Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Anti-French? No, Pro-Crybaby…

Yesterday the International Olympic Committee selected London over Paris in a 54-50 vote to host of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Now if you must know, I love the French. I’ve spent many years learning the language and the culture, and I consider Paris one of my top 5 places I’d love to live. However, can the French be any bigger crybabies? It’s not the world’s fault the French built the Maginot Line and screwed themselves in World War II, but by God they sure as hell hate those countries that saved their asses. We all know they hate Americans, but what do they have against the UK?

French President Jacques Chirac was anti-London because, “We can’t trust people who have such bad food. After Finland, [England] is the country with the worst food.” To some it may seem far fetched that food flavor should be the basis for site selection of an event as important as the Olympics, but Chirac has a proclivity for being downright absurd. He once justified his issues with NATO and ex-NATO leader George Robertson because, “Robertson made me try [haggis,] that is where our problem with NATO comes from.” But don’t think for one minute that his own people, his own constituents, don’t back him up. In a poll published last week, a whopping 21% of his country has faith in him, even President Bush is above that. Clearly Chirac knows politics, knows people, and especially knows how to appease the voter’s minds.

So what did England provide that won them the Olympics and not France? Chirac claims the only thing England has provided the world is mad cow disease. Au contraire, mon frère. Ladies and…well, ladies…allow me to present David Beckham.

(You didn’t honestly think I’d put a picture of Beckham up without Victoria…)

English Prime Minister Tony Blair paraded Becks and Posh in front of the IOC exactly like the pieces of meat they are. Just like WWII, France was out-maneuvered and unable to counter. Perhaps Chirac could have brought Zinadene Zidane the man who scored the winning World Cup goal, but let's not kid ourselves, he's no Becks.

So what is France left to do for their next bid? Maybe they’ll bring a star athlete, maybe they'll bring some baguettes, maybe they’ll finally ditch Chirac. But until then they have one consolation prize...

Congratulations France…still the crybabies of the world.


  • Interesting post. I wonder how Chirac felt the day after London had won the IOC's approval, when terrorists struck. There was some ridiculous speculation that the attacks were linked to the Olympic bids until Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.

    Most friends I've spoken to weren't offended by Chirac's remarks, they just thought it was hilarious that he didn't realise his microphone was turned on when he made those remarks.

    The French people I know don't hate Americans, they just hate President Bush and Tony Blair.

    By Blogger dan, at 7:56 AM  

  • How about we talk about video games and shit here, sports vids and bitches, all this political stuff can take a flying F.

    By Blogger Teebeebee, at 10:42 PM  

  • You'll have to excuse Boz there, he's having problems with NCAA '06 and his frustration is taking on a whole new level.

    By Blogger bironm, at 1:36 AM  

  • No worries.

    By Blogger dan, at 7:35 AM  

  • I'm not having problems, no cerebral talk in here, its vids sports and bitches. Don't make me repeat it again :)

    By Blogger Teebeebee, at 2:13 PM  

  • Now I know the Olympics hardly qualifies as sports anymore, ballroom dancing anyone, but careful about all your anti-political, anti-foriegner talk Mr. John "TeeBee" Rocker, you're not that far away from the number 7...

    By Blogger Swade016, at 2:31 PM  

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