November 29, 2004
New French publication
More about it as soon as I get my hand on one of these.
Thanks to Hervé for the info.
We are all anti-American
THE SIMPLE-MINDED ANTI-AMERICAN
Satirical and humorous monthly- #1 - December 2004 - €1.50
France offers political asylum to Americans!
To cut out, for our Democrat friends: The refugee card - P. 2
4 ways to lodge a complaint against Bush
Scientific research proves it: Americans make too big droppings - P. 4
Bill O'Reilly, the simple-minded anti-French
Posted by Carine at November 29, 2004 07:12 PM
How to stop the investiture in January
Operation Freedom for Condoleeza Rice
They never landed in 1944!
At least there's some satire involved. This is usually a sign of "the beginning of the end" of some pop-culture thing-or-another...
Though none was needed, we thank the French for this further example of their jejune wit, their impuissant political posturing, their display of what their multipolar world will look like. Oh, and design, graphics, and typography suggestive of one of the poorer efforts of the million-monkeys-in-a-closet school of design.
French anti-Americanism is unique in all the world. Others are content to hate America and leave it at that. Not the French. The French of course happily hate America, but then they beg Americans to "fall in love again" with some imaginary lovable France. The French happily hate America, but are truly perplexed that America has less appetite for things French.
French ambassadors, grown men, weep if American papers give France bad press.
To be French is to wake each day to a renewed secret sense of insignificance.
Americans make too big droppings
Guys, I'm reading this as, indeed, a full-out satire meant to poke fun at the US-bashers here in France, not something to add to the s*itpile of anti-US porn on the shelves.
I am dying to find out WHO is behind this:
To cut out, for our Democrat friends: The refugee card
As this is a satire then no need to retract anything descriptive above. The (headline) wit is intentionally jejune, the graphics intentionally amateurish. Done to French sensibilities so the French would not catch on. And some few Americans for that matter.
As for the rest, well, it stands on its own. No opportunity to digress on the impuissance and duplicity of the French is ever a wasted opportunity.
Because the French have sensibilities?
Too bad that image of W telling France what he realy thinks wasn't available during the campaign. My husband said he would have loved to have had it for a yard sign.
Damian - brilliant as ever! But I agree, this was so close to the mentality it seeks to mock, that it could easily be mistaken for legitmate.
Carine, are our friends at CfK behind this?
"To be French is to wake each day to a renewed secret sense of insignificance"
Damian, you got it alllllll right !
thanks for finding this. It's, it's remarkable...
So, when are you going to sneak over the border in a ship container, dude?
Joe, indeed, it's kinda remarkable, but actually not suprising at all : it's the "me-so-funny" version of Le Monde.
But I need to tell you how I heard about that. I was hardly watching at Weasel TV 3, and heard about the "strike of the day" (Weaselistan is the country of strikes) : the "newsstand holders" strike...
[ French exception for dummies: In Weaselistan, the Holy Providence state decides of which magazine/newspaper should be sold, and how much should be sold (I don't joke!) - all of that is under the control of the nazi-founded press union during WW2, now controled by communists like any union in Weaselistan. ]
One of them was interviewed by a WTV3 reporter, and said :
"It's not fair, I'm supposed to sell all of that press, I have to pay for it, and it won't be sold... I'll get the money back for the unsold that will be returned, but I'll have to pay for it in advance."
He continues : "Look at all of that : " - he quotes some strange titles of mysterious magazines... then " and that : 'l'antiaméricain', I dunno what it is, but I recieve 13 of them, and I have to sell them all."
The Weaselistan is kinda huge joke : all the unbelievable nonsenses are threaded one into the other, in a ludicrous stack of bullshit...
This is clearly a satirical poke at knee-jerk anti-Americanism. They're not making fun of us, they're making fun of the kind of anti-American idiot who believes all this stuff.
This is no joke, John Chappell. Like RV, Douglas has read the first copy of l'Antiaméricain primaire and he reports on it here.
Excerpt: Here's a question: does anybody know how much money it costs to have a something printed, distributed, prominently displayed and sold at newspaper kiosks all over Paris? What are the difficulties one would encounter? Start-up capital? And if you carry no ads? How do you start? Whom do you need to know? Can any idiot do it or just these ones?
[On the newspaper stand L'Antiaméricain primaire] is up front and center. Not in the back with the motorcycle magazines or other satyrical publications but right next to Le Monde, Libé, Les Echos, etc.
This is not publication that is important in and of itself. What is significant is its presence at the newstands. So much of French anti-American sentiment claims to be animated by provocative anti-French sentiment in the "presse yankee." Yet can anyone imagine the reaction if nearly every newspaper stand in Washington, DC carried a publication called "The Frog Basher"?
Read the whole article…
Ca me fait trop tout ça :)
Ca vous fait trop quoi ? Rire ?
The only reason the French hate the Americans is because the Americans have beaten them at their own game. A file for every citizen from birth to death, Wave the flag or else. They all start from nothing and work themselves to the heights of mediocrity. People who have a lot in common always hate each other. Im at a stand still as to which ones have the bigger mouths, yanks or frogs?
Im sure the right wing fox tv has the answer. I wonder when Jean Marie Lepen is going to join fox tv. Notwithstanding the above, name me one war the americans won without having allies? I'm not talking about Hollywood wars.
Poor little Pascal, so much hatred inside of you. So much ignorance too. Brillant case of projection though (thinking about "mediocrity").
Joyeux Noël, Pascal. Let's hope next time the "Yanks" won't come save the frogs' asses. Who needs enemies when you have France as your "friend and ally", really?
Note to Pascal: Before wrongly claiming that a famous French man "saved" America, learn to write his name correctly.
Quand on ne sait pas, on ferme sa... Crass ignorance, again.