Happy 120th Birthday Old Lady !
Eiffel Tower's Official Site
The story of the Iron Lady
A LightShow will take place four times a day from October 22nd/2009
until the end of the year.
Built in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking
the centennial celebration of the French Revolution, the Eiffel tower
is listed since 1989 as nbr 15 by the World Federation of Great Towers.
(Have a look at the Eiffel Tower Cam site).
March 31, 2009
Happy 120th Birthday Old Lady !
Before I continue with the French & Italian
coast pics, I ought to post this :
(found in my today's mail).
"These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things
people ACTUALLY said in court, word for word, taken down and now published
by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges
were actually taking place".
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: We do.
ATTORNEY: You do?
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep,
he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shittin' me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh.... I was gettin' laid.
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Are you for real? Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney.
Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition
notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an
autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh.....are you qualified to ask that question?
And the best for last :
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
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March 28, 2009
March 26, 2009
March 24, 2009
One night, Dom from Recycling - one of the many Oberkampf's brocantes,
got a stroke of inspiration... the cling-cling was born !
Get one to say out loud - sol - what you think inside - lol !
Recycling - Atelier / Brocante
(workshop and secondhand goodies)
3, rue Neuve-Popincourt
phone : 01 43 57 48 40
Tell Dom(inique) or Giò(vanna) you come from ParisPointGriset,
and see what happens next...
March 23, 2009
March 22, 2009
.. just inside the Eiffel building, in Griset.
Opened since last October
by Pascaline Mulliez in a beautiful 3rd floor open space.
Today was the end of Monica Trenkler (collages)
and Coyotte (ex-votos) exhibition...
. . .
Closing the exhibition with Gratin d'Swing...
Yes, a new blog is born and now, finally, active :
From Griset to Amwaj Islands
or from Griset, Paris, France... to Tala, Amwaj Islands, Bahrain...
Follow them with the BloggerFollower (and follow G@tto as well).
Since the beginning - the pioneers' era in the 90th, Griset has been
an expat's nest/relay :
- Dominique & Franck : Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo.
- Véro & Thomas : Singapore, Paris, Huston, Cairo, Lagos, Paris.
- Aurélie & Séb : Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Paris.
- Nath & Marco : Paris, Amwaj Islands...
Who's next ?
March 21, 2009
Paris Montparnasse, the tower and the rail station - two steps away
from Le Dôme, La Coupole, Le Select, La Rotonde and maybe three steps
away from La Closerie des Lilas...
... but also one of the rare Paris' spots
where you can find... Gudang Garam !