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2020-08-14 1:02:46 PM  
That would Le Suck.
 
2020-08-14 1:51:47 PM  
That is pretty Le Lame
 
2020-08-14 1:52:05 PM  

kdawg7736: That would Le Suck.


I hope so, I've seen some convincing French porn.
 
2020-08-14 1:52:33 PM  
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2020-08-14 1:57:36 PM  
Frank Zappa - In France
Youtube eep1_tiPOVY
 
2020-08-14 2:03:12 PM  

Salmon: kdawg7736: That would Le Suck.

I hope so, I've seen some convincing French porn.


How do you have to be convinced the porn is French? It's easy, just look at the female performer's underarms. If they're hairy, it's either French or Japanese kink. To determine which, just look at the genitals, and if they're pixelated (a sadly common Japanese disease), it's Japanese kink. If you can see everything in full flagrant display aside from the masking tufts of body hair, it's French.
 
2020-08-14 2:04:31 PM  

starsrift: Salmon: kdawg7736: That would Le Suck.

I hope so, I've seen some convincing French porn.

How do you have to be convinced the porn is French? It's easy, just look at the female performer's underarms. If they're hairy, it's either French or Japanese kink. To determine which, just look at the genitals, and if they're pixelated (a sadly common Japanese disease), it's Japanese kink. If you can see everything in full flagrant display aside from the masking tufts of body hair, it's French.


*jots down*
 
2020-08-14 2:09:10 PM  
Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.
 
2020-08-14 2:17:36 PM  
La quarantine.
 
2020-08-14 2:19:46 PM  
Looks like all those tricks Americans used in Canada, claiming they were just traveling through to Alaska or back, ended up in a Montreal newspaper.  The French government must have figured it out by struggling through the poutine stains on the edges.

In unrelated news, a new form of porn, people eliminating body waste from the window of a moving car in the French country side, is sure to become a short lived fad.  Drive through car washes expect a gold rush business near channel crossings.
 
2020-08-14 2:19:51 PM  

NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.


It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.
 
2020-08-14 2:25:41 PM  
They'd be in quarantine in England, not France so it wouldn't be Le Quarantine.  It'd be Quar Ant Teen.

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2020-08-14 2:26:14 PM  
Le good.

Seriously, I don't blame them one bit.
 
2020-08-14 2:26:25 PM  
What if you're a Brit bicycling through France with someone who thinks he's Leon Trotsky?
 
2020-08-14 2:27:23 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.


Or as we'd otherwise call it, "not the honor system".
 
2020-08-14 2:30:05 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.


Those people are without honor.
 
2020-08-14 2:31:12 PM  

Tillmaster: La quarantine.


Non.  La quarantaine.
 
2020-08-14 2:43:30 PM  

kdawg7736: That would Le Suck.


I still prefer Le Shok

Le Shok - Live at Vinyl Solution, Huntington Beach, CA
Youtube PYVAzSgUX_8
 
2020-08-14 2:44:51 PM  

tirob: Tillmaster: La quarantine.

Non.  La quarantaine.


Le Quarantini.

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2020-08-14 2:45:04 PM  

NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.


My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.
 
2020-08-14 2:47:20 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.


And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.
 
2020-08-14 2:51:07 PM  
I can see a potential problem with staying in your car the entire time while driving through France, several actually some are more easily if unpleasantly solved than others.

1. Fuel   does France have full service gas stations?  if not then that's a major issue. maybe if you pay at the pump and are gone before any one can stop you then your able to continue on your way.

2.  Bodily functions:  it is possible to relieve yourself in a car though potentially awkward and fraught with difficulties.  Especially if the foiks inthe care are all not of the same gender.

3.  Food : It is well know that France has an excellent food culture but i have never heard drive thrus used in conjunction with France so i have no idea if they are a thing there.   So eating could get difficult.

4. Sleep    : its possible to sleep in your car even if uncomfortable and not ideal but your going to need to  locate a spot where you can do so with out being found and disturbed.
 
2020-08-14 2:59:52 PM  

NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.

And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.


by his testicles
 
2020-08-14 3:01:00 PM  

NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.

And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.


Sure. But he was willing to quarantine. They told him resign or he fired, and made him homeless.

My job stopped offering paid sick leave if you are waiting on test results, so now people just come to work sick. It takes 4-7 days to get test results. If you could end up like me: tested on the 20th and the test was "lost" for unknown reasons and never reported. I'm still waiting for test results where no one can tell me where they went.
 
2020-08-14 3:01:38 PM  

gameshowhost: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.

And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.

by his testicles


Mussolini style?

But then again, if he is a typical American, the weight of his stomach would just cause them to be ripped off.
 
2020-08-14 3:04:22 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.

And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.

Sure. But he was willing to quarantine. They told him resign or he fired, and made him homeless.

My job stopped offering paid sick leave if you are waiting on test results, so now people just come to work sick. It takes 4-7 days to get test results. If you could end up like me: tested on the 20th and the test was "lost" for unknown reasons and never reported. I'm still waiting for test results where no one can tell me where they went.


How can he quarantine in a college dorm?  He still has to go into the communal restrooms even if he gets food delivered.

And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer.  If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.
 
2020-08-14 3:24:06 PM  

BafflerMeal: tirob: Tillmaster: La quarantine.

Non.  La quarantaine.

Le Quarantini.

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2020-08-14 3:29:18 PM  
Feh. I'll just get my royals with cheese at the drive-through.
 
2020-08-14 3:29:23 PM  

NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.


We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.
 
2020-08-14 3:32:18 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.

We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.


