Baguette Vending Machines---Really?!

Food Week continues at the Blue Room with this article about a vending machine in Paris that dispenses baguettes 24 hours a day:

The quintessential Paris experience is to enter a boulangerie, inhale the heavenly smell of fresh bread and buy a baguette for an impromptu picnic on the Seine.

Now imagine stuffing a euro into a vending machine that dispenses warm baguettes with all the cachet of an ATM machine. Talk about a buzz kill.

Oh my oh my.

Time dysfunction really has gone global, hasn't it? When even France is getting in on the action, you know it's bad!

On the other hand, this could be quite a boon for hungry, jet-lagged passengers who need to grab a bite after the red-eye from Dulles, and who are too strung out and sleep-deprived to engage the French-language portion of the brain. (Not that that happened to Robert and me last October or anything.)