The Frogmarch

"I've got to pull up my stakes and roll, man." --Jean-Jacques Libris de Kerouac

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

We Are Everywhere

An article in today's paper reveals that fish caught in the Rhone between the Miribel-Jonage canal and the Pont Pasteur are unsafe to eat due to high levels of PCB's. This news comes as a surprise to exactly nobody; I'm linking it here not because of the story itself but because of the accompanying photo.

The uncropped photo that ran in the print edition showed Jean-Pierre here pulling up his boat to the quai on the Presqu'ile, with the Universite Lyon and the Rive Gauche in the background. Nice enough. But a closer look (even at the cropped version) shows that Jean-Pierre is piloting--yessir, a 12-footer J-series Carolina Skiff with a Johnson outboard, dual trolling mounts and aereated live-bait wells.

It was unclear whether he then hitched his boat trailer to an F-150 with a Dale Jr. sticker in the window and headed to Allen & Sons for a chopped tray and some sweet tea.

I realized the other day that I haven't heard a Southern accent since March (Woody Durham over the internet doesn't count).


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