Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banned in France

We earlier reprinted the cover of a comic book parody, Banned in Belgium.  And you are all by now familiar with the French-condemned gesture of la quenelle.

Here is the latest forbidden image;  tweeting it in France  brought a hefty fine and a prison sentence to the satirist.

[Trigger Warning:  very very bad !!]
[Disclaimer:  If you lie within the long reach of French law, you are strictly forbidden from viewing this.]

Bike-time for Bonzo

(That one gives a whole new meaning to the expression “dirty French postcards”.)

Some French observers objected to the harsh sentence handed down (though many bien-pensants objected that it was too lenient):

Alors que nombre d’hommes politiques se voient ridiculisés de la même manière par des dessins agressifs voire odieux (Le Pen, Sarkozy, et autrefois Mitterrand par exemple).

That objection, however, ignores the Fundamental Tenet of the French Legal System:

Un Poids -- Deux Mesures

(Translation:  Don’t you dare put the goose-sauce on that gander!)

Since, however, we ourselves are not subject to Gallic interdictions, we herewith reproduce some other pleasant depictions of our primate cousins astride a bike.

Appreciate your American freedoms, while they last.   In France, those could land you in jail.

Si cela vous parle,
savourez la série noire
en argot authentique d’Amérique :


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