Diaz Jr. Goes to War Against French ‘Slanders and Libels’

A (presumably sad) mime. (Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty)
A (presumably sad) mime. (Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty)

The Bronx is burning–with anger over misplaced stereotypes.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is fuming over recent debate among French politicians over whether Paris does, or does not, resemble the Bronx.  Continue reading “Diaz Jr. Goes to War Against French ‘Slanders and Libels’”

On First U.S. Visit, New French President Vows To Support Cheeseburgers

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How do you say bro-down in French? (Photo: Getty)

Newly elected French President Francois Hollande had his first meeting with President Barack Obama today. In a press conference with reporters after their conversation, President Obama said he was eager to hear Monsieur Hollande’s assessment of American cuisine after the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago.

“I was reading the President’s biography … he actually spent some time in the United States in his youth, studying American fast food.” President Obama said. “Although he decided to go into politics, we’ll be interested in his opinions of cheeseburgers in Chicago.”

Monsieur Hollande responded with a promise to never besmirch burgers.

“I would like to thank President Obama for the knowledge he has of my life before I took office,” he said, according to an interpreter. “I will say nothing against cheeseburgers, of course.”

Mr. Obama replied diplomatically.

“I just want to remember that cheeseburgers go very well with French fries,” he said.

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