Legio Patria Nostra
March 22, 2007 11:16 PM   Subscribe

French foreign legion my ass. Try being homeless for a year for a real thrill.
posted by telstar at 11:22 PM on March 22, 2007

telstar, I can actually hear you grinding your axe. What gives?

Also, this guys site had so much potential, but it's highly frustrating given the fact there's almost no story to it, just a scrap book of people and places. If you're gonna put up a site about joining the legion, at least give us the why and the how.
posted by Parannoyed at 12:07 AM on March 23, 2007

When I was just a baby
My mother told me "Son,
Don't ever link to Lycos,
Don't link low bandwidth sites."
But I linked some foreign legion,
Just to watch his site die...
posted by shmegegge at 12:12 AM on March 23, 2007

Wow, that "previously" video is still up on Google video.
posted by furiousthought at 2:27 AM on March 23, 2007

Also, this guys site had so much potential,

This guy's story might have had the potential to make a decent site, but this guy's site is beyond saving.
posted by three blind mice at 2:29 AM on March 23, 2007

really not much of a diary.
posted by kolophon at 4:03 AM on March 23, 2007

Parannoyed: I liked this for the "how," though it doesn't really cover the "why"...

(That said, the original site's gallery of book covers is pretty cool.)
posted by Vervain at 4:58 AM on March 23, 2007

My favorite Legion song. The 13 Regiment's "Under the Burning Sun of Africa" [click on "ecoutez le chant"]

- cool post. I will write more later . . . gotta run out the door.
posted by pwedza at 8:24 AM on March 23, 2007

all the songs
posted by pwedza at 9:04 AM on March 23, 2007

Anyone interested in the French Foreign Legion might also enjoy the works of A.J. Quinnell.
posted by Merlyn at 1:21 PM on March 23, 2007

Documentary on the French Foreign Legion (google vid)
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:49 PM on March 23, 2007

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