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Halfbakery: Culture
The French tried to establish the Halfbakery in Australia   (+2)  [vote for, against]
The linked image explains it all

The historical records show that the Sydney Harbour bridge would have been replaced by a giant croissant if the perfidious French had their way.
-- AusCan531, Dec 11 2012

French plans for Sydney Harbour Bridge
[AusCan531, Dec 11 2012]

Ha! Where's Unabubba when you need him?
-- blissmiss, Dec 11 2012

-- spidermother, Dec 11 2012

I can't beleive you read that tabloid trash.

Although I do as well. It's almost like watching fawlty towers - painful but somehow compelling. I just can't wait to be offended or outraged by their latest feat in journalistic un-tegrity.

....Anyhoo, at least we might have been a republic by now if the froggies had gotten involved.
-- Custardguts, Dec 11 2012

//Photoshopped// Really?
-- xenzag, Dec 11 2012

It's quite a xenophobic article, isn't it? Is this typical of Australian press?
-- theleopard, Dec 11 2012

//tabloid trash// Ah, but it's not, you see. When The News changed from broadsheet to tabloid format, it was "tabloid format, not tabloid content". I know, because I read it in the newspaper.
-- spidermother, Dec 11 2012

//Is this typical of Australian press?//

Well, it is being played for effect to quite an extent in this instance. And as [Custardguts] says it isn't the most cerebral news site out there.
-- AusCan531, Dec 11 2012

It was an halfbaked plan! That's perfect.
-- rcarty, Dec 11 2012

//Photoshopped// badly I might add! They could have transformed: warped and rotated the croissant to actually fit like a bridge!!
-- xandram, Dec 11 2012

//Photoshopped// was supposed to draw attention (via a glaringly obvious misdirection) to the glaringly obvious fact that the croissant bridge was not part of any French plan, but a fabrication by the journalist - by instead pointing out the even more glaringly obviously fabricated nature of the image. That's what it meant in my head, anyway.

Kinda like saying "Look, Ma, the emperor has a mole on his buttock!", only completely different.
-- spidermother, Dec 12 2012

I think the french have a legitimate argument to say that the Americans owe something to the french for WW2. By waiting till European manufacturing was reduced to a smoldering rubble before bothering to get engaged in WW2. The result was the Golden age of the US, producing exports to the damaged world.
-- PainOCommonSense, Dec 12 2012

From the title I was imagining something like that sideways cantilevered drawbridge, which is also rather croissant'ish.
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2012

Don't forget that a good portion of Europe got brand-new infrastructure not too long after. Need a homeland makeover? Have a war there!
-- RayfordSteele, Dec 12 2012

random, halfbakery