Lots of Cheese and other goodies at the French Embassy Bastille Day Party this evening. I have no idea who invited me, and I was worried that I wouldn't know anyone. Luckily I knew a few people and got to chat with Idei-san. We talked about blogs. I asked him to be my guest blogger.

Happy Bastille Day!

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You're just trying to compete with Lessig. You should really aim high and try to get Fabio to guest blog.

> I have no idea who invited me

I must confess that I don't have any influence on the French Embassy in Tokyo. but anyway, French people are nice ;-)

Oh boy it's true.
he's got a home grown crew,
of some funky punky rappers,
who delight and say things true.

So as our fine French friends,
delight and eat some cornish hens,
then their cel-a-bration party,
will bring peace and fun for you.

So is it French Fries now?
Or a case of Raging Cow?
'cause this freedom fries agenda,
is reaking or 'publican row.

So as an American supporter,
as we put our land in order,
we shoudl eat as much French pastries
as our tummies will disgorder.

Alors, c'est le jour de la fete! [Hey, it's Bastille Day!} Cool! [Cool!] Je chante ma chanson parfaite pour boire: [I'll sing my favorite drinking song ... ] Bises -- Halley


Chevaliers de la Table Ronde,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon.
Chevaliers de la Table Ronde,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon.
Goutons voir, oui, oui, oui,
Goutons voir, non, non, non,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon

La morale de cette histoire
C'est boire avant de mourir.

[Knights of the Table Round,
Let's drink to see if this wine is good.
Let's taste, let's taste,
Let's taste to see if this wine is good ...
The moral of this story;
Is to drink before you die.]

syntaxhttp://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/french/chevalir.htm is wrong I think]

Merci, Marc et Halley, de célébrer si bien notre fête nationale !

[Special thanks to Marc and Halley to celebrate so well our National hollyday.]

In fact, what you call Bastille Day is called "Fête Nationale" or "14 Juillet" and is the equivalent of the american 4th of July.

Oh my gosh...all that cheese. I LOVE cheese, stinky and all. If I had thought ahead of time, I would have tried to sneak in just for the cheese!

tres formidable! too bad you couldn't hook up with a third person, because then, you could have had a 'frommage a trois'!

excuse moi...

Don't the Japanese call that French July 14 thing as パリ祭 -- i.e. the "Paris Celebration/Festivities" ?

The Americans and/or the English seem to call it the "Bastille Day"

I wonder what the Germans call it. The "French-proving-that-they-are-an-unpredictable-and-ungovernable-mob-day", perhaps? ;-)

héhé , )
in fact this is the celebration of the taking of the Bastille which was the royal prison during the French Revolution.
No german were harmed during this operation.

deboute benjamin: I was just wondering on what particular aspect of the French Revolution people outside France would focus on, when naming that Celebration :-)

And didn't all these events lead to the early demise of a German-speaking lady and her husband, and pave the way for the emergence of a guy from Corsica who went on to kick some German ass?

Besides, those long German words are funny. Franzoesichpoebelunvorhersehbarkeitbeweisungstag ;-)

deboute benjamin: I was just wondering on what particular aspect of the French Revolution people outside France would focus on, when naming that Celebration :-)

And didn't all these events lead to the early demise of a German-speaking lady and her husband, and pave the way for the emergence of a guy from Corsica who went on to kick some German ass?

Besides, those long German words are funny. Fransoezischpoebelunvorhersehbarkeitbeweisungstag ;-)

I remember this song from high school...the next verse:
que je meur que voux m'enterre dans un cave ou il'ya du bon vin and repeat

C'est ca?

Oui oui!
My mother taught me that song when I moved to Montreal!
When I die burry me in a cave where there is good wine...
and next:
Reste mes pieds á contre la muraille, et ma tête sous le robinet (répéter)
Rest my feet next to the wall, and my head below the (wine) tap...

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