Monday, April 19, 2010

Speaking of uniform changes ...

Some nations change more then others.



Somewhere, a Frenchman just soiled himself.

12 comments:

Byron said...

"Embedding disabled by request"?

sobersubmrnr said...

It's not just the shiny K-pots or the martial music...it's the torches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqyZtzkK1m0

Anonymous said...

Sober - it does seem to call out for lots of spotlights pointing directly up.

Anonymous said...

Gr - me again.

Andrewdb

C-dore 14 said...

Yep---the torches are a nice touch.  

History Buff said...

The cheap shot against the French, although worth a chuckle, is also a low blow.  An entire generation was decimated in the trenches in WWI (actually, much worse -- they had 75% casualties).  It is not surprising they weren't keen on fighting another war in fewer than 20 years. Thank god this nation has not had such an experience (even including the carnage of the Civil War).  I know the fans eat it up, but you're better than that, Commander!

cdrsalamander said...

I understand your concern - but this is a blog.  We have fun and tease our friends.  If I tease the Germans, I tease the French.  Much worse can be found any night on British cable.

You should have head the jokes going around when the last World Cup final was France vs. Italy.

In any event - the French AND Germans do a much sharper job teasing each other in any event.

I am actually a Francophile and you would have trouble finding a better guide to help you around Paris ... nuff said.

As for the substance of your WWI comment:  that also applied to the Brits, Germans, Russians and even Italians.    As a matter of fact - it also applied to my family during the American Civil War.  It is not an excuse that holds water for me.  If it was valid - then the performance of the Brits, Russians, and Germans in WWII would have been influenced the same.  They weren't.  

Life is tough; with poor leadership it is tougher.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Francophile?  Well that explains the f*ggotty-a55 French wines you always seem to be drinking!  ;)

C-dore 14 said...

At least the band wasn't playing "Watch on the Rhine".  Now that would have really been scary.

BTW, I always preferred working at sea with the French to working with the Brits.

cdrsalamander said...

They do like them some torch parades.  

C-dore 14 said...

At least they've changed their marching style.

Casey Tompkins said...

Froggy-bashing can be both fun & entertaining!

Seriously: I don't doubt the good Commander remembers quite well those patriotic Frenchmen (and women) who suffered both torture and death while resisting the Nazi menance. I also don't doubt he recalls the words allegedly spoken by "Black" Jack Pershing when he arrived in France: "Layfayette, we are here."