Deeper, Stronger, Shorter, Better

July 14, 2019


Paris (France), 14 July military parade 2016. Māori warriors parade on the Champs-Elysées.
(Photo Benoît Tessier / REUTERS)

“I orea te tuataraka pato ki waho”*

* A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.

Māori proverb

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More Māori proverbs

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Total respect!

March 10, 2019

“Ce n’était pas un mage
Mais un sage poète
Qui m’a délivré ce message :
RESPECT!”*

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* It wasn’t a mage
But a wise poet
who delivered to me this message:
RESPECT!

[Quelle aventure (No Sé featuring Ménélik),
from the album Phénoménélik (1995), track 18]

Albert Tjamag, best known as Ménélik, French rapper (1970-)

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Two young Abalone champions from Ile-de-France, february 2019

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Democrazy

December 22, 2018 in the Hexagon (France): a pretty mess… ^^’


The French bourgeoisie is still blocking the centre;
the yellow vests are trying to block the borders.

The board will clearly lose, but who will win?

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* Democrazy is also a French card game where players vote to change the rules.

Yellow vests protests: an abalonian vision


Police officers facing ‘yellow vests’ in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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‘Yellow vests’ facing police officers in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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How much does a French police officer earn? (in French. The figures date from 2013, but it’s roughly the same in 2018…)

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The three most important words


Didier Deschamps

“The three most important words are: serenity, confidence, concentration.”

(Press conference, july 14, 2018)

Didier Deschamps, French football player and national team manager (1968-)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: THE FINAL!

Any forecast? (^_^)

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The power of imagination

“L’imagination prend le pouvoir.”*

(Slogan de mai 68, rue de Seine, Paris, 3 mai 1968)

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* Imagination takes power.

(Parisian May 68 slogan, rue de Seine, Paris, France, May 3, 1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A powerful opening for Black, played by MLA (IA) – max

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A success story

January 28, 2018


French master chef Paul Bocuse, who died on 20 January 2018.

“The two secrets of a success: quality and creativity.”

Paul Bocuse, great French chef and restaurateur (1926-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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(Ask for the menu: click on the picture to see the game)

Aba-Pro notation of this fictional game:

Belgian daisy
1.a1b2 b4c5c4 2.c2c3 a4b5 3.b2c3 b6c6 4.i8h7 i6h6 5.h7g7 g4g5 6.g8f7 g5g6 7.g9f8 b5c5 8.f8e7 h4h5 9.e7e6 h5h6 10.i9h9 g6g7 11.d4e5 i5h5 12.e6f6 d7d6 13.f5g5 e4d4 14.g5g6 c6c5 15.h9g8 c5c4 16.b3b4 c3c2 17.g8f7 d4c4 18.e5f6 c4b4 19.a2b2 c1c2 20.h8g7 a5a4 21.b5c5 a3b3 22.g7f6 d3c2 23.g6f6 b1c1 24.f7e6 b4b3 25.e6d5 c3d3 26.d6d5 d2d1 27.f6e5 d1c1 28.c5c4 c1b1

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Turbot au champagne et pommes soufflées.

Turbot in Champagne: the recipe