Monday, July 14, 2008

Let Them Eat French Toast

With all the ridiculous excuses marketers make for sales and celebrations in this country, it's odd that we leave out today, July 14th, in the national calendar of Reasons to Throw a Party and Make You Buy Stuff.

Maybe it's our not-so-secret national hatred of France that causes us to overlook Bastille Day, but up in Seattle, they're trying, complete with this curious Leaning Eiffel Tower of Space Needle logo.They guillotine will claim her bloody prize

We all pretend to celebrate Mexican Independence on Cinco de Mayo, even though that is not Mexican Independence Day and we go all out for the Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

So I say everyone go out and buy some...some....uh...Oh, crap. I guess here's the problem. What are we going to do? Eat Brie? Drink Champagne?

Remember the run-up to the War in Iraq? France was warning us not to do it. We didn't listen.

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  • A couple of years ago, my college roommates and I decided to forgo the la Madeleine tribute to Bastille Day and instead chose to observe it by consuming nothing but loaves of French bread and wine. We also spent a good couple of hours watching the Tour de France on TV. It didn't make us feel anymore French--just full of carbs and regret.

    By Anonymous Lia, at July 14, 2008 at 10:24 AM  

  • I don't know why we hate the French so much. They helped us win the Revolutionary War, they gave us the freakin' Statue of Liberty, what's not to like?

    By Anonymous Cleanser, at July 14, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

  • Even funnier to celebrate a day we perceive at Mexico's Independence Day seeing how our Southwestern states were stolen from them..

    By Anonymous Chris, at July 14, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

  • Croisandwich and french fries. Booyakasha

    By Blogger Joker, at July 17, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

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