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Funny face: The photo that has sparked a controversy. It is believed Hollande was trying to make schoolchildren laugh

Are they all insane? Why the fuck do people keep voting for them?


  1. Paul Marks says:

    Because many of the people in France (and many of the people here) share the same ideological assumptions as this man does.

  2. John Galt says:

    Apparently this photograph is subject to an internal “editorial problem” by the agency involved. Nothing at all to do with censorship from the French government from whom the photo agency receive almost half their earnings.

    Suppression anyone?

    Attempts To Suppress This Awkward Photo Of French President Francois Hollande Have Completely Failed

  3. RAB says:

    Do you all remember Police Acadamy 1? I reckon Michelle Obama is under the desk. Well you’ve got to get your “Useful Idiots” somehow, haven’t you?

    All the French folks I talked to while there a few months ago Paul, claimed not to have voted for him. But then people in places like St Martin De Belleville tend to have to pay the 75% tax.

  4. CountingCats says:

    Come on, everyone has been in a photo while wearing a silly face. That’s hardly a reasonable basis for criticism.

    That the man is a fool in his policies should be sufficient.

    Although, that people are trying to suppress it is reason enough to disseminate it…

  5. John Galt says:

    I agree Cats, it would seem that the French Government aren’t aware of L’effet Streisand.

    EDIT – Link corrected (thanks RAB)

  6. RAB says:

    I haven’t. When I pull faces it is for comedic effect, and I’m not a Politician. The picture is a candid one and re-enforces his political foolishness for all his duped electorate to plainly see ( a picture is worth a thousand policy U turns). And the fact that people are trying to suppress it is entirely why I put it up.

    Much is being made of his new mate Obama’s abusing the furniture in the Oval Office viz a viz putting his feet on the desk that was a gift from England during Victoria’s reign (he probably doesn’t even know that, or he would have got rid of it at the same time as Winston Churchill’s bust and got something from IKEA instead). But then he wasn’t the first badly brought up President to do that, Clinton and Bush did it too.

  7. RAB says:

    Your link doesn’t work John, try this…

  8. John Galt says:

    Very true, but did you know that the Resolute Desks are a pair, one sat in the Oval Office and the other in Windsor Castle?*

    Resolute Desks

    It’s a good job that Barry doesn’t do British history or else he’d probably have had it chopped up for firewood to ease the pain of his forefathers.

    * For non-Brits, this is one of the many homes of Brenda aka Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy.

  9. CountingCats says:


    We have all seen National Treasure II.

  10. RAB says:

    I haven’t. I had to Google it up. Does Nicholas Cage specialise in Mystical bullshit movies these days, or what?

  11. John Galt says:

    Sorry Cats, I was talking about reality rather than Walt Disney fantasy, in which the British desk was wrongly shown in Buckingham Palace rather than Windsor Castle. In fact they made a whole bunch of “Resolute” furniture including another 2 desks and some light tables.

    Sort of a Victorian era “IKEA” :-)

  12. Mike Mellor says:

    Why do people keep voting for them. USA 2008 is quite straightforward, when you look at the alternative. USA 2012 a bit trickier; SuperUnderpantsMan would have won if he’d chosen Rice as his running mate. But many people would agree that the Obama of September 2013 has little in common with his September 2012 incarnation. Back then he was a viable choice.

  13. RAB says:

    Completely off topic Mike, but I have a feeling that you are Jeff Beck fan ;-)

    Cop this for a gig….

    And his female bass player, who looks about 15 is utterly brilliant. Enjoy.

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