“Je Suis Charlie” (updated)


Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Why is the lettering in English?Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    Here’s an interesting side note: the quote that people in the English-language internet seem to be sending around is the late Stephane Charbonnier’s “I prefer to die standing than living on my knees” when asked about the threat of being killed.

    I haven’t seen it as much on the French sites as I’ve seen Georges Wolinski’s much more inappropriate and funny response when he was asked about the threat of death: “J’ai dit à ma femme : tu jetteras les cendres dans les toilettes, comme cela je verrai tes fesses tous les jours.”

    (Roughly: I told my wife: throw my ashes in the toilet, so I can look at your ass every day.)Report