Friday, 29 April 2011

Paris Eye 30/30 - Yep I am still up there somewhere

Back in the first half of 1966, in English Lit I, Norman Talbot (1936 - 2004) tried to introduce a theatre full of us to Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood'. He set an exercise for us to give our thoughts upon the opening monologue for First Voice, you know 'To begin at the beginning'. It being 1966, and us being 18 year old nerds, he knew 'the bucking ranches of the night' would zing across our uncomprehending craniums, and he had quite a giggle at our expense.

I thought of that excruciating experience many times as I encountered this advertisement in metro stops across Paris over the last month. It is an advert for sneakers of some sort. Forget which. But it is a lovely shade of orange, cerise and hot pank. But what does it mean?

'For the athletes of the night' - all nicely double-entendred. But those little logo things. They have me stumped. What do YOU reckon these athletes-of-the-night indulge in?


Becky said...

Darts, Ping-Pong, Bowling, Foozeball (or Table Soccer), Billiards/Pool, Karaoke.

Becky said...

Did I get it? Lol!

Thérèse said...

Everything is said... sniff!
Instead of karaoke we would spend hours recording our voices on reel to reel (?) recorders, spending a lot of time detangling the tapes...

Kay L. Davies said...

The athletes of the night. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hahaha! only the French could make ANY of those pastimes seem sexy, oui??

J Bar said...

That's great. :) Good work with the neon.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bob Crowe said...

Darts, table tennis, bowling, drinking draught beer (a guess), billiards and possibly karaoke. But I suppose many young people have other ideas about night time exercise.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What Becky said.

Carola said...

All your photos from Paris are fantastic. Great view!

Julie said...

I am home. And trying not to watch that wedding.

Here is what I thought:
Table tennis
Ten pin bowls
Pinball machine

But what would I know about night games!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ha ha, I am watching the wedding. Can't stop myself ... the Brits do pomp so well.