Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Euro-trash Tuesday (9/6)

This weeks Euro-trash Tuesday comes from a contributor. I cannot verify the story, but the Rocky Mountain Lioness (a/k/a Colorado Kitty Cat, and others) sent it to me, so it must be true.

Lance Armstrong Scandal

The Associated Press Friday, August 25, 2005; 11:00 PM Paris, France

Lance Armstrong's record setting seventh Tour de France victory, along with his entire Tour de France legacy, may be tarnished by what could turn out to be one of the greatest sports scandals of all time. Armstrong is being quizzed by French police after three banned substances were found in his South France hotel room while on vacation after winning the 2005 Tour de France.

The three substances found were toothpaste, deodorant, and soap which have been banned by French authorities for over 75 years. Armstrong's girlfriend and American rocker Sheryl Crowe is quoted as saying "We use them every day in America, so we naturally thought they'd be OK throughout Europe."

Along with these three banned substances, French authorities also found several other interesting items that they have never seen before, including a backbone and one testicle.

For other Euro-trash Tuesday, check out A Guide to Midwestern Culture.


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