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thank you.
thank you.
thank you.

thank you to everyone who spent their hard-earned brain cells on being funny monday night. brian d. was kind enough to videotape the spectacle, and (surprisingly enough) i even enjoyed watching it sober.






benny, we miss you already.
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don't believe everything you hear on fox news.
the frenchies are doing what they do best: protesting.
the american media is doing what it does best: exagerating.

france is not experiencing a civil war. yes, parisiens are crazy and violent, but that's to be expected. lille is quiet, except for the screaming dirty french hippies, but they're harmless.

ne t'inquiètes pas. ça va bien.
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homework assignment

write to your dear friend julee and tell her (a)what you ate for lunch yesterday, (b)what bitch you fucked this weekend, (c)who's playing at the moon this week.







::: or you could just say hey. i miss people.
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oh yes. this is one reason why the french hate the american media.

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translation (not mine) of the caption for this map on France2 news:
« At the end of the report, CNN screens a map showing the main cities hit by the riots. Trouble is, that Toulouse is in the Alps, Strasbourg in the middle of Germany, Cannes in Montpellier and even Paris isn't at the proper place. »
(picture and caption borrowed from the lovely sa4turn3)


Yeah. I know it's not that big of a deal, and rarely do I ever post about shit like this, but our lovely CNN and various other "news" networks have really made asses of themselves. As if all the misleading Katrina-coverage wasn't bad enough, the misguided and just.plain.WRONG reporting of the riots in France is almost too much to stomach. Not only are they unable to geographically locate places on a map and figure out which cities are in France and which are not, they're also simplfying the problem so that the "average-American" (who would probably be much more intelligent without their "help") can digest decades of difficulties over their morning coffee. I can't tell you how many times I've seen headlines like "black muslims riot in France." I'm not there right now and I'm certainly not French, but from my limited knowledge of la francophonie I can tell you that the situation as it stands is much MUCH larger than race and/or religion.

thanks, tv.
we owe you one.
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I know that a lot of people have been going to campus to volunteer but have been turned away. A friend of mine in the French department just sent me this link, saying that anyone interested in volunteering on/around campus should fill it out and wait to be contacted.

http://www.lsu.edu/volunteer

I'm not sure what their response-time is, but I suppose it's the best we can do at this point.




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edit: the first few questions ask about medical training, but i believe they're taking general volunteers as well. i guess we'll have to wait and see.
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(it works except for the daughter-part)

Ode to Jenny Moore, our mother. by jade and julee

One day long ago lying on diamond sands
I opened my eyes and saw a beautiful seagull flying across the horizon
Having seen many seagulls in my life I excepted it was but an ordinary seagull
It soared through the air caressing the very wind that brought it
As I watched this seagull, I noticed that it was in fact not an ordinary seagull
For it had a broken wing
yet the seagull persisted onward
finding light in the emerald sea which guided it along
My entire life I yearned for something as wonderful as the sea was to that seagull
to light my way in the dark corners of life
In you I have found all the faith, hope, light and love I could ever dream of.
My love for you is greater than all the waters of the earth
And there is nothing more I look forward to in life than hand in hand
watching our daughter blossom into a beautiful woman
You are the love of my life , the possessor of my heart
and will always be the light that brings me home.


(we would also like you to know that we searched all of internet-land to find a poem worthy of your awesome-ness. this is what we found. we love you.)
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