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Freedom Fries, Liberty Cabbage, Liberty Steak-- all part of a silly Bowdlerization [link] trend in America. [link] [link]
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bm670 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
cool
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gusanitoworld Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
:peace:
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sethness Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
LOL... hey, we should make a "peace sign" club, for gathering together various works of art that incorporate peace signs.

By the way, a friend of mine (David Annal) turned this particular peace sign into a Flash animation. You can see it here: [link]
He's a [link] tessellation artist, as I am. It SO bothers me (grin) that I was too dumb to notice that this object tessellates. He noticed loooong before I did.

Thanks for the "fave", by the way.
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gusanitoworld Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
wow, they look so delicious :drool::hungry:
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sethness Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
They were. #burp#! They were also tremendously greasy-- I had to replace the napkin under the fries twice, and still I had to do a little photoshop touch-up.

Potato fried in oil is definitely in the "tastes good, but will send you into supersizeme.com purgatory" category. =80
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aznbengal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
i love this... so creative
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Jiggsokeken Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Digital Artist
"We are at a very serious moment dealing with very serious issues and we are not focusing on the name you give to potatoes" -Nathalie Loisau

LOL! I just clicked on the wiki freedom-fries article.
Now, i understand what your piece is trying to say.
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sethness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Hehehe...that's definitely the best quote in the article.
2nd best quote:
"In 2005, Walter B. Jones, having arrived at the belief that the United States went to war 'with no justification', said of the 'freedom fries' episode: 'I wish it had never happened.' By July 2006, the House had quietly changed the name in all its restaurants back to the original 'French fries'.

Since the French were more right than the Americans about the invasion of Iraq, shouldn't the US Congress start naming MORE things "french"? Like, no more "danishes" or "italian dressing"-- let's eat FRENCHIES with French dressing... oops...we already have French dressing. ;)

Do the Philippine languages have any examples of this kind of language-mangling?
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Jiggsokeken Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007   Digital Artist
Hmmm, I don't think so.
There may have been, but I rarely read/watch the news. :P
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Jiggsokeken Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Digital Artist
:D
heh, nice one.
Those fries are tiny... and i bet they're quite expensive, no?
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sethness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Oh-- you meant the LENGTH. Well, I had to chose the short ones for making the hand-shape, but yeah, none of the fries were much longer than the ones in the photo.
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sethness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Hmmm..there's nothing in the photo to show scale. The fries are actually quite thick-- almost finger-width. The red packet is about as wide as your palm.

Expensive-- you bet. These french fries cost about 90 Pesos in a convenience store. Evvverything in Japan is expensive, but it's really no different from stuff you'd buy in the Philippines. It's a rare lunch, for example, that costs less than 350 Pesos. It kills me that one lunch at a food court here could have paid for a week of lunches in Robinson's Mall in the Philippines-- I want to EARN money here, and SPEND it THERE. :D

Man, I miss Sbarro's italian restaurant, and Jollibee, and 3M pizza, and... (is it called "Max's"?) that chain of really nice Philippine family restaurants. Even Shakey's-- man, I miss the P.I.
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Jiggsokeken Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Digital Artist
90-peso fries?! 350-peso lunch?! Crazy!

Yes, it's 'Max's'
Sbarro is a great restaurant, but the Bacolod franchise closed because it has very few patrons... and it's pretty expensive for the average Bacoleņo.

Japan is a very strict country with very strict standards. Anything that goes in has to go through a lot of shat, doesn't it?
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sethness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Well, really, the big cost jump is partly protectionism (import taxes) and partly crazy-stupid profits.
Importing things for sale is heavily restricted, but it's more about money and control than about quality standards. The big, big exception is cheap manufactured goods from China. Go into a "one hundred yen" store, and almost everything for sale there is "made in China".

It's like we lost a war that never happened, so now we're forcing ourselves to move our capital and factories to China. :-/

Mostly, though, I think prices are high here simply because the Japanese see complaining as a sign of childishness, and "quiet resignation" as a sign of maturity. So, for example, if you pay 250 pesos for a plate of nachos with only 3 chips (this happened to me last night), nobody gets angry and complains. So the profiteers keep lowering quality while raising prices, and the consumers just passively accept all the nonsense.

it makes for a quiet, polite society-- but a society of meek, exploited sheep.
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AJ420 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
This is peaceful :D
and makes me hungry.
Those fries look good. :)
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Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
One that long past, but this is still amusing. ^^
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