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maroule
18-07-2005, 11:30:43
just a quick word while I pass by, for the amusement of my fellow british posters. A while back I mentionned my friend Graslard (also my best man) in a few threads. Well you can now see him every monday in 'Escape to the Legion" (the second episode was yesterday), where he is, unsurprisingly, the Frenchman there. Apparently yesterday they showed how they punished him for protesting too much (he had to spend a day with peebles in his mouth)

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 11:37:17
Hey, you cheese eating surrender monkey, how's life?

What channel is this on?

Funko
18-07-2005, 11:40:44
Ah, I have seen that show, the first one, but I don't remember seeing your friend. I'll look out for him next week.

Funko
18-07-2005, 11:41:05
I think it's on Channel 4.

MDA
18-07-2005, 11:43:58
Poor Peebles. :)

*waves* at Maroule

protein
18-07-2005, 11:46:51
Hi Maroule!

alsieboo
18-07-2005, 11:48:03
is he nice?

Beta1
18-07-2005, 11:51:41
who? maroule?

alsieboo
18-07-2005, 11:53:02
anyone

MDA
18-07-2005, 11:56:46
nicest French guy I know

alsieboo
18-07-2005, 11:57:14
wheeee

MoSe
18-07-2005, 12:22:49
Originally posted by Beta1
who? maroule?

HUGE PHd temptaion here!.... :p

MoSe
18-07-2005, 12:23:44
and salut, chasseur-des-tÍtes
:beer:

alsieboo
18-07-2005, 12:51:06
Originally posted by MoSe
HUGE PHd temptaion here!.... :p

You think.

maroule
18-07-2005, 13:06:23
salut les gars :)


channel 4, and every friday, or monday (it could be tonight actually)

Life's good, after new job, new wife, new flat, am swamped by trivial stuff (wife wants baby, etc.)

Nav
18-07-2005, 13:07:52
your trivial stuff makes my trivial stuff.. well very very trivial... :D

maroule
18-07-2005, 13:08:19
Originally posted by Funko
Ah, I have seen that show, the first one, but I don't remember seeing your friend. I'll look out for him next week.

Loic
you'll see a lot of him in the next episodes, he's the only one of 3 that will remain till the end

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 13:44:17
Originally posted by maroule
am swamped by trivial stuff (wife wants baby, etc.) :lol: Calling that trivial can sure keep you busy fighting with your wife.

Funko
18-07-2005, 13:45:07
Is it allowed to join the Foreign Legion if you aren't Foreign?

The Mad Monk
18-07-2005, 13:58:30
Originally posted by maroule
Loic
you'll see a lot of him in the next episodes, he's the only one of 3 that will remain till the end

Is this a scoop?

protein
18-07-2005, 13:58:36
Yeah, us non foreign people can't join.

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 14:09:47
French name is Legion Etrangere, so it's just a legion of strange or estranged people. We'd fit right in.

jsorense
18-07-2005, 14:12:53
maroule, come back. All is forgiven.
Accept for all that crap you posted, that is.:beer:

maroule
18-07-2005, 14:53:35
Accept or except?

:cute:

Funko
18-07-2005, 14:55:26
Yeah, teach him English!

Vincent
18-07-2005, 15:07:39
no, let him taste the cold steel

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 15:09:28
And blue beans!

maroule
18-07-2005, 15:17:13
I teach u english in da cunt

Vincent
18-07-2005, 15:17:37
or that

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 15:22:19
Take that, you english!

maroule
18-07-2005, 15:27:06
and take the olympics too, while you're at it

Drekkus
18-07-2005, 15:41:55
Aaah, yes, everyone forgot about those! :D

Oerdin
18-07-2005, 16:01:05
In honor of this thread I am now listening to The Decemberists' "The Ligionnaire's Lament".

Funko
18-07-2005, 16:03:43
Originally posted by maroule
and take the olympics too, while you're at it

We didn't really want them but we didn't want you to have them more.

maroule
18-07-2005, 16:34:55
We didn't really want them either but we wanted you to pay for them (and get the silly mega infrastrutures that will rot under the sun for 20 years)

Funko
18-07-2005, 16:36:46
Such good losers the French.

protein
18-07-2005, 16:39:11
Originally posted by Funko
We didn't really want them but we didn't want you to have them more.
:lol: :beer:

Oerdin
18-07-2005, 16:44:45
You realize if Chirac hadn't pissed off the majority of the Finnish population by insulting their food Paris likely would have won. Paris lost by 1 vote and two Finns were on the commitee; both had previously voted for Paris but changed to London after Chirac insulted their nation.

Funko
18-07-2005, 16:46:54
They lost by 4 votes... it would have made it a tie.

maroule
18-07-2005, 17:44:43
Chirac is our Yeltsin : not as drunk but old, embarrassing, corrupt, and almost always wrong

London is a great city, I don't mind (too much). I wanted the games for real estate purposes only (some renovations plans would have boosted the value of the flat I just bought).

