Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is it the sex or the cigs?

The French have been known to show naked women in ads so when I read that anti-smoking ads with a sexual overtone have sparked some debate, I was surprised. The Family Minister objects to the ads because they “…might constitute an affront on public decency…” and the Families of France spokesperson claims that the ads don’t make sense. Whether you like the ads or not, given the number of young people seen smoking in France, I think something needs to be done. Read about it and see the ads here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Who drinks Gallo anyway?

French winemakers have been found guilty of scamming E&J Gallo. Read about it here or here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paris Carnival

This past Sunday the Brit and I passed the Paris Carnival parade in the 3rd near Arts et Metiers. The Parade included people dressed up in costumes and a drum band. The photos are fuzzy because my phone camera couldn’t get a clear shot of the people dancing and moving around. Visit the official site here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paris Parking

Apparently the driver didn't realize there's a street on the other side of the crosswalk.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More snow in Paris