29 January 2016

Sacré bleu!

What is the world coming to?  The Times reports:
There was a time when no French village would be without its flour-covered baker — an endless source of bread and gossip.
Now this most emblematic of Gallic figures is being replaced by a machine after the invention of the automatic baguette distributor.
Hundreds of the vending machines, which cost about €9,000 each, have appeared on streets across the country, and manufacturers say there is no end in sight to the rise in sales.
Mon dieu!  Qu'est-ce qui se passe?  Où sont les neiges d'antan?  Foutu ...

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