December 15, 2004

Blaque Jacques!

Honestly, is there anything better than Blaques Jacques Chirac shooting off his mouth to make your day better?

Tee hee.

President Jacques Chirac lifted a French flag from a plaque and dedicated the Millau span, which is billed as the world’s tallest road bridge.

{...}“This exceptional opening will go down in industrial and technological history,” Chirac said, praising the bridge’s designers and builders for creating “a prodigy of art and architecture – a new emblem of French civil engineering”.

The bridge will serve as a symbol of “a modern and conquering France”, he said.

(my emphasis)

A conquering France. Hmmm.

What's that old joke? French rifles for sale: never fired, only dropped once.

Of course, I'm assuming he meant "conquering" in the most literal sense of the word. It could be a metaphor or something equally obscure. Seriously.

Posted by Kathy at December 15, 2004 11:42 PM
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