6.10.2009

The Perforating Mexicans Strike Again

Filled with skeletons and still not completely mapped, Paris' catacombs have always been fascinating. A recent Guardian article describes a secret cinema/bar in the catacombs discovered during a police training session (bizarrely, the catacombs are protected by the "sports squad"). The cinema had an motion-sensitive alarm system that sets off a tape of dogs barking when intruders entered, and the collection of videos included mostly noir films and contemporary thrillers. Since its discovery, the set-up has been claimed as the work of The Perforating Mexicans (I can't help but hope this is a mistranslation), a group of "cataphiles" dedicated to exploring (and partying) in the tunnels. 

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