Bastille Day Celebrations In Paris. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! On this Bastille Day, our the Wait Wait Fashion Police take a look at celebrations in France. Dignitaries from all over the world joined President Sarkozy and First Lady Bruni to mark the anniversary of whatever Bastille Day marks the anniversary of.
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Fashion Police: Happy Bastille Day!

It's Bastille Day in France and President Nicolas Sarkozy threw a heck of a party on the streets of Paris, inviting dignitaries and other world leaders, and they all invited their biggest hats and hairdos. The WWDBM fashion police weigh in.

An unidentified woman arrives to attend the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris. Eric Feferberg/AFP hide caption

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Mike: She's trying to fool the guillotine with that hat.

Peter: She represents another faction of the French peasantry during Revolutionary times, the "sans gouts," or "those without taste."

Eva: I know. That hat is sooo pre-revolutionary.

Ian: You feel bad for that guy still hoping his policeman's cap will win the Bastille Day Wackiest Hat contest.

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy
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Ian: What's he doing? Oh, he's preparing to present Cameroon's president with the ceremonial Invisible Baguette.

Peter:"C'est vrai, I am about this tall."

Eva: Carla begged him not to do his 'Fonzie.'

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
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Peter: He's saying to her, "Je represenete la Guilde du Lollipop."

Eva: I don’t know why he has to make such a performance of 'bending over' to kiss her hand -- seems unnecessary.

Mike: Without his step ladder, he can't reach the cheeks and must settle for the hand.

Ian: Weirdly, the French first lady was the only first lady he didn't french.

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with Cameroon's first lady Chantal Biya. Miguel Medina/AFP hide caption

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Mike: Once a year the Royal Mullet is allowed to greet the public.

Ian: Was that lady the inspiration for Toad in Super Mario Bros? Maybe she can get Sarkozy one of those mushrooms to make him taller.

Eva: Shouldn't Carla be the one who gets to play Marie Antoinette today?