The trouble with being busy is that you end up sitting on stories. The trouble with sitting on stories is that they get blogged about by writers better than you.
Nevertheless, I remain undaunted, if a little tardy on this post on the easily enraged "youths" in France.
You can read the BBC's take on the events in Villiers-Le Bel a town of 26,000, here.
It appears that there was an accident in which two teenagers died when their motorcycle hit a police cruiser. According to the BBC:
Relatives of the two dead teenagers insisted that police had rammed their motorcycle, and then abandoned them to die.
However, police say the motorcycle was going at top speed and was not registered for street use, while the two boys - who have been named only as Moushin, 15, and Larami, 16 - were not wearing helmets and had been ignoring traffic rules.
Moushin, huh? Sounds to me like some of those Irish youth who are always stirring up trouble all over Europe.
But most interesting is this article, which indicates that on average nearly 100 cars are burned every night in France. Did I read that right?
About 138 cars around France were burned overnight, which Ribeiro called almost "normal." Police say as many as 100 cars are burned every night around the country.
I shudder to think about what's going on when the burning of as many as 100 cars every night is considered normal. Just another jour in the life of the relig... nah, too easy.