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User avatar #5 - KayRed (11/04/2013) [-]
In a book I'm reading, the writer talked about how there was an entire team of engineers dedicated to designing the flag so that it would "fly" in a vacuum, and to figuring out how to get the flag to the moon in the first place (they couldn't fit it in the cockpit, so it had to be put on the outside by the engines). It is amazing how much effort they put into getting that one item up there.
#25 to #5 - epicmania (11/04/2013) [-]
Reminds of the story I heard about how during the arms race the US wanted to write in zero gravity so they spent millions on making a pen which works out there meanwhile the Soviets simply used a pencil
Reminds of the story I heard about how during the arms race the US wanted to write in zero gravity so they spent millions on making a pen which works out there meanwhile the Soviets simply used a pencil
User avatar #27 to #25 - newforomador (11/04/2013) [-]
Wrong. It was somebody else (some billionaire) that paid for the research, NASA bought the pens from him. And a pencil isn't a good idea, because the graphite can cause sparks if it breaks off, and even a small spark can set something on fire, and a fire in a place that you can't escape from is never good.
User avatar #7 to #5 - articulate (11/04/2013) [-]
It's a symbol.
User avatar #8 to #7 - KayRed (11/04/2013) [-]
Yes, I get that, and I see why it was important in the context of the time, but it doesn't making it any less interesting that they put so much effort into it (yes, the term interesting is relative, its interesting to me).
#33 to #5 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
hi, what book are you reading ?
User avatar #59 to #33 - KayRed (11/04/2013) [-]
Packing for Mars, good book, you should read it.
#34 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
>Buy a little island in the pacific
>Make flag pure white
>I now own the moon
#54 to #34 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
Implying you own a country if you stick a flag on it.
User avatar #56 to #54 - riddlerenigma (11/04/2013) [-]
that's how the British empire did it. We stole countries with the cunning use of flags. You just went to a different country and stick a flag in.

I claim India for Britain!
#45 - Byte (11/04/2013) [-]
Aw dammit now people are going to think the french got there first.
Aw dammit now people are going to think the french got there first.
#13 - panickattack (11/04/2013) [-]
Alright Obligatory French joke time.
The Japanese invented Judo, the Martial Art of throwing **** and making people your bitch.
Thailand invented Muay Thai, the Martial Art of breaking **** with your shins, elbows, fists, and feet.
The Chinese invented Wing Chun and Wushu, the Martial Art where you kick ass and look good doing it.
The French invented parkour, the Martial Art where you run the **** away.
Pic not related in any way.

User avatar #14 to #13 - snakefire (11/04/2013) [-]
Well, okay in parkour it's not mandatory to run away, you could run towards them... armed.

Also I think parkour was invented by arabs but the french renamed it and made it an actual trained art form. I could be wrong though.
User avatar #17 to #14 - KabulMan (11/04/2013) [-]
Parkour was made by a French Police officer to make it easyer for his officers to traverse paris' urban landscape. I'm not sure where you got arabs...I want to say assassin's creed led you to that
User avatar #18 to #17 - snakefire (11/04/2013) [-]
The only assassins creeds I played were with ezio.

I don't know where I heard the arab thing. I just remember hearing it.
#15 to #14 - panickattack (11/04/2013) [-]
Well geez, it's a joke, not a dick, don't take it so hard...
User avatar #16 to #15 - snakefire (11/04/2013) [-]
I wasn't really taking it hard. I was just playing devils advocate.

I think you're the one taking my correction a little hard though. Its not like I insulted you.
#60 to #16 - panickattack (11/05/2013) [-]
I'm just saying that it's a joke, not some established historical fact.
Yet here's "Mr. Devil's Advocate" here to point out to the uneducated masses that it was indeed the Arabs who truly did invent parkour, and then (prepare your minds), WE CAN USE PARKOUR TO RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!!
Damn Dude. Stop wasting such massive amounts of intellect on FunnyJunk and use it for the betterment of humanity!

User avatar #20 to #15 - philliyoMLB (11/04/2013) [-]
^this
is the most amazing thing I have read in a while.
User avatar #19 to #13 - greenstrongworld (11/04/2013) [-]
But pic related, it's the rice fields ************ .
#23 to #13 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
papa franku always related
User avatar #24 to #13 - mitchr (11/04/2013) [-]
The French also invented Savate, though, which is kickboxing but with dead people instead of injured ones.
So yeah.
#21 - jimli (11/04/2013) [-]
"According to the British historian Niall Ferguson, France has participated in 168 major European wars, out of which it won 109, drawn 10 and lost 49, making the country the most successful military power in European history"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_France
User avatar #26 to #21 - jasonn (11/04/2013) [-]
and now let's take a look at france 20th century... your move
User avatar #28 to #26 - jimli (11/04/2013) [-]
Sure, let's just zoom in on one freckle on the ass of the country's history
User avatar #29 to #28 - jasonn (11/04/2013) [-]
I actually think it's more important to see the most recent history...
#31 to #29 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
Why?
User avatar #35 to #31 - teefa (11/04/2013) [-]
The french only gave up because they were still recovering from the blow of ww1, people forget that the french resistance was one of the most successful.
Plus don't forget America wouldn't even exist without them.
User avatar #37 to #31 - frienderman (11/04/2013) [-]
Most likely because people say that "France's military is weak" not "France's military was weak."
#38 to #37 - spidahridah (11/04/2013) [-]
France is actually one of the, if not the, largest European military power. French jets took out Gaddafi, and the French took the initiative in helping Mali against the extremists.    
   
