21 octobre 2009
Linus blows the class rep' election...
... by telling his schoolmates about the 'Great Pumpkin' during the speech, though he aimed at becoming the class representative (= "délégué" in France). Indeed, Linus is probably the most naive character in "The Peanuts" comic strips [by Charles Schulze].
If you wish to know who 'the Great Pumpkin' is,
How come Linus started talking about a pumpkin during the election campaign ?? Well... Linus is actually crazy about 'the Great Pumpkin' -which is a character that nobody sees in "The Peanuts"... However, Linus is strongly convinced 'the Great Pumpkin' is real... and continues to search for it !
<<< Click on the photo of this pumpkins field in 'High Moon Bay'
(California) Pumpkins are one of the symbols of Hallowe'en : I will tell you more about it... soon :o)
blow (V) = to spoil, to fail, to mess up with something
schoolmates = the pupils in your school
a pumpkin = a large round vegetable (yellow or orange inside)
which grows on the ground (look at the photo !)
"How come [that]... ?" = "Why... ?" "What are the reasons for... ?"
search for (V) = to look for, to seek (irregular V)
14 août 2009
"THE MEATRIX" I
This cartoon should remind you of a 1999 sci-film : "The Matrix", dealing with a future world that was completely under control,
where everyone and everything was fake. Leo (played by Keanu Reeves) was THE one hero who would save the world...
"The Meatrix" parodies this film : the cartoon was designed to alert people
about food industrial production (especially meat), sustainability, ...
13 août 2009
This 2'23'' animation (released in September 2008)
was presented by the Vancouver Film School
Look at Jervis : he is having a snack while walking...
and all of a sudden, a strange cube changes his life forever !
Has Jervis been too curious ?
Some French might conclude "la curiosité est un vilain défaut"... can you find an English equivalent to this saying ?
See the answer >>> HERE - The illustration below is a clue !
Releasing a film (or musical recording) is allowing the film to be shown
in cinemas (or making the musical available for the public to buy).
Sayings vary from one country/culture to another : when it heavily rains,
16 juin 2009
CALVIN & HOBBES
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
23 décembre 2008
"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
27 novembre 2008
Tex Avery created this cartoon in 1945