back to article LOHAN sponsor Lucidica explains the benefits of being French

Back in October, the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team welcomed our magnificent Kickstarter sponsors to Vulture Central, and among those who rolled up to be frisked by security at the door were representatives of London-based IT support firm Lucidica. The Lucidica team at Vulture Central With fighting livers …

  1. Roger Greenwood

    French Foreign Legion

    Not to be messed with.

    1. Peter Depledge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: French Foreign Legion

      ...Not actually French.

      That's one of the qualifiers - you need to be foreign (to France).

      Paris, cos, well it's France innit.

      1. ElReg!comments!Pierre

        Re: French Foreign Legion

        That's one of the qualifiers - you need to be foreign (to France)

        That's what the name would suggest, innit? But it's not actually true. It's open to all, including French nationals; and I seem to remember that the officers actually _have_ to be French (not a big problem, as a wound in operations automatically lands you the French nationality).

      2. John R. Macdonald

        Re: French Foreign Legion

        Not the officers. The troopers are (supposedly) foreign. Management is French.

    2. Zog_but_not_the_first

      Re: French Foreign Legion

      "Not to be messed with."

      Unless you're eating, of course.

      Well, I thought it was a beau jest.

      Already off the peg...

  2. Peter Simpson 1
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    The French...

    ...are well known and respected here in the US of A.

    I offer this timely piece of French literature in tribute:

  3. phuzz Silver badge
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    What impressed me most was my new French flatmate lamenting only having 25 days of holiday now they're working in the UK, back in France it was 40+ days, and that was considered on the low end.

  4. Martin Budden Silver badge

    Let me see if I got this right: Laurent said that the great things about being French are fantastic lunches and not being expected to win... so he's basically admitting he likes being a cheese-eating surrender monkey?

  5. Yag

    The best part about being french is not being english.

    1. Ted Treen


      Tell that... Joan of Arc.

      Well it was a cold day, and she did keep us warm - for a while.

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