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Blame the Paris-Lyon line - for the tale, it could have been any European city about that size, and for some reason Lyon was the one that came to mind.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Sep 28th, 2009 at 08:47:05 AM EST
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for some reason Lyon was the one that came to mind

That's exactly what I didn't like!

By the way, there have been two cases of bombs on the TGV Sud-Est already: one in 1983 and one in 1986.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 28th, 2009 at 11:45:15 AM EST
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It is, of course, entirely vague in the tale what the "Lyon bombing" consisted of. Bearing in mind that the Republican party finds it politic to pander to craven cowardice whenever possible, it might not even require loss of life to play the role of "zOMG, if the Lyon bombing had occurred in LA!".

So it could have been some public building destroyed in the middle of the night, with the cleaning staff warned in enough time that it was a big dramatic boom with few injuries and no loss of life.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Sep 28th, 2009 at 01:13:33 PM EST
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