Saturday, January 05, 2008

Economic growth comes to those as do wait


French economic growth has found its source. A Lyon café owner has decided to "enter the resistance" against France's new anti-smoking law. He has already been fined (after a police raid during which 20, count 'em, 20 cops showed up in his café) but is encouraging his customers to keep right on smoking. He is taking "artsy photos" of the butt filled ashtrays and plans to sell the photos on the Internet to pay his fines. Whatever is left over will be profit. Good luck with that, bud.

Café 203, Lyon

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