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#21 Broph

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 04:04 PM

I heard about this, though I heard it about a restaurant first. I wonder if that's where they got the idea.

http://www.cnn.com/2...eedom.fries.ap/

#22 Jid

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 06:12 PM

I know this is supposed to be some protest of the French not supporting war on Iraq, but, really...

I mean, if I was french, would I be offended about no longer having greasy slices of potato associated with me?  Hrmmmm.

Freedom wine?  Mmmm.  And plenty of it.


I wonder if we'll be allowed to make this work the other way?

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Hmmm.  Maybe not.  Just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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#23 eechick

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 06:40 PM

I heard about that last night on TV.  Don't the congressmen who were in favor of this have better things to do?

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 06:44 PM

I only have this to say about that:

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#25 Drew

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 07:06 PM

Let's hear it for meaningless symbolic gestures!!
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Posted 12 March 2003 - 07:12 PM

Drew, on Mar 12 2003, 04:03 PM, said:

Let's hear it for meaningless symbolic gestures!!
HEAR HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh.......you were being sarcastic.

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#27 gadfly

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 07:18 PM

Okay, this should have a sillieness alert whenever it's reported by the media.  Freedom fries.....   I've given up eating them anyway but if I do get the opportunity I might just be an obstinate old cow .....  :devil:    Perhaps I'll be ostrasized for being unpatriotic.   :glare:   I really hate crap like this... and this is exactly what it is.... silly, meaningless crap.

On the other hand, I could have fun with the freedom kissing...  :wideeyed:   (or should freedom be capitalized???  :rolleyes:  )

And Io, no, I was so inclined as well but I've also seen FotR a few times.  ;)

#28 AnneZo

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 10:33 PM

Me, I just think our government is searching for ever-new ways to embarass us publicly.

If they don't have more important ways to spend their time than this, then I suggest we downsize them.  If we need more legislators later, we can always hire someone who wants to work, after all.

Sheesh.  :eh:

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 10:37 PM

Godeskian, on Mar 12 2003, 12:45 AM, said:

thank god i just call them chips anyway

saves me from a whole bunch of headache  :D
And chips make ME think of..well..cow pies. :p :p

I can't tell you the visualization that  was evoked the first time I heard the expression "fish and chips." :D :look:
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#30 Drew

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 10:41 PM

Freedom Fries just sounds so dorky anyway. I prefer "liberty potatoes."
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Posted 12 March 2003 - 10:46 PM

^

Then people who stay at home and watch the war on CNN can be "Liberty Couch Potatoes" :D
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Posted 12 March 2003 - 11:17 PM

The big problem with French-bashing is that "If you don't like it here, why don't you move to France?" just doesn't have the ring to it that, say, Russia or China did.  

Aw, jeez, great food, beautiful countryside, high standard of living, world-class train system, and gorgeous women?  What a nightmare!

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 11:26 PM

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Aw, jeez, great food, beautiful countryside, high standard of living, world-class train system, and gorgeous women? What a nightmare!

Yup.  It has all of those things.  And the tragedy, the criminal waste, is that it's populated by the French.

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 12:15 AM

What next? Shall we have UPS take the Statue of Liberty back across the pond?  :eek2:
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#35 Drew

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 12:18 AM

^ She defected. She's been fully naturalized.  ;)
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 12:22 AM

jon3831, on Mar 12 2003, 08:43 AM, said:

And y'know? We were just joking about this a few days ago, too...

:eek:  :eek:
Ok who is a member of Congress here?  :p
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 01:45 AM

Okay, as if this thing wasn't dumb enough already, here's a little something on the origin of French toast.  It would seem that it's an American original.  

"First made at a roadside tavern not far from the city of Albany  in 1724, there are few dishes more truly American than the breakfast favorite  known as "French toast". So American is the dish that very few can understand  why it is not called "American toast", "Albany Toast" or even "New York State  toast".



The confusion comes about because the owner of the tavern at which  the dish was invented had a very poor knowledge of grammar. When Joseph French  decided to name the dish after himself he should have written his invention as  "French's toast" (that is to say, the toast of French). Because he did not know  how to use the possessive apostrophe, however, the dish appeared on his menu simply  as "French toast". In short, the dish has nothing whatever to do with French culinary  history but in the two hundred and seventy years that have intervened, no one  has taken the time to correct the grammatical error."


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Posted 13 March 2003 - 01:51 AM

^ Didn't know that Zack. I love researching the history of different foods. So many are not what they appear. I mean, pizza isn't really Italian, Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick's Day is an American invention from a Jewish deli in NY, Betty Crocker never existed, and on and on it goes.

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 01:55 AM

Oooh thanks for that Zack and yes that helps make it *even dumber*...I mean the United States Congress has got their priorities way out of whack.  :alien:
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:04 AM

MuseZack, on Mar 12 2003, 10:42 PM, said:

"First made at a roadside tavern not far from the city of Albany  in 1724, there are few dishes more truly American than the breakfast favorite  known as "French toast".
Now I have to find out where.....   :D
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