Archive: February, 2008

Topics of Conversation …

Top topic is President Sarkozy — yet again. He told a man who refused to shake his hand at Paris’ annual agricultural show to ‘Casse-toi! Pauvre con!’ — Get lost! Poor idiot/imbecile! Not the kind of thing one expects from a president. The latest opinion poll therefore shows that only 33% of French now think […]

A Little of This And A Tat Of That …

Avenue des Champs-Elysees is in the news again. The world’s *most beautiful* avenue has now become too expensive for even big names like Planet Hollywood and McDonald’s. The Paris media this week reported that Planet Hollywood is moving out, and McDonald’s may be next to do so. With rent at €10,000 (₤7,500) per sq. meters […]

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