Archives for August, 2007

The 33rd Annual American Film Festival starts today (through September 9) in Deauville, a seaside resort in Calvados (in the

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Yuck. Well, eating a worm from China in these fake chocolate “Rochers”, PROBABLY won’t kill you, and they’d be a

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Our heroes were just in Paris during their world tour promoting Season 2. But where was Masi!?

Posted in news, paris, tv and movies

Perhaps not the most exciting conferences for some, but definitely an important one regarding environmental city living, “l’écologie à la

Posted in daily life, environment, events, paris

France has been the only place I’ve noticed where doctors will prescribe vitamins to sick patients, instead of medication. Wait.

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Masi is our Hiro! Heroes, (pronounced EE-rohz in France :D) Season 2 is set to air on September 24! But

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PARIS (Reuters) – A French tax official cheated the government out of 600,000 euros (407,000 pounds) by creating a phantom

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from Electroma As they say in France, “yehsssss!” (That YES! with a French accent.) “Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo — have announced

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The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching, beginning September 5 in Paris. What better way to commemorate your favorite francophone

Posted in advertising & marketing, books/magazines, cultural differences, paris, people, photos, products, sports, weird

Interesting take on Sarkozy and the European Leaders as they relate to “handling” the U.S. “…when people in Paris talk

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More about the Citroën 2CV (Deux Chevaux (2 horses)) here

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A quick reminder that Rock en Seine in Paris, the big music festival that celebrates the end of the summer,

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Declared and soon to be crowned “The Best Plumber in France” Oliver Watson, a British citizen, competed against 6000 other

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Me: Why do these coquilles saint jacques (scallops) have orange tongue-like things? Him: That’s how you can tell they’re REAL

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As of yesterday, have you noticed that you’re not able to send out email, and your internet service provider is

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Steve Jobs’ neglected, adopted son called, The Paris Apple Expo, is creeping up

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Sullr is a free online tool to obtain information from telephone lines in reverse mode. Enter a phone number on

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, websites

Amigo Software just released new French learning software for Mac and PC.From the site: “Learn French vocabulary using games and

Posted in education, games/software/tech, language

Did you know that in France it’s illegal to name a pig, Napoleon? NO?! Eh ben ça alors!! [from The

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Un Français, c’est un Italien de mauvaise humeur. The French are Italians in a bad mood. ~ Jean Cocteau (French

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One of the reasons NOT to complain about the crappy unusual weather this year in France is that the wonderful

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Yay Cecilia Sarkozy! I am beginning to really like her especially after having read that she opted out of lunch

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The French Paradox is a so-called “phenomenon” concerning the fact that people in France consume lots of food rich in

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What do you get when you put 33 skate wheels strategically on a French guy’s body? Jean-Yves Blondeau aka Rollerman!

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How could I have missed this festival of gluttony aux escargots? I don’t know. AND it was held in Burgundy’s

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, cultural differences, events, food and drinks, travel and places

Though I’ve never wondered or cared about this, here’s some news escargot AKA snail lovers might appreciate. Organic snails are

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, cultural differences, food and drinks, news

Let me introduce you to the nemesis in France that should never ever come in close proximity to your mouth:

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That doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like “The Barber of Seville.” Anyway. While taking a walk through one of

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, daily life, language, people, signs

On sale soon in France: An innovative washing machine that needs no detergent. This means a coupla things: 1) no

Posted in daily life, environment, products, shopping