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Well, I think the club's 'Topic of the Week' is going to be about smoking a certain substance, but no, a 'hash' is not that at all! No, no, no!

A 'hash' is 'a drinking club with a running problem' apparently. Roy did one of these runs in the jungle of Labaun. And Heather's doing one this weekend in Yvelines, which everybody knows is not a jungle because Louis XIV lived in Versailles.

Labuan gets nominated as the 'Island of the Week' and not one of us except Roy knowsphoto: steve, lauren where it is. Check your maps for a great place to run through a jungle in the South China Sea, about 25 miles from Brunei, and watch out for water buffalos if you are "doing a hash!"

Everyone wishes the club's secretary a good time in New York, but they were all sorry you aren't at the club.

Steve and Lauren, both 'not working' at once.

Someone also remarked how impressed they were that the club's secretary could manage to take so many notes while listening to 3-ring circus of conversations during club meetings and then write such amazingly unrelated stories each week.

Though someone else did mention that 'Ed' often noted the oddest or silliest statements made by club members, even when they had been speaking perfectly coherently up until the time they were quoted in the reports' notebook.

End-of-club time at 17:00 rolled around much too soon. Everyone coughed up for their drinks and we headed our separate ways, all promising to be back at a club meeting again very soon.

Club Secretary Regrets Being On Holiday

The management of the two upcoming meetings will be undertaken by the server-lady, Linda Thalman, and the club's member number one, Heather Stimmler-Hall, because the club's secretary is on another continent.

The two nifty ladies have tossed coins to find out who wins which of the two following meetings on 7. and 14. August. The regular secretary will resume his post on Thursday, 21. August, for club meeting number 199. There are no other 'possible new details' worth mentioning with regard to this.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' About Page

Being a member of this club is more fun than spending two August weeks in Brooklyn. If you are relaxed enough, you can read the 'About the Café Metropole Club' page. It will tell you nearly nothing about the club except about how free it is. But if information, even in degrees of uselessness, is your goal, you could read something else in the magazine, which is also free.

There is only one other fact to retain. Actually not 'other' because it is the only 'fact.' Here it is - you can become a lifetime member of this online magazine's live, free and real club by being at any one or more of its meetings in Paris, without even buying a carnet of métro tickets. The café La Corona won't mind if you chose to buy a refreshment though, after walking to the club.

Where, Who, Why Not, What, When, How?

Club meetings start - in true exception to the usual Paris 'rules' - about 15:00 sharp on Thursdays and continue until 17:00, in Europe's only Zone of Paris Plage Time - which is really 'CET' for short and not 'EoZoPPT' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm in rare 12-hour areas of the planet. Club meetings are only held in the Eurometrical right-bank Paris part of it, because of 'EoZoPPT.'

Bringing a 'Quote of the Week' or concocting any other 'Things of the Week' are not actual 'rules.' Not doing anything special will be tolerated. True 'firsts' are more than welcome too, with 'first' having a higher 'report' value than 'true' if not unpublishable. This is a general rule rather than a club ex-'rule' or informal 'exception.'

If you prefer to be 'not found' on the Internet, please tell the club's secretary before he or she makesgraphic: club location map you mildly famous, but less famous than some members who bring their fame with them to share with you. 'No rules' have ceased being an 'exception' or a 'rule.' There are some other 'exceptions,' but really, none anyone cares about.

Talking in any languages at meetings is okay. Dancing may be permitted too, but only with the server-lady's 'okay.' She may even do it herself. Whatever you say will be honestly appreciated by the other members present, if they are listening, which they really do sometimes - and by all readers of this online magazine, if it should happen to be written here, as some of it is, sometimes.*

*The above paragraphs are unchanged since last week on account of this week's club 'report' being somewhat late.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli, Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday from 15:00 to 17:00.

A bientôt à Paris
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