Monthly Archives: July 2011

Soooo sad: France and U.S. most depressed countries on Earth

This just in: money can’t buy happiness. A new study by the World Health Organization found that the U.S. and France are two of the most depressed countries in the world. The study, published in medical journal BMC online last … Continue reading

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Germany and France: BFFs

Stock brokers rejoice! Germany and France came to a common position on the European Union’s economic woes, just in time for an emergency summit held in Brussels yesterday. The Vancouver Sun reports that Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel presented a united … Continue reading

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American teams to Amaury family: Spread the wealth!

Apparently the Americans are not happy at this year’s Tour de France. Bloomberg reports that some teams are pressuring the Amaury family, owner of the 108-year-old cycling race, to share television-rights income for the first time: “Garmin-Cervelo, whose rider Thor Hushovd wore … Continue reading

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La France-Afrique encore? Fillon pays a visit to Côte d’Ivoire

French PM Francois Fillon paid a visit to a post-Gbagbo Côte d’Ivoire, his first visit after thousands were left dead in the wake of a five-month civil war. Gbagbo and new President Alassane Ouattara were locked in a bitter struggle after Gbagbo … Continue reading

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Casse-Tête

  “My guess: if Texas Governor Rick Perry enters the race for Republican presidential nominee, he will get it. Perry is a “red-meat Republican,” what’s needed to get past the right-wing conservative fringe that dominate early Republican primaries. However, in … Continue reading

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“I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member”

“It’s said in character, though whether or not Alvy Singer is at that moment his creator Woody Allen, or vice versa, is hard to tell. The Dramatis Personae Allen has brought to life and embodied over the years have been … Continue reading

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Genius. Simply genius.

“The Nobel is so passé. Now it’s the John D. MacArthur Genius Prize. Never heard of John D. MacArthur? That’s okay. He was a bit of an asshole. Despite this – or because of it – he was a sharp, … Continue reading

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