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    02 September 2008


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    I'm no fan of the Republican party, but, well, check out Snopes (this photo is false):



    I'm tickled pink you posted this deliciously faked photo. I suppose if she really looked like that after having five children... well, it would be the biggest news of the convention!

    She is no Carla Bruni.

    A bit of gossip about the latter you may enjoy: years ago, I worked as a model in Paris, and was acquainted with Bruni. She was seeing Mick Jagger and was determined to let the world know all about it. Her way of spreading the info was rather clever: she whispered in the ear of just about everyone (including yours truly), "Yes, I am now with Mick, but promise me you won't tell a soul!"

    What a great story! Yes, I think she will ditch Sarko shortly after he leaves office. But then, I don't suppose there are many famous people who aren't slightly ruthless.

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.