Oerdin
18-07-2005, 17:57:53
http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/E/escape_to_the_legion/

Is your friend the bald one?

Beta1
18-07-2005, 18:36:36
Originally posted by maroule
We didn't really want them either but we wanted you to pay for them (and get the silly mega infrastrutures that will rot under the sun for 20 years)

sun? London?

jsorense
19-07-2005, 00:29:02
Originally posted by maroule
Accept or except?

:cute: Why, thank you, maroule. And here, after all of this time, I was under the impression that no one ever read any of my posts.
You, sir, have given me the will to post on, and on, and on and, well, you get the gist.:coolgrin: :beer:

Oerdin
19-07-2005, 00:30:32
God damn it, Maroule!

Greg W
19-07-2005, 02:11:08
Jeesus, that's unforgivable. :cry:

DevilsH@lo
19-07-2005, 06:00:28
Originally posted by Funko
Ah, I have seen that show, the first one, but I don't remember seeing your friend. I'll look out for him next week.

He was the guy with the balls to answer back, although for his trouble he ended up with a mouth full of stones, big balls admittedly but he really might have wanted to reconsider that one.

Foreign Legion was i think created by napoleon for missions where it was too dangerous or too politically sensitive to have the possibility of french blood being spilled, although french men have always managed to get around it by protesting to be belgian or canadian or a member of another french speaking country.

Kudos to the guy and the others who completed the training cos 4 months in the desert without being treated like complete pond life was bad enough, never mind being run about like a complete idiot.

:beer:

Oerdin
19-07-2005, 06:15:41
I've seen several write ups on the Foeign Legon which says the tactics and training are way out of date while the treatment is just excessively brutal for brutalities sake. As special forces go they are middling.

maroule
19-07-2005, 08:50:44
Originally posted by Oerdin
http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/E/escape_to_the_legion/

Is your friend the bald one?

devilsH got it right, that's him
in the site you pointed at, section 'recruit's talk', he is 'Loic'


and apologies to all for paying attention to jsorense, I hadn't been around for a while and forgot the basic rules :nervous:

Funko
19-07-2005, 10:22:06
It was on last night but I was rehearsing so I couldn't see it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-07-2005, 17:28:15
Originally posted by Oerdin
I've seen several write ups on the Foeign Legon which says the tactics and training are way out of date while the treatment is just excessively brutal for brutalities sake. As special forces go they are middling.

I believe they got their arses kicked by the Vietnamese, so you're probably right.

Funko
19-07-2005, 17:29:50
Who didn't

Beta1
19-07-2005, 17:53:14
Originally posted by Oerdin
I've seen several write ups on the Foeign Legon which says the tactics and training are way out of date while the treatment is just excessively brutal for brutalities sake. As special forces go they are middling.

I didnt think they were really special forces (like seals/sas etc) I thought they were more your rock hard infantry unit (rangers/paras)

Beta1
19-07-2005, 17:56:48
quick check and it seems I'm wrong - the 2nd regiment Etranger de Parachutists first companies seem to be special forces infantry and the 2nd are amphibious operations forces

and the 6eme Regiment Etranger de Genie seem to be total headcases - "The unit conducts underwater demolition operations; EOD operations; sabotage operations; beach recon; engineer recon; and assists other during river crossings."

Gibsie
19-07-2005, 18:23:11
I actually had this show on in the background... didn't seem bad. There must be some mistake.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-07-2005, 19:13:15
The presenter, Bear Grylls, may come across as a chirpy schoolboy but he's as hard as nails. He had to leave the SAS after breaking his back, and within a year he became the youngest person to climb Everest (he's since lost the record).

DevilsH@lo
19-07-2005, 19:39:58
I've met quite a few special forces guys SAS/SBS and they are all pretty much the same. Intelligent, well grounded, modest and unassuming individuals, fucking balls of steel like, but feel no reason to demonstrate the fact at every opportunity.

And at the other end of the scale we have the para's who want to fight everyone, oh except the ghurka's but then no one fucks with the gurkha's. Royal marines are decent lads as well.

Funko
20-07-2005, 09:36:41
There are quite a lot of nepalese in Reading, one of my favourite curry places is nepalese. I think some of them are former ghurkas.

But yes, no-one fucks with the ghurkas. Pretty inexcuseable how shoddily we've treated them really.

Oerdin
20-07-2005, 09:40:23
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I believe they got their arses kicked by the Vietnamese, so you're probably right.

I was talking about modern times not 40 years ago.

Originally posted by Beta1
I didnt think they were really special forces (like seals/sas etc) I thought they were more your rock hard infantry unit (rangers/paras)

OK, that makes sense.