Mitt Romney Isn't the Only Candidate Who Dabbles in the Wicked French Tongue

Jim Newell · 01/13/12 12:44PM

Newt Gingrich is running yet another attack ad on Mitt Romney in South Carolina, this time simply throwing spaghetti at the wall: He's donated to Democrats, voted for a Democrat once, loves abortion, yadda yadda yadda. Also, Mitt Romney is John Kerry, in that they are both from Massachusetts, where the official language is French. Watch Mitt Romney speak French in 2002, like a fool.

Who's Calling Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Parisian Pad a 'Sex Den'?

Lauri Apple · 07/24/11 05:37PM

French politician Aurelie Filippetti reportedly told police that she never visited supposed sex-binger Dominique Strauss-Kahn at his Parisian apartment because people warned her that the ex-IMF chief maybe attacked women there. Did she actually call DSK's place a "sex den," though?

60% of France Thinks Strauss-Kahn Was Set Up

Seth Abramovitch · 05/19/11 03:10AM

Accused sex criminal and probable bad-tipper Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits behind bars, repeatedly denied bail out of fears he'll jump a charter flight to the nearest extradition-exempt Club Med locale. Meanwhile, his countrymen have been rallying behind the former IMF head.

Rihanna's New Tattoo Has a Mistake In It

Maureen O'Connor · 08/12/10 01:22PM

Rihanna's new neck tattoo says "rebelle fleur," the French words for "rebellious" and "flower." Unfortunately, adjectives usually follow the noun in French, so "rebelle fleur" is actually just gibberish. Click to enlarge.

French Skiier Takes a Flagpole to the Nuts

Mike Byhoff · 02/25/10 09:55AM

It's one thing to get racked in the berries flying down a hill at 70 MPH, it's quite another for the announcer to add insult to injury with some hilarious commentary. Ohhh monsieuuuuuuur!

Meet the Magic Condom, Inspiring Teen Sex and Gay Cops

Aaron Coleman · 07/19/09 06:00PM

Baby Winged Cupid's got competish! This French spot for Durex has a mystical used purple condom package that flies through town inspiring old folks, male cops and teens to do the nasty. That's right, teens.

French Animal Baby Allegedly Peddles Jeans

Hamilton Nolan · 11/03/08 12:13PM

Sometimes it's fascinating to just sit back and watch an ad campaign get progressively farther and farther away from any intelligible sales pitch, as the ad masterminds behind it become more and more convinced that they are artists, damn it. Wrangler somehow got itself tangled up with French admen for its truly vapid "We Are Animals" campaign, currently underway. First those guys made some existentialist tripe about life and death to sell Wranglers, for chrissake. But at least that had some "concept" behind it. Now they're just showing a crawling baby. That's it. LOLwhut:

Maggie · 10/19/07 02:30PM

Scandale! Okay, not really, it's France after all; what would constitute a personal scandal there? The French president, Nicholas Sarkozy (not to be confused with Jean-Pierre Jeunet's favorite actor Dominique Pinon!) and his wife, Cecilia, told everyone they were splitting up yesterday, and said they'd have no further comment on the matter. Well, Madame Sarkozy changed her mind, okay? She's allowed! She unloaded about her marriage to a French newspaper today and it was all pretty run-of-the-mill stuff, except it prompted her ex to get all pissy with Le Monde when they called him for comment, snapping that hey, the French people "ask for no comment from me. It interests them much less than you, and they are right. And perhaps they have a greater sense of propriety and more discretion, sir." Take that! If only our own Great Leaders could put the press in their place as eloquently.