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Bode Miller missed the downhill gold at Sochi Olympic Games, François Hollande did not

 

François Hollande Downhill

Credits : Chimulus – Urtikan

Not everybody missed the opportunity to race downhill faster than anybody else under the snow this winter … And François Hollande didn’t go to the Russian Olympic Games, but he has managed to make France drop from Frenchonomics to Frankensteinomics

François Hollande

Renaud Favier – February, 11th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Walk

France, Hollande, Sex, Love Affairs, Frenchonomics, Paris, … No comment !

No comment on François Hollande sex affairs

French Perv’, former French Finance Minister and former IMF General Manager, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

So French …

No comment, with subtitles : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG511mV9zx0

French (long) Version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGj4oDt2Ia8

Spanish (long) Version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9sJ0LHRNDc

No comment … yet, but relax, be cool, there’s a press conference by current French President François Hollande Tuesday afternoon (16h30, Palais de l’Elysée, Paris, just in time for the famous French “5 à 7”).

Vive la France !

Renaud Favier – January, 14th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Go

The Fall of France (according to a Yankee freelance journalist in Newsweek), so what ?

So, the French are falling, according to (an old Yankee lady writer selling papers to Newsweek now and then from her rest place in Paris, as reported in) facebook.

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The Fall … or the … Fool(s) of France ?

But what’s France ? It is about 1% of world’s population, mostly in Europe, many of them catholics, socialists and too fat, either because of too much food, not enough work, or both, most of them only interested in French football (soccer), French politics, usually both.

Vive la France d'Astérix et Obélix les Gaulois

But what’s the point for others ? France is a country with nuclear weapons and an inclination for economic depression, economic socialism, or both. Therefore its crisis, failures, elections, dreams and nightmares matter to countries and people of real world.

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Their current Leader Maximo (maxi-mots in French) is a nobody, named Hollande (not France, surprisingly enough), but the country was named after an older Gaulois called “de Gaulle”, like the main Paris airport, and the French floating airport, then changed to “France”, nobody really remembers why. But who cares in the rest of the world ? Nobody, except the French.

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Credits : Aurel – “World of sh… for the French François Hollande”

So what ? Why waste time and energy bashing the French ? As a matter of fact, nobody knows, but it’s fun (if you’re not French), and  if you don’t know why, bash anyway, the French most surely know, as they know everything better than others (or so they trust, like they believe in French socialism, French Football, “Francophonie”,  Santa Claus and other fairy-tales). And as they can’t speak English, nobody will understand  if they happen to complain to somebody who is willing to listen to them.

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So, the French (fries) are falling, but it doesn’t matter, nobody cares anymore about French “cuisine”, nowadays, even the French eat pizza, kebab and sushi with their coffee.

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One French coffee ; kiss ; fry bashing a Day, keeps the doctor (and the French) away, especially if one drinks French Wine and eats French cheese and foie gras whilst bashing : the civilized Yankees and Brits call it the “French Paradox”.

Best Wishes, from Paris, with Love : http://bonneannee2014.wordpress.com

2014 !

Renaud Favier – January, 6th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Go

Please don’t tell anybody about France and the French lost Paris … and don’t #LMAO at Hollande

Change in France ...

Yes, we can … make motorbikes in France. But please don’t tell anybody, that only 8 jobs will be created, whereas 800 or more French politicians, including Arnaud Montebourg of course, showed up at the “plant” to drink Champagne, smile and celebrate.
Yes he can !

Yes, French children can go to school sometimes, and they even meet teachers not on strike, sometimes. But please, don’t tell anybody the way we spell “two dwarves” (deux nains), now, after the last spelling reform by a couple of dull guys with big glasses.

Yes the can !

Yes, we can still eat Chabichou Poitou (Mrs Royal’s -the former Mrs Hollande-, homeplace when she is not politicing in Paris) Cheese in France, although we are not sure it’s not made in Germany with Italian milk, as the Germans have become world leaders in cheese too, and the French have now eaten their milk-cows after their white bread, the cakes and  the brioches. But please keep your mouth shut.

