It’s Bastille Day. The perfect excuse to eat cheese or smoke yourself silly [if that’s your bag!].
Voltaire could neither put up nor shut up,
[he famously said, ‘Let us read … let us dance …’]
imprisoned twice in the Bastille,
his delight at
the fall of the smoking Bastille
would see major celebrations.
Fast forward to …
Gauloises Disque Bleu,
Gauloises Disque Bleu.
Cough your way through them …
prisoners of nicotine,
in the Bastille,
Bruce Willis in Die Hard;
neither put up nor shut up.
Alain* was so hooked that chemotherapy was
smoking Gauloises Disque Bleu.
Polly Stretton © 2013
The video is of *Alain Bashung, a famous French singer who was such a fan of Gauloises Disque Bleu, it is said he refused to quit even during his chemotherapy.