And now for something completely different, here’s one French political writer’s advice to Americans on how to deal with his nation:

“On the economic level: boycott EVERYTHING that can be BOYCOTTED, in both directions (imports and exports). Choking the life out of today’s French economy with its all sacred 35 hour work week, sub-Sahara standard hospitals, and its civil servant-artist youths, would be as simple as pushing the pillow down on an dehydrated elderly person. Just choose the right color for the pillowcase.”

Pretty strong stuff—from the excellent Merde in France.