January 14, 2007

Eiffel Tower made of matches. (Found on the always... eh... interesting http://englishrussia.com/.)
  • Looks like a fire hazard to me.
  • All it needs is teeny rioting utility workers shooting off bottle rockets from underneath and it will be just like my Paris experience.
  • Hah! Reminds me of The Dinner Game.
  • Brought to you by the downfall of Communism.
  • Wonder how much it would fetch on eBay.
  • Yeah, but shipping it would be a bitch.
  • It's absolutely beautiful. And I'm thinkin' someone has a lot of time on their hands.
  • Anyone have a smoke?? I wish I had 1/100th of the time required...
  • > The Dinner Game I saw a stage production of this in English, with Ardal O'Hanlon in the role of Pignon. It was okay, but the dialogue felt much more harsh and cruel in English than in French.
  • I don't know if it strikes you this way, roryk, but I find people swearing at me in French pretty inconsequential. I tend not to take it on board much at all, unlike someone bashing me over the head in English, which is a definite incitement. Yelling at me in my second language doesn't get much of a rise out of me at all. I am also sure my detached idiot laughter when someone calls me un ignorant fils de pute qui sait pas trouver son trou du cul avec une lampe de poche (or similar) infuriates them further without offering any relief, which I find pleasing.
  • The first couple of times I was shouted at in a meeting, I got quite angry, but I've become quite accustomed to it. I'm still in awe of some people's ability to string together curses in French - putain de bordel de la saloperie de merde and what have you; it's guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.
  • That's freaking cool.
  • Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person.
  • It's like wiping your ass with silk.