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I always liked jokes.
I like them not only cause they're funny, but good jokes use to have a way of their own to say more that they should.
Not sure that the joke i like are good. Nor that You will like them.
But hey, as I can have my blog, I will post them.
You can just ignore it
Or You can ask the mods to shut the blog, too

p.s. hope You will not mind if I will post some of my thoughts and impressions beside the jokes
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Gaul

Posted June 20th, 2015 at 01:19 PM by deaf tuner
Updated December 5th, 2015 at 10:39 AM by deaf tuner

( I dedicate this to Zhang LaoYong, upssa1 and Perados, as they are the ones making me think to start this )

I've had this fascination for «barbarians» since I was a kid. All those people sprouting out of some far east no place .....

For a long time I did not understood what put into their heads this «go west» impulse that had been transmitted to so many of us. Later, as I travelled a bit, I started to understand. I don't know why, my interest was a lot diminished once the barbarians settled. In the «west», I mean. Maybe as we know a lot more on them once they're in Europe, the «mystery» is no longer there, so I loose interest.

So, I do admit, I knew a bit about Gaul , but only the stuff anyone learned in school. More or less nothing, that is. Later, much later, I discovered them through my readings, destined initially just to improve my all too rudimentary French.

I learned that, tho Caesar did conquer Gaulle, his «De Bello Gallico», as all the following historians concealed a small fact. I discovered how the shame of a defeat, a failure, had distort history. Luckily, René Goscinny et Albert Uderzo (and their followers) had brought up to light the truth:


The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...
One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders.
And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium . . .


I think we should start with the map of the region so we can understand better the context (I hope You will not mind if I will let someone more advised than I to coment it) :


Click the image to open in full size.



« [...] the very famous map that opens every Asterix’s album.
It
It represents Gaul occupied by the Romans with the famous small village still holding out against the invaders. The map’s hybrid nature is obvious. It combines three different graphic styles.

By combining these graphical styles, the map articulates three different universes. First, the picture evokes obviously the traditional map of France that every French pupil found in the classroom in the ’50s and the ’60s. It includes all the traditional items with their usual graphic codes : names of countries, rivers, topography and bathymetry and even the traditional inset map used to present Paris and Ile-de-France region. Here, Paris is replaced by the famous Gallic village. The Roman symbol firmly stuck in the ground with it’s ominous shadow covering the Gaul has been drawn in a more realistic, style. The perspective view of the Gallic village with its smoking huts has adopted the cartoon style of the comics. In order to organize the circulation between the three design styles, Uderzo uses the magnifying glass. Drawn in a realistic style, the magnifying glass generates the inset map, while organizing the transition to the world of the fiction. »


(T. Joliveau - https://spacefiction.wordpress.com/2...de-dasterix-3/)
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    That was interesting. I like the movies.
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    Ave moi!
    Posted July 6th, 2015 at 01:12 PM by Offspring Offspring is offline
 

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