the french are so civilized! i have often heard people admiring their sexual mores; remember mitterand's funeral, where his wife made out with his mistress or whatever? so civilized are french men that they promise to be faithful to you and are fucking someone else that afternoon. and so civilized are french women that they don't mind that at all; in fact, they like it when you lie to them, which i admit is actually a feature of civilized societies. americans are so provincial and puritanical. so what the hell is valerie trierweiler doing in a hospital for a suicide attempt or whatever it may be? it is treason to the french republic! a civilized, open-minded man acts like dominique strauss-kahn. we need to emulate these behaviors, or else we'll get fat. oh, the wine, the food, the clothes, the accent! i can hardly bear the romantic civilizedness of it all. let's go to provence and rape some maids, honey.