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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
22 juin 2009 1 22 /06 /juin /2009 10:08

... based upon an English rock band of the 60's :
the Beatles

Videogames, advertising and music blend into this smart 2'36" video
that advertises the upcoming music videogame : "THE BEATLES - Rock Band"

Today's music lovers are offered a chance to discover the "Fab' Four"
( = the fabulous four members of the Beatles band)-


The four friends from Liverpool  -John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-
enjoyed a global celebrity.
At that time, the Fab Four  literally were the most famous human beings on the planet :
whether you liked it or not... the band shook the world :o)

Want to learn some more about the Beatles ?
Have a look at this :
the Beatles 
in "the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", a site run by the BBC.

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21 juin 2009 7 21 /06 /juin /2009 18:27

  ... what is 'beauty' ?!
Have a look at this Dove campaign video :

Food for thought, don't you think ? ;o)
Especially dedicated to my niece,
a teenager who needs neither long making up
nor artificial stuff to look gorgeous...   :-}

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17 juin 2009 3 17 /06 /juin /2009 18:38

sings  "Like a Hobo"

I had a crush on this song the first time I heard it on the radio... 
Now it has become a hit in France too.
Though you  might  already  have heard the tune, I thought it was worth listening to once again :-)
Besides, the graphics of this video are a pleasure to view !

You will get the official video of the song here :
> > >   "Like a Hobo" : official video - 3'39''
This one is more true to life !

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16 juin 2009 2 16 /06 /juin /2009 22:08


Calvin's a six-year-old boy who always gets awfully low grades.
Yet, he's quite a wise little boy -although he rarely uses this wisdom... wisely !

                                                                                           In the French school system, grades rank from O to 20
                                                                   while they usually rank from A to E or F in the British or US systems.
                                                                                                                                                     grades : British English
                                                                                                                                                  marks : AmericanEnglish


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4 juin 2009 4 04 /06 /juin /2009 20:46

Focus your attention on the video :
do the test and...


... take care of cyclists, will you ?!

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1 juin 2009 1 01 /06 /juin /2009 18:17

"Dear Mr President"

 (featuring the Indigo Girls)



Pink sings "Dear Mr President" Live In Wembley,
during her 'I'm Not Dead Tour', in April 2007


Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me.
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We're not dumb and we're not blind.
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You'd never take a walk with me.
Would you?

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22 avril 2009 3 22 /04 /avril /2009 11:34

Do you have good Facebook manners ?

"Timmy and Alice don’t.
Watch their bad behavior to learn the dos and don’ts of Facebook etiquette."

Timmy and Alice are in a typical 1950’s setting.
The television, the 5 tube radio, the 'Remington Rand' typewriter, and the Brownie camera
were all carefully chosen to make this fake computing machine.
All these elements were specific to the U.S.A. in those days.

This video (created by YourTango.com) was released 3 days ago on the Big Fuel Communications blog :
they are a New York based marketing and communications company
"dedicated to content marketing and consumer engagement".
                                                                                             behavior : US spelling  / behaviour : UK spelling 
                                                                                             "the dos and don'ts" 
= what people should do, what they shouldn't
                                                                                                                                        do (the rules / how to behave

Except when otherwise mentioned any part of this blog is licensed under the / Sauf mention contraire partie ou totalité de ce blogue est sous  Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License Creative Commons License  & created / crée...

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29 décembre 2008 1 29 /12 /décembre /2008 17:20


Language is a high-speed train...

Mac Millan ELT (English Language Teaching) show
how words turn into graphics in this nice video advert
for their latest dictionary :

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23 décembre 2008 2 23 /12 /décembre /2008 18:40
"What's this ?"
 Jack Skellington  -from 'Hallowe'en Town'-  opens a portal to 'Christmas Town'...



This video clip is a passage from the film "The Nightmare Before Christmas", by Tim BURTON. Though the story originates in a poem Burton had written in the early 1980's, the film was released in 1993.

portal = a large important entrance
(to) originate in... = come from a particular place / time / situation / etc

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4 septembre 2000 1 04 /09 /septembre /2000 17:18


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