Whoa! It seems so obvious now!
September 17, 2002 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Whoa! It seems so obvious now! This is the ultimate "kill two birds with one stone"...
posted by GernBlandston (28 comments total)
 
Hrmmm.. mostly nothing more than a blatant ripoff of the very old page: Pave The Planet... but it's funny nonetheless ;-)
posted by twiggy at 2:24 PM on September 17, 2002


Why is a group called the Parisian Asphalt Initiative advocating the paving of France? The Mouvement pour Galloenterrement would be better.
posted by rschram at 2:37 PM on September 17, 2002


"The Parisian Asphalt Initiative is a work of satire."

Obviously, because if the author was serious he'd suggest we'd "Pave the Parks."
posted by ?! at 2:45 PM on September 17, 2002


they should make the french relocate to the sahara.
posted by trioperative at 2:45 PM on September 17, 2002


It only makes too much sense to turn France into a parking lot - after all, without the French, there would be no such thing as a 'valet'!
posted by adamms222 at 2:46 PM on September 17, 2002


on the other hand...
posted by madamjujujive at 2:52 PM on September 17, 2002


madamjujujive - your link didn't work
posted by adamms222 at 3:40 PM on September 17, 2002


mostly nothing more than a blatant ripoff of the very old page: Pave The Planet...

Which in turn is based on the (very pre-web) usenet group, alt.pave.the.earth
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:48 PM on September 17, 2002


pave it? i thought we were going to attack it!
posted by quonsar at 3:54 PM on September 17, 2002


Metafilter-- Where a little ethnocentrism is okay, as long as it's pointed at France.
posted by trharlan at 4:00 PM on September 17, 2002


Shouldn't this be on fark? ..."france surrenders"
posted by jeblis at 4:00 PM on September 17, 2002


adamms222: I think it must be a server thing because it seems to work now. But thanks for looking out for me - I am new at this mefi thing and will no doubt find some ingenious and novel method for public humiliation before too long.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:12 PM on September 17, 2002


I love this place!
posted by GernBlandston at 4:13 PM on September 17, 2002


I don't think France should be paved.
posted by eddydamascene at 4:34 PM on September 17, 2002


The refusal of French women to shave or use deoderant has offended

Tragic that many Americans still haven't gotten past that boring feminine=naked pit thing.

Also tragic that the satirist doesn't know how to spell deodorant.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:45 PM on September 17, 2002


Tragic that people get offended over minor details, still.
posted by trioperative at 6:02 PM on September 17, 2002


[this might be offensive]
posted by cx at 6:28 PM on September 17, 2002


Trioperative: It is one thing for the casual commentator on metafilter to make the occasional spelling or grammatical error. However when someone goes to all the effort to set up a web page and write a satirical article, that is called publishing, and I hold the author to higher standards.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:02 PM on September 17, 2002


The French have produced nigh-torturous assaults on the unsuspecting American public in the forms of Gerard Depardieu, mimes, and the French rendition of "Achy Breaky Heart."

This coming from the nation who brought us New Kids on the Block. Oh, American Humour how I love thee.
posted by jontyjago at 12:56 AM on September 18, 2002


ye gods.......

paving france is one thing, but sending the french to belgium is something i must protest about.
posted by quarsan at 3:08 AM on September 18, 2002


Back when the US started their war in Afghanistan a friend of mine had a great idea on how to show the world what happens when you mess with the US. He proposed a step by step plan to turn afghanistan into a parking lot. Starting from bombing every inch, ending with painting white lines.
posted by lazy-ville at 4:22 AM on September 18, 2002


If the can pave Paramus...
posted by ParisParamus at 4:28 AM on September 18, 2002


(they, not the.)
posted by ParisParamus at 4:28 AM on September 18, 2002


Beneath the pavement, the beach.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:34 AM on September 18, 2002


Ooops, forgot my link to the beach.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:44 AM on September 18, 2002


OK, I'm a moron today, so I'll try that one again.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:48 AM on September 18, 2002


Reminds me of one of my favorite games:

Europe. Summer. 1997.

You and your friends have discovered two problems with a common solution: Mad Cows in England and Unexploded Bombs in France.

You've decided to bring these two powderkegs together just to see what happens. And you wouldn't say "no" to a little money on the side.

So round up your herd, march them through France, and set them loose behind the Cordon Rouge. If you're lucky you'll come home rich before Greenpeace gets hold of you.

Either way, there's something magical about blowing up cows.

posted by jozxyqk at 7:13 AM on September 18, 2002


jozxyqk-- Howzabout a link to the company that makes said game?
posted by 40 Watt at 7:46 AM on September 18, 2002


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