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August 19, 2010


A new McDonald's advert featuring Asterix the Gaul enjoying burger and fries with a Coke has sparked outrage in France.

Purists accuse the cartoon hero of "surrendering" to the American fast food chain, reports the Daily Telegraph.

(Thanks to catmanmax)


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Ha HA! All of your Asterixessesseess are belong to us!!!

(The French have SOME GAUL!)

I don't recall such moral outrage when Snoopy started doing those MetLife commercials.

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Can the French explain this? Les hypocrites?

zere are no orrrrange frenchmen! zees is zee problem. we shall send zem john boehner!

queensbee, if we send them Boehner, Sanford, and Edwards, they'll probably surrender.

Do you want French fries with that?

I think I saw Asterix the Gaul on Spike's Deadliest Warrior. Some Persian Imortal skewered him.

McDonald's has some gall.

Love the "cheeseburger-eating surrender monkeys" headline.

"C'est qu'ils sont fous ces français!"

(I suspect I am the only reader of the blog who grew up with Asterix and Obelix, so the rest of you will just have to trust that this joke is funny.)

Obelix is out shilling for Burger King.

You may be correct, Christopher, but only technically. I didn't grow up with the comics, but I have complete (?) set of them now.

... but in English. My French is pretty minimal, so I'll have to take your word for it anyways.

Mr. the Weasel-Hearted, I am indeed in awe.

My kids buy me a couple of the English ones each year, so I am building my collection. However, I am sure you are familiar with Obelix making the comment as he taps: Toc! Toc! Toc!

There is nothing you can take more seriously than a cartoon purist.

What a sight! Asterix the Gaul surrendering to the Ham Burgler.

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