Friday, December 07, 2007

Ooh la la

Didier Jacob in Le Nouvel Observateur (translated and quoted by Hugh Schofield on BBC News):

"...the American view of France could be reduced to a simple formula: De Gaulle + Sartre + the baguette + Sophie Marceau's breasts = French culture. Whereas - as we all know - it is infinitely more rich."

It's a simple formula, but a bloody persuasive one. I like baguettes.

11 comments:

Annie said...

It's amazing how French women manage to look chic and elegant whilst wearing total slut-wear. I refer you especially to L'Appartment with Romane Bohringer and Monica Bellucci.

amyonymous said...

well, possibly since i am not a guy - - but i find her face much more fascinating than her breasts, and i find this to be true of beautiful french women in general. i can stare at their faces for hours (well, minutes really). i particularly like Charlotte Gainsborough.

Billy said...

I prefer pain au chocolat myself.

Pisces Iscariot said...

It's a bit much to swallow (!) Coming from a country who regards 'The Golden Arches' and Colon-el Sanders as symbols of culture

Tim Footman said...

Annie: Bellucci? Slutty? Can't say I noticed.

But she's French, Amy. We see her boobs almost as much as we see her face. Agree on Charlotte G: she shouldn't be attractive (that jawline) but she definitely is.

I'll give you Sophie M dunked in chocolate for Christmas, Billy.

Now, now, PI. Woody Allen and Ella Fitzgerald as well.

FirstNations said...

in my opinion Sartre had a nicer rack; sorry.

Jun Okumura said...

My vote goes to Charlotte Gainsborough. I agree, she shouldn't be attractive, and it's not just her jaws, but she is. Though I could stare at Sophie Marceau's breasts for hours too, which I can't say about Gainsborough's.

Tim Footman said...

I agree, FN, and de Gaulle's butt was pretty pert also.

Sophie gives you far more opportunity for that than Charlotte does, Jun. Damn, is this going to descend into a which-French-actress-has-done-most-naked discussion?

MJ said...

Depardieu's nose appears to have been left out of the equation.

Tim Footman said...

And Daniel Auteuil's buggy eyes as well, MJ.

llewtrah said...

A lot of the guys at work prefer baps.