many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris? Dunno, it's never been done. So I shall start the ball rolling...

Ted Nugent, a heavy metal guitar legend and devoted (bow)hunter, was being interviewed by a French journalist. Eventually, the conversation turned to his love of outdoor pursuits. The journalist asked, "What do you think the last thought is in the head of a deer before you shoot it? Is it, 'Are you my friend?' or maybe 'Are you the one who killed my brother?' "

Nugent replied, "They aren't capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, 'What am I going to eat next?', 'Who am I going to screw next?' and, 'Can I run fast enough to get away?' They are very much like the French in that."

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