Grab Bag

  • Internet That Was: Are there any great things you remember from the web that aren't available anymore? Some of these aren't necessarily great, but I harbor nostalgia for them nonetheless, such as Cartoon Over-Analyzations. The proprietor of the site knew that "analyzations" wasn't a word but used it anyway, and it was filled with off-the-wall interpretations of the Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, etc. Another is the Burn Maker. Gah, I weep for that thing; it was so wonderful. The third and final one I can think of is from 1997, on the AOL discussion boards. It was a poem that was intended to be a tribute to the recently deceased John Denver. I was over at a friend's house and we were perusing the boards. Someone had written this poem that went on and on and on for what would have been pages and pages had we printed the poem out. It was sad, but we were laughing at the earnestness and epic quality of it. The poem had the refrain: "O where have you gone, beautiful singer of songs?"
  • Terrible TV: Did anyone else watch the series premiere of Free Ride on Fox? It's a shameless ripoff of Arrested Development: painful to watch.
  • French in Action: Sometimes I think about Robert and Mireille.

    Ah yes, in this scene they're having le troisième kir. They should do some kind of reunion series.


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Yes, I made Jeff turn off

Yes, I made Jeff turn off _Free Ride_ last night. It was unwatchable. Terrible.

Oh. My. God.

I think more about Marie Laure and the Jardin de Luxembourg.

And that creepy Professor's Albert Einstein haircut.


I think about the "fausse bonne soeur" sometimes. Also other random fragments, like Pierre Capretz holding up a toothbrush and toothpaste and saying, "Oui! C'est utile." Then a pack of cigarettes: "Non. Ce n'est pas utile."

you mean this?

French in Action

Life just isn't the same without Mirelle and Robert. I know my husband would leave me in a minute if he could snag Mirelle.

Nous allons apprendre le Francais!

I still remember that sentence in particular, especially the way the storyteller delivered that line with such passion. It still makes me giggle, especially when I remember the rumor going around my school (common elsewhere I figure) that the actress playing Mirelle had a simultaneous career as a French adult film star. Anyone else hear that speculation?

Ah, Robert et Mireille. . .

For some reason I had a really hard time understanding Robert. I convinced myself he had a speech impediment. My favorite episode was the one where everyone asked, "Do I have to draw you a picture?"

Hey, Robert and Mireille look an awful lot like the folks in your banner. I shall, unfortunately, henceforth think of them as such.

One more thing

That freakin' coat! I'm STILL afraid of "Robe-airrrr"'s coat!

The Coat

I had forgotten about the coat!!!

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