Category Archives: Morticia! You Spoke French!
In case you needed reminding, this is what they’re trying to deny, and hoping you’ve forgotten. Alain Resnais, however, made this ten years after the liberation of the death camps, and it puts the boot to all denials. And to … Continue reading
So it wasn’t bad enough, last week, that 100 prominent French women, some of them soi-disantes feminists, got their expensive lingerie in a bunch over the whole #MeToo movement and decided to write an atrocious letter about it. Now, we … Continue reading
And in light of the latest mass shooting and the political inaction that’s bound to follow, those final two lines are the kicker.
Crappy weekend, everyone! And a très crappy Bastille Day to all my French readers. Désolée que vous avez eu l’ennui de voir le Drumpf sur votre sol. It must have been even more annoying than the Facebook hoax that took … Continue reading
This is indeed a rare treat: Not only hearing Che in his own words, but speaking excellent French as well. A summary of the contents of this short interview, courtesy Aporrea: Cuban television aired a previously unseen interview with the … Continue reading
The flags are tricolor; the supporters of the new president, multi-colored. The margin of victory, at latest count, stands at exactly two to one for Emmanuel Macron. A decisive victory over his nationalist rival, Marine Le Pen. And yet. It’s … Continue reading
Your morning giggle, folks, all the way from France, where a certain segment of the David Pakman show has gone viral: Naturellement, this will probably hurt Marine Le Fucking Pen’s chances at election, because everybody knows she’s a big fan … Continue reading
Today’s Washington Post pleasantly surprised me by going after an unlikely troublemaker. Namely, talk radio and all the trash that clutters up its airwaves: Quebec City has developed the dubious reputation as Canada’s capital of shock jocks, online radio hosts … Continue reading
…how about a crop CLITORIS? Pretty, isn’t it? And only in France: Here’s a droll initiative that won’t pass unnoticed. A crop clitoris, 120 metres long, has appeared in a field close to the Pierre-Rouge high school at Montferrier-sur-Lez. The … Continue reading
“Liberty Guiding the People”, by Eugène Delacroix, 1830. This image has been often conflated with that of Marianne, an allegorical figure representing the French Republic, who is typically not shown with bare breasts. And she has also been misused recently … Continue reading