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No. 80: Humour à la française

The French have a very unique brand of humor. Sometimes it annoys the heck out of me, sometimes it makes me stop and say, “What the f**k?!”, but most of the time it makes me smile and be glad to be able to experience absurdity from a different cultural perspective.

Yesterday at the Corrida de Noël was no exception. Humour à la française was out in force.

Absolutely the most hilarious déguisement of the day...

The bûche de Noël, absolutely the most hilarious déguisement of the day.

French smiley face?

French smiley face?

Yikes! I got flashed by Mrs. Clause.

Yikes! I got flashed by Mrs. Clause.

Òu est Charlie?

Òu est Charlie?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn??

Dominique Strauss-Kahn??

WTF? Still not quite sure what this was all about.

WTF? Still not quite sure what this was all about.

Vocabulaire

Humour à la française: French humor

 

No. 79: Santa en mass

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We ran across some great holiday cheer outside of Paris yesterday. Or I should say Superman and his best buddy Nigel ran across it, or more accurately, in it.

The Corrida de Noël, is an annual 10k race where the reason to run is the tacky Santa suit that comes with the race registration fee. This is one race where your finish time doesn’t matter, but your tribute to Père Noël makes all the difference in the world.

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This year there were over 5,000 runners who ticked the racing box for the course déguisée and ran the race dressed as Old Saint Nick.

And why not? Where else but in France would you get to smoke and drink mulled wine before the race even starts.

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 What a great way to sprint to Christmas…only 8 more days until Kris Kringle makes his way down your chimney.

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Vocabulaire

course déguisée: the disguised/costumed race