|12 aSince if everything's meaningless anyway, you might as well have a roof over your head and someone else to do the thinking for you.
CHAPTER 361 Fortunately for the Frog intellectuals, bWorld War I was succeeded almost immediately by a terrible cworldwide ddepression,
2 Which made the Germans even madder about the eTreaty of Versailles,
3 And didn't help the government of France much either,
4 Since, being out of both Louis's and Napoleons, they had been compelled to try democracy again,
5 fMeaning "rule by enervated fools,"
6 gWith the result that they drank a great deal more wine than they should have,
7 hAnd read far too many books written by Frog intellectuals,
8 And got into so many quarrels with each other that they almost didn't notice when Germany started grabbing countries in eastern Europe.
CHAPTER 371 In fact, England was the first nation to notice that Germany was acting up again,
2 iAnd politely asked them to stop,
3 Which the Germans agreed to do,
4 Then didn't,
5 Which raised a faint ghostly image of glory along the jMaginot Line,
6 Which disappeared,
7 Along with the whole kMaginot Line,
||8 As soon as Germany mounted its lBlitzkrieg attack on France.
CHAPTER 381 To the eternal glory of France, the Frogs surrendered to Germany within six weeks of the Blitzkrieg and allowed a puppet government to be installed,
2 Which they named, not after themselves, but after a bottle of mseltzer water.
3 For the rest of the war, the Frogs diverted themselves as best they could.
4 Some of them collaborated with the Germans,
5 In fact, a lot of them collaborated with the Germans,
6 nWhich wasn't really so evil when you consider that existence is all just a meaningless accident anyway,
7 oAnd some mounted an effort called pthe Resistance,
8 qWhich was brave and glorious and got tons of publicity in the allied nations,
9 And some went to Africa to fight with rCharles de Gaulle,
10 Who looked exactly like a giant frog with an oversized nose,
11 And therefore became the living symbol of the eternal glory of France,
12 For yet another generation of Frogs.
CHAPTER 391 In fact, after the war, sCharles de Gaulle became the new emperor of France,
2 Although his official title was President of the Third or Fourth French Republic,
3 And fought hard to retain the last pitiful remnants of the Frog colonial empire,