4/04/2010 4:43pm, #81
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
My last company had an office in France and their workers get something like 200 paid holidays a year. Also, they can drink beer or wine at lunch without getting fired. Finally, French women are simply beautiful (If you don't mind the hairy armpits). I poke fun mainly out of jealousy.
Q = How many French soldiers does it take to defend Paris?
A = Don't know, it's never been tried.
4/04/2010 6:43pm, #82
this might be surprising to many people here - the lyrics of the french national anthem, written during the french revolution:
Let's go children of the fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny's
Bloody flag is raised! (repeat)
In the countryside, do you hear
The roaring of these fierce soldiers?
They come right to our arms
To slit the throats of our sons, our friends!
Grab your weapons, citizens!
Form your batallions!
Let us march! Let us march!
May impure blood
Water our fields!
This horde of slaves, traitors, plotting kings,
What do they want?
For whom these vile shackles,
These long-prepared irons? (repeat)
Frenchmen, for us, oh! what an insult!
What emotions that must excite!
It is us that they dare to consider
Returning to ancient slavery!
What! These foreign troops
Would make laws in our home!
What! These mercenary phalanxes
Would bring down our proud warriors! (repeat)
Good Lord! By chained hands
Our brows would bend beneath the yoke!
Vile despots would become
The masters of our fate!
Tremble, tyrants! and you, traitors,
The disgrace of all groups,
Tremble! Your parricidal plans
Will finally pay the price! (repeat)
Everyone is a soldier to fight you,
If they fall, our young heros,
France will make more,
Ready to battle you!
Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors,
Bear or hold back your blows!
Spare these sad victims,
Regretfully arming against us. (repeat)
But not these bloodthirsty despots,
But not these accomplices of Bouillé,
All of these animals who, without pity,
Tear their mother's breast to pieces!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Sacred love of France,
Lead, support our avenging arms!
Liberty, beloved Liberty,
Fight with your defenders! (repeat)
Under our flags, let victory
Hasten to your manly tones!
May your dying enemies
See your triumph and our glory!
We will enter the pit
When our elders are no longer there;
There, we will find their dust
And the traces of their virtues. (repeat)
Much less eager to outlive them
Than to share their casket,
We will have the sublime pride
Of avenging them or following them!
4/10/2010 5:02pm, #83
the jew got KTFO in less than 10 shots thrown.
btw, alex, he stated he grew up with tiztzit strings and payes. his pronunciation of those words tells me that he grew up in a machmier yeshivish household. his ink and MMA activity tells me he went "ous der derech" or left orthodoxy as soon as he turned 18.
these guys grow up knowing nothing but torah/talmud. to leave that behind after a lifetime of it is equivalent of turning chinese at age 18. of course he would talk about it in his interview.
i'm just pissed that he furthered the stereotype that jews suck at sports.
4/17/2010 12:20pm, #84
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Ontario, Canada
I remember watching the first episode of this show. Does anyone remember when they were first entering the training area and it looked like there was a pull up station, but instead of a horizantal bar it was like these 2 vertical bars and they were very thick padded leather so it's like you had to get some kind of extreme sledgehammer grip on them to be able to do a pull up?
I hope I can find a clip somewhere but it looked really cool and I wanted one.
4/17/2010 12:31pm, #85
every now and then, one of the personal trainers at my gym brings his own for a client to work with. i got to try them once.
it fucking sucks. i can do 13 pull ups without a problem, but 2 on those grips felt like my knuckles were gonna explode and my arms would fall off.