Thursday, 23 December 2010

Oh It Is, Mayor, It Is...

"This is no laughing matter," Jean-Pierre Delord, the mayor, told The Daily Telegraph.
What isn't?

This:
...in the past few months, the quiet village has been inundated by groups of esoteric outsiders who believe the peak is an "alien garage".

According to them, extraterrestrials are quietly waiting in a massive cavity beneath the rock for the world to end, at which point they will leave, taking, it is hoped, a lucky few humans with them.

Most believe Armageddon will take place on December 21, 2012, the end date of the ancient Maya calendar, at which point they predict human civilisation will come to an end. Another favourite date mentioned is 12, December, 2012. They see Bugarach as one of perhaps several "sacred mountains" sheltered from the cataclysm.
*chuckle*

Still, the mayor has contingency plans:
"If tomorrow 10,000 people turn up, as a village of 200 people we will not be able to cope. I have informed the regional authorities of our concerns and want the army to be at hand if necessary come December 2012."
The army!?

9 comments:

Hogdayafternoon said...

The Army indeed! Boy do these French mayors weild some serious clout! Don't tell Boris.

Bucko said...

An army of coffee and hotdog sellers would probably be best.

You could charge anything you want, if they beleive the world is about to end.

Moriarty said...

What is really needed isn't the army, just a whole lot of men in white coats.

An army of coffee and hotdog sellers would probably be best

Plus a good supply of portaloos.

allcoppedout said...

In Hitch-hiker the dolphins just left saying 'good-bye and thanks for all the fish'.

David Gillies said...

You have to admit a bunch of New Age hippies and UFO abduction nuts getting machine-gunned by French paratroopers would be seriously good TV.

Anonymous said...

why not the army. They aren't doing anything else.
Could use this idea in the UK and rest the police.

banned said...

He was wrong about hearing aliens hammering away beneath the mountain. It was the dwarves

JuliaM said...

"Boy do these French mayors weild some serious clout! Don't tell Boris."

Heh!

"An army of coffee and hotdog sellers would probably be best."

It's got to be the best marketing opportunity in the world.

"He was wrong about hearing aliens hammering away beneath the mountain. It was the dwarves"

:D

Anonymous said...

Message from the "Aliens"....

Hi Hoooooo!!!!

(Put your best foot forward,
Go boldly on your way,
Never once forgetting there's one born every day...)

TTFN :)