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Well, since France has lately been under scrutiny : Remi Fraisse, 21, was fatally wounded in clashes with police in the early hours of Sunday, the first such death in France since 1986. His death has been blamed on a concussion grenade fired in... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ymgve
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists never promoted islamophobia not racial hatred. This is clearly an interpretation. This isn't the case with Mr. Dieudonné. He's explicit about it : Jews everywhere, Israel are the problem, they've always been and will... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by MattWPBS, cendawanita, smoke, Too-Ticky
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Well, we don't kill stand up comedians, in France. He's far from jail, he hasn't given back to the treasury all the taxes he's escaped, he hasn't payed his fines when he's been condemned... he's still able to casually state that a journalist (named... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by MattWPBS, fraula, nangar
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I found that very interesting to be able to visit Hermann Hesse's house in Montagnola. I would have appreciated to see that house that seemed gorgeous. It would have been the perfect place for a Ray Bradbury museum.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by homunculus
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I think if you're going to throw people in jail for saying the wrong thing, you learned nothing from these deaths. Are you kidding ? Dieudonné is still free as the wind even after his many "misdemeanors", and now he... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by smoke
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I don't. I'm getting tired of Dieudonné's and Alain Soral's gibberish. Internet has a very unfortunate adverse effect, exposure to your contemporaries worst paranoid bits. Which, unfortunately, in their case, consist in an inexhaustible logorrhea.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by rosswald, fraula
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

There are many things to say, and we (and there, I mean, the French) have our share in this mess (it's so sad to think that the killers were French people who couldn't fit in). But it sure feels good to watch young people from all origins... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by fraula, dejah420, Golden Eternity, nangar
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Scientists predict that Artificial Intelligence will provide us with tools explaining some of Dieudonné's thoughts and paradoxes by the year 2030. Google has just launched a research program.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Golden Eternity
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's maybe worth noticing that Dieudonné isn't under death threat. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by riruro
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I've just found this. Could be useful (verbs). It looks like these books do have a cd with audio content too, but check it out because most of the books coming up in my search come with a cd-rom with text content.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by coffee_monster
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I wrote she was : sorry, she is. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by nickyskye
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Hirsi Ali, a racist piece of garbage ? Btw, in his criticism of Charlie Hebdo as a racist newspaper, Olivier Cyran has forgotten to say that some of the articles he mentions have been written by Zineb El Rhazoui, who, as a woman of... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by nickyskye, Golden Eternity
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The link provided upthread was a direct response to Olivier Cyran's article linked by Joakim Ziegler. So, here it is again : Zineb El Rhazoui, "If Charlie Hebdo is racist, then I am racist too". (Sorry, French only).... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jeffburdges
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Well I live in France and I couldn't give you details about the way members of the Jewish community feel like, but I'm pretty sure that the events linked with the Gang of Barbarians have not contributed to their lightness of heart.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dejah420
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Oh sure, the only persons who caused trouble seeing me reading Charlie Hebdo weren't muslims, but beaufs who couldn't understand that everyone wasn't a right-wing white supremacist.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by George_Spiggott, mlis
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I've just watched the vid taken during one of their sessions, and the journalist saying "France is paradise" brought tears to my eyes. I've been brought up with those artists (Cabu was featured in a kids program in the 80's, they all have... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by rory, Bwithh, madamjujujive, nangar, Wolof
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Well, I really like the 20th anniversary sweater that Lopi made freely available on their website. Traditional, yes, but gorgeous. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Lycaste, mimi
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Sound + image
favorited 3 times, recently by gakiko, goodsearch, wintersweet
Ask MeFi post - 2 months ago

"Sublimation is the process of transforming libido into "socially useful" achievements, including artistic, cultural and intellectual pursuits." : with this guy, we've got both sides simultaneously.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by forgetful snow, atoxyl
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Worst / Best : could you give us a break ? Miles is proteus himself. Discovering his back catalog is for everyone a wonderful trip, always a new and original one.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by languagehat
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I feel the same, and really, to react, no matter in what little way allows me to learn how to react in a more satisfactory way. That's practising. Recently, I've tried to be more assertive at work, in my family, with strangers. The thing is that... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Orange Dinosaur Slide, rainbowbrite
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Well, it brings back the memory of a younger myself racing after my girlfriend's bus to give her another kiss, from bus stop to bus stop. Reminds me of John Henry too.... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by lokta, jasonsanders, prune, tickingclock, The Card Cheat, Bugbread, angrycat, Ziggy500, milov, flapjax at midnite, low_horrible_immoral, dontjumplarry, Bwithh
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

