Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Important moments in French history

1755 - Menon's cookbook, Les soupers de la cour, includes a groundbreaking recipe for "fried potatoes".

1992 - Four-and-a-half year-old Jordy Lemoine's biting social commentary provides new details into the difficulties of being a baby. His conclusion: "It's tough".

2007 - San Antonio Spur Tony Parker's burgeoning/bludgeoning French rap career improves the English/French language barrier. Americans learn that the French word for "basketball" is basketball; the French word for "balance" is balance; the French word for "baby" is baby; and the French words for everything else is random gibberish.