Wednesday, July 06, 2005

If it's not Scottish, it's crepe!

Not a good day for French President Jacques Chirac. Just before 7:00 a.m. (cst) I and the world find out that London and not Paris would get the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Then the Curmudgeon open up one of his many newspapers and read about Chirac ridiculing the Scottish food to be served at the G-8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.

The French newspaper Liberation reported Chirac made the remarks in Kaliningrad, Russia, during a conversation Sunday with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We can't trust people who have such bad food," Chirac was quoted as saying. He reportedly added that only Finland has worse food in Europe and that mad cow disease was Britain's sole contribution to European agriculture. Chirac also reportedly described Scotland's national dish, haggis, as "unappetizing." Haggis is a concoction of sheep innards, oats and spices cooked in a sheep's stomach. No really, it is. "I was briefed on haggis," Chirac said. Then he grabbed his mouth and made heaving sounds and movements.

Personally I wouldn't want the Olympics anywhere near my city and he probably isn't wrong on the food thing. Just talking about haggis makes me want to vom.


Blogger Ellen Beth said...

While I absolutely Love Scotland, I had a bad food experience there (and a good one too). The fish is great, but cover up your food the minute the waiter brings it, or they will pour cream all over it (ick).

1:14 PM  
Blogger George W. Bush said...

Oh the French have to be snooty about their food since they have nothing else to be snotty about. Just be glad it wasn't New York or we would all have to pay for the massive and yetinadequate security. The Olympics is a commercial enterprise that corrupts and exploits unpaid athletes as well as the governments that host their events, yet they act like some kind of religion. Let them hold their games in Darfur.


3:38 PM  
Blogger d.K. said...

I love the Olympics.

That said, add to Chirac's luck
today the fact that two of the judges deciding on the final city were Finnish.

6:13 PM  

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