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  • ross1948 14:21 on November 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cannes, , ,   

    Breaking News- French Cops Attacked, A Savage Shot! 

    Just flipped channels, France24, and am hearing that some savage attacked a cop in Cannes.



    The good news is that the brute has been shot – dead, hopefully – but we don’t know yet if it’s another crime committed by an undesirable alien.

    Such crimes, motivated by primitive sectarian disloyalty…



    …have all too often been the case.

    That’s thanks to the lax law enforcement that let illegals get into France…

    In France, As In America, Judges Betray Their Country 

    Suspended 3000 euro fine for Frenchman sheltering illegal migrants

    Collaborateur! But No Justice Likely In Hollande’s France 


    … and, thanks to Fourth Reich meddling, stay in France…


    Let illegal migrants go free, EU court orders..

    …prowling French streets and causing trouble.

    • Barb Cassain 14:27 on November 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      You are on the ball and quickly to the point.
      I hope the cops killed the terrorist!.


  • ross1948 00:14 on June 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cannes, hours, , , Modena, , Osteria Francescana, , , World's Best Restaurant   

    Osteria Francescana? Gimana Wartegku? 

    Shock news on tv tonight, just before I turn in, with an eatery in the Italian city of Modena apparently winning the title of the ‘World’s Best Restaurant! ‘ 

    The Winner! Osteria Francescana


    No disrespect to the Osteria Francescana – never heard of it, to be frank! – but who the heck gets to vote on these awards?

    Not you, I’ll bet, any more than I.

    It’s like the Oscars, all us folks who spend their dollars and quids and euros and yen that make movies a success – we never get a vote! The decision’s made by a pack of poncey celebs and plutocrats.

    And the less said about the Cannes Film Festival the better, a playground for pseudo-intellectuals and posers.



    Jakarta warteg


    I suppose my local Jakarta warteg didn’t get a look-in, despite its prices being much more affordable ( two bucks for a big filling meal!) and its hour of opening far longer – the Osteria shuts at 9.30pm, according to internet info!

    But no complaints from me – the warteg is a pleasant, friendly little place and has no need of gawping crowds – they’d make it hard to get one of its maybe twenty seats!

    • Duke of Darlington 03:30 on June 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder exactly how much a pizza, a coffee and a cake for two would cost in that Osteria?.
      Not far off a week’s wages for your average working man is a good guess.
      These contests are only for the rich.
      You are probably better off in your humble warteg ( that’s a street-food place, yes?) not only for the value for money but the sort of people you’re sitting beside.
      No toffs, I’ll bet.


  • ross1948 09:52 on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cannes, , , , , Prenjak/In The Year of the Monkey, Wregas Bhanutedja   

    Prenjak in Cannes! Congratulations, Wrega from Jogja! 

    How nice to see that a young Indonesian director has won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival!


    And Wregas Bhanutedja’s winning entry, Prenjak/In The Year of the Monkey,  sounds a lot more fun than a lot of the stuff screened there – and certainly must be better than that prat Penn’s well-jeered ‘block-buster.’ 

    Har-Har-Har! Pinko Penn, Panned in Cannes!


    I note that Wregas is from Jogjakarta, but the plot will strike a chord with many of us who live here in Jakarta.

    The 12-minute short movie centers around widow Diah, who offers a single matchstick for Rp 10,000 ( 73 US cents ) to a man named Jarwo during her lunch break at work.

    At the same time, Diah offers a more interesting deal, in which Jarwo would have the opportunity to take a peek at Diah’s body by lighting up the match in a dark place.  


    Quite so.

    Yoho, Jarwo!


    I have often said that one of the joys of living here is that when you wake up each morning you never know WHAT the hell is going to happen in the course of your day!

    And for sure, going just about anywhere to sit down for a bite to eat, in a humble warung or a mall food court, can result in all kinds of unexpected adventures.

    Must find somewhere to watch this.

    Oh, and I gather this other film from Cannes, First look at explosive Hillary documentary, ‘Clinton Cash  would be an eye-opener for those who think the Clinton clique is any better than some of those Indonesian politicians whose greed for power and money lands them in hot water here.


    TD Bank never engaged Bill Clinton to speak during his first eight years out of the White House. But in 2009, four days after Hillary was nominated as secretary of state, Bill made the first of a string of speeches for which TD paid almost $2 million.

    An astounding amount.

    • And guess what? TD Bank was the single largest shareholder in the Keystone XL pipeline, which required State Department approval. Lo and behold, Hillary Clinton decided to support the pipeline — a heresy to environmentalists… 

    Typical Clinton caper. But the film evidently covers many more, all much more alarming than a chance meeting with a strange lady selling matches in a Jakarta eatery!  

    Mind you, any such vendors would need to be very wary about approaching William the Cigar-Man with their wares.




    • Wulan 11:21 on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This is very interesting. I never know Clinton family so bad.
      But so happy for our Wrega.


    • JazPen 21:31 on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So true, Ross, what you say about life in Jakarta.
      We could all tell some tales about what happens if you sit down in a foodcourt or even just go for a walk around some of those malls.
      I must admit that nobody has ever tried to sell me a match. Everything else yes, but no matches.


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