Wednesday, April 23, 2008


... You know, the pants some boys wear these days, below the waist, or far below...
Their origin:
The style is believed to have started in prisons, where inmates are issued ill-fitting jumpsuits but no belts to prevent hangings and beatings. The look was popularized in gangster rap videos.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Milgram experiment

This psychological experiment was conducted between 1961 and 1963 by 28-year-old Stanley Milgram, then a recent graduate with a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard's department of social relations.
It was conducted on Yale's campus. Learn more about it and discuss it in the comments.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Boston Legal

Boston legal is a series broadcast in the U.S. Thanks to onegoodmove for the link.
Here is an extract against the war in iraq. Aren't Americans incredible!

Here is about the series' main actor, James Spader, who won the Emmy award for best lead actor in 2007 for his role as the lead character in the show.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


And here's a 16th century song about paper money...

  Rags make paper
Paper makes money
Money makes banks
Banks make loans
Loans make beggars
Beggars make rags!

Monday, April 14, 2008

A nugget from one of my favourite site

You know, on the left column, my favourite sites... 
Among them, there is by Anu Garg
another word lover, another logophile ;-)
Anu, if you subscribe to his newsletter or visit his website,
gives you a new word each day with its definition, its origins and a quote or two containing that word.
But there's a bonus, the "cerise sur le gâteau", it's a quote, a random quote. 
Well, not so random.. Anu must be a wise man for the quotes he chooses are always full of wisdom.
I thought i'd send you today's "cherry quote". Translated into English by a famous Frenchman:

Having been unable to strengthen justice, 
we have justified strength.
Blaise Pascal. Mathematician and philosopher. 1623-1662

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Peter Watkins

Here is Peter Watkins' website:
in which you must particularly read this:

Here is Peter Watkins' filmography:
The Forgotten Faces (1960),

Culloden (UK, 1964),

The War Game (UK, 1965).

Punishment Park (USA, 1970)

Edvard munch (Norway, 1973)

- The Journey (a global peace film, 1983-86)

The Freethinker (Sweden, 1992-94)

La Commune (France, 1999) -
Listen towards the end of this first extract about the difference between communication and "mass communication"... Indeed, "Mass communication" is NOT communication.

Thursday, April 03, 2008



Quand passer le TOEIC à Reims: