Hommage au 14 juillet

Twitter c’est pas mal finalement, on peut y faire du live-blogging, comme moi hier en rentrant regarder TV5 après la réception de l’ambassade de France pour le 14 juillet:

  • I care sod all about la République, but you have to give it to them; the little buggers certainly know how to throw a 14th July party
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  • Apart from North Korea, how many other countries celebrate their national day by having the army marching up and down the square?
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  • Am looking at some amazing amount of militaristic propaganda on TV5, on the 14 juillet, with artists in the line. Is it Honduras or France?
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  • Still on TV5, Michel Drucker says « l’industrie de l’armement vise la sécurisation des personnels« …
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  • Watching TV5 you begin wondering what people hold against the RTM or 2M – Moroccans have at least the makhzen to blame everything on
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  • Oh no, a public breach of the 4th Geneva convention on protection of civilians on TV5 – Hélène Ségara is singing live
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  • God is great, Hélène Ségara has just stopped singing…
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  • On the other hand, she’s even worse when she speaks
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  • Aoudou billah, now it is BHL’s Arielle Dombasle who visits French troops in Chad
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  • Could TV5 please put Hélène Ségara back on? I’d even settle for a two-hours concert with Johnny
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  • Arielle Dombasle in the Chad – how do you say « dame patronnesse » in English?
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  • Dombasle’s hips swivel quite nicely though
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  • Is Dombasle on a trip or what? I’ve seen zonked out junkies with more genuine sincerity about them…
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  • God have mercy, now TV5 broadcasts French minister of defence, Hervé Morin, being interviewed by the sycophantic Michel Drucker
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  • Michel Drucker calls a general « mon général »
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  • Michel Drucker makes Mustapha Alaoui look and sound like Jeremy Paxman – http://bit.ly/XfIzs
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  • Give me a f… break – Morin blushes like a maiden: « les soldats français sont les meilleurs du monde »
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  • Now it’s bloody Dombasle’s turn: « les militaires se lèvent chaque matin pour aider leurs prochains »
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  • Pass around the popcorn, now pictures of coffins of French soldiers
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  • Michel Drucker and TV5 give propaganda a bad name
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  • Avital Leibovitch and Mark Regev (http://tinyurl.com/lku4ux), meet Michel Drucker
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  • God give me strength, Arielle Dombasle sings with half a dozen soldiers stomping on the spot just behind her
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  • On the other hand, standing behind her is probably the only way to get something out of her performance
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  • No f… way, now it’s Sarkozy himself who gets his own interview
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  • Drucker is giving Sarkozy a metaphorical blowjob
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  • not safe for work
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  • keep the kids away from TV5 right now
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  • oh no, now Drucker asks Sarkozy about the défilé on the Champs Elysées
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  • Carla Bruni will get jealous if she watches this
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  • but then does « that » count as sex?
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  • oh yeah, now Drucker asks Sarkozy about the Tour de France
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  • Sports columnist Alain Finkielkraut has some competition, Sarkozy comments on Lance Armstrong
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  • Please spare me this: a military orchestra will now play the Marseillaise
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  • Guess what they’re all standing up
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  • Well, except me then
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  • « qu’un sang impur abreuve nos sillons » – wasn’t there a line on that in the Horst Wessel lied?
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  • the racket will soon end I hope
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  • oh no, they go on with the lesser-known second paragraph
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  • « amour sacré de la patrie, soutiens nos bras vengeurs »
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  • nothing on the burqa though
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  • gosh, this is draining me
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  • please turn off the sound
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  • well, that was quite something- I’ve got my fill of brainless militaristic propaganda till the soon-to-come Israeli attack on Iran, at least
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  • phew, now I can turn my brain on again
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  • After watching TV5, I’d like to have a taste of TV Pyongyang – are they on youtube?
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  • Actually, concerning the French army media blitzkrieg on TV5 – it was initially shot by TF1, and then re-broadcasted by TV5.
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  • Michel Drucker, you ruined my night
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  • God please save me from French TV, I’ll take care of the swine flu
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  • Précision: l’émission a été diffusée sur TF1 avant d’être rediffusée par TV5.

    « It would be like letting a chimpanzee loose in the NORAD control room »

    C’est une citation d’une critique – what else? – du dernier (God willing) livre de Thomas Friedman, rédigée par Matt Taibi. Vous, je ne sais pas, mais j’adore les critiques rosses, surtout quand elles s’attaquent à un grand-prêtre du journalisme, de l’idéologie ou des sciences humaines. Pour ceux qui seraient bienheureusement ignorants de Thomas Friedman et de ses déjections débiles, disons que c’est un mélange de BHL, Mustapha Alaoui, Fahd Yata et Alain Finkielkraut, avec un zeste de Pascal Bruckner, une pincée de Mohamed Hassanein Heykal et une tranche de Jean-François Revel – bref, c’est l’équivalent outre-Atlantique de l’équipe éditoriale de L’Economiste, dont j’ai eu l’occasion déjà de vanter les mérites.

    Bon, ça date un peu, mais je viens de tomber dessus et trouve cela irrésistible:

    Let’s speak Friedmanese for a moment and examine just a few of the notches on these antlers (Friedman, incidentally, measures the flattening of the world in notches, i.e. « The flattening process had to go another notch »; I’m not sure where the notches go in the flat plane, but there they are.) Flattener #1 is actually two flatteners, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the spread of the Windows operating system. In a Friedman book, the reader naturally seizes up in dread the instant a suggestive word like « Windows » is introduced; you wince, knowing what’s coming, the same way you do when Leslie Nielsen orders a Black Russian. And Friedman doesn’t disappoint. His description of the early 90s:

    The walls had fallen down and the Windows had opened, making the world much flatter than it had ever been—but the age of seamless global communication had not yet dawned.

    How the fuck do you open a window in a fallen wall? More to the point, why would you open a window in a fallen wall? Or did the walls somehow fall in such a way that they left the windows floating in place to be opened?

    Four hundred and 73 pages of this, folks. Is there no God?

    Matt Taibi est un récidiviste, ayant déjà épinglé Friedman au sujet de Boris Eltsine:

    On the one hand, Friedman said, Putin’s Russia can no longer be called democratic. On the other hand, Boris Yeltsin’s version of democracy was a failure. This is the sentence that came next — emphasis is mine:

    And on the third hand, while today’s Russia may be a crazy quilt of capitalist czars, mobsters, nationalists and aspiring democrats, it is not the totalitarian Soviet Union.

    Even in remission, genius is genius. How do you get around the natural mathematical limitations of the construction, « On the one hand…but on the other hand… »? After all, we humans only have two hands. You or I would never have thought of it, but Friedman knew instinctively — just add another hand!

    PS: Le NORAD? C’est ça.

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