Go on strike.  Walk off the job.  Make the union trustees earn their positions.  Call the district or council or state or national headquarters for the union.
 
2020-08-14 3:41:34 PM  
Looks like the Anglaise motoure carre traveleurs will have to stocque up on lots of plastique bagues during their drive through La Belle France!

///and some military-grade car deodorant once they reach Germany or Italy
 
2020-08-14 4:29:33 PM  

NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.

We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.

Go on strike.  Walk off the job.  Make the union trustees earn their positions.  Call the district or council or state or national headquarters for the union.


US government job. We cannot strike.
 
2020-08-14 4:35:07 PM  
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"...but over there they call it "Le Quarantine"."
 
2020-08-14 4:36:27 PM  

grimlock1972: 2.  Bodily functions:  it is possible to relieve yourself in a car though potentially awkward and fraught with difficulties.  Especially if the foiks in the car are all not of the same gender.


pretty sure that's not an issue in France
 
2020-08-14 4:44:20 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.

We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.

Go on strike.  Walk off the job.  Make the union trustees earn their positions.  Call the district or council or state or national headquarters for the union.

US government job. We cannot strike.


Then talk to OSHA.  Denying sick people leave creates a workplace hazard.  And afterwards, you have set your employer up for whistleblower retaliation if they throw a fit over you calling OSHA.
 
2020-08-14 4:57:20 PM  

NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.

We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.

Go on strike.  Walk off the job.  Make the union trustees earn their positions.  Call the district or council or state or national headquarters for the union.

US government job. We cannot strike.

Then talk to OSHA.  Denying sick people leave creates a workplace hazard.  And afterwards, you have set your employer up for whistleblower retaliation if they throw a fit over you calling OSHA.


They don't deny use of sick leave. It's just that it will come back to bite you later.
 
2020-08-14 5:03:32 PM  

mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: And if you can't get paid sick leave or use any other paid leave, unionize or sue your employer. If one of my employees showed up sick, that would be fireable if the employee is on probation.

We are unionized, but not good enough. For the past decade everyone has witnessed people yelled at, written up, disciplined, given poor performance evals, passed over for promotion, etc. for using paid sick leave. I used one sick day in 9 years to go to the hospital with a kidney stone and my boss put a note in my file for that. I witnessed one person fired for using sick leave when she was trying to get her gall bladder removed.

Now they are saying "Stay home if you are sick" but everyone knows it will be used against them, so we don't.

Go on strike.  Walk off the job.  Make the union trustees earn their positions.  Call the district or council or state or national headquarters for the union.

US government job. We cannot strike.

Then talk to OSHA.  Denying sick people leave creates a workplace hazard.  And afterwards, you have set your employer up for whistleblower retaliation if they throw a fit over you calling OSHA.

They don't deny use of sick leave. It's just that it will come back to bite you later.


Denial by any other name is still denial.  Your supervisor is engaging in illegal practices.
 
2020-08-14 5:06:42 PM  

NM Volunteer: gameshowhost: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: mrmopar5287: NM Volunteer: Maybe it's because I am an American, but I cannot imagine driving through an entire country without stopping.  I would have to stop at least once for gas if I try to leave the state, unless I go to Texas.  But Texas can go to hell, so I won't go there.

It's self reporting on the honor system. Smart people know to shut up and not snitch on themselves.

Those people are without honor.

My local state university fired a RA and kicked him out of his only housing for the semester (his dorm room) for reporting a positive test. After seeing what you'd think would be a good, responsive employer do to make a college student homeless, I'll keep my mouth shut.

And if you infect other people, they would be justified in hanging you from a lamppost.

by his testicles

Mussolini style?

But then again, if he is a typical American, the weight of his stomach would just cause them to be ripped off.


hey c'mon i lost 45 lbs in 9 months
 
2020-08-14 5:14:30 PM  

zepillin: grimlock1972: 2.  Bodily functions:  it is possible to relieve yourself in a car though potentially awkward and fraught with difficulties.  Especially if the foiks in the car are all not of the same gender.

pretty sure that's not an issue in France


No, they have other social distancing issues.

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2020-08-14 5:21:15 PM  
grimlock1972:

2.  Bodily functions:  it is possible to relieve yourself in a car though potentially awkward and fraught with difficulties.

Would like a word:

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2020-08-14 6:42:02 PM  

grimlock1972: 1. Fuel does France have full service gas stations? if not then that's a major issue. maybe if you pay at the pump and are gone before any one can stop you then your able to continue on your way.


It's crazy that staying in your car while someone fills the tank, talks to you and takes payment is OK but getting out and using a self-service and card payment pump (lots around) is not, but them's the rules. Sensible people will behave safely and lie about it.
 
2020-08-14 6:56:15 PM  

orbister: grimlock1972: 1. Fuel does France have full service gas stations? if not then that's a major issue. maybe if you pay at the pump and are gone before any one can stop you then your able to continue on your way.

It's crazy that staying in your car while someone fills the tank, talks to you and takes payment is OK but getting out and using a self-service and card payment pump (lots around) is not, but them's the rules. Sensible people will behave safely and lie about it.


Sensible people have no reason to lie.  Lies are told by insensible and dishonorable people.
 
2020-08-15 4:55:23 AM  

NM Volunteer: orbister: It's crazy that staying in your car while someone fills the tank, talks to you and takes payment is OK but getting out and using a self-service and card payment pump (lots around) is not, but them's the rules. Sensible people will behave safely and lie about it.

Sensible people have no reason to lie.  Lies are told by insensible and dishonorable people.


A sweet and innocent notion.
 
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