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(BBC)   Paris stuck in 430-mile traffic jam as the entire population tries to get out of town before new lockdown comes into force   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-30 9:20:03 AM  
Zut alors! Le chien e sur la table. Blessent mon couer d'une langueur monotone! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

/bon chance, frenchies
 
2020-10-30 9:21:20 AM  
ah, autumn in Paris.
Eleanor Beardsley cleaning out the mini bars in unlocked rooms as we speak.
 
2020-10-30 9:51:09 AM  
FML.
That kind of nullifies the concept ladies and gentlemen
 
2020-10-30 9:52:53 AM  
"Weird Al" Yankovic: Alapalooza - Traffic Jam
Youtube UupwKYfQJ9Y
 
2020-10-30 9:53:25 AM  

vudukungfu: ah, autumn in Paris.
Eleanor Beardsley cleaning out the mini bars in unlocked rooms as we speak.


Heh.  As an NPR listener, I got that one.
 
2020-10-30 9:54:38 AM  
Plague rats flee sinking ship?

French people should have a genetic memory of building barricades, you'd think some of the more rural towns would remember how to do it.
 
2020-10-30 9:56:31 AM  

waxbeans: FML.
That kind of nullifies the concept ladies and gentlemen


I'm sure the concept ladies and gentlemen aren't happy about being nullified.
 
2020-10-30 10:03:33 AM  
Run! Flee! Scurry!
You can't hide.
 
2020-10-30 10:06:41 AM  
France lockdown: 'It's hard to think we're once again stuck at home'

Yeah well, maybe if everyone wore a mask and did all the other things doctors told you to do (or not to do), you wouldnt have a second wave.

See Japan.

USA isnt the only country filled with stupid I guess...
 
2020-10-30 10:07:17 AM  
We couldn't even begin to have a real lockdown here.  At least in Europe, there seems to be a better understanding of essential versus non-essential jobs.  No, wait, that can't be right.  That would mean America isn't so exceptional.  Never mind.  They're lazy, we love to work ourselves to death.

That's better, can't be thinking we're not the greatest at everything.
 
2020-10-30 10:11:44 AM  

Derek Force: France lockdown: 'It's hard to think we're once again stuck at home'

Yeah well, maybe if everyone wore a mask and did all the other things doctors told you to do (or not to do), you wouldnt have a second wave.

See Japan.

USA isnt the only country filled with stupid I guess...


Japan is building its third wave right now.
 
2020-10-30 10:17:17 AM  
"The Appointment in Samarra"
(as retold by W. Somerset Maugham [1933])
The speaker is Death
There was a merchant in Bagdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, Master, just now when I was in the marketplace I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me.  She looked at me and made a threatening gesture, now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate.  I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me.  The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went.  Then the merchant went down to the marketplace and he saw me standing in the crowd and he came to me and said, Why did you make a threating getsture to my servant when you saw him this morning?  That was not a threatening gesture, I said, it was only a start of surprise.  I was astonished to see him in Bagdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.
 
2020-10-30 10:18:14 AM  
I was very surprised to not see a huge cloud of cigarette smoke.
 
2020-10-30 10:19:08 AM  
That would be the perfect time to stay, everyone else is bugging out and you got the city to yourself.
 
2020-10-30 10:21:35 AM  

BafflerMeal: Derek Force: France lockdown: 'It's hard to think we're once again stuck at home'

Yeah well, maybe if everyone wore a mask and did all the other things doctors told you to do (or not to do), you wouldnt have a second wave.

See Japan.

USA isnt the only country filled with stupid I guess...

Japan is building its third wave right now.


The folks in Fukushimi would probably prefer to get another wave like they had the last time to this new one.
 
2020-10-30 10:22:00 AM  
So they are going to spread it across all of France then, smart move. Also were are they all going, they can't all have second homes and that is a lot of relatives willing to accept taking someone in for what will probably be a couple months.
 
2020-10-30 10:40:11 AM  

Anenu: So they are going to spread it across all of France then, smart move.


It's already spears out across all of France. It's not like the first wave, where some places were spared.

Anyway, I live in Paris. I have nowhere else to go, I'm staying. But seriously, I can understand leaving the cramped city for the countryside.
 
2020-10-30 10:40:33 AM  
It's going to be a long winter.
 
2020-10-30 10:41:01 AM  
You can run, but you can't hide.
 
2020-10-30 10:43:17 AM  
How long after the election do we end up shut down here?
 
2020-10-30 10:46:08 AM  

GRCooper: Zut alors! Le chien e sur la table. Blessent mon couer d'une langueur monotone! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

/bon chance, frenchies


Vous avez chevrolet coupé, mow d'lawn ?
 
