Everybody’s linked to this one already, but I just thought I’d mention it made me feel so much better.
Fontaine’s Fables… we used to have to read them for French in school. My dad taught me ‘Le corbeau et le renard’ at an early age and I still know it by heart: Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché, tenait en son bec un fromage… Then my teacher started using poetry for punishment. If you’d done something wrong, she made us learn poetry by heart and recite it in front of the class. I remember thinking what a crap teacher she must be not to realise she was making a huge effort in putting us all off literature for good. Silly woman. [ F ]
Talking ’bout French letters…
By the way, I love Matt Haughey’s new design of his site.
Tooting our own horn, here’s the page I fuct together literally seconds before I collapsed with the flu. The page itself is nothing special, but the programs are cool. Kika NY is a 14 part series on New York youth culture. The text on the site is all in Dutch, but 90% of the program is in English, and we’re offering all the shows in Real Video which looks pretty good if you have a fast connection. There’s something for everyone: basketball, gay outcasts, fashion, graffiti, Indian club scene, etc etc. The Real Video files are put on line the day of the TV broadcast – so far we’ve aired the first 3.