It's on mind-warp pavilion : http://www.mindwarppavilion.org/ezt/torrents-details.php?id=3259 David Bowie - Star Special BBC Music 6 Lineage:BBC Radio I Player>>>Nero... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by blnkfrnk, filthy light thief
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Soul Love
favorited 3 times, recently by nickyskye, madamjujujive, TwoWordReview
Music post - 4 months ago

Tasty
favorited 26 times, recently by ifjuly, asciident
Ask MeFi post - 4 months ago

I don't remember how I came to know him (maybe through the Cowboy Junkies ?) but discovering Townes van Zandt really changed my appreciation of country music.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by saul wright
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I'm late too as the events put me in a serious daze. Pulling off such a song which avoids inane ramblings to provide some meaningful social commentary about such dramatic events is a feat in itself I guess. And your voice... well, it seems that it's... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by flapjax at midnite
Music comment - 5 months ago

I'm pretty confident that some not so distant day you'll beg Matt to throw you crumbles and allow you to link to Metafilter, great googly-moogly ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ArtifexNada
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

All right, I've found the paypal link. Hey Matt and you all, protect this place, ok ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Anitanola
MetaTalk comment - 8 months ago

There are lots of people in Languedoc-Roussillon if you're there at the end of August. On the first of september, there won't be as many, since the holidays will be over, and French vacanciers will be back to work. Montpellier is real nice, there's a... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hazyjane
Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Thanks, first time I've ever heard about her. The vid inside the links seems to be from the 80s, not the 60s. The Picabia portrait is beautiful. Thanks again !... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Flitcraft
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I wouldn't bother with sites linked with newspapers (of course Le Monde Diplomatique is nice, and Courrier international aggregates news form all over the world). To me, the killerest stuff to be found in the French internet realm is on... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Mister Bijou, ouke, matildaben, nangar
Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago



Procrastination is maybe a way to acknowledge that what you're supposed to do (the work that's to be done) doesn't really matter more than the stuff you're wasting your time actually doing. That little monkey is a lot wiser than it seems.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by timshel, spacewaitress
MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Focusing on the weaknesses
favorited 1 time, recently by Rabarberofficer
Ask MeFi post - Last year

I used to look for interesting people (writers, artists...) who didn't have children, and tried to find their views on being childless. It was often surprising, and comforting.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by hush, cwarmy
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

No, please, I came here to avoid la quenelle. You can't turn the radio on or attend a christmas dinner without being lectured about this. "He should be allowed (Dieudonné) to state what's on his mind / you can't tell a joke... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Stonestock Relentless, fraula
MeFi comment - Last year

Listening to such a piece... this is my idea of a good time. Thanks. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by billiebee
Music comment - Last year

easy on the bawdy
favorited 15 times, recently by drunkonthemoon, hypercaffeinemia
Ask MeFi post - Last year

Great stuff ! Thanks ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Tom-B
MeFi comment - Last year

My wife was in the USSR before it crumbled apart. The things that she misses to this day are the total absence of advertising in the streets and the simplicity of doing shopping in specialized centers (Kitchen house, Clothing house) which didn't have... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jabah, dgran
MeFi comment - Last year

Cool. These days I really think a lot about art as a way to heal, live, breathe, uplift, share, connect. Thanks. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by deantrippe
MeFi comment - Last year

I don't know, maybe Escape from New York is right ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bleep
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Django
favorited 46 times, recently by meta87, lemuring
MeFi post - Last year


I don't think that offering a house tour would be considered normal here (France) outside of friends or neighbours unless you've some recent refurbishing to show. But I can come up with something that French people find peculiar in the states (not in... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bwithh
MeFi comment - Last year

And of course : m-base stuff. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dfan
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

IAmBroom: "Color me shocked. A rich and powerful quasi-dictator caught a sexy, young, celebrity for a wife? I wonder how he managed to catch her eye.." His musk got her in a daze.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by feste
MeFi comment - Last year

I was a hipster back in the day but I didn't know it then. Now all I know is that I'm not doing all that cool stuff anymore. I'm just lame. Ironically lame.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by dialetheia, Tom-B
MeFi comment - Last year

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