Talk:Rémi Gaillard

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Should videos of Remi be included?[edit]

For example, this recent one? --TIB (talk) 20:15, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

His youtube channel should be included, not just a link to youtube. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.40.184.73 (talk) 02:03, 14 March 2011 (UTC)


Slogan[edit]

Remi's slogan is: "C'est en faisant n'importe quoi qu'on devient n'importe qui".
Can somebody translate that , please?
--VanBurenen (talk) 21:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Translation - "It's by doing whatever that one becomes whoever."
--Wikiprehack (talk) 07:15, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Does it not translate better to - "It's by doing nothing in particular that you become nobody in particular."
--80.138.47.42 (talk) 19:11, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
In French, « n’importe quoi » can mean “anything”/“whatever”/“nothing in particular”, underlying meaning being “as you want, I do not care about it because it is not important”.
However « n’importe quoi » can also be far stronger, meaning something like “insane stuff”/“nonsensical things” or even “crap”, underlying meaning being “as you want, I do not care about it because you will be responsible for it”.
Rémi’s slogan is of course using the second meaning, as you can clearly see in his videos. ;)
So “whatever” or “nothing in particular” are wrong, “insane stuff” would be a far better translation of French’s « n’importe quoi ».
Please note that « n’importe qui » does not have the stronger meaning, so “whoever” or “anyone” is the right translation.
Consequently I think that a translation giving the right meaning would be “It’s by doing insane stuff that one becomes whoever.” but it breaks the pun « n’importe X »/“Xever”…
Ethaniel (talk) 08:54, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
I say the best translation would be: "It is by doing something (crazy) that you become someone (famous)" Yes4me (talk) 01:37, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Soccer not football[edit]

It said his videos show him displaying his football skills. It seems that, this being the English Wikipedia, soccer is the more appropriate name, as football refers to american football. I assume others agree. —Preceding unsigned comment added by SamisBond (talkcontribs) 04:45, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

... no. I don't at all. Very few outside of the US would think that football means American football, instead of association football. English Wikipedia, not American Wikipedia.  LATICS  talk  06:12, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
I second. In other Euro languages the term "soccer" sounds more alien than "football" since in eg Dutch it's literary the same ("voetball") and German ("fussball") foot-ball. When the term "soccer" is used I always think of an American trying to stress he's _not_ talking about American football. Besides that, "football" is football, is voetbal, is fussbal. (and yes, I know that in English fussball is associated with table-soccer but that's not being the case in German) 77.250.166.160 (talk)
Third, from England this time (English, England, see?).. soccer gets very limited use in developed parts of Europe. TigerTails (talk) 23:37, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Fourth, English game, English name. Simples. douts (talk) 22:54, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

No, football refers to Australian Rules football. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.144.87.42 (talk) 19:33, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

In Australia, yes. In the rest of world, no. douts (talk) 22:54, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
That was anon's rhetorical point, the arbitrary nature of "my country is the universal default". --- Roidroid (talk) 15:43, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Aftermath[edit]

Are there any information available to the aftermaths to his pranks? I.E does he have the capital to cover the costs of whatever is damaged during pranks? Zeyra (talk) 01:15, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Was he never arrested? If I went to France and thrashed a store or attacked a policeman, would they let me go away if I said it was just a joke? --131.188.3.21 (talk) 19:01, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

I third this, it is a very common question on his videos. -DD

I seem to remember one of the videos ends with him saying 'oh not back to jail again' or 'not another night in the cell' or something along those lines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.96.54.236 (talk) 13:16, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Nonfunny vs. funny question[edit]

A section should be included as to why so many people think these videos absolutely flop as "funny," while others laugh their heads off. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AtomAnt (talkcontribs) 16:08, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

I'd rather add a section of criticism towards his total disregard for the wellbeing of his victims. I find the article's diminishing of his antics as "challenging public norms" an insulting euphemism. Dropping banana peels under the wheels of real motor vehicles in motion is NOT humor, IT'S VANDALISM, the same as SHOOTING FOOTBALL BALLS AT BIKERS WHILE IN MOTION. He's not a humorist, he's a ********, and frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if someday he gets lynched and the video is uploaded for his victims to laugh at the "prank". Though that probably won't happen since society today lynches righteous people but praises scum like remi gaillard. I recognize SOME of his pranks are imaginative and less reprobable, but in general he's an ******** and in a just world he wouldn't be praised.

LG sponsorship[edit]

Anyone know any details about Rémi's partnership with LG? 69.255.16.132 (talk) 22:20, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, ask Dailymotion's guys —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.238.38.32 (talk) 00:29, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Quebec[edit]

The article says he was born in Quebec, Canada without any notable source, does anyone know where this information came from? 78.144.38.93 (talk) 17:59, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Could be vandalism. The French page says he was born in Montpellier IrishStephen (talk) 18:24, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Superfluous Article[edit]

... including a pig, dog, cat, turtle, snail, bee, shark, kangaroo, spider, beaver, fly, gorilla, chicken, penguin, giraffe, rabbit, butterfly, bat and a sheep.

Simply "and sheep". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.15.104.65 (talk) 19:52, 14 October 2012 (UTC)