Here are the top 3 that shocked me the most -- did they shock you?
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I thought hell would freeze over, thaw, then freeze over again before anyone in this country would grow the balls to admit that *sometimes*, French people cross the line separating jerks from complete douchecanoes.
I think my heart skipped a beat when I read this article which claimed the French surveyed thought they were "rude, stroppy, and slothful".
Stroppy? Really?? If you know someone who uses the word "Stroppy", raise your hand. Put your hand down, you do not, you freaking patho-liar. Something's off here, I'm thinking this was faked, and I will devote my life to making the truth come out. (*wink*)
Anyway, who cares if it's real or not because the result is the Parisian metro was littered with campaign posters like this article shows.
Conclusion? Entire World Who Hate Assholes: 1. French: 0.
2) The Seine is gross.com
So they vetoed a huge Seine-swimming event. What's more surprising I ask you:
a) That the French wait until less than a month before the event to put the kabosh on it destrolishing the hopes and dreams of over 2,000 people who signed up for the swimming event
b) That 2,000 people actually thought the Seine was clean enough to swim in.
If I'm being honest here, part a) doesn't surprise me at all -- in fact, it feels par for the course. Regardless, we probably saved 2k moridions from drowning in putrid. Yay French gov't!
3) It's totally legal to be a cockjuggling manwhore, you guys.
This is the scandal that will not finish. (tee hee.) Strauss-Kahn's trial continues, and the prosecution is squeezing him (lol) to find out if he has ties to a prostitution ring.
His defense against these claims? Being "libertine" (swinger to us anglophones) is not illegal!
Where was this guy when Clinton needed a pep-talk? How awesome would that speech have turned out to be if they had been pals. "I totally porked her, so sue me, it's not illegal b***!".
I never thought I'd say this, but I admire Strauss-Kahn's wrinkly old balls right now.