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ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

03 (Marseille) Bonjour France!
This is Marseille's Grand Central Station and it sure is pretty
This is Marseille's Grand Central Station and it sure is pretty
...once again, the hero of our story!
…once again, the hero of our story!
nothing says "magnifique" like public defacement of property
nothing says "magnifique" like public defacement of property
a few years ago, the French Revolution started in Marseille and I bumped into the offical memorial after getting not lost at all
a few years ago, the French Revolution started in Marseille and I bumped into the offical memorial after getting not lost at all
The visitor's book. I only missed meeting "Jamie Nacho" by seven months! Anybody with a name like that is going to be my friend whether they like it or not
The visitor's book. I only missed meeting "Jamie Nacho" by seven months! Anybody with a name like that is going to be my friend whether they like it or not
The museum had two exhibits. In this one they played a cheese-tastic video history while those creepy puppet heads randomly came alive to shout dialouge. I'm no expert but I know merde when I see it. Stinky, smelly merde.
The museum had two exhibits. In this one they played a cheese-tastic video history while those creepy puppet heads randomly came alive to shout dialouge. I'm no expert but I know merde when I see it. Stinky, smelly merde.
....the busy, touristy Port
….the busy, touristy Port
...the busy, touristy American (but let's not use that "T" word, okay?)
…the busy, touristy American (but let's not use that "T" word, okay?)
This was hilarious, but not intentionally. It's supposed to be built around remains of the first  deep water port built there, back when the French were savages and the Romans were calling the shots.....
This was hilarious, but not intentionally. It's supposed to be built around remains of the first deep water port built there, back when the French were savages and the Romans were calling the shots…..
...so I asked for the English version and they handed me this thing, all in French except for a small paragraph at the end explaining what I just told you in the last caption
…so I asked for the English version and they handed me this thing, all in French except for a small paragraph at the end explaining what I just told you in the last caption
I have no idea what the hell this is, but it looked pretty so I went inside
I have no idea what the hell this is, but it looked pretty so I went inside
This was supposed to be some famous crazy street market dating back to the original Greek traders. Liar guide book.
This was supposed to be some famous crazy street market dating back to the original Greek traders. Liar guide book.
I have no idea what the hell this is, but it looked pretty so I took a picture
I have no idea what the hell this is, but it looked pretty so I took a picture
just off the coast is some island blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
just off the coast is some island blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
translation: the Castle If ...the French, they are a silly people
translation: the Castle If …the French, they are a silly people
blame it on my roots, but I will never tire of the juxtaposition between awesome old things and modern trash dumpsters
blame it on my roots, but I will never tire of the juxtaposition between awesome old things and modern trash dumpsters
laugh and the world laughs with you, eh?
laugh and the world laughs with you, eh?
sure is a pretty island, though
sure is a pretty island, though
And in order to full appreciate the majesty of this island I felt it necessary to scramble all over it
And in order to full appreciate the majesty of this island I felt it necessary to scramble all over it
I totally didn't almost trip here at all, no sir
I totally didn't almost trip here at all, no sir
oh, what wacky American fun!
oh, what wacky American fun!
kindly note the name of this ferry... blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
kindly note the name of this ferry… blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
second stop: Frioul Island
second stop: Frioul Island
♫ wondering if I ever did anything to have as much fun ♫
♫ wondering if I ever did anything to have as much fun ♫
what's that? Yes, yes it does seem like a good excuse to finally test out the waterproofness of my camera!
what's that? Yes, yes it does seem like a good excuse to finally test out the waterproofness of my camera!
huh.... I kinda thought I was a prettier swimmer than that. And I don't care what the hateful Germans say, I'm glad I wore my Action Shorts.
huh…. I kinda thought I was a prettier swimmer than that. And I don't care what the hateful Germans say, I'm glad I wore my Action Shorts.
