Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

Parisian Riots

You know, these Parisian riots make me distinctly nervous. Let us not forget that the last time Parisians really lost their baguettes, it lead to the French Revolution, and 30 odd years of war, slaughter,and plunder all across Europe.

I distinctly hope, therefore, that there is not some Islamic Bonaparte who is even now getting ready to give rioters a whiff of grapeshot, and pose some sort of threat on the whole world as happened the last time Paris rioted.

Some of you are laughing, and saying it's "just desserts" ("mousse juste"?) but seriously stop and think about historical precedent.

On the other hand, the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar would be the perfect time to take the Victory out of retirement, and re-establish her as some sort of super-battleship, the likes of which the world has never seen. I propose detaching the Isle of Wight from its tectonic plate, putting the Victory as it was once constituted on a hill as the conning tower, and covering it chock-a-block with guns the size of Big Ben. Rename it HMS Victory, and float it off the coast of France.

Nelson would approve.

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