The Lung Brothers

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

You Utter, Utter Bastille.

Although our cousins across the pond have already celebrated their joyous Independence day, we must not forget that in less than a week the Fete National de France shall occur and with much aplomb. Yes indeed, we are now on the eve of le quatorze julliet which nobly commemorates the storming of the king’s Bastille prison.

So let us toast this milestone of Gallic bravery which marked the end of feudalism in central Europe, put pay to the ancien regime, laid the seed for the Declaration of the Rights of Man and bestowed value upon each and every citizen from the lowest pauper to the most revered city bureaucrat. A day that has immortalized the cry which rings in the ears of every soul that craves freedom: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.

So please accept this humble homage to modern France.


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