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Because I asked, Alison told me that the miniature spy video cameras in the garbage cans in Britain are not for filming illegal trash deposits, but for tracking down the lousy slobs who don't sort their garbage the way the Home Office has dictated. It certainly seems to me to be a Big Brother something that Orwell didn't consider.

Then member Yoko introduced herself. And immediately made sure I know about the next time she will be appearing with the Beatles Story show. See details below. Totally forgotten, seems to be, last week's baby LucyLaCam.

photo, one hand writingOne hand writing,
not the weather.

Alison is another photo– grapher, but she is anxious about the safety of her photos. How long will they last on a hard disk? Yoko said, "All my photos disappeared – I am sorry for me!"

Then there was a barrage of camera efforts. Alison took one of me and Yoko and I shot one of Alison's little camera showing me and Yoko. I took one of Yoko's iron Chinese tea pot and Alison's empty café. Yoko looked at her portable phone to find out the time, and we noticed the lucky charm attached to it that prevents her brain from getting cancer, and that got captured too.

photo, group 2, yoko and alisonTake two, the Group of the Week.

Then we were out on the café's terrace where the morning and midafternoon mist or fog had cleared, and the sun was shining weakly – great for the Group Photo of the Week. I lent the Olympus to Alison so she could see how close it is possible to get with a 22 mm wideangle, like I had been doing on the terrace for the group photo. Having a fancy Nikon herself, she didn't need any useless advice about how to hold it steady.

Were we nosy? Alison's red ribbons were noticed and she pulled out a portable phone attached. Attached, tied on, because of one that fell into a toilet at Heathrow. I don't doubt it. I was there once too. But after that Yoko scampered off and the Waiter of the Week was taken care of – I forgot to order my Café of the Week – he said, "No problem!" in French. Well, yes, it was. I didn't have my Café of the Week, did I?

Tomoko Yoko Does Yoko Again

photo, club secretary, photo alisonThe club's shaggy secretary.
Photo: Alison Cameron

Our very own Yoko appears in the stage show Beatles Story real soon. This is with some French guys who play Beatles tunes – really well – and sing, and act just like Beatles who are French. With intermission the show lasts over two hours, and it is a musical show. To be on stage at the Petit Journal Montparnasse on Wednesday, 4. April and Thursday, 5. April at 21:30. Like Yoko, Tomoko doesn't sing, but so what? At 13. Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 43 21 56 70.

About the Café Metropole Club

Don't touch that dial and stay tuned to your club via the meeting reports. It is simpler than being here but only an eighth of the fun. Think of the club secretary's hand writing finger. No, but at, but, yes, forget that. The short version of what we might have been doing here, can be found as usual on the About the Café Metropole Club Webpage. And don't forget, some mustard for those more better frites.

graphic, club location map

At But But But At What?

Frankly spontaneous, unplanned, unrehearsed out of control, anarchistic, somewhat whatever. The club meetings are from 15:00 to 17:00 every Thursday. The next real meeting will be on Thursday, 5. April. These times are identical to 3 pm to 5 pm around a very few other places, while meetings are held around mostly here. Whatever you say will be truly appreciated by the other members present if they are listening, and sometimes they are, but not always – and if it should by sheer freak dumb fluke chance be recorded here.* Your other, totally true, stories are all welcome too. We can use a laugh.

Caution – should you have a personal desire to remain unfindable via the Web, be sure to inform the club's secretary that you prefer to be 404 – not found by Web search engines before becoming found. Being a club member gets you found fast.

*The above paragraphs are relatively unchanged since last week because of the softness of the day as it turned into the evening's purple haze, or would have except for those pesky clouds.

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.
Next club meeting on Thursday, 5. April.

A bientôt à Paris
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