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French Election - P'tit Nicolas dit 'Non,Merci'

French Elections 2012....your bet

  • Vive Sarko - bring on le fromage. 4 more years

    Votes: 8 17.8%
  • Where is Louis XIX when you need him?

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • The French have elections? Why ?

    Votes: 12 26.7%
  • Whoever Jean-Yves votes for the Government will win...

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vive Madame Le Pen - mad as a box of grenouilles but...

    Votes: 21 46.7%

  • Total voters
    45
  • Poll closed .

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#1
From that scurrilous metrosexualiste guttersnipe's fish-wrapper..er...The Sunday Times, by kind permission Mizz Rita Chevrolet:

To Brie or not to Brie….

Never mix food and politics. David Cameron has yet to recover from his Chancellor’s [frankly barking] plan to tax the hot Cornish pasty; now President Sarkozy faces what could be an even more bruising row. His chef has revealed that the French leader has given up cheese to keep his weight down and – to rub it in – drinks no wine.

M. Sarkozy is not the first leader to face outrage over his eating habits . When George Bush Snr was president, he made a firm policy statement about broccoli.

‘ I’m president of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli“

American farmers protested by sending broccoli to the White House by the tonne. So imagine the fury of the French on discovering that, as the country’s critics might phrase it, there is a non-cheese-eating surrender monkey in their midst.

M Sarkozy must choose between offending his wife, who is reportedly responsible for his diet , and the French voters. Now that’s what you call being caught between a Roquefort and a hard place…
No dairy products were harmed in the making of this article.

A bas les Enarques - Sous les pavés, la plage !

Le Chevre
 

Goatman

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Book Reviewer
#3
Alib, allusive as ever...presumably a frame grab from the episode of Le Simpsons which gave us the damning phrase in question? Gosh that was prompt...bravo.

Now votez!
 

Goatman

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Book Reviewer
#4
Mister Dee said:
last time I asked a few weeks ago they just shrugged and pretty much said 'bof!
'
For the hard of hearing , my online KleftStik translator reliably informs me that the oft-heard French colloquial expression << Bof! >> - sometimes accompanied by the equally expressive << Ben...Euh...>> means either:

" Who gives a sh1t - pass the the Vin Doux " or " death to all politicians " depending on context....
 
#5
From wikipedia;
The phrase "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" first appeared in the American animated television series The Simpsons.[1] In the plot of the 1995 episode "'Round Springfield", budget cuts at Springfield Elementary School force the janitor Groundskeeper Willie to become a French teacher. Expressing his disdain for the French people, he exclaims to his class in his Scottish accent: "Bonjour, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys."[2][3][4] On the audio commentary for the episode, executive producer Al Jean said the line was "probably" written by The Simpsons staff writer Ken Keeler.[5] He also commented that the staff did not expect it to become widely used and never intended it as any kind of genuine political statement.[5] When "'Round Springfield" was dubbed in French, the word "surrender" was omitted and the line became "singes mangeurs de fromage" ("cheese-eating monkeys").[6]
 

Goatman

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Book Reviewer
#7
Ahhh, regrettably Monsieur has been seduced by fond memories of this dreadful anti Gallican rant:

Monty Python - French Taunting HD - The Full Version - YouTube :thumright: :kowtow:

' You're father was a warthog and your mother smelt of elderberries...'

The 'cheese-eating surrender monkey ' shtick came into vogue under the Shaven Chimp's administration, when France ( with a firm grasp of her self-interest) decided that committing French troops in defence of US interests in Iraq lacked many of the attributes of un bon idee....
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#8
Personnally, I would do anything Carla asked me to do.......so I cannot hold that against him. He must have to work hard to stay in shape, and he looks fit.

I don't know anyone with a job in France that will vote against Sarko, most don't like him, but many seem to respect him. Hollande is universally seen as useless, but those holding out their hands will buy into anything.....
 
#10
I don't know anyone with a job in France that will vote against Sarko, most don't like him, but many seem to respect him. Hollande is universally seen as useless, but those holding out their hands will buy into anything.....
My friend you are so right, possibly like you, I do not like the man but he does command respect. As for the others,they are much of a muchness:François Gérard Georges Hollande is the archetypal socialist - totally clueless. Has only got where he has today by stabbing others in the back, including his ex-partner with who he has four children. Has only got the nomination because the disgraceful Dominique Strauss-Kahn got caught with his trousers down!!! As for the delightful Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen, least said about her the better.
 
#11
My friend you are so right, possibly like you, I do not like the man but he does command respect. As for the others,they are much of a muchness:François Gérard Georges Hollande is the archetypal socialist - totally clueless. Has only got where he has today by stabbing others in the back, including his ex-partner with who he has four children. Has only got the nomination because the disgraceful Dominique Strauss-Kahn got caught with his trousers down!!! As for the delightful Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen, least said about her the better.
I am greatly displeased that DSK will not be taking up residence in the Élysée Palace, tiny Sarko is well past his sell by and the IMF's rutting Chimp was a shoo in until the press was so indiscrete as to publicize his little priapic embarrassments, it's not that he would have been a good leader it's just that the inevitable drug fueled lunge for Michelle Obama's arse would have gladdened the hearts of Frenchmen everywhere.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
hmmm...some interesting responses to the poll....how can France resist a woman who can light her own Gaulloise/Royales with an iPhone ? :judge:



Since that unpleasantness towards His Late Most Christian Majesty Louis, the French haven't had a Madame La Prezz.....I wonder what difference (if any) it would make on the home turf of le bon soldat Chauvin?
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#13
I am greatly displeased that DSK will not be taking up residence in the Élysée Palace, tiny Sarko is well past his sell by and the IMF's rutting Chimp was a shoo in until the press was so indiscrete as to publicize his little priapic embarrassments, it's not that he would have been a good leader it's just that the inevitable drug fueled lunge for Michelle Obama's arse would have gladdened the hearts of Frenchmen everywhere.
I had a great deal of respect for DSK's competence at the IMF, but knowing what we now know its obvious that France had a narrow escape from a national catastrophe, one that was carefully choreographed IMO.

Sarko has put together a fairly competent team around him, and his profile is much bigger than his direct input as the Prez.

You were lucky that Biffo did not have the international profile of Berlesconi.... ;-)
 
#16
hmmm...some interesting responses to the poll....how can France resist a woman who can light her own Gaulloise with an iPhone ? :judge:
You should think yourself very, very fortunate that you have not had the pleasure of meeting her. Had that misfortune during the last presidential election when she was hanging on to daddy's coat tails. A very unpleasant experience, actually made her father look halfway human - a real nasty piece of work that oozes pestilence from every pore.

Frighteningly aggressive if you do not agree her point of view
 

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