Yes he can !

And yes, Hollande can be as “normal”, careful and with a good sense of humour a French professionnal politician as they can be, a former student at French Graduate Business School HEC, and one of the best students of his generation at the ENA, where all future French civil servants, would be expensive TV experts  and ruinous #IRL gurus in Frenchonomics, and most future politicians who can’t speak English (otherwise, they would go study politics and economics at Oxford or Cambridge), neither German (otherwise they would go study democracy and competitiveness in Germany or Switzerland), and cannot count (otherwise, they would study at Polytechnique or in California) are educated (the well known ENA “Promotion Voltaire”, which doesn’t mean Canapé Voltaire, but best seats for leftists, is currently “at work“, if one may say).

Women, Children and careful French first ...

Please, don’t say a word, it might get even worse if the bad, French lawyers (remember Mitterrand and Sarkozy …) come back in the driver’s  seat of France.

Help !

Please, don’t laugh #LMAO either.

Please, help the French save France ! #IRL

Help save French speaking Democracy !

Or maybe better just never mind about Frenchonomics, Frenchvironment, Frenchlitics, French books, French Diplomacy, Frenchlections, French old or new lost wars,  Frenchbungabunga, French football, French food, competitivenesscorruption, and other French, remote, desperate, small Fukushimas, Munichs, and lost Paris of the France we love in spite of all …

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It’s just France and the French as usual, after all. Let’s have a coffee, read a decent eBook, let the crazy ones talk together about France in French, and go back to real business, serious issues, less insane countries and leaders, and more sustainable, decent causes.

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R.Favier – September, 17th, 2013 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris – LinkedIn

Let's Have Coffee

Net Land ArtMad in France      Frenchonomics          Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Happy Chinese 2013 Year of the Snake

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There will be a lot of happiness and laughter, this Year of the Snake.

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Lots of beauty, poetry, and some mystery.

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Lots of good morning coffees.

Snake Coffee 2013

And lots of lovely evening goodies.

Snake is good

There may be some fighting.

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There will be some sad, dead endings, as usual.

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But we shall eat good food.

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As well as some junk food.

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There will be some talking, useful or not.

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There will be some walking, like it or not.

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There will be lots of paperwork, because that’s the way it is, nowadays.

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And there might be love, which would make life complicated, but enjoyable.

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Some great love.

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Some less great love.

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Some strange love.

1h1fuu2k Crédits : Walt Disney

Some explicit love.

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Whatever love works.

Kaa Banneer PNG Credits : Walt Disney

Anyway, here we are, now, so let’s come and play, 2013 Snaky !

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And Happy Chinese New Year !

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Read more (in French) here : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/02/09/le-serpent-petit-dragon-sans-ailes-ou-vieux-freudien-mechant-bonne-annee-du-serpent/

Renaud Favier – February, 10th (China time), 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

#France (or rather #Hollande ?) in #Mali, Africa, now. So What, Camel ?

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As the French, especially socialist politicians, are well known for misbehaving wherever, with whomever, from snails to rabbits, via oysters and cleaning ladies, and although the French socialists (socialites ?) swear their law for gay mariage is no open door for other things the catholics don’t recommend, the camel that was given to François Hollande in Tombouctou seem to dislike the idea, that he (she ?) may have to move to Paris and live among the French socialites (socialists ?).

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If you can’t enjoy eating it (the French way, or talk, or socialist, or socialite), avoid ,or at least don’t swallow it (the French talk, or way, or socialite, or socialist) … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxeKfutSzO0

More about it (in French, but with pictures, movies and even music) : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/02/03/ensemble-tout-devient-possible-au-mali-maintenant-et-chameau-soit-qui-mali-pense/

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Renaud Favier – February, 3rd, 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

Ps : Byzeway, Beckham will not fight in French speaking Mali, Africa, but play in  mainland French speaking football desert Paris, Qatar France, now that he is 37 years old. Five months only, because otherwise, he might have to pay insane taxes in France. And with no salary, because one never knows with the insane French, they might invent a tax for foreign people living abroad but spending their money in Paris. And without spouse, because in insane France, “c’est le bordel”, even more than usually, nowadays.

