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Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Shapley » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:10 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,188931,00.html

Apparently, whenever you get angry in Paris, you burn automobiles and smash windows.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:50 am

Probably a civil war
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby DavidS » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:41 am

Originally posted by Haggis@wk:
a civil war
Now that's a contradiction in terms. :)
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Shapley » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:39 am

Apparently, France is a nation of spoiled brats. When they don't get their way, they riot, burn cars, beat up police, and beat up each other. Some sort of national tantrum.

The government, which really needs to provide some sort of national spanking, instead wants to sit down with them and talk about their feelings.

From what I can gather, the government passed a set of labour laws to placate the people who rioted last Fall, which has led to the recent riots by people who are not happy with the changes to the law, mostly students and labour unions.

Paris used to be so lovely in the Springtime.

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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:24 pm

Originally posted by Shapley:


Paris used to be so lovely in the Springtime.

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I thought it was "Paris in the the springtime."

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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby bignaf » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:16 pm

Originally posted by Shapley:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,188931,00.html

Apparently, whenever you get angry in Paris, you burn automobiles and smash windows.
or tear down Bastilles.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Shapley » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:37 pm

or tear down Bastilles

That, too. Do you suppose they'll establish a holiday to commemorate the 'burning of the Mercedes"?
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:12 pm

"To the Barricades!" sounds so much better than "Torch the Citroen". Don't suppose they'll return to simple street barricades and leave the McDonalds unmolested. <sigh>

I suppose the French students have always been revolting. :D
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby treebeau » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:01 pm

Liberté, egalité, flambé! (?)

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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Shapley » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:05 pm

Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby piqaboo » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:49 am

I'm sad. Not that its any of my business but.....
(dontcha love that phrase?? :D )
I'd hoped the gov't would leave the law intact. If I were an employer I'd do my damndest to learn if interviewees had participated in riots (demonstrations ok, riots bad) before hiring anyone.

treebeau - I had missed that last post of yours til today. Its just one example of your cleverness. Made me laugh outloud again. Its getting hard to explain myself here at work.....
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby barfle » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:38 am

I've read on another bulletin board that the French students who are rioting were concerned about finding work.

Another poster, who was a French expatriate, corrected that poster, saying that they had no idea what "work" meant, but that they were really concerned about finding a salary.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:13 am

I'm pretty sure there are no job recruiters at the riot. I'm also a little vague on the ability to get a salary by rioting. Is there an actual plan, or are the riots just recreation?
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby treebeau » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:21 am

Thanks!

It also reminds me of the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World, Part 1". In the part that concerns the French Revolution someone says to Louis:
"The peasants are revolting!"
and Mel, as Louis, responds
"Yeah, they stink on ice!"

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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:31 pm

"Death....to....Louis! <cough>...... <cough>

At least I think that was the line....

Note to self: Must rent that movie again...
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby treebeau » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:35 pm

Other notables:
"I do look like the pi$$ boy!"
"de Mo-NAY !!" (in response to "Count da money.")
"It's good to be the king!"

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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:06 pm

And let's not forget:

"Walk this way!"
"That's Hedley!"

.........oops, wrong flick..........
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby barfle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:00 am

Damn your eyes! (second best line in the movie, I'm afraid)

We need a bigger boat.

Time for either gelato or beer.
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:48 am

I have to tell you; those images of mindless violence have become seared into my mind. I watch those scenes of mayhem as young men fight against each other, then smash windows and set vehicles on fire.

Sure, we went in under the guise of liberating a country, but now as it descends into what clearly appears to be a civil war, we have to look into our collective soul and ask ourselves:

Is It Time for the United States to Withdraw from France?
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Re: Paris is burning, yet again.

Postby barfle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:53 am

Haggis, have you noticed that you never hear of French whisky? How famous is French ice cream?
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