Brickbat: Is That an Eiffel Tower in Your Pocket


Months of investigation by several different French law enforcement agencies have resulted in the arrests of a woman, her husband and her son for selling souvenirs without a license. Officials seized 13 tons of miniature Eiffel Towers in the case.

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  1. "Ah, but inspector, they are not souvenirs. They are marital aids!"

    1. "Ahh... The old closet ploy, I do enjoy a good closet ploy!"

  2. Just imagine, if they hadn't lost all that income on unlicensed souvenir peddling, they probably wouldn't have a debt crisis looming, and probably could have bailed out Greece with the left over euros.

  3. "That's a nice souvenir stand you got there, shame if anything were to happen to it."

  4. Mrs. Leverlilly: You've ruined that piano!
    Clouseau: What is the price of one piano compared to the terrible crime that's been committed here?
    Mrs. Leverlilly: But that's a priceless Steinway!
    Clouseau: Not anymore!

    1. "Yes, the exploding kind!"

      1. "Now then, what do we know? One, that Professor Fassbinder and his daughter have been kidnapped. Two, that someone has kidnapped them. Three, that my hand is on fire."

        1. "Madame, that is by far the ugliest nose I have ever seen and I compliment you on it, it suits you!"

          1. "Kato! You have turned my apartment into a..a..Chinese nooky factory!"

  5. resulted in the arrests of a woman, her husband and her son for selling souvenirs without a license.

    Thank God this scourge is finally off the street. Really, now I can sleep at night without wondering if I'll have to release the hounds.

    1. Indeed! Imagine if they were selling Hollande-daise Bobble Head dolls!

      1. Possibly soon Hollande-daze dolls.

  6. These guys jsut are not making any sesne dude.

    1. You know, I'm a doctor Anon-bot, and I can take care of that hump for you so yo won't be limping and simping. I can even RX something for that "limp simp" of yours.

      1. Why do you feel the need to turn everyone into an Aryan superman. I, for one, think his limp gives him character, and the "limp simp" gives him time and energy for terrific commentary instead of always trying to procreate.

        1. HA! Nice Godwin! Even nicer missing the "Young Frankenstein" reference, WG! You were supposed to say, "What hump?" You sicken me...

          1. Ah crap, I did miss that. Well maybe if you could spell 'you' right twice in a row I would have caught it.

            Haven't caught that movie in a while. Hrm..might be time for a Brooks movie marathon for me.

            1. I miss a "u" and yo(u) bust my balls here. Anon-Bot barely spells better than John, and you think he's a Font of Everlasting Wisdom. I think you need a living snake shoved up your ass.

              1. Every time I talk to you it winds up with you wanting to shove something up my ass.

                1. Brooks FAIL numero dos! That snake reference was IRT "History of the World, Part 1" But I do have a couple of colonoscopies to do today.

                  1. I don't remember that part, and I've seen that movie a ton of times. Then again I drink a lot, especially while watching movies.

                    Sorry, off my game today.

                    1. Roman Empire Scene when Comicus and Jocephus punch the Roman guards, and the crowd calls out punishments.

  7. They were obviously using those miniature Eiffel Towers to smuggle gold.

    1. Damn it, that's what I came here to post!

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