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Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2006, 21:36:21
"Yes, she's probably be our new PM. And her brother blew up the "Rainbow Warrior". Fuck you English."

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2006, 21:37:48
"Yes, it's the Louvre. Yes, it's a staggering piece of architecture redolent in immense history and culture. Yes, we'll slap a nasty glass pyramid in front of it and watch it rot. Fuck you English."

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2006, 21:40:06
"Yes, we developed the language of romance, and spend a fortune on maintaining its purity. Yes, when we actually speak we communicate purely through grunts and shrugs. Fuck you English."

mr_G
02-10-2006, 21:50:35
:lol: everything kewl laz?

Colon
02-10-2006, 23:04:42
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Yes, it's the Louvre. Yes, it's a staggering piece of architecture redolent in immense history and culture. Yes, we'll slap a nasty glass pyramid in front of it and watch it rot. Fuck you English."

The pyramid is great. Fuck you for not appreciating the contrast.

The Mad Monk
03-10-2006, 07:18:13
Should we display Dogs Playing Poker next to the Mona Lisa so we can appreciate the contrast?

maroule
03-10-2006, 07:54:20
:lol:

what's wrong with wanting to fuck the English? Everybody does...
We have a saying here, when you eat or drink something nice you say "c'est toujours ša que les anglias n'auront pas" (at least the English won't get that)

On the Louvres, building the pyramid was very unfrench.

There was a massive amount of opposition to it, for the same reasons Laz seem to indicate (doesn't fit, polute the classical beauty of the structure, bla bla) and because the architect was a dirty furiner (chinese american) and not a cheese eater. The debates were really violent, the right wing also using that to attack Mitterand.

My father, who was an architect (and a right wing architect at that), hated it and rubbished it every chance he got, during the construction (which lasted forever, and as a teenager I really got tired of his rambling).


Then one morning, while I was studying in Paris, he came up from Montpellier to see me, and we went walking in the Tuileries. It was one of these sunny winter morning, with a very pale sun light, and a very crisp, pure air. We arrived at the Louvres entrance, and he stayed silent for a while. He walked around it, grumbling, then he said "I was wrong, this is not only beautiful, but also exactly what needed to be done". He then went on to explain that it was a solution to the problem of the entrance, and that by burrying it and opening it up, he was giving a massive amount of fresh space to a crammed building.

I had never thought of that myself, but I always found it beautiful to look at, all the same. And the fact that my father had to concede Mitterand was wright was certainly a killer argument.

On a side note, it's also a spot I used a fair bit of time to wrap up romantic dates in the early 90s' (small japonese restaurant on left bank, walk through Odeon then the Pont des Arts, end up on the feet of the lighted pyramid, closing the deal).

So I guess my point is that I love the pyramid :love:, that the audacity of it is very unfrench, and that we wouldn't have taken Pei if it was about fucking the English

Funko
03-10-2006, 07:54:24
:lol: Looks like they are succeeding in annoying you Laz.

mr_G
03-10-2006, 07:59:14
easy easy if you just cleaned the puke out of your car.
funny how Laz uses the french to get the puke frustration out of his head.

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 09:57:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Yes, we developed the language of romance, and spend a fortune on maintaining its purity. Yes, when we actually speak we communicate purely through grunts and shrugs. Fuck you English."

That's just an economy measure to save on the maintenance costs... anyway, it's not like any worthwhile communication is lost.

Drekkus
03-10-2006, 09:57:55
What's french for Fuck the English?

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 09:58:25
A bas l'Anglais?

Drekkus
03-10-2006, 10:00:44
Down with the english doesn't have the same ring to it.

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 10:01:16
But you've got to get them down before you fuck them.

maroule
03-10-2006, 10:04:23
Originally posted by Drekkus
What's french for Fuck the English?

Les anglais, on les emmerde

Drekkus
03-10-2006, 10:16:45
emmerde is to fuck??

Gives a whole new ring to the dutch word emmeren...

maroule
03-10-2006, 10:20:15
I wasn't doing a litteral translation

"Fuck the English" doesn't imply "have sexual intercourse with the English", so I picked "emmerder" (litterally "cover them in shit")

mr_G
03-10-2006, 10:20:23
:lol:

Funko
03-10-2006, 11:01:15
Cover them in shit, then fuck them?

Gary
03-10-2006, 11:03:58
Should have stuck with literal translations :)
You know you really wanted to ;)

MDA
03-10-2006, 11:37:29
Mom? If you were in a German Scheisse video, you... you'd tell me, wouldn't you?

King_Ghidra
03-10-2006, 11:54:31
:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-10-2006, 16:46:02
"Yes, we developed a high point in national cuisine and yet spend most of the time eating offal. Dinner tonight is pig's nerves. Fuck you English."

MoSe
03-10-2006, 17:23:04
Originally posted by maroule
:On a side note, it's also a spot I used a fair bit of time to wrap up romantic dates in the early 90s'

IIRC...

...you INSISTED that we HAD to meet THERE to take an outdoor beer together, when I came to Paris in June '04....

:hmm:

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-10-2006, 17:53:12
Aw, that's so sweet. Did he bum you?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2006, 18:20:58
Laz sounds more and more like Gildas.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-10-2006, 18:34:27
Unless I lapse into Brythonic and start lambasting Maelgwyn Hir for being a bit gay I think I'm some way off any close resemblance.

maroule
03-10-2006, 18:56:47
Originally posted by MoSe
IIRC...

...you INSISTED that we HAD to meet THERE to take an outdoor beer together, when I came to Paris in June '04....

:hmm:

:lol:

it was in broad daylight, I only work under the cover of darkness

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2006, 19:08:58
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Unless I lapse into Brythonic and start lambasting Maelgwyn Hir for being a bit gay I think I'm some way off any close resemblance.

You're not far from lapsing into pompous overstyled latin, and Gildas' tirade should have been called "The staggering perversity of the Britons" in the first place.