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Tired of Surrender Jokes, French Build Giant Freakin’ Warplane to Shut You Up

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They’ll keep eating their cheese, but don’t you dare call them surrender monkeys. The new A400M Atlas can land and takeoff on short runways, and carry 80,000 pounds of cargo and refuel in midair, though it can fly 5,400 miles on a single tank.

Hell, we’re actually interested in buying it, possibly because those exposed rotors look like a G.I. Joe toy. Or as they’d say, “LE G.I. Joe toy.” In my Tarantinoesque imagination.

Seriously, looks like we might actually have to worry about the French now. Thankfully, Jerry Lewis is still alive and can be our insurance policy…for now.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist