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'You look different with your clothes on!'

by Plutonium Page Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:08:50 PM EST

The Dissociated Press

AMSTERDAM (DP) - Last night, in a last-minute diplomatic decision, three political bloggers from three different nations met to discuss foreign policy, food, wine, and <s>to trash other bloggers</s> to extol the virtues of the liberal blogosphere.

Jérôme à Paris, respected French energy blogger and aspiring adult novelist, quipped to Plutonium Page "You look different with your clothes on," to which her husband Frank answered "In your dreams, Frenchman!"

As the evening went on, things got more and more interesting.  Turn the page...

Promoted by the site gnomes. We're baaack!


The DP story continues:

The three bloggers "met" at the very orange liberal American political blog, www.dailykos.com, where Ms. Plutonium is a former front page poster.  Lately, she has focused on bashing Exxon, but has "moved on to writing a piece about Chernobyl," due to be posted in the next two weeks.  M. Paris promised to start a giant flame war on that post, telling Ms. Plutonium that "nuclear power is quite a viable option."  Ms. Plutonium just winked and said "I love a challenge," and ordered more wine, which the bloggers finished in record time.

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<u>Left to right</u>:  Jérôme, Page, and Frank.


Frank and M. Paris had a spirited discussion about their countries' respective leaders.  Frank made his opinion of conservative Dutch Prime Minister <s>Harry Potter</s> Jan Peter Balkenende quite clear, stating "Hij is een eikel! [He is a dickhead!]" and expressed his hopes that the Dutch election next year will bring a liberal government with Dutch Labor Party leader  Wouter Bos at the helm.  M. Paris, who is no fan of French president Jacques Chirac, just shook his head sadly and said "Chirac's obvious Botox treatments are symbolic of his paralytic leadership...".

At this point, the bloggers were joined by some uninvited guests...



... who promptly shoved M. Paris and Frank out of the way, crowding next to Ms. Plutonium.  Chirac grabbed her camera and handed it to the waitress with a wink and asked her to take a photo:



<u>Left to right</u>:  Jacques Chirac, Page, and <s>Harry Potter</s> Jan Peter Balkenende.



Ms. Plutonium just decided to accept the situation.  Later, she stated that Balkenende was "the most boring person [she's] ever met.  Trying to talk to him is about as interesting as watching paint dry.  What a loser."  Regarding Chirac, she just said "too much cologne."

M. Paris and Frank eventually reclaimed their seats.  As Chirac and Balkenende were leaving, Frank overheard Chirac saying to M. Paris "Why are you having dinner with those people?  Mme.  Plutonium is acquainted with those pain-in-the ass Greenpeace people who won't leave me alone!" (translated from the French).  M. Paris said "an alliance of international bloggers makes the world stronger, no matter what our views."

(Photoshop crimes attributed to Koufax Award Winner Dood Abides.  Thank you, Dood!)

What more can I say? Jérôme is THE reason you need to go to YearlyKos.  Or Paris.

I think Vegas is cheaper, though...

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Ah well, I hope you get the idea :-)
by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 03:37:39 PM EST
This amused me greatly, I don't know why exactly...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:19:57 PM EST
It's Jérôme.  He's funny.  And not "funny, ha ha" either.

I kid, Jérôme :-)

by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:31:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
He didn't whip out one of his charts at an inappropriate moment, did he?

8-)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 06:10:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Whose are those spare body parts in the top left?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:28:16 PM EST
Yes, who is the art by?
by PeWi on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 06:12:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hilarious!!!  

I must say, you look great these days.  Amsterdam seems to be doing you good. (Ok, the only picture I've ever seen you in was the one with the molecule.)

And is it any coincidence that Jerome looks exactly like a French president?  Mais, non! :)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:34:44 PM EST
Well, poemless, considering that French reporters have been instructed not to comment on the French President's birthdays since he turned 70, this is not much of a compliment to Jérôme.
But I am sure your intention was good.
J. Chirac might have been attractive 30 years ago ...

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 09:49:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I was trying to make a comment about how I could totally see Jerome running France one day. :)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 06:53:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hey Page, we need not go to YKos or Paris, we already saw photos from Jérôme, thanks to you. Maybe I will pass Paris.
Your husband's reply  was just great and IMHO more efficient than punching Jérôme into the nose.  PPage, number 234 on Jérôme's wish list ? ... :)
Wild dreams seldom come true, n'est-ce pas, Jérôme ? :))

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:36:10 PM EST
back in November:



In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 07:20:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Note he looks much happier to be meeting Page. Oh, and Frank.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 01:47:32 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ah, thanks, Page.  I can finally attach faces to your names.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:48:40 PM EST
Jerome looks tired... Too much travelling, and the weight of carrying the defence of France's economy and energy policy by himself are taking their toll.


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:55:13 PM EST
Ha!  Love the picture.  I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to sound rude.  Jerome, have a glass of wine, and take nap.  France shall need your heroism as long as the media frenzy keeps going, and that means you'll need your rest.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 04:58:36 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry...I think I'll be having nightmares for years after that!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:00:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
After what?  (I'm tired, so apologies for not following.)

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:02:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes...you are asleep...when you wake up you will be a bat. <tick...tock...tick...tock>...keep listening to the clock...
Now...wake up!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:05:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It's only five o'clock.  Still bright out (and ridiculously humid).  I'm going back to sleep.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:16:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nevermind.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:03:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Good I did not see that one yesterday evening ! I fully agree with you Sam, we must have the same taste regarding sculpture ;-)

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 09:46:04 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hopefully the picture makes it less rude, not more.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:13:26 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I should think so.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:17:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Migeru just proved the point why I shun digital cameras.

In these days, your chances to get photoshopped has run off the percentage scale.

by Nomad on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 06:10:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Someone should FP this diary.  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:06:39 PM EST
Seconded.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 05:09:05 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Glad that got corrected swiftly. An extra ale to the gnomes. And a free carrot.
by Nomad on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 06:11:45 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I slept late (thanks to insomnia last night, didn't fall asleep until about 4 am), so I just got going, got some coffee, and decided to visit EuroTrib... and look what the site gnomes did! NOOO!

;-)

by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 04:33:38 AM EST
Nothing to see here.

Just another bunch of Anglos from Albuquerque.

Keep moving.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 11:12:56 AM EST
The really weird thing is that all three of you look like you've been Photoshopped into the first picture.  Maybe you didn't really meet at all....
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 03:35:57 PM EST


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