Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Dog Blog, The London Olympics From The French Perspective!
The French take le micky out of our London 2012 Olympic games.
My sources at Molly Media tell me that the French are taking ‘Le Mickey’ out of Britons by showing us as pot-bellied darts and snooker players, in a Eurostar ad campaign for the Olympics. The cheeky posters feature two spoof Greek statues of naked men with beer guts pursuing the popular pub sports. Paris ad agency Leg created the images and instead of holding the iconic discus, the figures are clutching darts and a snooker cue. The usual chiselled physique has been swapped for paunches and to make them appear absolutely authentic, even sections of the cue, dart and the men's noses have been worn away with supposed erosion. Eurostar said it was a tongue-in cheek campaign, playing on the age old British –Franco rivalry. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the advertisements do not appear in England.What a bunch of beret sporting, croissant chomping, garlic smelling, frog eating cads, how dare they stereotype us like that?Remember we won19 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics to France's meager 7, huh, so stick that up your pipe and smoke it!
The Blogville Olympics (BO2012) will be with us soon so keep and eye on the BCC for updates!