Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    George and Martha’s tombs are there. When I was there, I saw an Army general, a tourist standing at the tomb, he saluted.

  2. BillWa

    BillWa said, over 3 years ago

    The French removed a corrupt gov’t and replaced it with…nothing

  3. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, over 3 years ago

    Today, there’s an enormous opera house at the Place de Bastille. Before that, for almost200years,it was empty. Beats me where Square Henri Galli comes in.

  4. Bill Tidler Jr.

    Bill Tidler Jr. said, over 3 years ago

    Square Henri Galli

    Established in 1925, the square covers 2,000 m 2. Triangular in shape, it is bordered by the Boulevard Henri IV , the Quai Henri IV and Celestine dock . It borders the Seine , where he faces the Ile Saint-Louis .

    Remains of one of the towers of the Bastille .
    In the corner formed by Henri-IV and the Quai Henri IV, are the remains of one of the eight rounds of the prison Bastille . This is actually the basis of the “Freedom Tower”, originally found in 1899 during the construction of Line 1 of the Paris Metro at the No. 1 of the rue Saint-Antoine , which was dismantled and reconstructed at this location .

  5. Kasper

    Kasper said, over 3 years ago

    Well, happy Bastille Day if you’re French; but remember Magna Carta of 1215 is part of your heritage as an American, as well as mine as a Brit.

  6. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, over 3 years ago


    I’m sorry you know so little about French history. Replaced it with five Republics, three Monarchies and two Empires. We decided that a Republic was the best. That means that we get to elect our president ourselves for better or for worse.

  7. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, over 3 years ago

    @George Alexander

    Not really empty. There was a guillotine during the Revolution until it was moved to another place. Then a plaster elephant statue during Napoleon I. It was supposed to be replaced by a real statue but the project was cancelled. Then the July column was built in 1840 to celebrate the fall of the July Monarchy. It is still there.

  8. l-empress68

    l-empress68 said, over 3 years ago

    Misplaced modifier. I didn’t know George Washington was made of cast iron and weighed one pound.

  9. masteinke

    masteinke said, over 3 years ago

    And yet, when it comes to Christian holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) there is usually no mention—except in a secular way.

  10. Vaughn Supponnatime

    Vaughn Supponnatime said, over 3 years ago

    Ooh, there’s no bread, let ‘em eat cake
    There’s no end to what they’ll take
    Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
    Wash the salt into the earth

    But they’re marching to Bastille Day.
    La guillotine will claim her bloody prize.
    Free the dungeons of the innocent
    The king will kneel
    And let his kingdom rise.
    Ooh, there’s stained velvet, dirty lace,
    Naked fear on every face
    See them bow their heads to die
    As we would bow as they rode by
    And we’re marching to Bastille Day
    La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
    Sing, oh choirs of cacophony
    The king has kneeled
    To let his kingdom rise.

    Lessons taught but never learned
    All around us anger burns
    Guide the future by the past
    Long ago the mould was cast
    For they marched up to Bastille Day
    La guillotine claimed her bloody prize
    Hear the echoes of the centuries
    Power isn’t all that money buys.

  11. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Where? In the US? In France? This is an utter non-sequitor.

  12. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, over 3 years ago

    I have an idea. Let’s not celebrate Bastile day, since Americans have no reason for doing so. And while we are at it, give Cinco de Mayo the axe, since that is a Mexican event. For that matter, let’s get rid of Columbus Day, since he was a dub navigator who did NOT discover America. He found an island in the West Indies and went back thinking he had found China, and never saw the mainland.

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Manuel O’Kelly Davis approves
    Prof Paz nods

  14. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    …and Janis; break out the French Maid outfit (remember…these two take turns “storming the Bastille”).

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    I was wondering the same thing, Janis.

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