Saturday, April 12, 2003

A base canard and libel refuted

Over at Pave France, the British need more parking, they have linked to a NewsMax article that compares Chirac & Co. to the Three Stooges.

As I point out in my comment there, that is a true insult to the Stooges, who, after all, were among the first to parody Hitler and believed in fighting Fascists when the chips were down, cf. THEY STOOGE TO CONGA. (not to mention that 5 of the 6 Stooges were Jewish, only Curley Joe DeRita was a Gentile) They all showed greater intelligence and moral fiber in their little pinkys onscreen, than ChIraq and De Vilepig have ever mustered in their entire "real" lives. A more informed article would place ChIraq and de Vilepig as classic French literary characters. Specifically, they would be the chief protagonists of the oeuvre of Alfred Jarry. ChIraq is Pere Ubu, the nihilistic, cruel and corrupt monarch with a child's mentality and De Vilepig is Dr. Faustroll, the "pataphysics" specialist. ("Pataphysics is the science of imaginary solutions"-Jarry) Anyone that can turn Waterloo into a moral victory for the French deserves that designation.

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