Thanks for the history lecture Fernando. Everytime I hear Richard Bacon's name mentioned from now on I will only hear Richard Bassoon.
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Continental Breakfast 'too rubbery' say Michelin judges. more soon
by the way - anyone remember my 'Intercontinental Ballistic Breakfast Missile' sub that was so well received in the old NEAT-O?
Many, many moons (rivers) ago, Tiffany's New York store actually had a restaurant on one of the upper floors where you could actually have "Breakfast At Tiffany's".
Being a huuuuge Audrey Hepburn fan, and visiting family in NY around about that time, I pranced off in full pilgrimage mode only to find that it was sooo popular, you had to make reservations.
Alec - post it again
NeatO is a good opportunity to ressurect old subs that might otherwise get overlooked
Love the Robert Earl Keen Best of album...perfect driving music
I remember it now (see below) fine sub.
Just about to go 'heading up the Queen's Highway lookin' like a streak of lightnin' (anybody?)
Windows down, shades on, wind in my hair....give my beige Citreon Picasso (hatchback diesel) full throttle - cool or what?
I'll be giving REK a blast
Shropshire here I come.
Secret papers reveal France was planning Breakfast-based ICBM[b]
Papers unearthed at the NATO headquarters in Brussels show French weapons designers were planning a fully independent missile system that could deliver a complete continental-style breakfast to a front-line in under 4 minutes.
The project, called 'Le Petite Dejeuner Nucleaire', was developed between 1961 and 1987 and would have utilised the country's Pluto short-range battlefield nuclear weapon as means of delivery.
"These papers are absolutely fascinating" Prof David Lewis from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst said.
"They show France was actively working on a way of delivering Pain au Chocolat and Croissants over staggering distances with frightening accuracy."
The documents show the missile would have been ready to launch within 4 minutes of a Soviet invasion of Western Germany, despite France withdrawing their nuclear deterrent from full NATO operations in the mid-1960's.
"The aim was quite clear. In the face of malnourished Soviet troops, a series of cafe tables covered in fresh Pain au Chocolat, croissants, black coffee, orange juice, bricoche, yoghurt and museli at the front line, would have been too tempting to ignore."
"French military planners assumed the soldiers would stop in their tracks to have a good meal. That would have made them easy targets for the assembled NATO tanks to take out peacemeal."
"Had that not worked, and even if the troops had consumed the meal, they would have been too weak to continue fighting. After all, rabbit food's no substitute for a good fry-up." Prof Lewis added.
The programme was eventually wound up, two years after members for the French Secret Service sunk GreenPeace's Rainbow Warrior ship in 1985.
Glad to hear you're enjoying REK, Mr Hack. I'm coming late to the Seasick Steve party at the mo - loving his work.
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