There I was, peaceably eating my Comte cheese like a good little French monkey, when a German set upon me here in my own Latin Quarter apartment! Please take advantage of our special subscription offer — a year of TAC for only $10! — or make a tax-deductible donation to TAC’s foundation, to pay for Your Working Boy to buy his plane ticket back to the bayou before he goes native. Help!

Oh, Simpsons-based minstrelsy; is there nothing I wouldn’t do to pander for subscriptions? I apologize to the ghost of Gen. de Gaulle, who was a natural-born bad ass.

But seriously, folks, you all are terrific — readers of this blog have been subscribing in amazing numbers this week, the folks at TAC World HQ tell me. Please keep it up. I personally appreciate this vote of confidence.

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