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If you holiday in France, don't send rude postcards

Or you could end up risking a €175,000 fine and three years in la Grande Maison for 'disturbing public order and endangering the mental well-being of children through pornography ', like 'erotic post art' exponent Philippe Pissier (real name).

Rather than the out of context phalli of classical statuary etc so beloved of stag holidayers in Greece and so forth, PP thought it would be a terrific idea to send pictures of a woman wearing clothes pegs on her nipples from an exhibition in Germany (And they call S&M le vice anglais....) to sundry recipients in France. I do wonder whether he included the boilerplate text of 'lovely weather, wish you were here' or something more waggish like 'look at the girl I met!!' and if he wrote to his Ma. One of them ended on the desk of a deeply unamused minor legal functionary in Cahors who has opted to throw the book at him.

Note the detail added in the comments by an anonymous poster. It casts this apparently amusing tale - for all bar M Pissier - in a rather different light.

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Blogger James Higham said... 2:00 pm

Now is that hypocritical or is that hypocritical?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:14 pm

Indeed. Deeply amusing though.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:38 pm

You miss three details to understand this strange story. In fact it is completely logical but the true reason cannot be explained by officials, as it is not politically correct.
I am not an official, so here are those 3 details and the reason :

1- a mosquee was opened in Cahors just one year ago ( see http://tinyurl.com/3suxa2 )

2- since the project of this mosquee is known (several years) a website was calling to protest by sending typically french postcard both to the muslim responsibles of the project and to the town council members approving the project. (See http://tinyurl.com/3gtr6o et http://tinyurl.com/4jnl7f )
All those postcard of course went through the Cahors Post Office...

3- Declaration of the lawyer of the artist :
"One must ask if shariah is applying in Cahors. I can understand that tourists in Dubaï are advised not to use monokini, but in France ? Are we already in a muslim country ?"
(Source : http://tinyurl.com/4wco2v )

The plain truth is just that muslims was offended (who said "once again" ?) and that to avoid them to be offended we, cowards as usually, decided to ban the postcards offending the muslims by not banning them but by suying to court those sending such postcards, which should end in people not buying them and so sellers not selling them anymore and so printers not printing them anymore.

For those who wonder why the hell we are so boot lickers in front of the muslims, the answer is just they are the only stupid enough people to buy our obsolete Rafale planes and our out-of-date Leclerc tanks.

Next time you send a postcard from France, avoid those displaying churches...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:46 pm

I am indebted to you for the analysis. Thank you.  



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