2020-10-30 10:49:14 AM  

vudukungfu: ah, autumn in Paris.
Eleanor Beardsley cleaning out the mini bars in unlocked rooms as we speak.


How's she going to determine the appropriate amount of snark for her sign-off, this time, anyhow?
 
2020-10-30 10:56:20 AM  

Derek Force: France lockdown: 'It's hard to think we're once again stuck at home'

Yeah well, maybe if everyone wore a mask and did all the other things doctors told you to do (or not to do), you wouldnt have a second wave.

See Japan.

USA isnt the only country filled with stupid I guess...


Of course we aren't. We exported it. To at least both of the aforementioned.
 
2020-10-30 11:06:45 AM  

groppet: That would be the perfect time to stay, everyone else is bugging out and you got the city to yourself.


Yeah, but it's gone from being the City of Light to being the City of Flight.

And not in the good way like in 1927.
 
2020-10-30 11:12:25 AM  

some_beer_drinker: You can run, but you can't hide.


You Can Run But You Can't Hide
Youtube gnpv71QQWLU


Ironclad Martyr is the name of my Armored Saint tribute band.
 
2020-10-30 11:20:11 AM  

waxbeans: FML.
That kind of nullifies the concept ladies and gentlemen


That was exactly what I thought.

Why would you announce a lockdown coming, that literally gives everyone the ability to get out before locking down?!

"Listen, all you horses.  We are going to close the barn doors to prevent you freely roaming.  Will be doing this in a couple days."

All the horses scatter.
 
2020-10-30 11:22:32 AM  
It's okay. They all have masks on! They'll be fine!
 
2020-10-30 11:29:39 AM  
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2020-10-30 11:30:33 AM  

Driver: GRCooper: Zut alors! Le chien e sur la table. Blessent mon couer d'une langueur monotone! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

/bon chance, frenchies

Vous avez chevrolet coupé, mow d'lawn ?


Eddie Izzard - Learning French
Youtube x1sQkEfAdfY

NSFW language.
 
2020-10-30 11:33:06 AM  
European Vacation waiter scene
Youtube 3iXGbJKjNxU
 
2020-10-30 11:40:57 AM  
And the rock cried out, no hiding place.
 
2020-10-30 11:42:46 AM  

KidKorporate: How's she going to determine the appropriate amount of snark for her sign-off, this time, anyhow?


I just want to know how come she is so young looking yet has a job in radio, and sounds older than Marian McPartland, ffs
 
2020-10-30 11:46:37 AM  
That's a Cortázar story...
/Maybe obscure
//"The novel wins by points, the short story by knockout"
///Always three
 
2020-10-30 12:21:44 PM  

sprgrss: How long after the election do we end up shut down here?


It'll be state by state here until at least inauguration day.
 
2020-10-30 12:43:59 PM  
Have they cancelled the racist redskin mascot yet?

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Witty Bison says herd at standstill.
 
2020-10-30 1:04:32 PM  
Hey BBC wouldn't that be 690 Kilometers?

Glad to see that important measurements, like distance, horsepower and length/girth still mainly use conventional standards.
 
2020-10-30 1:56:39 PM  

Stavr0: Have they cancelled the racist redskin mascot yet?

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Witty Bison says herd at standstill.


I mean.... Has America?
 
2020-10-30 2:30:38 PM  

some_beer_drinker: You can run, but you can't hide.


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2020-10-30 2:52:35 PM  
Indila - Dernière Danse (Clip Officiel)
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2020-10-30 3:24:42 PM  

padraig: Anyway, I live in Paris. I have nowhere else to go, I'm staying. But seriously, I can understand leaving the cramped city for the countryside.


I can understand that. My cousin lives in NYC in a tiny apartment where she's been locked down working remotely. My expectation is that Parisian apartments are small as well.
 
2020-10-30 4:21:02 PM  

Gig103: padraig: Anyway, I live in Paris. I have nowhere else to go, I'm staying. But seriously, I can understand leaving the cramped city for the countryside.

I can understand that. My cousin lives in NYC in a tiny apartment where she's been locked down working remotely. My expectation is that Parisian apartments are small as well.


We went to visit our former exchange student last year at his apartment in Paris. He lived in the 11th Arrondissement. His apartment was tiny, smaller than our master bedroom. The kitchen only had a hot plate, but it did actually have a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
 
2020-10-30 4:36:28 PM  

sprgrss: How long after the election do we end up shut down here?


Depends on how soon folks set the inner cities on fire.  Given that both sides are considering it as an option, not long.
 
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