The Bastille was stormed again… this time it was on a Saturday… in Philadelphia.
Each year the Eastern State Penitentiary and surrounding neighborhood celebrate Bastille Day with a fun-filled poke to France’s funny bone. The celebration which includes America’s version of French culture, a.k.a. cross-dressing, culminates with Marie Antoinette atop the castle walls, surrounded by gendarme and storm troopers, showering the crowds below with Tasty Kakes.
Last year she avoided execution by being traded to the Redskins, this year she was sentenced to be Schwarzenegger’s house maid.
Reminds me of the time I played rugby against a team from France. They arrived wearing Berets, red scarves, striped shirts, and carried loaves of French bread. Thier skin-tight jerseys were hot pink… and they were good, VERY good at rugby. That is another story…