Traductions in clumsy English
02 février 2007

Daily show on France...

This is funny. This is mean for my country, but that's fair. Well, the "surrender" part is a little outdated american prejudice, but it's still funny..French riotsenvoyé par deep
Posté par ledamien à 09:18 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]

25 janvier 2007

Persepolis, Iran, and Marjan

Hey, I just realized that Marjane Satrapi's comic book (I hate this expression, "comic book"... Do you really call Art Spiegleman a "comic book author" ?) Persepolis does exist in English ! The best book I've read It's her story in four books, from her childhood during the Islamic Revolution, to her leaving in 1995. It's the world seen through a child's and a teenager eyes, and consequently, a really refreshing view about Iran... and also about Europe ! I don't know where you could find it, but find it ! ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 07:39 - - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
15 janvier 2007

You know that you’re French…

- When you think that French fries aren’t French at all, but from Belgium - When you think that yogurt is from Bulgaria - When you call a baguette sliced in two and filled with  a steak and French fries « un sandwich américain » - When the easiness of parking is on the top list of the pros when you buy a new car - When you think that Coca Cola and Mac Donald’s are “just for kids” - When you consider a Coke with whisky as a suitable drink for teenagers - When a President becomes popular after it has been proven... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 22:04 - - Commentaires [33] - Permalien [#]
10 juin 2006

What's happening in France ?

Foreigners might be worried about what is going on in France. Riots in 2005, strikes, immoral politics, this country is in a really bad shape. Well, from the inside, it's much calmer. I haven't seen any car burning. I work in a french suburb, and I have never been attacked. My wife is expecting a daughter, and the social security system is still very good to help us prepare the arrival (we received so much money from the state that I stopped counting). Still, we had a crapy month of may. Rain, cold, that was weird. Maybe we... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 10:06 - - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
23 mai 2006

I've seen the Da Vinci Code

I mean, I watched the movie. I read the book when it came out, and I was impatient to see it on screen. Not that the "revelations" were that interesting (if you are in the "plot" thing, read "Foucault's Penduluum" by Umberto Ecco, and think that there's a link between the success of the litterature about this subject and the ever lasting truth "everyone loves a conspiracy"...), but because, well, it was a good book, with suspense, action, "coups de théâtre", etc. (Still, I... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2005

Polical considerations

It has been a long time since I have spoken outloud in the desert. Funny, this need to have something to say in order to resolve the world's problems. I should use the quote "the world would work better if everybody was doing as I say". I don't remember who said this. Must be a quote from the universal intellectual heritage. One of the greatest things in my shitty job is that I have plenty of time to think and to catch up on the news. I even read reports of the National Assembly. The last one I read was 500... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 18:11 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]