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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eteins La Lumiere

Well, it's starting to look like Charles Aznavour week here at Fausta's blog.

Fresh off the Pajamas Media feed:
"The Eiffel Tower's lights will be turned off for five minutes on Thursday as part of a campaign to save energy and draw attention to the plight of the planet."
The campaign called "Five Minutes of Respite for the Planet" is being held as world experts meet in Paris to thrash out a report on global warming.
Which will give you plenty of time to listen to one of my favorite Aznavour songs, Éteins La Lumière, Let's turn off the lights (you can hear him sing the song in Spanish with a so-sexy French accent here), which translated means,
Let's turn off the lights!
In the darkness my hands which hold you
Want to feel your face, your eyelids, your lips and your neck.
Let's turn off the lights,
the night is ours.
As Gomez used to say, "TISH. That's French."

Update, Wednesday 31 January Lileks sheds a most unromantic light on the lights-out:
Let us all be inspired by the darkness. It seems to be part of a general French effort spearheaded by some toothless meth-freak
To see the meth-freak you'll have to go to his post.

I was looking at this post and would like to ask any of you who have any idea of how to do blog things,
Currently I have my encoding setting at Universal (Unicode UTF-8). Unfortunately, after I switched to my own domain the Blogger platform doesn't seem to want to accept foreign punctuation marks.
Does anyone know what I should do to remedy this?

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At 6:44 PM, Blogger March Hare said...

Hmmm... Turning off the lights might be the solution to the French underpopulation problem. Wasn't there a baby boom in NYC after the great blackout? :)

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Indeed there was!

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

Fausta, you sound like you recall that time rather fondly...


At 8:24 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

You can say that, Ken, yes.


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