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Les Enfoirés | WordReference Forums
Bastoune and Carnesecchi have it right, as well as David314 (but not exactly fitting this one).
Enfoirés is normally an insult (fuckers, assholes, dickheads ...) quite strong, but here it refers to Coluche (and what followed after him), who gave the word a different meaning. He even used to greet his audience with "salut les enfoirés !", a daring feat ...
explained  français  show  expression  humor  artist  charity 
21 days ago by aries1988
SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Dashan Live - Beijingers Can't Speak Cantonese 1,338 views Dashan 大山 Published on Feb 15, 2019 February 4, 2019 at the Sony…
canton  accent  fun  humor  video  chinese  beijing 
9 weeks ago by aries1988
humor  photo  caption  japanese  fun 
12 weeks ago by aries1988
father  nazi  son  cartoon  humor  deutschland  moi  book 
july 2018 by aries1988
历史太大,内容太多,一时不知从何讲起,就先来一碗乱炖,作为开篇吧。 一、人类的文明起点 言中国史,必以汉唐为骄傲,说西洋史,必云希腊罗马如何如何,所谓“光荣属于希腊,伟大属于罗马”。 说大汉,必云匈奴,言盛唐,岂能避开突厥?希腊再光荣,能不提马其顿?罗马再牛逼,也免不了北方蛮族的侵袭。




博望侯张骞所开辟的,李希霍芬所命名的SILK ROAD。




china  europe  comparison  narrative  history  humor  coal  england  modernization 
may 2018 by aries1988
RT : Literally every French person listening to this week and realizing is featured: 😍 'Becomi…
comedy  humor  adventure  american  usa  français  france  comparison  podcast 
january 2018 by aries1988
10 terrible Shanghai TripAdvisor reviews
10 lines from real Shanghai TripAdvisor reviews
shanghai  review  humor  tourist 
november 2017 by aries1988
Travels in Siberia—I
The Ural Mountains, which cross Russia north to south from the Arctic Ocean to Kazakhstan, are the western edge of Siberia. The Urals also separate Europe from Asia. As a mountain range with the big job of dividing two continents, the Urals aren’t much. It is possible to drive over them, as I have done, and not know. In central Russia, the summits of the Urals average between one thousand and two thousand feet. But after you cross the Urals the land opens out, the villages are farther apart, the concrete bus shelters along the highway become fewer, and suddenly you realize you’re in Siberia.

In much of Siberia, the land doesn’t do much of anything besides gradually sag northward to the Arctic. The rivers of western Siberia flow so slowly that they hardly seem to move at all. There the rivers run muddy; in eastern Siberia, with its real mountains and sharper drop to the Pacific, many of the rivers run clear.

Now and then, a passenger train goes by, and, if the time is summer and the weather, as usual, hot, many shirtless passengers are hanging from the open windows with the curtains flapping beside them. Not even the most luxurious car on the Trans-Siberian Railway offers air-conditioning.

To astronomers, Siberia provides the advantage of skies largely untroubled by light pollution and, in some places, cloud-free for more than two hundred days a year. Looking up at the clarity of the night in Siberia, you feel that you are in the sky yourself. Never in my life had I seen so many satellites and shooting stars.

Exile under the tsars could be a rather mild proposition, especially compared with what the Soviets later devised; during his exile Lenin received a government stipend of twelve rubles a month, which covered room and board along with extras like books. He was able to get a lot of reading done. All in all, Siberia seems to have agreed with Lenin splendidly, and seasoned him as a political thinker.

The first Russian ruler to style himself officially as tsar, Ivan IV (Ivan Grozny, Ivan the Fear-Inspiring, the Terrible), was also the first to add “Lord of All the Siberian Land” to his titles. He was able to do this because he had conquered the Tatar city of Kazan, a Muslim stronghold on the Volga River which had long blocked Russian moves eastward. With Kazan out of the way, Russian adventurers could go beyond the frontiers to previously unexplored lands across the Urals.

(Later, in my more uncertain moods, I wondered if my guides might be Ivan Susanin, and the Polish army might be me.)

Any stop sign in such a rural place in America (let alone a stop sign written in a foreign language) would likely have a few bullet holes.
humor  russia  siberia  travel  story  russian  history  geography  comparison  american 
june 2017 by aries1988
Baby User Manual: 2017 Edition - The New Yorker

Never underestimate Baby. Baby knows your weaknesses and your darkest fears. In an effort to challenge you, Baby will constantly attempt self-harm. It is your job to thwart these efforts and keep Baby alive. Baby will not thank you for this. In fact, Baby will likely be very angry.

As soon as Baby is capable of operating Adult’s iPhone or other mobile device (typically at four to six weeks), Baby shall be given priority in using it for entertainment purposes. It will be Baby’s decision whether to destroy it, cover it in mashed potatoes, or delete all photos on the device.

Baby shall be offered access to all of the same fashions as Adult. Just because he grows out of anything you buy him within weeks doesn’t mean Baby shouldn’t have skinny jeans and the latest Air Jordans.

When Baby enters the subway car, all Adults shall humbly offer their seats. Baby has likely been napping, eating, and playing for several hours, and is exhausted.

