Category Archives: Life Imitates Comedy

‘America First’, okay, …but France Second?

The new US Administration insists that it’s now ‘America First’, …but which country is second?  Holland was the first to vie for second place, and now many countries have released videos to win his favor…  Watch as France tries to … Continue reading

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The Picasso Affair: How it Ended

UPDATE on the Picasso Affair:  Guilty!  The Le Guennecs must not only forfeit the €50 million worth of original Picassos to the Fondation Picasso, and each get a two year (suspended) prison sentence, but they also each have to pay punitive damages of… 1€. … Continue reading

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The Picasso Affair: Is he Guilty?

The judgement on the most curious Picasso Affair is due this week… here’s the story of €50 million worth of previously unknown Picassos that sat for years in a cardboard box in the garage. A treasure trove of Picassos came to light … Continue reading

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Fox News reports Muslim-Only No-Go Zones all over France

Last week, if you watched American news channel Fox News, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Nice neighborhoods of Saint Augustin, Trachel, Pasteur, Bon Voyage, Saint-André and the Ariane were official No-Go Zones: off-limits to non-Muslims, void of police, and ruled by … Continue reading

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Royale with Cheese: French McDo Loses its American Marketing Edge

UPDATE:  Good news, Pulp Fiction fans!  Not to overestimate the reach of this web site or anything, but just weeks after this blog post appeared, McDo succumbed and is bringing back the mythic ‘Royale with Cheese’.  Travolta will be so pleased. … Continue reading

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Madonna and Elton John Patch up Feud in Nice Eatery

When Elton John likened Madonna to a “fairground stripper” on Australian TV, then later followed it up with more catty comments about lip-syncing her Superbowl performance, he probably didn’t count on running into the Material Girl herself last week while dining in Nice. Elton John … Continue reading

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Don’t tell the Academy: Jean Dujardin was Brice de Nice

UPDATE:  Brice de Nice WON the Oscar for Best Actor!  Hard to believe that in just 6 years he went from Brice… to the first Frenchman to win the Oscar… wow. Oscar nominated for Best Actor for The Artist,  Jean Dujardin … Continue reading

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Cannes Kebab Vendor Saves President Obama

You won’t hear this on Fox News… It happened the day before the G-20 Summit last November, when tensions were high and Cannes was zipped up tight as a drum: barricades, badge-only entry, missile protection systems, bomb squads, sniper teams, … Continue reading

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Monaco Driver Causes Million Dollar Fender Bender

…And you think you’re having a bad day!    This was the scene last Friday, at Place du Casino, Monte Carlo:       Only in Monaco would you find a Bentley Azure T that’s managed to plow into a Ferrari F430, damaging an Aston … Continue reading

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Port Restaurant Attacked by Corsicans in Crazy Football Violence

UPDATE:  Check out the comments for an eye-witness account by one of the restaurant’s clients… The irony is that it wasn’t even a Nice match!  Yesterday, the Corsica-Nice ferry brought over four busloads of Corsican football fans on their way to a … Continue reading

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No Fig Leaf for Apollo Statue

Banned from Place Massena in the ‘70’s for being overly well-endowed, the giant marble statue of Apollo is coming back.  The fountain that currently crowns Place Massena has lived a long and twisted story:  At its inauguration in 1956 there … Continue reading

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Living it Up in Cannes

You’ve got to hand it to Pascal: for a homeless guy, he really thinks big!    A deluxe 4-star Cannes hotel, just off the Croisette and closed for the off-season, became the private VIP digs for Pascal and his friends after breaking into … Continue reading

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Crime in Nice: Really Bad Karma

As if the ordinary juvenile delinquents on the Cote d’Azur were not enough, during the holidays we also get the big-city kind that come here for their vacation.   One such 17-year-old Parisian, here for the holidays to visit his girlfriend, decided the … Continue reading

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Nice Dog Poop Almost Kills Baby

In case you missed it, a scene worthy of Benny Hill spooled out last month at the Port… Anne-Marie, with her 6-month-old grandchild Zoe in a stroller and her dog on a leash, was taking an afternoon walk by the harbor.   … Continue reading

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