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Saturday Matinee – SCOT TREK, Paris@140mph, 2x (Ol’ 55), Long May You Run.

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The laugh track is unfortunate as this dealie is funny by itself.  I’ve got no idea what they’re saying. [Found here.]

“On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of  Paris early in the morning . The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte  Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

“No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit. The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

“Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground.”

[Link and description via email. Apparently it’s been around for a while, but.  Tip o’ the tarboosh to Dan S.]

This was my introduction to Tom Waits, via the Eagles, and I  hated the Eagles from then on.  Looky here:

Ahhh. Yeah. The originals are always the best. Like this one:



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8 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – SCOT TREK, Paris@140mph, 2x (Ol’ 55), Long May You Run.”

  1. phil cordery Says:

    G’day mate
    Wow!! a Tom Waits that I hadn’t seen before. Top stuff
    Loved the Neil Youg clip as well
    Am stealing the Scots Star Trek, very funny, buggered if Iknow what half of what they’re saying either, but will get some bites from my many scottish friends down under
    Cheers

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Phil– Steal away! Seems I have more long-lost cousins down under than I do in the states according to several genealogical sources.

  3. Tony Says:

    Hoots Mon Boil me haggis & broosh me sporen…..
    Kilts & Bagpipes??? Where were the intergalactic kilts & bagpipes????

    Sacre Bleu!!! The speeding frog was just disturbing, dangerous & irresponsible. Thanks for exposing this rev headed trench ratbag

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tony– Fuxache, err’s a wheen a fowk in here the night! And I’ve got no idea what it means. =)

  5. The Necromancer Says:

    Neat. I think the city (Paris) is more sane and manageable on foot. Less death defying, but perhaps more satisfying. Or not…

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Necro– Yeah, I forgot you were there. Is this business or vacation? Besides the pissoirs, is it true they now have shower booths in the streets, too?

  7. The Necromancer Says:

    BS: Bit of both…No showers, but some people take major liberties with the Wallace fountains.

  8. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Necro– Had to google Wallace fountains… now I’m even more curious about “major liberties.”

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