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At home my other half has a broken piece of a piano. Just a single hammer from a broken piano. And yet this twisted bit of wood and metal is a piece from the piano that they flung in the TV series Northern Exposure. We've also got some gardening tools from the first series of Big Brother.

What wierd stuff do you own that has a history?

(, Thu 4 Nov 2004, 8:19)
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Many many things... so I may post many many replies...
Background: As recounted previously, I was in France during April-May 2002, time of their last Presidential (and subsequent government) elections. For those not aware, the French system involves anyone who can get 500 signatures to their candidacy running in a national first round, whereupon the two with the most votes run-off in a second round a week later. This time, the incumbent centre-right Chirac won the first round but instead of the centre-left Jospin, second place was won by the extreme-right Jean Marie Le Pen (UK people: think 18% of the electorate voting directly for Kilroy the BNP).

Cue (a bit of) rioting, but mostly huge amounts of soulsearching and demonstrating in the traditional French manner. Which I joined in with wholeheartedly until I was roughed up by a CRS (military-ish riot police) for taking photos of them...

Anyway, I have a full collection of the newspapers (Libération, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Le Parisien, 20minutes, Métro) from the morning of the results (Monday) and at least one every day all week. Why? Well, I was a French student, but I've never read all the way through any of them...
(, Thu 4 Nov 2004, 15:22, Reply)

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