Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chinese Invade Detroit - Can you say "Carreau" in Mandarin?

Amidst the loud Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat and heavy Thwumps of machine guns and mortar fire, the Detroit Petanque Club continued to roll their boules, like hand grenades, down the piste for their usual afternoon game playing. "I know that Detroit was rated Most Dangerous City in the United States," shouted Jeff Widen above the clamour, "but this is ridiculous!"

Actually, the noises were part of the production of the Red Dawn re-make that has been shooting in and around Detroit for a month. We're all getting used to buildings getting blown up, military vehicles including tanks and haf-tracks moving through the city as well as many uniformed Chinese "soldiers" marching about at $100 per day.

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