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Aye thoust can!

Apparently George Washington joined the ever growing Obama clan! This advertisement for the Le Monde newspaper is plastered all over Paris newsstands this week.
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5 Responses to “Aye thoust can!”

  1. # Anonymous Annie

    Hilarious! Gotta love that French way of shaking U.S. Up (and your astute way of reporting it.)  

  2. # Blogger Luminousvue

    Thanks Cedric! This is funny!  

  3. # Blogger Fiona

    Oh, the irony. Do you think they mean to reference a Virginian for this?  

  4. # Blogger cali chic

    I always think it's lovely to see clever references to the history of the United States. so often we are characterised as having no culture or simply with an evil morals stealing pop culture. We have an exceptional history darnit! Thank you for giving us a little alice in wonderland type window into your world, the mad hatter (or the doremouse) would be proud!  

  5. # Blogger Aughie

    Just so you all know the context of the message this poster was delivering: this is an advert for the Parsian newspaper "Le Monde." Le Monde was offering a 24 peice encyclopedia to new subscribers, so the images of Washington and the Obama hat are used as examples of the encyclopedia's inclusions. There was also a poster donning Albert Einstein with an AIDS ribbon afixed to his sweater. These and more are cleaver ways for Le Monde to grab pedestrian attention during rush hour (and trust me, it works.)  

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