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  A Frenchman Dropped His Trousers
by Ian R Thorpe
Sunday, April 25, 2004
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As western leaders start to beat the drms for another futile intervention in a middle east nations domestic problems, Syria this time, it is time we deflated Obama's ego before Russia and Chgina do it for us.

The atmosphere at JFK was close to breaking point,
inbound delays wrecked the schedules, causing a long wait.
Some jewish boys were flying home to fight the latest war,
the red brigade were busy from Amsterdam to Singapore
and all that packed departure hall was soaked in paranoia,
each looked on every neighbour as a possible destroyer.
Then a Frenchman dropped his trousers, some thought it not quite nice.
I have to say it seemed a perfect way in which to break the ice.

His suit was far too warm, it was a practical solution,
he was pursuing happiness under the U.S. constitution.
To dissipate some body heat would relive his personal stress
And airports do not operate a formal code of dress.
Could the sight of those two hairy legs trigger an incident?
Security were summoned; the puritans would not relent.
The man had dropped his trousers; they complained it was obscene
but there was no need to make a fuss, his underpants were clean.

He was bundled in a blanket, dragged off to some dark cell,
His crime it seemed had earned him a one way trip to hell.
Could the principles of the pious not just once be forgotten,
could they not pray, or look away while he changed into cotton?
Those who love the Lord forget He made us to be nude,
no one should find the sight of naked flesh discomforting or rude.
In this troubled world we've made many things have come to pass
But we sleep easier in our beds if we can laugh at a Frenchman's arse.









>Europe Human Rihts Court A Millstone Round Britain's Neck

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Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/25/2004
Ian, so good to see you. I see your sense of humor is still in tact. It is good to know that he managed to keep his shorts clean during his visit in the US. What part was naked? His knees? ~ Sara
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/25/2004
Whaaaaahahaha...this is funny Ian!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/25/2004
cough cough
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/25/2004
I love this! I love this! I love this, Ian.. I absolutely love this entirely and totally! Sigh... Jaysus, Ian.. is it stale and cliche to say 'you made my day?'.. ok, here you go: You've made my MONTH! damn it! This is just so cool! signed, a member of this provincial, moral-plagued, uptight, anal society known as the U.S. katy xox. (did I say I love this?! ok.. I wanted to be sure. grin) the meter and rhymes are perfection. I'm saving this one! How could I not? I love this.... ok, bye. GRIN..xox. (I'll show you mine if you show me yours... oh, my god, now I really MUST be going!) hehe.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/25/2004
LOL! well done!
Reviewed by A PAX 4/25/2004

Glad u didn't post a pic to go with this one!!!
pax........A lol
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/25/2004
Hahahahaha this is funny Ian...but I do wonder
what kind of a world it would be if we all
went around naked....not to mention the sunburns
and freezing weather....LOL...great write..floria
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