Peugeot flambée

January 28, 2008

The numbers are in: when it comes to roasting roadsters, nobody outdoes French arsonists. The French government recently announced that a whopping 46 000 vehicles went up in flames on French streets in 2007. That’s an average of 126 each night. Shall we admire la fraternité that draws French “youths”, bearing bags of marshmallows and jugs of gasoline, into the streets for nightly community bonfires? Probably not. It seems that 90% of these pyro-Peugeots were the result of protests, albeit “normal” ones. As Bruce Cockburn sang, “The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.”

One Response to “Peugeot flambée”

  1. Christina A. Says:

    Gives a whole new meaning to “Hot Wheels”!

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