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    BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Oooooh, I want it, I want it, I want it!!!!
    Véhicule Blindé Léger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    It's a French Panhard VBL - Think an armored "dune buggy"!!!!!

    This would be sooooo sweet!

    The French Foreign Legion is in town to train, and they have something like 20 or so of these things sitting outside my window at work, making it hard to park and get around.

    They let me get finger oil all over one, and now I just have to have it.

    I'm thinking that BrianHos needs one of these to go along with MrsBrianHos' purse. Don't you?


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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    What if I may ask to the French use that for??? Are they invading Frankie and Annette on Boingo Beach? j/k


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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Must be an escape vehicle.



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    Must be an escape vehicle.
    Just what I was thinking. Hope it has extra armor on the back of it!



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    I so could not see Brianhos driving one of those! Ripvdub always wants to buy a gator... Boy and their toys....



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Actually the French Foreign Leigion is not composed of Frenchmen and is considered one of the tougher fighting forces in Europe. Nice ride though!



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Nice little write-up on the French Foreign Legion here:
    French Foreign Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ironically, the elite part of the French Army is made up of foreigners who actually want to fight for France. So, non-French people will fight for France, but French people won't?

    So, what if the FFL decided to take over? We could havea CyBookie event on the over/under # of days to victory!



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Nice little write-up on the French Foreign Legion here:
    French Foreign Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ironically, the elite part of the French Army is made up of foreigners who actually want to fight for France. So, non-French people will fight for France, but French people won't?

    So, what if the FFL decided to take over? We could havea CyBookie event on the over/under # of days to victory!
    Actually, the FFL decided to take over in 1961, because of the French withdrawal from Algeria.

    That didn't precisely work out very well, for them.

    They all marched into prison, singing "We have no regrets!" the Legion's anthem.

    These guys are a) really skinny and b) hard as rock.

    I thought I was pretty bad, today, doing 22 pullups in the gym, but the FFL guys jumped up after me, and the one guy could've done them for hours, it looked like.


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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Actually, the FFL decided to take over in 1961, because of the French withdrawal from Algeria.

    That didn't precisely work out very well, for them.

    They all marched into prison, singing "We have no regrets!" the Legion's anthem.

    These guys are a) really skinny and b) hard as rock.

    I thought I was pretty bad, today, doing 22 pullups in the gym, but the FFL guys jumped up after me, and the one guy could've done them for hours, it looked like.
    OK, the history nerd part of my brain took that post off.

    It didn't work out well----------Does that mean the actual French actually fought back?



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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    What if I may ask to the French use that for??? Are they invading Frankie and Annette on Boingo Beach? j/k
    Nope, they're just planning the "Welcome Parade" for the next invading nation a little early this time...


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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    Must be an escape vehicle.
    You deserve a hug for that one!




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    Re: BIG distraction outside my window this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneace55 View Post
    Actually the French Foreign Leigion is not composed of Frenchmen and is considered one of the tougher fighting forces in Europe. Nice ride though!
    One of the coolest parts, though, is that it has two water turbines hanging off the rear of it, and can swim without preparation. The turbines are fully steerable, too, so it is pretty maneuverable in the water.


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