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Should the Tour de #France be seeking a red carpet elsewhere like other French businesses ?

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Depardieu from Paris to Russia ; French soldiers from Afghanistan to Tchad ;  French car and other industries to Morocco ; Paris-Dakar raid from “French” Africa to Patagonia and Tour de France in Corsica : so what, now, if Armstrong talks ?

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England seems attractive, all the more since most French sportspeople already live there if they can speak English, but it is not an option for real summer bicycle races, due to weather conditions, and because the British advertisers are busy with the Wimbledon tennis tournament in July.

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One needs a glamorous country with a high tolerance for drugs habits of outdoors professional politicians sportspeople (otherwise, real performers may not join), cheap wireless internet and a respect for environment (otherwise, real advertisers could withdraw).

Clean Bike

Too bad if Paris is no longer an option due to that drug thing : they are 100% glamour, 100%  professional and 100% ready for the 100th bicycle Tour de France, there. Besides, many hotels propose cheaper rates for early checkout.

Pro-Cycling Paris Style

Corsica could be an option : it’s green, beautiful, and French ; the roads are euro-subsidized and the water is drinkable in most places ; and people don’t seem to be as drug-friendly there as in continental Europe. But it may take some time for the people there to learn French, not to mention English ; the local gangsters should refrain from shooting (no, not shouting, this would be considered offensive, not polite, in Corsica) at each other during the competition (and not shoot at business people’s German cars when the French media is not busy with a war or football elsewhere), and it should be confirmed they can find a decent floating hotel for the international media and French politicians, now that they have crashed their flagship Napoleon Bonaparte in the harbour or Marseille.

After all, as roads in Africa are too hectic, the drinking water is not reliable in Chinindia, and Brazil is busy with football and the Olympics, let it be simple and let’s deal with Qatar, another proud leader of global “Francophonie”, as usual in France these days.

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Renaud Favier – January 16th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Bonus : French bicycle business race as usual, in 2013.

It’s Holidays, Let’s Play with Christmas Toys and Games

Souffler n'est pas jouer

Let’s play (or ski, or surf, or do whatever U like) for a while, it’s Holiday, family, coffee, fun time and all that, now (and real life will be back soon enough) : http://renaudfavier.com/2012/12/26/si-vous-naimez-pas-ca-les-reveillons-la-neige-et-toussa-touca-nen-degoutez-pas-les-autres/ 

Renaud Favier – December, 26th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

Boules de Noel 2012

But let’s Xmas anyway : http://joyeuxnoel2012.wordpress.com/

And Go 2013 (give it a try at least) : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Xmas, artists, politicians, our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, Euro-Fatcats, Eurocrats, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, elections, airports, funerals and funerals of reports, airports or elections …
… 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 “change 2013” : Please click : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Let's Rush Together !

To go to “Back in 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France” : 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/

To go to “U Are What U Read“: Please click :  http://cestalire.wordpress.com/

No, it can’t be Christmas disturbing yet … not at Tea (For Two) Time

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Renaud Favier – December, 14th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

Some additional e-reading may be needed about artists, politicians, our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, elections, airports, funerals and funerals of reports, airports or elections …
… 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 “change 2013” : Please click : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Let's Rush Together !

To go to “Back in 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France” : 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/

To go to “U Are What U Read“: Please click :  http://cestalire.wordpress.com/

Howabout the Teenagers, for Christmas ?

Zits - Teens Xmas Tree (Credits : Zits)

Read more about it, and more (in French, but with pictures) : http://renaudfavier.com/2012/12/12/j-13-ou-9-si-ca-tourne-maya-mal-dernier-vrai-mercredi-de-2012-pour-voir-les-ados-dans-leur-milieu-naturel/