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Jeff Topham
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:03 am:   

Just heard on the radio that many restaurants in the D.C. area are now calling french fries freedom fries. God how I love America! We're mad at the French, but not mad enought to actually stop guzzling those french fries. And Good Lord, what's next? Freedom toast? Freedom Cut Panties? And--horror of horrors!--Freedom Kissing?
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Ellen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 09:22 am:   

dumb dumb

I can't wait to order "french fries" wherever I am.
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Alan DeNiro
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 09:24 am:   

I saw that they do in fact have "Freedom Toast" in the Congressional cafeteria.
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Mike Simanoff
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:12 am:   

Aren't French Fries from Belgium?

I heard a joke (on the Wayne Brady show...don't ask): Congress is going to vote to change French Fries to "Freedom Fries," French Bread to "Freedom Bread," and French Kissing to "Clinton Kissing."

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Jeff Topham
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:31 am:   

"Aren't French Fries from Belgium?"

Good God, Mike! I did some quick checking and found that you're right. I propose an immediate invasion of that tiny country and the conversion of all Belgian waffles to Freedom Waffles.

And don't even tell me that Belgian waffles don't come from Belgium . . .
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Mike Simanoff
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:38 am:   

Thus begin the Waffle Wars.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:44 am:   

As long as we fight the war with 'Freedom Bullets' and 'Freedom Missiles' causing a nice big pile of 'Freedom Death' (because I suppose only in death you are truly free...?) everything will be fine, right?

Sorry, this is meant to be sarcastic, but I'm mostly just pissed. This year has sucked pretty hard so far.

Fight the good fight folks.
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 12:50 pm:   

It's good to know that, during these times of run-away budget deficits, a recession, corporate scandle and any other number of problems, our elected officals are worried about what the House cafeteria calls deep fried potatoes.

http://www.salon.com/mwt/wire/2003/03/11/fries/index.html

Is this really the only world I can live in?
-JL
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Jeff Topham
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 01:04 pm:   

Jeremy, I'm afraid our choice of worlds is limited. In the meantime, we'll have to suffer the legislation of idiots.

JT
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Mastadge
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 01:27 pm:   

war

war
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Mike Simanoff
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 05:11 pm:   

My brother has an interesting perspective, despite the fact that he refers to himself in the third person:

"Dave thinks that our lawmakers have too much free time on their hands, which may be a good thing because when they do actually set out to do something, they churn out stupid laws such as the Defense of Marriage Act. Dave hope that Congress will now go after Burger King for its francophile Croissanwich breakfast sandwiches, instead of dismanting the Bill of Rights."
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Ellen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 05:53 pm:   

Mastadge,
Where is that cartoon from? It's brilliant and I've been passing this url around to send to people.
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 06:28 pm:   

It is from “Get Your War On”. It is n amazing series of strips that can be found at

http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/war21.html


It has been an on again, off again re-occurring strip with 21 installments since the invasion of Afghanistan. A print version of the first 16 or so is available, and all proceeds are being donated to Mine Relief in Afghanistan. Saw the creator on a book tour a couple months back, and he is an amazing articulate, thoughtful, funny guy. Highly recommended.
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Eileen Gunn
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 06:32 pm:   

<g> Must be an idea so stupid, it's inspiring. I found some devalued French phrases on eBay earlier today, and have already put them to work on The Infinite Matrix.

Vive la France!

Eileen
http://www.infinitematrix.net
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Eileen Gunn
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   

Ooops. Previous post referred to Congressional menu-think, not to "Get Your War On!", which is brilliant. Thanks, Jeremy.


Eileen
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Ellen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 06:54 pm:   

Thanks Jeremy.
I'm checking out the website now.
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Josh Lukin
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 07:52 pm:   

Not only are French fries Belgian, it turns out (according to Salon.com) that French toast was invented in Albany, NY by a man named Joseph French.
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Mike Simanoff
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:03 pm:   

A pox on Joseph French!

*spits*
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Ellen
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:13 pm:   

Do you mean Joseph Freedom? (snarf)
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 09:18 pm:   

I suppose you all know that sauerkraut was "Liberty Cabbage" during WWI.

When will they ever learn? as the song asks.

And why is no one talking about an impeachment hearing? That might slow things down, if congress weren't so gutless.
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Parka Burka
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 09:47 pm:   

Yes, but we were at war with Germany at the time. All this freedom hooey is grossly misplaced. France is not our enemy; the Soviets are. Freedom means pure driving excitement, and a wide range of kitchen cleaning products at the store. It's a shame it has become a sly euphemism.
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Jeff Topham
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:04 am:   

We must all be on guard against the sinister cabal known as the French Impressionists. Their purposes are shrouded in mystery, but it is said that they meet on the dark of the moon and perform Jerry Lewis impressions.
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:59 am:   

Another disgusting bit of news:

In another swipe at the French, a Florida congresswoman has proposed that the government pay for families who might want to bring home from France the remains of Americans who fought and died in the world wars.


"I, along with many other Americans, do not feel that the French government appreciates the sacrifices men and women in uniform have made to defend the freedom that the French enjoy today," Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite said.
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These people actually make a living being bastards.

Brendan
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Mike Simanoff
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:11 pm:   

I see two options.

1. We return the Statue of Liberty
2. We rename it the Statue of Freedom--that'll teach those slimy Franks!!!

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liz williams
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 04:00 pm:   

What happened to chips? Eh? Eh?

Initially I thought this was a joke...but I think I was wrong.

Anyway, the French won't give un fuque volante, if you'll pardon my, uh, freedom.

Whoever posted the cartoon - many thanks. I've bookmarked the link.

cheers

Liz W
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 10:14 am:   

Another "Get Your War On" has been posted.

http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/war22.html

Touches on many of the things I've been feeling since the bombs started dropping -- Definitely worth a look.

-jl

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