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oh, and those French smurfs?

Absolutely unapologetic

https://au.news.yahoo.com/french-may...5729--spt.html
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The mayor of a small French town on Tuesday defended hosting a record-breaking gathering of 3,500 people dressed as Smurfs at the weekend, after accusations that the event increased the risks of spreading the coronavirus.

"We must not stop living... it was the chance to say that we are alive," mayor Patrick Leclerc of Landerneau in western France told AFP.

The gathering came a day before France banned all gatherings of more than 1,000 in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, which has infected 1,412 people and killed 25 in the country.

The Smurf rally drew criticism particularly from the media in Italy, which is battling Europe's most intense outbreak, where La Repubblica newspaper described the rally as "potentially a very dangerous viral bomb".

Fans of the hit Belgian cartoon about a colony of blue human-like creatures living in houses shaped like mushrooms descended on Saturday on the Breton town to break the world record for a gathering of Smurfs.

Leclerc insisted that the revellers, who painted their hands and faces blue and sported white pointy hats, had violated no ban and were a necessary antidote to an "ambient gloom".

"We've been preparing for a month," one of the Smurfs, who gave her name as Isabelle, told AFP at Saturday's event.

"We got our costumes from all the shops in the area and we figured that a bit of fun would do us all good at the moment."

Italian media disagreed, with Il Secolo XIX newspaper calling it an "irresponsible move" that could significantly increase the risk of contagion.

Some 3,500 people gathered on Saturday for a record-breaking assembly of 'smurfs'




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"We must not stop living... it was the chance to say that we are alive," mayor Patrick Leclerc of Landerneau in western France told AFP.
So, not to add on to the rancor seen earlier in this thread, let us posit that one must continue living one's life.....


.....THIS is how you choose to show that you're alive?

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I mean, I guess those folks are having fun.

But still, if I'm risking spreading pandemic, it would be for something less goofy than that.
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I mean, I guess those folks are having fun.

But still, if I'm risking spreading pandemic, it would be for something less goofy than that.
taste of the UWS over smurf bullshit, but I'm unsure if I wanna risk it for that. I'm hoping by May this coronavirus is magically under control and I can go.
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Surprised CAS hasn't made a decision to cancel RPM and April exams yet
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I mean, I guess those folks are having fun.

But still, if I'm risking spreading pandemic, it would be for something less goofy than that.
I think the Smurfies give the furries and bronies a run for their money!!!
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Surprised CAS hasn't made a decision to cancel RPM and April exams yet
Maybe they'll make another attempt at computer-based testing.
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Maybe they'll make another attempt at computer-based testing.
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Just my opinion (that is, I haven't researched this well enough to back these statements up scientifically)

- Everyone will be exposed eventually just as everyone is eventually exposed to influenza.
- Right now containment efforts are important as they provide time for development of prevention, testing, and treatment methods.
- Countries (populations) that do better at containment now will have better survival statistics in the long run.
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thanks. I think he posted that after I gathered posts but before I finished typing.
my feels were a little hurt!
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