un village français saison 6   Leave a comment

It seems that this was shown from the 4th of March until the 4th of June on French TV, yet the DVDs are not out.

I haven’t gotten as far as finishing the fifth series yet, but I have seen the ending and am intrigued as to WHAT Müller will do.   We know he is a sadistic fuck, but how much of one remains to be seen.  He was a really, bad guest of Chassagne,  but Chassagne deserved it.

Anyway, Series 5 ended with a nice cliff hanger.  Part of me wonders if Müller doesn’t have a sense of the dramatic himself and want to see how it ends as well.

Series 6 gets the people of Villeneuve to the time of the Liberation (AKA D-Day and the following).  There is also an upcoming series 7, but I think anything beyond that would be a real treat!

Anyway, I wait for the DVDs to be released since I’m hooked on this soap opera.

I can only imagine

OK, I’m on a website and for some reason I flip on the language selection as a pure lark. This pops up:
languages 2OK, the usual thing is to have one of the official languages (e.g., French or English in Canada; Flemish, French, or German in Belgium), but English in the other countries.  I’m really curious as to what the result is.

I can only imagine.  Does it imply that the English is written in the accent of the country in question: “Ze package eet is on eet’s way..”

For those of you who say I don’t live in the UK

This sign is on the corner of a pub near my house (it’s on the next corner). You can verify that this sign is actually valid at this page:

cask-marque.co.uk/index.php/find-real-ale-pubs/with-cask-marqueDSCF1425The amusing thing is that I never noticed this sign until a couple of nights ago when I was walking the dogs.

Hint: there are 7 pubs in this post code at the top 4 characters (“the Outward Code district”).  Not really helpful as there are 4/7 of these pubs that are on corners.

It’s obvious to me which pub it is, even though it is not in my exact postcode (none of them really are).  Maybe because I know the pub.

Posted 29/08/2014 by lacithedog in Uncategorized

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Brother Thelonious – Belgian Style Abbey Ale

I have no idea of how this stuff tastes, but it came to my attention due to all the Belgian Beer related material I’ve looked at.
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You can get it here.

It puts a new twist to an Abbey Ale.  I think I would prefer a Thelonious Monk to a Trappist.

Posted 23/08/2014 by lacithedog in Belgian Beer, Belgian Food, Belgium

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The Witte Dame

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOK, I have to use this picture from Tim Skelton’s Beer in the Netherlands for a couple of reasons.  First, to give his book about this topic a plug since it is the best book on this topic (I think it’s the ONLY book on this topic for that matter).

The more important reason is that this is a really good picture in that it makes me want to try this beer.  This is a beautiful picture since I think it was also taken in Eindhoven and it makes me want to visit the place.  The beer looks tasty and Eindhoven looks quaint.

The beer’s logo is also pretty nice.  The bier is a witte/bier blanche, or wheat beer.

I have no idea how it tastes, but this picture makes me think it would be fairly tasty.Witte Dame  It’s so good that it makes Eindhoven look pretty.  While Eindhoven has a long history, most of it has been since the Industrial revolution.  Although, it seems that Eindhoven is becoming the centre of Dutch Industrial design and design in general.

The Witte Dame refers to a former Philips lamp factory which has been restored and now houses the public library in Eindhoven.  Unfortunately, most of the information on this building is in Dutch.  Likewise, the beer seems to only be available in Holland: and in Eindhoven too boot!

The building is in the background of the beer’s logo.

Of course, Tim’s book makes me want to go to Holland and have a beer tour.  After all, if Eindhoven looks this good…

You can buy the book here.

You can find out more about the beer and the brewery here, but the site is in Dutch.

Vive Robert Clary!

Robert_Clary_Capitol_Records_circa_1950I just found out that Robert Clary (probably best known for being Corporal LeBeau in Hogan’s Heroes) is still alive.

For those who didn’t know it,  Clary survived the Holocaust. There actually were a few Jews on the cast and Werner Klemperer and John Banner also were effected by the Holocaust (Banner joins my list of people who were lawyers who changed professions).

The reason I found out Clary was alive was that I heard him doing a duet with Eartha Kitt on her “A Touch of French” album.  I wondered what happened to him.

May he have a long and healthy life!

OK, this liking of things French may have gone a bit to far!

PUTAIN! Mon compte de paypal est en français! Ce quoi ce bordel?!?!?

paypal compte

I should have guessed when I started getting e-mail from them in French. I thought it was because I had done a couple of transactions with France in a few minutes, but the notifications were from anglophone transactions (transactions with anglophones?).


corriel paypal

Actually, if this happens to you go to the language in “options relatives au compte” and switch the language to something you can understand.

Personally, I’m keeping it this way, but it was a bit weird getting a French website.  It also seems I’m not alone in having this happen as well.

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