is a French sculpture artist whose work feels like Jules Verne as realized by Tim Burton; the sculptures all share cartoonish steampunk vibe that's really appealing. Sadly, the site is 100% Flash, so no linking to specific favorites, but at the very least the navigation remains fairly straightforward.
posted by jonson
on May 5, 2007 -
The Afghan Elvis
(with YouTube clip
), the Soviet Elvis
(played by Tom Hanks
), the French Elvis
(now seeking Belgian citizenship
), the Mexican Elvis
, the Swedish Elvis
, the Filipino Elvis
, the Chinese Elvis
, the Sikh Elvis
, the Japanese Elvis
who became a Prime Minister, and other foreign Elvii
posted by jonp72
on Aug 21, 2006 -
The Fall of Reach, old-school style. Some plucky French coders have borrowed a page from Codename: Gordon
, the side-scrolling homage
to Half-Life. As a result, Master Chief and his cohorts are now fighting the Covenant in 16-bit, 2D graphics. PC download only - though Mac owners at least have Boot Camp
to avoid waiting for an OS X port.
posted by Smart Dalek
on Jul 7, 2006 -
90 years ago today, whistles blew around the river Somme in France as British troops prepared for an attack on German trenches. By the end of the day they had suffered 57,470 casualties. By the battle's end in November, there were over 600,000 Allied casualties, with perhaps the same number of German casualties. The Imperial War Museum
has launched an online exhibition, where you can find out more about how the battle was planned, personal stories
of those involved, and myths
about the attack. Elsewhere you can find copies of Army reports on the first day
, look at film
of the attack, diaries and letters
home from the troops, go on tours
of the trenches
, listen to contemporary songs and music
inspired by the battle, and see some more modern responses
posted by greycap
on Jul 1, 2006 -
I don't read French, so I can't tell you too much Musicovery,
except that it is very pretty, very good and I am in love. (flash and obviously, music)
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jun 11, 2006 -
9dots. En quelques mots, 9dots est un dispositif visuel et sonore qui vous permet d'éditer une séquence de 8 images sur lesquelles vous pouvez afficher ou masquer des points. Chaque image de la séquence est construite sur une grille de 3 points de haut par 3 points de large.
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Mar 1, 2006 -
"Les petites enigmes de tous les jours" - Interesting site akin to AskMe, "en Français."
posted by AllesKlar
on Dec 12, 2005 -
You thought the US had all the frivolous lawsuits? You thought that Russian astrologer
had the "stupidest lawsuit ever" award all sewn up? Think again
. French bus service Transports Schiocchet Excursions is suing a group of ten women who carpool to work every day, alleging unfair competition with their bus line. Among TSE's demands: confiscation of the defendants' cars. Groklaw has more
, including excerpts from an interview in French which tosses around the delicious term "covoiturage".
posted by ubernostrum
on Jul 12, 2005 -
dies. A sketch of his life's work can be found here
. (Warning, somewhat dense, NSF-sunday mornings). Here's
a little on phenomenology, Ricoeur's philosophical paradigm.
posted by blindsam
on May 22, 2005 -
- Panorama, histoire des musiques electroniques.
Great French language site on the history of electronic music.
posted by thatwhichfalls
on Nov 12, 2004 -
As the Wiki
Insecula: L'encyclopédie des arts et de l'architecture is a French language art website containing images and descriptions of thousands of works of art from major museums and collections in France and elsewhere, including the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles, the Centre Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MOMA.
But it's not just museums and art. It's got Mayan ruins
, and of course lots of Paris streets
. I can't believe plep hasn't posted this already...
posted by languagehat
on Apr 10, 2004 -
claimed to be a sporting champion whose brave and public battle against cancer turned her into a national hero across France.
But when Florence le Vot
was asked to become the patron of a charity to tackle the disease her conscience finally got the better of her.
posted by sgt.serenity
on Feb 17, 2004 -
Le mur des je t'aime.
'In a world marked by violence and dominated by individualism, walls, like frontiers, are usually made to divide and to separate people and to protect them from one another. On the contrary, le mur des je t'aime (The Wall of I love Yous) is a link, a place of reconciliation, a mirror which reflects an image of love and peace. '
A Montmartre wall of calligraphic 'I love you's in 280 languages.
posted by plep
on Jan 4, 2004 -