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Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:57 am

Yes today is Bastille Day

and since I'm a quarter French I'm making a thread on it whether you Yankee boys like it or not :)

This day is a national holiday in France and commemorates the storming of the Bastille (a prison fortress) in 1789. Although there were only 7 prisoners incarcerated at the time the assault on the Bastille was a symbolic act of rebellion against the absolutist monarchy. 3 weeks after the storming, feudalism was abolished. Shortly after that, one of the most important documents of the French Revolution came into being. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
It proclaimed equal rights for all men and an end to aristocracy special privileges (for example ending taxation exemption)
The monarchy was restricted and all people were given the freedom to take part in legislative process as well as freedom of speech and freedom of the press being granted.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:15 am

Yeah.... The Marquis de Sade stabbed like 6 guards to death during the assault.

We had Washington. The French had a lunatic dopefiend deviant.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:22 am

Nice little history lesson there BP.

Do you know why the streets of Paris are lined with trees?
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:25 am

Motherscratcher wrote:Nice little history lesson there BP.

Do you know why the streets of Paris are lined with trees?

LOL

"So the rioters can march in the shade"
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:26 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Yeah.... The Marquis de Sade stabbed like 6 guards to death during the assault.

We had Washington. The French had a lunatic dopefiend deviant.


It was a Revolution you phallic organ.

He may have been a nut job, but violence is a part of any social and political upheaval
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:31 am

The Marquis de Sade, dude.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:38 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:
Motherscratcher wrote:Nice little history lesson there BP.

Do you know why the streets of Paris are lined with trees?

LOL

"So the Germans can march in the shade"


Fixed it, but close enough I guess.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:56 am

Funny thing about the Marquis de Sade is he was transferred from the Bastille to an insane asylum for shouting anti-Monarchist invectives just days before the storming.

He would have been a free man.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:11 am

So it was the 18th century where the people of that nation left their balls?? Interesting. I can probably win a bar bet with that info.

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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:43 am

peeker643 wrote:So it was the 18th century where the people of that nation left their balls?? Interesting. I can probably win a bar bet with that info.

Enjoy the day BP. For whatever reason.



Guys, you could be a little more tactful
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:59 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:
peeker643 wrote:So it was the 18th century where the people of that nation left their balls?? Interesting. I can probably win a bar bet with that info.

Enjoy the day BP. For whatever reason.



Guys, you could be a little more tactful


No doubt. Just not my strong suit. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:01 pm

peeker643 wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:
peeker643 wrote:So it was the 18th century where the people of that nation left their balls?? Interesting. I can probably win a bar bet with that info.

Enjoy the day BP. For whatever reason.



Guys, you could be a little more tactful


No doubt. Just not my strong suit. ;-) ;) :wink:



lol ohhhh ok then run along you little scamp
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby General » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:22 pm

peeker643 wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:
peeker643 wrote:So it was the 18th century where the people of that nation left their balls?? Interesting. I can probably win a bar bet with that info.

Enjoy the day BP. For whatever reason.



Guys, you could be a little more tactful


No doubt. Just not my strong suit. ;-) ;) :wink:


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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:26 pm

No mention of slavery or women... Bah, the United States pulled that shit off wayyy earlier, and our Revolution didn't end up with the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, Maximilien Robespierre, "The Machine", or Absolute Socialism...

Great events that set the stage for Napoleon.
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Re: Happy quatorze juillet

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:47 pm

Orenthal wrote:No mention of slavery or women... Bah, the United States pulled that shit off wayyy earlier, and our Revolution didn't end up with the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, Maximilien Robespierre, "The Machine", or Absolute Socialism...

Great events that set the stage for Napoleon.

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