If Adult dies during this process, another nearby Adult will take over. As they say, It takes a village.
humor  baby  parents  guide  moi 
march 2017 by aries1988
Finding a Rich Vein of Humor in China’s Past

Lin Yutang was out to break a language barrier. Chinese had words for “serious talk” and “funny talk,” he claimed, but nothing in between. Existing Chinese terms for humor were tainted with associations like abusiveness, triviality or cynicism. Youmo would symbolize a new type of talk that was at once engaged and amusing. More than that, youmo was a new outlook: China was in crisis, but Lin wanted his countrymen to be self-confident enough to face it with a smile. And humor would enable him to be a critic of the government without getting shot.
humor  china  history  chinese 
november 2016 by aries1988
Godwin's law - Wikipedia
Godwin's law (or Godwin's rule of Nazi analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazism or Hitler approaches 1"[2][3]—​​that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.
humor  internet  probability 
november 2016 by aries1988
How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 2 - Wait But Why
Marriage isn’t the honeymoon in Thailand—it’s day four of vacation #56 that you take together. Marriage is not celebrating the closing of the deal on the first house—it’s having dinner in that house for the 4,386th time. And it’s certainly not Valentine’s Day. Marriage is Forgettable Wednesday. Together.

This isn’t to say people shouldn’t work on self-improvement, but when it comes to a life partnership, the healthy attitude is, “Every person comes with a set of flaws, these are my partner’s, and they’re part of the package I knowingly chose to spend my life with.”

In a time when humans in most parts of the world can enjoy freedom and carve their own path in life, it usually doesn’t sit that well to suddenly become half of something and compromise on a bunch of things you grew up being selfish about.

According to John Gottman, 69% of a typical couple’s fights are perpetual, based on core differences, and cannot be resolved—and a skilled couple understands this and refrains from engaging in these brawls again and again.
advice  choice  opinion  fun  humor  love  marriage 
august 2015 by aries1988
Running the New York City Marathon at Age 60

Oh, to be able to run one mile as fast and elegantly as Haile. Not in this lifetime. Sometimes it seems every part of my body is going in a different direction, everything squishing about like water in a balloon.
run  aging  newyork  american  story  humor  essay  life  hobby  sports  elders 
april 2015 by aries1988
The Disconnect of ‘The Interview’
In one critic’s view, “The Interview” is less about Kim Jong-un than it is a typical American bromance, a timidity that makes North Korea’s response all the more surprising.
movie  critic  humor 
december 2014 by aries1988
Le mème, ou l'art du détournement humoristique sur Internet

Dans son livre, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins postule que, tout comme les gènes transmettent des caractéristiques biologiques, il existe des éléments culturels qui se transmettent d'une personne à l'autre et sont, là encore comme les gènes, soumis à des mutations.
explained  humor  internet 
october 2014 by aries1988
Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?
She’s a competitive bodybuilder and does those tractor-tire and sledgehammer workouts, and there is no part of her body, from the look of it, that you couldn’t crack a walnut on.

They look like models from a Cabela’s catalog. They are companionable and jolly, and part of the pleasure of their company is the feeling that you’ve been welcomed into a kind of America where no one is ever fat or weak or ugly or gets sad about things.

Not being a hunter myself, I subscribe to an admittedly sissyish philosophy whereby I only wish brain-piercing bullets upon creatures I dislike.
I’m a little worried that some unprofessional, bleeding-heart sympathies might fog my lens when the elephant gets his bullet. So I’m trying to muster up some prophylactic loathing for the animals out here. I want to be properly psyched when the elephant goes down.

So why would you want to put a bullet in one? Well, if we are to take hunters at their word, it is because the experience of shooting an animal yields a thrill, a high that humans have been getting off on since we clubbed our first cave bear. And if you go in for this sort of thing, then it arguably stands to reason that the bigger the beast, the bigger the thrill when it hits the ground.

Rann is the most perfect exemplar I have ever met of Hemingway’s speak-softly-and-shoot-big-things-without-being-a-blowhard-about-it masculine ideal. He is lethally competent and incredibly understated and cool, even when he’s telling swashbuckling stories

Nothing in the animal world tops an elephant’s ass as an emblem of indifference and reproof.

Forty seconds elapsed between the first shot and the last, yet what happened in those forty seconds seemed to happen out of time. It was another kind of time in which a new understanding of death impressed itself upon me more rapidly than my cognition could accommodate.

An elephant gets six sets of teeth in its lifetime. This one was on its final set, and judging from its condition it was probably about 53. The sand of the savanna is hard on an elephant’s dentition. Five to seven more years and it’d have blown through this set and starved to death, assuming neither Jeff nor the poachers got him first.
humor  story  animal  environment  hunting 
july 2014 by aries1988
Stewart Lee on the German sense of humour | World news | The Guardian
The German phenomenon of compound words also serves to confound the English sense of humour. In English there are many words that have double or even triple meanings, and whole sitcom plot structures have been built on the confusion that arises from deploying these words at choice moments. Once again, German denies us this easy option. There is less room for doubt in German because of the language's infinitely extendable compound words. In English we surround a noun with adjectives to try to clarify it. In German, they merely bolt more words on to an existing word. Thus a federal constitutional court, which in English exists as three weak fragments, becomes Bundesverfassungsgericht, a vast impregnable structure that is difficult to penetrate linguistically, like that Nazi castle in Where Eagles Dare. The German language provides fully functional clarity. English humour thrives on confusion.
language  humor  human  mind  comparison 
december 2013 by aries1988

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