I'm 			*******		 tired of ignorant American teenagers making French jokes.
France is actually one of the, if not the, largest European military power. French jets took out Gaddafi, and the French took the initiative in helping Mali against the extremists.

I'm ******* tired of ignorant American teenagers making French jokes.
#43 to #38 - lilRican ONLINE (11/04/2013) [-]
whoa whoa whoa brotha we don't even know if this 			*****		 is american, don't put it on us like that   
   
 He probably is american i just wish to deny it
whoa whoa whoa brotha we don't even know if this ***** is american, don't put it on us like that

He probably is american i just wish to deny it
#44 to #43 - spidahridah (11/04/2013) [-]
Huehue.
Huehue.
#39 to #38 - frienderman (11/04/2013) [-]
I'm aware of that, I was just explaining why France's military endeavors in the past are largely irrelevant to the arguments people make. Personally I don't support those arguments, but not all of us are as well informed as others.
User avatar #40 to #39 - spidahridah (11/04/2013) [-]
Mm, I see. Well my aggressive respond to my jimmies' rustling was dedicated to the people who supports those arguments in general then, not to you.
#41 to #40 - frienderman (11/04/2013) [-]
Mmkay. May you meet many non-idiotic Americans in your endeavours.
User avatar #42 to #41 - spidahridah (11/04/2013) [-]
Oh, but I have. Though a few bad apples spoil the bunch, you might say. Thanks for your blessing either way though.
User avatar #46 to #21 - ivoryhammer (11/04/2013) [-]
"A joke is something spoken, written, or done with humorous intention.[1] Jokes may have many different forms, e.g., a single word or a gesture (considered in a particular context), a question-answer, or a whole short story. The word "joke" has a number of synonyms, including wisecrack, gag, prank, quip, jape and jest.[1] To achieve their end, jokes may employ irony, sarcasm, word play and other devices. Jokes may have a punch line, i.e., an ending to make it humorous."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke
#57 to #46 - jimli (11/04/2013) [-]
I liked this response the best. Thumb for you, and touché (that's French)
#9 - anon (11/04/2013) [-]
I thought she was going to take ******* to the moon to turn them white.
I've been on the internet for too long.
User avatar #48 - unikornking ONLINE (11/04/2013) [-]
Is the flag actually white?
User avatar #55 to #48 - neoexdeath ONLINE (11/04/2013) [-]
Yes, it is. See, Radiation does a number on just about everything. Our atmosphere protects us from the worst of the UV Rads. Imagine a Sunburn, then quadruple it, and remove any sort of protection. That's what happens to people in space, at least anywhere near a star. The rest of the time, you only have to deal with being freeze dried.

It also doesn't help that the entire lunar surface is reflective, its like one of those douchebaggy mirror-tanning things.
User avatar #61 to #55 - Sunburn (11/05/2013) [-]
Yes, imagine me.
User avatar #49 to #48 - icefried (11/04/2013) [-]
apology for poor english
when were you when US flag turn white?
I was sitting home drinking brain fluid when fred ring
'flag is white'
'no'
User avatar #50 to #49 - Lainge (11/04/2013) [-]
You weren't kidding when you said poor english, hot damn.
What?
#51 to #50 - icefried (11/04/2013) [-]
Look up "heat is die"
User avatar #52 to #51 - Lainge (11/04/2013) [-]
no thanks sounds ******
#36 - caffeinepowered (11/04/2013) [-]
The centre sihlouette of someones head in the last frame looks like a penis.
User avatar #47 to #36 - superpats (11/04/2013) [-]
i'm concerned about what you think a penis looks like.
User avatar #11 - useroftheLOLZ (11/04/2013) [-]
I love SMBC, but isn't he wrong, as no one can claim the moon as their own, as the Moon is sovereign territory?
#30 to #11 - twentyten (11/04/2013) [-]
I thought it was no nation, government, etc. can claim it.... but an individual might be able to?
#12 to #11 - endospore ONLINE (11/04/2013) [-]
You're right, it's almost like this is just a joke and isn't meant to be taken as literal fact.
User avatar #10 - xdeathspawnx (11/04/2013) [-]
no country on earth can claim land on the moon. The flags on the moon are just there symbolically, they hold no actual value.
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