my* turn to say DOH!** shouldve put a smiley at the end of that tirade....
i got your humor the first time around, and just answered the same way...*you know, if we cant laugh at ourselves a bit, then we dont deserve to point a finger at others.** I shouldve added thestinky cheese and the underarm baguette as well...mightve been a bit more obvious.....sorry!**
you know, quebec is just up north of you guys, so dont worry, im exposed enough not to take offense.....and quebec ladys are quite good looking to*
** (even though im married to a japanese.....)
cheers, and hope your beer is as good as mine!*
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Apology for/explanation of rant, was Re: What do you guys listen to?
> Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 14:10:47 -0500
> On Sunday 02 December 2007, greg emond wrote:
> > I am french, and the first joke was very funny. The seond one was... THE
> > truth! I will lift my arms and kill you all with the toxic fumes that
> > emanate from there! vive le quebec libre!
> I shouldn't have gone there, but since I did, and since a fair number of
> people really don't seem to get it, I feel I should point out for any
> non-American friends who didn't grasp the irony that the whole rant
> was "acted out" by a stereotypical insular American with no idea what's going
> on outside this country's borders. It was all a laugh at the worst my
> country has to offer on the world stage, not at anyone outside these borders
> at all, and most especially not French people. (Je parle français aussi, mon
> ami, bien que je le parle très mal.) [TRANSLATION OF FRENCH TEXT: I speak
> French too, my friend, though I speak it very badly.]
> So anyone in the audience who isn't American should point at us and laugh, and
> anyone who lives inside these borders should look around and laugh. We're
> not all like that, but some of us really are.
> But the whole thing was really a horrible public exhibit of why I spent a
> significant part of my childhood getting beaten up by somebody. Lots of
> people don't get my twisted sense of humor at all, and especially not in an
> environment where most readers speak English as a second language, and
> haven't spent as many hours as I have watching Monty Python, South Park,
> Carlos Mencia, and weirdly twisted French and Spanish movies.
> Sorry about all the noise everybody. I just want to make sure there are no
> hard feelings.
> If necessary, I'll call Dad over to come hold my head in the toilet and get
> one of my kids to take a picture of me getting a good old fashioned American
> swirly. That is if the old man is strong enough to lift my stereotypically
> overweight American truck driving redneck ass that high.
> D. Michael McIntyre
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