...so this entire time I'm thinking I AM SWIMMING ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN I AM SWIMMING ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
…so this entire time I'm thinking I AM SWIMMING ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN I AM SWIMMING ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
This poor Frenchie damn near drowned taking my picture and I felt bad, but whatevs. I HAVE NOW SWUM ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
This poor Frenchie damn near drowned taking my picture and I felt bad, but whatevs. I HAVE NOW SWUM ON AN ISLAND IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
ewe wooud lieke un fruih juisee, oui? (still, their English is better than my French)
ewe wooud lieke un fruih juisee, oui? (still, their English is better than my French)
you know who you are
you know who you are
I figure there's a pretty sweet Venn Diagram between this and Vicky
I figure there's a pretty sweet Venn Diagram between this and Vicky
at the Niketown, mutterliebers
at the Niketown, mutterliebers
that's a delicious crepes in my hand, and that's the Palace of Justice all faded out in the background
that's a delicious crepes in my hand, and that's the Palace of Justice all faded out in the background
here's a lifelong dream I'll never fulfill: to move to the South of France and open a Fruits & Legumes store
here's a lifelong dream I'll never fulfill: to move to the South of France and open a Fruits & Legumes store
I think somebody said something about me as being a Lonely Only at the pubs?
I think somebody said something about me as being a Lonely Only at the pubs?
boy do they feel silly!
boy do they feel silly!
Max, Janka (although she introduces herself as a very confusing yaaaawn-kuh), our hero, Attila (you're goddamn right) and Jimmy-from-the-Middle-Kingdom. Max was a crazo... every mood has a color, and he was feeling Yellow for most of the night except for a little while when he was Green. And the problem with Americans is that we try to save up our Happy until the end of the week, which is incorrect. You should have a little Happy everyday like the Frogs, instead of too much Happy on Saturday night, like the rest of the big dumb world. I couldn't tell if he was crazy or just French.
Max, Janka (although she introduces herself as a very confusing yaaaawn-kuh), our hero, Attila (you're goddamn right) and Jimmy-from-the-Middle-Kingdom. Max was a crazo… every mood has a color, and he was feeling Yellow for most of the night except for a little while when he was Green. And the problem with Americans is that we try to save up our Happy until the end of the week, which is incorrect. You should have a little Happy everyday like the Frogs, instead of too much Happy on Saturday night, like the rest of the big dumb world. I couldn't tell if he was crazy or just French.
well, it didn't look this fuzzy when we insta-reviewed it
well, it didn't look this fuzzy when we insta-reviewed it
...the next morning we got tea and coffee and chit-chatted for an hour, just like real Europeans!
…the next morning we got tea and coffee and chit-chatted for an hour, just like real Europeans!
I don't want to buy a fish but I'm loving that top
I don't want to buy a fish but I'm loving that top
hey! let's hike up to that sumbitch!
hey! let's hike up to that sumbitch!
that first island is blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
that first island is blah blah blah Count of Monte Cristo
zut alors!
zut alors!
I asked Jimmy if that was a statue of him up there on top of the church and he just looked at me for a long time and then said "yes Josh" while slowly shaking his head in absolute amazement of my wunderbar sense of humor
I asked Jimmy if that was a statue of him up there on top of the church and he just looked at me for a long time and then said "yes Josh" while slowly shaking his head in absolute amazement of my wunderbar sense of humor
alright alright, we're done with Cool Views Pictures. Last one, I promise.
alright alright, we're done with Cool Views Pictures. Last one, I promise.
Oops. Well, you shouldn't have trusted an American. That's partly your fault, you know.
Oops. Well, you shouldn't have trusted an American. That's partly your fault, you know.
Bananer-choco crepes! And just lookit that kickass salad! I'm told the other meals were tasty, too
Bananer-choco crepes! And just lookit that kickass salad! I'm told the other meals were tasty, too
well that's a kind of cool alley
well that's a kind of cool alley
ambush-picture... they saw it coming
ambush-picture… they saw it coming
just sitting here, looking at you looking at me
just sitting here, looking at you looking at me
Jimmy liked those flowers, and I don't disagree
Jimmy liked those flowers, and I don't disagree
<sarcasm> the French are so cool </sarcasm>
<sarcasm> the French are so cool </sarcasm>
<really> okay, but the Germans really are... how many female AmeriCops are there? </really>
<really> okay, but the Germans really are… how many female AmeriCops are there? </really>


let's lose charley