06 December 2006

but will they have nude weather forecasters?

Jacques Chirac has launched France 24, a 24-hour global news network designed to combat "Anglo-Saxon imperialism". I understand the need of a nation to assert its identity as culturally and politically distinct from its neighbors. Most identities are born out of resistance to the perceived threat of "the other". But identifying your oppressors as Anglo-Saxons? They haven't threatened Europe since they were squashed by the Normans in 1066. Has Chirac forgotten his history, especially how England was Frenchified by William and his crew?

At least our president has no interest in launching his own television network. A Bush TV network would be intellectually inane and dishonest at best. Thank Jebus we don't have a channel like that in the United States.


I guess you could say this is the "Original Pime". I stopped blogging here regularly in May 2008 (if you don't count the B-Sides diversion - yes it gets confusing) when I joined the Tumblr revolution. Going forward bravely into 2009, this site will serve to house any large image work I produce.

Peace out.


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