Fun_People Archive
21 Oct
Weirdness #399

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 95 01:01:34 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness #399

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.399 (News of the Weird, September 29, 1995)
by Chuck Shepherd

* In July, French president Jacques Chirac awarded the Grand Officer of the
Legion of Honor, the nation's second-highest military order, to Major
General Jean-Claude Lesquer, for commanding the troops that sank the
Greenpeace environmentalists' protest ship in Auckland, New Zealand, harbor
in 1985. [Montreal Gazette, Jul95]

* The trade association of legal prostitutes in Canberra, Australia,
announced in August that it would launch a boycott of French underwear,
hosiery, and cosmetics in order to punish France for resuming
nuclear-weapons testing in the South Pacific, and prostitute groups in
Melbourne and Sydney may soon follow suit.  Also, Australia's largest chain
of adult sex shops and cinemas has taken all French products off its
shelves.  [Wall Street Journal, 8-10-95]

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