On the badassery of the Marquis de Lafayette


How old was Lafayette when he fought to liberate the US from the British? 18. (And other interesting ages of founding fathers.)

For once, here is a praise of a frenchman by Americans:

Americans fucking love to talk shit about France and how we bailed their asses out after Germany kicked the holy living bejeezus out of them in World War II, but we tend to forget that if it wasn’t for France - and particularly a motherfucker known as the Marquis de Lafayette - we here in the States would all still be speaking with crazy unintelligible British accents and eating a whole lot of spotted dick on our buttered crumpets fish and chips.

The rest of the article is well worth a read.