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European-American Blog Competition?

by asdf Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 10:10:14 PM EST

Here's somebody who needs to be introduced to Eurotrib.

"One of the most popular weblogs in France is called Vingt Sur Vingt, meaning 20 out of 20. The author, Cyrille De Lasteyrie, writes about movies, restaurants or jokes, and then rates them on a scale of 0 to 20.

The blog struck a chord with French readers and was named French blog of the year in 2005. But now, Mr De Lasteyrie has started a new blog aimed at a new audience, Americans."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4854484.stm


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by whataboutbob on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 09:21:41 AM EST
He talks to Americans about McDonalds and Clint Eastwood?!

Wwhellll...  I think I'll start a revolutionary blog talking to French people about berets and Gerard Depardieu!  Brilliant!  

Sorry.  It is one thing to want to reach out to us, another to embrace stereotypes.  He said he wants to avoid "touchy" issues that might hurt French-American relations.  God forbid...  

Man, I don't know anyone in this country who "loves" McDonalds!  What is up with this recent slew of Frenchmen (Bernard-Henri Lévy, every "expert" interviewed on NPR about the recent demonstrations ...) who are so eager to kiss up to the very Americans who make fun of them?  Kinda creepy.  

But I agree that he should be introduced to ET.  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 12:51:18 PM EST
Hey... I need to be interviewed on the current events in France!

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 05:34:55 PM EST
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Spending too much time on the blogs.  You gotta get out there and hustle!

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 06:20:22 PM EST
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completely along the same line as you, poemless, a famous quote by Victor Hugo : "Posez la plume et allez la ou il y a de la mitraille"

The man is not much of my cup of tea, but the writer did produce some good stuff.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill

by Agnes a Paris on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 06:00:35 AM EST
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for low-brow commentary on American life!

And as for avoiding "touchy" issues, we also have far too much of that in American media, so merci -- pour rien!

Bonjour America will NOT be going into my Bookmarks folder.

by Matt in NYC on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 03:02:38 PM EST
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