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"Tonight the teams meet again at Yankee Stadium. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own blankets and pillows. Rumor has it that concessionaires will be stocking 'No Doze.'"

Ed's Note:- For worldwide readers unfamiliar with baseball - for the above report is indeed about baseball - you should know that 'subway' means métro. Shea Stadium is not called 'Mets Stadium' like Yankee Stadium is called 'Yankee Stadium' because somebody in New Jersey scooped up the 'Mets' name before the Mets could get around to registering it themselves.

Normal baseball games are only nine 'innings' long, unless they are 'called' on account of rain. This is unlikely to happen when the Yankees have 15 men 'on base' - bases are like life-saver bags filled with chalk dust - because New York is having a spectacular 'Indian Summer,' unlike boring-weather Paris.

Players 'shooting' themselves 'in their cleats' are usually ejected from games, unless there are no men on bases. Speaking of men, very few women play on either team and those that do usually sit out of sight in dugouts, on special 'bases' filled with popcorn.

On a professional note, Metropole's own eyewitness reporter covered the game in person via TV on account of being in San Diego watching big fish eat mermaids when the surprise 'Subway Series' was announced and all the tickets, even to the all-night games, were sold out without warning.

More exciting game reports may follow, if the Yankees don't win the first four games - which is very unlikely because the Mets have more fans with more heart. 'Truth in Advertising' forces me to reveal that this report appears here because I have been promised season tickets for all Mets 'C' team games in 2007.

Web Life:

URLs: You Can Help

Since you are operating from longer distances than I am, you depend more on the Web for your Paris information. If you have good URLs and you are willing to share them with other Metropole readers, send them in and I'll place them in this spot with a 'thankyou' for you.

This week's 'thankyou' has to ba a major one, going to Alan Pavlik for a small portion of his 'bookmarks' list, starting with London'sTime Out Paris edition. Also in English, is RFI's daily press round-up, which he follows with Libération's links to all the other papers and magazines, which are mostly in French.

As if life in France wasn't a riddle enough, here's a site for them. Montmartre's web site has been in this column before, so here is a reminder of it. For our music fans Nova gets mentioned enough; hitting this will give you some of its techno if this is your thing. While on the noise front, let's not forget video too.

Alan's favorite singer is Patricia Kaas, plus here is everything you will want to know about Edith Piaf. Finally, if you are as tired of Los Angeles as Alan pretends to be, check your bags onto Escape Artist's getaway trip.


What is in that stuff on your plate? Finding out may take you on a wider tour of the Agrimonde than you expected, but you may also find out something that even foodfolk hero Jose Bové doesn't know.

'Befores' for the Mois de la Photo

One is a photo gallery supposed to worth a good look and Visuel Image is said to be especially rich. Enough words; just for looking. Finally, Canon is having an exhibition in Paris at the end of the month. If you are in town, the dates are from Monday, 30. October to Wednesday, 1. November and the location is in the Carrousel du Louvre. As a last shot, check out ArtCom's take on the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

World Wide Poll Revisited

From Wednesday, 15. November until Saturday, 18. November, a worldwide poll will be conducted in eight languages, to find out what it is like to be a humanphoto: rain, boulevard voltaire being on the eve of the new millennium.

The poll which is modestly called PlanetProject, has been organized by 3Com, whose president Eric Benhamou wants to know about the haves and have-nots in our electronic age.

The single 'rain' photo in an issue supposed to be full of them.

This planetary poll will seek to gather some idea of the values and beliefs of the world's population. Poll responses will be analyzed by the Harris Interactive polling organization.

This seems to be a positive and pioneering project that is only possible because of the existence of the World Wide Web, so I suggest that everyone who considers themselves to be an active member of mankind, take part in it.

The 'Official' Weather:

Météo France is featured again because of the lackluster autumn it is giving us. In better times this is the official source for France's TV-weather people. If you don't get French TV where you are, you can get the weather from where they get it. Because it is 'official' - meaning: as true as possible - don't expect forecasts to exceed 24 hours.

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