Small Brother Sarkozy
Thursday November 17th 2011, 5:59 pm
Filed under: art/culture/design,funny,paris,photos,politics

small brother sarkozyThe French version of Big Brother is actually Small Brother…..seen in Paris today. LOL

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Camel Balls
Wednesday September 28th 2011, 10:59 am
Filed under: cultural differences,food and drinks,funny,products,weird

camel balls liquid filled and extra sour
Spotted this in a tabac and love the fun unabashed ad. What else can you say about Camel Balls, except that they’re liquid filled…and EXTRA sour!

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English Without Pain: Lesson 8
Thursday April 28th 2011, 2:53 pm
Filed under: books/magazines,funny,language,weird

Are you ready for Lesson 8 in L’anglais sans peine (English Without Pain)? If you missed my Lesson 1 blog post, see it here as well as read about what English Without Pain is.

Here’s lesson 8: I have a surprise for you in my pocket…
english without pain lecon lesson 8
Am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely hilarious?!

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Medieval Interior Decorating
Monday April 11th 2011, 3:45 pm
Filed under: funny,history,weird

Many of my experiences in France teeter on the insane if not singularly absurd, which is reason enough why I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I’m not sure if these events would happen in any other place than France – perhaps, but I like to imagine that it doesn’t.

The meeting I had last week was one of those strange but entertaining days where what would appear to be a boring hour or two, was instead, filled with some appeal. The actual content of the meeting was not interesting at all, but if not for the office’s medieval armor and weapon collection, which took up a good half of the office, I would’ve zoned out like I’d do in my high school history class. (Not history’s fault, the teacher’s!)
medieval armour in french notaire office
The medieval collection of armour, weapons and war paraphenalia was authentic, the real deal that a medieval soldier supposedly sported as he battled it out with medieval enemies. There’s a mace resting on the shelf of the radiator but I was hoping there’d be a different kind of mace; you know, the club with a spiked ball on a chain! (I know, I’m complaining!) In any case, the display was unexpected, weird and cool, just like my France.

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Dialogue Entre Jacques Chirac et Bruno Le Maire
Wednesday February 23rd 2011, 11:39 am
Filed under: conversations,dialogue,events,funny,people,politics

jacque chirac and bruno le maire at the salon d'agriculture 2011 france
Jacques Chirac: Yo Bruno, what kind of animal is that over there?
Bruno Le Maire: Since when do you say, “yo,” Jacques?
Chirac: It’s always been a part of my vernacular. BTW, you can call me Monsieur Chirac, and don’t change the subject.
Le Maire: Just because I’m the Minister of Agriculture doesn’t mean I know anything about agriculture. I actually hate animals and nature. Didn’t you see me on Canal Plus yesterday? I don’t even know what a turkey sounds like. I just wanted to be Minister and agriculture was the only one available. I took it because I knew les grands surfaces (large supermarket chains) would give me huge bribes to not denounce them because they’re fleecing farmers and French consumers.
Chirac: You sort of suck, Bruno. Of course, bribes are kind of nice.

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