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What is up with French people?

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So I've been spending a lot of time working on the David Eddings Wiki, about the fantasy author. A lot of it has been collecting images of international covers of his books.

What is UP with the French? All the covers are weird, random images. Cat people, surreal Dali-esque landscapes, naked duded. Nothing to do with the very standard sword/sorcery novels they put these covers on.

Stupid frenchies.

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I like their fries.

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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TheBoost said:

So I've been spending a lot of time working on the David Eddings Wiki, about the fantasy author. A lot of it has been collecting images of international covers of his books.

What is UP with the French? All the covers are weird, random images. Cat people, surreal Dali-esque landscapes, naked duded. Nothing to do with the very standard sword/sorcery novels they put these covers on.

Stupid frenchies.

I think you need to look at old 1960's-70's SF/Fantasy paperback covers. (If I had a buck for every novel I ever bought/read with a cool monster or naked babe on the cover that's not in the story...) However, the infamous graphic magazine Heavy Metal is based on a French one called Metal Hurlant, which is chock full of such imagery.

Also, Jerry Lewis...

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Where were you in '77?

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Yeah, I've never kissed a French girl. It's hard to get over all that body hair. ;)

 

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I like their doors.

“First feel fear, then get angry. Then go with your life into the fight.” - Bill Mollison

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HotRod said:

I enjoy their kissing

 

 

most of you have yet to experience that pleasure. 

Do the french call tongue kissing just "kissing" and do they call closed lip kissing something like "Albanian Kissing?"

And what do they call a French Press? 

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TheBoost said:

And what do they call a French Press? 

A Royale with cheese?

“It’s a lot of fun… it’s a lot of fun to watch Star Wars.” – Bill Moyers

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TV's Frink said:

georgec said:

I like their fries.

Anyone remember "freedom fries"?

Yeah, that was dumb.

What, you don't like freedom?

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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TheBoost said:

So I've been spending a lot of time working on the David Eddings Wiki, about the fantasy author. A lot of it has been collecting images of international covers of his books.

What is UP with the French? All the covers are weird, random images. Cat people, surreal Dali-esque landscapes, naked duded. Nothing to do with the very standard sword/sorcery novels they put these covers on.

Stupid frenchies.

If you think that is strange you should see the Russian and Polish versions of sci-fi/fantasy stuff. Ever seen their posters for Star Wars?

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"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

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I'd like to make a frog legs joke, but I'm afraid that if I do so, I'll end up being on the receiving end of a neutron bomb explosion.

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I believe the original, theatrical versions of SW & TESB are great films. Beyond that, I have little in common with the typical
Star Wars fan here. Just a heads-up so you aren’t too taken aback when I say I prefer Dark Empire over Return of the Jedi.

My screenplay index.

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^I think that post is right up there with Bingowings in terms of my inability to divine what on earth you meant. ;)

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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Bingowings said:

The statue of liberty is french.

And she's NES compatible. ;)


Where were you in '77?

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Do your worst, you filthy, pretencious savages!


… And they had ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the fifth of the four Star Wars films. He is fucking with us numerically, isn’t he! “Children, count up to ten.” “Four, five, six, one, two, three, ten”. No, it goes, four, five, six, one, two, three… No, it goes: four, five, six. One… Two and three have not been made." “Two and three have not been made! What should they be?” “What should they be? We do not know. All we know is that there will be a big floppy character in it that goes, squawk squawk squawk… who needs a punch up the bracket!” - Eddie Izzard, “Circle”, 2000

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TV's Frink said:

georgec said:

I like their fries.

Anyone remember "freedom fries"?

Yeah, that was dumb.

How big was the freedom fries thing? Back in 2001 I was lucky if I got to check my email once a week or so, and didn't have much access to the internet, and when I did it was really, really slow. I heard about it from another American in a conversation I remember being very frustrating (I hate when people tell you something vague, and have no details to offer about it).

"You know, they call them freedom fries now."

"What?

"Freedom fries. They call french fries freedom fries now."

"Who does?"

"They do."

"Who is 'they'?"

"In America, they are freedom fries now, and not french fries."

"I get that we're talking about in America, but who calls them that?"

"Americans do."

 

I was imagining anything from a small minority of people demanding that they be called "freedom fries" and getting a lot of press buzz over it, to restaurant menus being changed and McDonald's tellers asking, "Would you like freedom fries with that?" I'm now under the impression it was something very minor that caused most people to roll their eyes when they heard it. To what extent did this "freedom fry" thing actually go?

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