The Ld'H became worthless a long time ago.
I'm only surprised that they haven't yet awarded it to my cat.
Dennis Hopper today joined other luminaries from the world of entertainment including Lord Olivier, Clint Eastwood and, ahem, Celine Dion in the ranks of France's Légion d'honneur, the BBC reports. Hopper, 72, was honoured with the rank of commandeur at a ceremony in Paris, which will until 19 January celebrate his life's work …
Presumably you apply, they fob you off for a month and then surrender and give you the award immediately to turn around afterwards and say that they weren't involved with you receiving the award and in fact were part of a movement resisting it's being given?
Me too, I think it's the words 'French' and 'Legion' being close together.
As a sidenote, the good thing about Waterworld was that Dennis Hopper knew it was silly. You could tell that in every aspect of his acting. I found that strangely reassuring, like meeting someone who shares an opinion, one that you're afraid to say out loud in a crowded cinema.
There are five levels of commendation with the Légion d'Honneur, they are Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand Officer and Grand Croix.
Of the military who have given their lives in the course of their duty and who have been rewarded posthumously, most of the time if it was a grunt he got Knight, and if was an officer he would get Officer.
Being commended as Commander or Grand Officer hasn't happened in a long time.
It frankly bugs me that an actor gets a bigger commendation than a soldier who has laid his life down under orders.
Granted, there aren't that many any more and that is even a good thing, but really. If you do extend the once-renowned badge of military honor to people who have zero military merit, could you at least leave them as simple Knight.
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