Every region in France seems to have its own cookie. Paris’, as any Proust reader knows, is the Madeleine. Provence, though, has these fantastic, slightly hard, orangeflower aroma-ed “navettes”, named after the wooden shuttle weavers threw across a loom. Though I haven’t yet had a chance to test it, I was happy to find this […]
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Woody Allen has been cranking out some pretty terrible movies over the past decades, and every once in a while, the germ of a witty plot idea suckers me into watching. Everyone Says I Love You was nowhere near as engaging as I’d thought it might be, but was worth watching for this sublime scene […]
http://www.behance.net/Santizo/Frame/750371 I like the idea of Burning Man; The photos of the witty and intriguing art on display make it look like a fascinating open-air gallery. But any thought of attending is always dashed by the reality of spending days parched in a desert with a bunch of pretentious wankers off their tits on drugs.
http://www.parisdise.com/taste/dine_paris/6e/libanais.htm If any of you find yourself in Paris in the near future, be sure to stop in at this almost-literal hole in the wall on St Andr
http://citynoise.org/article/10598 The entire archive (from whence these photos were ripped off) is a treasure, but as a Paris fanatic, this one was the most mind-blowing: Is this the only colour picture of the Palais du Trocadéro?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-arndt/20-thing-ive-learned-from_b_673264.html 2) The media lies. If you only learned about other countries from the news, you’d think the world was a horrible place. The media will always sensationalize and simplify a story. I was in East Timor when the assassination attempts on President José Ramos-Horta, and Prime Minister Xanana Guséo in 2008. The stories in […]
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/09/cultural.guide.paris/index.html This article offers a few decent suggestions, but seems to misunderstand the location of the Left Bank (it’s the area South of the Seine, not the Southernmost bank of the North) and misidentifies the Pont du Carrousel as the Pont Neuf. One imagines they would’ve enjoyed their Paris vacation all the more if they’d […]
http://gimundo.com/videos/view/a-3-minute-trip-through-india/ Fantastic find via my pal Old Jonesy, who recently saw (and smelled) some of these scenes in person. For authentic smell-o-vision India experience you should be smelling; chai masala, burning garbage, sandal wood, cardamom, two stroke exhaust, cow poop, open sewers and jasmine.
http://tynan.net/video-tour-of-my-rv A web developer who lives in a 20' RV. If I thought I could find a safe place to put a kitty litter pan, I would happily try this arrangement on for size.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/replacing-world-landmarks-with There’s been a plethora of “pictures contrasted with old pictures of same” sites recently, and I’ve loved them all so far. This one, though, I love love. Cheesy tourist dreck held up in front of the real thing. Great stuff.