Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween from “Café du matin à Paris”

 

Some like it hot

Some don’t really understand what all this noise is about

Some like it Latino

Some like it with humor whatever the circumstances (special warm Happy Halloween to these people, may the strength be with you from Haiti and Cuba to the US East Coast & Canada ^-^ )

Some like it French

Some like it whatever way

Some don’t like it anyway

Happy Halloween @ all . ^-^

Please click here or on the following image to read more (in French) and reach the Youtube  “Halloween” movies

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Everything you did’nt dare (or care) to know about what happenend (or not) in France recently (or so)

Some French politicians talk and meet about competitiveness ; some French civil servants have (long ago) written about it, and all French entrepreneurs think they must lobby, die or escape for it, rather in France. It’s “cheat or trick” time, French way.

October 23rd : the French watch the crisis on TV and discuss about Louis Gallois, French budget, French promises, French politics, French industry, made in France, French lost competitiveness and other living deads and ghost reports Halloween, or vice-versa, but nobody really cares, especially in France.

October, 22nd : half of the French minsters gather to discuss about France, fashion, and old book (a report by a former civil servant with an experience in the real economic world, more precisely, but reports get piled unread exactly the way most books do) and the season’s holiday to come, what else ? They decide they must talk more before they read anything clever, say anything clever or think anything, and meet again sometime after season’s holiday with more experts, politicians and something better to eat, or maybe later, or maybe not.

 

Maybe somebody should tell the French about real life the way it is now (and has always been, but don’t tell them, they would suicide or corner the Prozac market), that being rich and famous without working anymore or being really smarter or stronger with bigger guns (and guts) than others,  is no longer possible in #RealWorldXXIstCentury. That Romnesia is an option only if you a have serious savings and/or can be paid over 100 grands or more for small speeches. But that French Diseases is for … French, careless teenagers and soldiers at wars like in “good ole past before AIDS”, unlucky, non mormon, professional soccer players or politicians at whores, nowadays … And that death is an option, even if U are very very very much smarter than others, not that very very very old, at least compared to the Greeks, the Romans or the Egyptians, with a vision for a great future and a good sense of humor (tumor ? tumeur ? tu meurs ?) and a-propos.

October, 21st :  a view to a -French- kill a Corsican lawyer was murdered, most likely by Corsican gangsters, or nationalists, or both, in Corsica in his German fast car. Corsican business as usual, but as this happened in a Total Gas station, the French send the police as they don’t have James Bond to kill and kiss.

October, 20th : A French minister advertised for various “made in France” products, whereas the minister’s dame advertises for made  in France (very expensive) glasses. Some French people talk, think and/or read about it in a Paris newspaper. And some fashion-victims buy the tee-shirt. But nobody cares, although maybe the French ought to before it’s really to late for France and the French.

October 19th : the French #LMAO about a French Minister who #LMAO on TV about what he believes to be a fake about one of his colleagues who is in the habit of saying and making #LMAO things about made in France, but really hit world class level this time. Sometimes, in France, politics, TV, an even politicians on TV can be fun.

Sometimes, the French (ministers) have a good sense of humor, but it must be hoped, that both ministers (and some others) have a good, golden parachute. Because even in France, U needda work sometimes, even if U R a (sociali-s-te) minister.

October, 18th : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 17th (or 18th, or 16th, nobody really cares about schedules or other logistics, in France) : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 17th too (nobody is really afraid of replays, in France) : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 16th : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 15th : French FREEFALL (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

Somebody (Angela Mekel ? The Swiss bank-st-ers ? The French “djeuns” ?) should maybe tell the French professional politicians when they are back from Toussaint RTT in Marrakech that tourism in beautiful sites and dialogue social in nice places cannot be the “mamelles de la France” in the XXIst century and that “l’économie vide-grenier” (in English or any other normal language in the world and the rest of the universe with a brain : “Frenchonomics“)  may be a logical option if eveybody emigrates and/or sells the real-estate, churches and other privileges to Qatari billionnaires or British retirees, but is not a very good “trajectoire de croissance durable et environnementale et compétitive et toussa-touça dans la justice et la bonne humeur” in the long run, not to mention that appart from few jobs for butlers, cleaners, cooks or whores in Asian or Qatari hotels for Russian oil billionnaires, American old millionnaires and Chinese marrying youngsters and other young businesspeople in Paris, what else to #occupy (and feed) the djeuns ?

October, 14th : French (alas) Green (or so they pretend) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 13th : French (alas) African (or Qatari, or Chinese, or American, or simply multinational, whoever better than the French, now) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

Meanwhile, in old France, French lobbying and communautarism are at work (the unemployed and retired basically share the vision of the civil servants (or so they still are named), but not all the revenues, and those who work share neither, but they are a minority (report ?) and some not even live in France any longer if they could not manage to find a good “#geonpi niche”) … October 12th is off for blog writers without RTT just like for civil servants and other “damnés de la terre de France”, that’s the way it is !

October, 11th : a French (free) good and funny and sexy eBook (or so the self-called “writer” with a writer’s cat thinks it is). Because E L James ; Fifty Shades of Grey sex books are so bad now … and the portions are so small … is good, but Christmas and good jokes come more often.

October, 10th : French (alas) small talk about French food and French small business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 9th : French (dark past, gloomy present and frightening future) foie gras and export business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 8th : French (vision of the law of the jungle) business lunches and (of course) deals between the (fat) cats and (fat) #geonpi (or so some French “pigeons” believe they are) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

In a nutshell, nothing new under the French sun.

The French just keep thinking about themselves on TV or in French magazines ; watching themselves on TV ; talking about themselves on TV or in French magazines singing and laughing with a French accent and French clothes on (not only French) TV or (not only) in French magazines or international conferences, as long as ; they can speak English usual since they have TV and French magazines, but often with a better view when it’s (some) women talking and thinking (and counting).

So French, So Good

Renaud Favier – October 24th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the world.
Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times or the Economist.

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

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Bonus

All you always wanted to know about last fortnight (or so) in #France but were afraid (didn’t care ?) to ask

The French are in a bad mood. But how come ? They live in (one of) the best countries in the world, they can come and go to and from Brussels, Geneva or Montecarlo whenever they want, and they have (one of) the best foods of the world.

October, 8th : the French argue about pigeons, or #geonpi, fort that matter. Nobody really undestands what this French mess is all about, but it must be a French tradition to go for pigeons as they don’t celebrate thanksgivings. Maybe they already can’t afford “poule au pot”, or “foie gras”, or even plain “pâtes aux truffes” anymore.

October 7th : the French discuss geese Fashion. How could they possibly complain about that ? Appart from the fact, that Paris no longer is the world’s capital city for fashion, and that the French have bought German cars and fashion for a while, and consider Chinese ones, now.

October 6th : the French discuss French cars at Porte de Versailles. How can they possibly waste time discussing such lame ducks ? It must be a French tradition of some kind at that time of the year, another French paradox.

 October 5th : the French discuss socialism and luxury bags. Whatever works, if they like it …

October 4th : the French discuss about time. Not Time magazine, but past, future, present, that sort of things. Everybody got lost in (time) translation.

October 3rd : the French discuss good old times, when Citroën convertible cars were real big convertible cars, French world leaders were real big world leaders, and #MondialAuto was real big Salon de l’Auto de Paris.

October 2nd : some French discuss books and litterature, that sort of thing they consider as important as food, love and politics, whereas moste of the rest of the real world thinks it’s basically a business like any other kind of art that can make money.

October 1st : the French discuss Handball. Some Blues seem to have got caught red handed, somehow. French sport business as usual, nobody cares, but some French.

September 30th : the French forgot to complain (it was Sunday, but usually, they don’t stop complaining just because it’s Sunday). Anyway, that was quite enjoyable for the rest of the word, as when the French stay in their own comfort zone (without talking), it’s magic Sunday for all others.

September 29th : the French discuss the French budget for 2013. No comment, everybody knows they are very good at discussing but very bad at budget, and the result can’t be very palatable. Who cares anyway (but some French) ?.

September 28th : the French discuss foreign cars. No comment, real French lovers should not need that, but if they like it, whatever works and it’s better to ride a German Panzer than to kill endangered animals, for the same absence of results.

September 27th : the French twit about the iPhone5, like the rest of the world (for once).

September 26th : the French President discusses Syria with some diplomats and chiefs of states at the UN while other world leaders play with their iPad, prepare for their own speech, or read their emails or notes, depending on wheter they have run out of smartphone battery yet. Not even the French care (about Syria). (Nb the French also discuss unemployment in France, that day, but let’s talk about it later).

September 25th : the French talk about Chili con carne. Nobody in the world can possibly believe that, but that’s the way it is, now, in the country of the French Paradox. That must be “le changement”. Let them talk about French foods (French fools ?).

September 24th : some French politicians try to talk about environment. Let the French ecolocrats talk together and discuss against themselves.

September 23rd : some French are going with the wind (at Coupe Icare, near Grenoble). Let them fly under the sunshine.

September 22nd : some French don’t laugh. Let them try and find a good joke.

September 21st : some French laugh. Some others don’t. Let’s not interfere, it’s their own problem if they don’t all have the same / a good sense of humor.

Nothing really new under the French sun last fortnight (or so) : some laugh (at France or in France, that’s just geography), some don’t (in France, or about France, that’s just history), and other folks just work (like the Germans or Chinese), or just don’t work (like the Greeks or those people with a lot of oil under their feet), but nobody is really afraid by France anymore really cares to ask about France anymore.

Renaud FavierOctober 9th, 2012Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of it all …
… French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the world.
Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times or the Economist.

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/