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DRIVING IN THE DARK

This is a reprint of a Blog I wrote last year at the beginning of the tourist season here in the South:



J’en ai marre !!!!!

The tourist season has officially begun here on the French Riviera. What always arrives with the hordes is the inevitable and harsh criticism of French driving habits.

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DIVIDE AND RULE

So, today I rand across this headline:

"CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SLAMMED BY FEMINIST GROUP LA BARBE FOR EXCLUDING WOMEN DIRECTORS"

The feminist group La Barbe which started several years ago in response to the sexist media treatment of Segolene Royal in her race against Nicholas Sarkozy, has taken on one of the most sexist  Read More 
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ALL UP IN MY KOOL-AID AND DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FLAVA

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Recently, a person wrote me asking how I handled racism in the South of France. This person claimed they had lived here and found the people extremely racist to the point of driving him out of the country. The writer claimed that they were East Asian and Caucasian.

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Et Voilà

François Hollande
Congrats to France's new President!

Bonne courage, Monsieur.

(What else can I possibly say?)
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I LIED!

Swedish artist, Kakode Linde
I promised levity (see last post). Can't deliver it yet. I just can't "shake" that "shock art" cake Happening in Sweden!

Sometimes the public can become so bogged down with concepts of racism that it can miss the entire point in creating controversy.

There is an old proverb that goes: When the axe  Read More 
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EVEN MORE DEPRESSING CRAP TO SHARE WITH YOU

This time courtesy of the Swedes...


http://abagond.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/clitoridectomy-cake


This leaves me speechless to say the least.


I promise some levity on the next post!

Have a terrific day!
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THE LOST ART

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I'd like to share with you, on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, the most depressing article I've ever read...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html

Look in the mirror...and then enjoy the day!
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MY BLAXPAT BLUES: The EU

Europe according to the future
‘What’s the matter, Martin? You seem very agitated.’ asked Harry Belafonte.

‘Well, I am, because I’ve come upon a thought that I don’t know how to deal with at this moment.’, Martin Luther King, Jr.replied.

‘Well, what is it?’

‘We’ve fought long for integration. It looks like we’re  Read More 
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Etiquette Advice: Part 3

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Another excerpt from Madame Authuertta Bozell's Guide to Manners and Proper Behavior:

Invitations
An invitation is an unsolicited and generous offer of hospitality. It generally takes the form of an invitation to one's home, but it also could take the form of an invitation to a movie, or the theater, to dine  Read More 
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Ettiquette for the Young Homies in the USA: Part2

Another excerpt from Madame Authuretta Bozelle's Guide to Manners Deportment and Proper Behavior:

Mating Rituals

An Affair is Not the same as a one-night stand. An Affair involves two people who are attracted to one another in more ways than the physical, although it naturally begins with at least a spark of  Read More 
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