french anthem

>be home
>3 AM
>hear glass shattering
>“oh fuck someone is breaking in”
>run to closet in my boxers
>throw on my sky blue coat
>slip on sky blue pants
>lace up boots
>grab my Adrian helmet
>load up my Berthier Carbine with a five round clip
>holster my Ruby pistol
>ready to party
>blast ‘La Marseillaise’ through the house
>walk out of bedroom
>move through the house
>spot the fuckers
>stealing my TV
>probably Huns
>Yell “Pour la République! Viva la France!”
>the two already confused robbers put the tv down, spotting me
>drop to one knee, taking aim
>blow a hole in the first wannabe thief with a 8mm Lebel round
>other dude freaks the fuck out
>stand up, affix bayonet
>scream like a mad man running through no-man’s land
>other guy is frozen in fear, the French national anthem still playing
>bayonet the fucker
>Napoleon would be proud by these amazing bayonet skills
>finish him off with my Ruby
>walk to kitchen
>eat hardtack breakfast
>reminisce about my girl back home
>I are home
>today was a good day

Sidekick AU: Post-Reveal Trolling
  • Setting: a restaurant, because all these kids do is eat
  • Nino: And then this guy tries to tell me that I didn't...
  • Marinette: *casually rubs her foot against Adrien's leg, poker-facing like a champ*
  • Adrien: aaaAAAA---Allons enfants de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! Contre nous de la tyrannie, l'étendard sanglant est levé!
  • Nino: Adrien wtf
  • Marinette: *poker face intact*

casablanca was made in 1942 but takes place in 1941 and revolves around the effects of the war in a clubin the titular casablanca that attracts americans, nazis and refugees from the war. many of the hired extras were in fact real life refugees. something to keep in mind when watching this scene where rick, the owner of the club, orders his band to drown out the nazi rendition of “ die wacht am rhein” with the french national anthem “la marseillaise”.

the tears are real


April 25th 1792: La Marseillaise composed

On this day in 1792, La Marseillaise - the French national anthem - was composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle. Rouget de Lisle was a captain of the engineers in the French army, and an amateur musician. He was stationed at Strasbourg during the French Revolution, and was there when Austria and Prussia invaded France to quell the revolution. Upon France’s declaration of war on the two countries in April 1792, the mayor of Strasbourg asked Rouget de Lisle, a guest at his house, to write a marching song to rally French troops. He obliged, and on the evening of April 25th 1792, wrote the ‘Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin’ - ‘War song for the Army of the Rhine’. The song was published by revolutionary François Mireur in Marseille, and was sung with fervour by the Marseille volunteer soldiers as they entered Paris in July 1792, earning the song its new title of ‘La Marseillaise’. In July 1795, ‘La Marseillaise’ was declared a national song, but it was banned by Napoleon under the new empire. The song was eventually rearranged and reinstated, and adopted as the national anthem under the Third Republic in 1879; in the twentieth century, the anthem was written into the constitution. The original ‘La Marseillaise’ had six verses, but only the first and sixth verse are customarily sung today. The lyrics are fairly violent, but it is a rousing song about the strength of French citizens, and remains an iconic national anthem.

Allons enfants de la Patrie, (Arise, children of the Fatherland)
Le jour de gloire est arrive! (The day of glory has arrived!)
Contre nous de la tyrannie, (Against us tyranny’s)
L'etendard sanglant est leve (repeat) (Bloody banner is raised)

do you know what its like to be in the middle of class and having the french national anthem start playing in this classic movie that you need to watch and analyze and instead of being like “wow what an important moment” you’re like “foodfight. goddamnit. its food fight.” what other shit in my life is going to make me think of that fucking movie 

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez are pictured during the French National Anthem prior to the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at the Hawthorn’s stadium in Birmingham, England on November 21, 2015.

anonymous asked:

I love that scene with the french national anthem in casablanca with all my heart but the fact that foodfight did the exact same thing has irreversibly destroyed me

thanks foodfight!

Mclennon has honestly ruined me someone could throw something at me like “the French national anthem is played at the first 8 seconds of ‘all you need is love’ and where did John and Paul go for John’s 21st birthday? that’s right Paris, France 666 illuminati 666 Mclennon = confirmed” and I’d prob just blindly accept it


French Shenanigans // In which, Captain Wendie botched up their positioning for the French anthem ; In which, even Necib couldn’t resist a smile ; In which, the usual stoic Bussaglia can’t stop grinning about it ; In which, Bouhaddi and Boulleau are being dorks about it ; In which, Renard realized her very unprofessional mistake and Henry sneaked a grin at her… 

FRANCE, Paris : A banner reading “Let impure blood water our pencils” in a play of words with the French national anthem during the Unity rally “Marche Republicaine” on January 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists. The killings began on January 7 with an assault on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that saw two brothers massacre 12 people including some of the country’s best-known cartoonists, the killing of a policewoman and the storming of a Jewish supermarket on the eastern fringes of the capital which killed 4 local residents. AFP PHOTO/ JOEL SAGET



i see humans. innocent humans losing their lives simply because of their everyday existence. humans who have spent the past few days glued to a screen, absorbing information and claiming it to be the truth. humans removing their headscarves. humans who hold up the airport security line. humans fleeing home in search of a future in which they don’t have to constantly look over their shoulders in fear. humans pushing them away.

i see humans, but no humanity.

our vision is fogged with syrian passports and propaganda videos and black-cloaked terrorists who strategically inserted the word “islamic” into their name. little do we know that the security guard who saved the lives of an entire stadium, including the french president, was a muslim, himself. did the video of muslim leaders singing the french national anthem go viral? no. is there extensive media coverage on any victims that are non-white? no. open your eyes, everyone. we’re handling this in the worst way possible.

we close our borders, concentrating the middle eastern population in a dangerous area in which they may have to resort to radicalism to keep their lives, while we fail to recognize the reasons why refugees are leaving their world behind in the first place. they want to escape the terror, just like us. and they aren’t any less human than we are. 

at the same time, we aren’t recognizing isis for who they truly identify as. no, they are not islamic, or even closely affiliated. but yes, they are smart, and our plans for action are currently as predictable as the weather. the western response to the refugee crisis is simply adding fuel to their fire. they are using our ignorance to their advantage.

and in our own countries, we’re submerging the muslim community in a dangerous environment. islamophobia and racism are rampant, yet ignored by us, with our attention instead turning to sources that often direct their news stories towards the white, christian community. terrorism has no race or religion. our world as a whole, regardless of the books we read or the prayers we say, is in danger. we should stand united, as an entirety, for humanity.

the last time the united states allied with france and russia was during world war II. history tends to repeat itself. step back and look at our current situation in retrospect–we have time to take action now, time to solve the problem before it’s amplified and overwhelming, time to save lives, but it’s running out. 

on that note, i encourage you to politically educate yourself. learn the facts. stand in solidarity with those being unnecessarily persecuted. if you see something unsettling, say something. if you’re religious, use your faith to spread kindness and reach out to others. 

two wrongs don’t make a right. there’s only one way to cease inhumanity in our world: with the opposite. 


La Marseillaise - Casablanca 

As we continue to reflect on recent events in Paris, I saw an article today that mentioned people sharing this clip of Le Marseillaise from Casablanca - stirring, defiant, and a rendition of the French national anthem when her people were living under tyranny. 

Please share if you wish to, if for anything the defiant tone and drowning out of the oppressor’s words perfectly sum up the mood we all feel in today. And if Rick let it slide in his cafe, then it must be good!   


Italian fans whistle during French national anthem until Buffon intervenes and makes them stop by applauding, the whole stadium joins him… a true champion and example