Archives for April, 2008

We went out to lunch the other day to an excellent brasserie in Autun (Burgundy), which I’ll try to write

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, health, travel and places

Not being a fan of the overrated Louis Vuitton line of luxury handbags and luggage (and in general), this is

Posted in advertising & marketing, news, politics, products, shopping, weird

Leave it to outside-the-box thinking* French designer, Philippe Di Méo, to design tableware inspired by sex toys. The collection of

Posted in art/culture/design, cultural differences, events, fashion, food and drinks, paris, products, recipes, weird

More Chinese haters of France. In this case, it’s a taxi driver that is refusing Frenchmen and dogs. What about

Posted in events, funny, news, outside of France, people, photos, politics, signs, weird

From yahoo: “The French government will “suspend” the use of new software for recording the personal habits and affiliations of

Posted in articles, daily life, games/software/tech, news, politics, weird

Do you get this ad? It might have worked if they added a short tagline (though that would have been

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, products, shopping, weird

Related: Where to stay in Carcassonne

Posted in Languedoc-Roussillon, photos, travel and places

With all of the GMO (genetically modified organisms) laws being passed here and there and everywhere so the public never

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, food and drinks, garden, nature, people, products

There’s an old comic strip by Gary Larson in “The Far Side” with two pictures. One shows a person receiving

Posted in art/culture/design, cultural differences, Dordogne, music, travel and places

Michel Fournier is at it again. Remember two years ago? He dropped out of the stratosphere from an altitude of

Posted in articles, events, news, outside of France, people

Commemorating Earth Day today, which marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement, I thought I’d post a

Posted in environment, events, nature, photos, travel and places

I know these Chinese guys didn’t mean for this to be funny and for all intents and purposes it isn’t

Posted in funny, news, outside of France, politics, signs, weird

The Eurovision (the European annual talent show that has taken on a cult following)’s contestant from France is a guy

Posted in celebs, events, funny, music, people, weird

There are three new public service announcement videos just released by the Ministry of Employment that are pretty creepy, albeit

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, advertising & marketing, daily life, tv and movies, websites

Jumping on the e-reading bandwagon like Kindle (except without a keyboard), Orange and partners Le Monde, Le Parisien, Les Echos,

Posted in books/magazines, daily life, games/software/tech, news, products

Lumiere Technology digitized the Mona Lisa and describes the process. Watch the video

Posted in art/culture/design, celebs, games/software/tech, paris, photos, tv and movies

From electronista: “France-based Carrefour Group will launch a movie download service, the world’s second biggest retailer announced at the PEVE

Posted in articles, daily life, games/software/tech, news, products, shopping, tv and movies

Seen near Bordeaux, France

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From macnn: “Apple is in discussions with Orange about lowering the cost of the French iPhone, Les Echos reports. The

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, news, paris, products, shopping

From Michael Ruhlman: “Eduardo Sousa, a farmer in the Extremadura region of Spain is, according to chef Dan Barber, raising

Posted in articles, food and drinks, news, outside of France, recipes

Sadly, it happened. The last several years of SATC, CSI (aka in France Les Experts), and face it, all American

Posted in daily life, environment, food and drinks, products, weird

This parking lot sign has two messages. In French, you simply pay for parking at the machine before getting into

Posted in daily life, funny, signs, travel and places

From iht: “Nearly a year into his term, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has hardly mentioned the arts or culture.

Posted in articles, history, news, people, politics

It just occurred to me that the bed and breakfast where we stayed in Carcassonne (southwest France) recently, was not

Posted in chambres d'hotes/bed and breakfast, Languedoc-Roussillon, Recommended Accommodations, travel and places, websites

From the festival of cannes website: “Quentin Tarantino, who once declared having “devoted his life to cinema, his favourite obsession”,

Posted in travel and places

From kotaku: “It’s spreading. To Europe. China’s Wii rip-off, the Vii, has apparently been reskinned for the French. This made

Posted in travel and places

On a lighter note, here’s today’s France photo. It’s a sculpture we saw at the entrance of a tunnel I

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, Languedoc-Roussillon, photos, travel and places, weird

Last night a special report aired on television (on the show Envoyé Spécial on France 2) about the Olympic Torch

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We hit the road last Sunday from Burgundy en route to Carcassonne in the south of France. We took a

Posted in art/culture/design, Aveyron, daily life, photos, travel and places

As most people expected, Reporters without Borders did manage to get some attention during today’s Olympic torch relay in Paris

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