from my US-inbox: afternoon smile…:-)

Hi Mélanie! You live in Toulouse(to lose!), but you’re a winner, right?!… 🙂 Hey gal, how’s the price of gasoline in France, still goin’ up?… well, here’s the story: 🙂

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the famous LOUVRE museum. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious and stupid error, he replied:”Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the  paintings… I had no MONET to buy DEGAS and to make the VAN GOGH.

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P.S. Mélanie, please see if you have DE GAULLE to forward this on to someone else. I’ve sent it to you because I figured I had nothing TOULOUSELautrec, but to win your afternoon smile… 🙂 One more by Degas:”At 12, a woman emerges and shows up, at 15, she sketches herself, at 18, she paints herself, at 20 she displays and exhibits herself… But regardless her age, she’s never a still life.” 🙂
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N.B. Lautrec is a very pittoresque village, listed among “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”, situated in the Tarn département(county), about 65km-away from Toulouse and renowed for its “ail rose” – pink garlic! 🙂 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s family had some roots in this village. Last but not least: Toulouse – la ville rose(brique) is the European capital of space & aviation.


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Posted on 16 July 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Con questa carrellata di visi celebri e sullo sfondo della piramide del Louvre passo per un saluto.

  2. Absolument magnifique cette histoire! 😆

  3. Words and names can be fun to play with. Thank you for the smile! I’ve spent a stressful morning back and forth between the banque and the computer! The screaming you hear c’est moi! 😉

  4. Ha, ha, ha…! Very funny joke!

    J’en ai dansé devant l’BUFFET,
    COURBET en deux, car on en rit
    Et les yeux pleurent, on d’vient MIRO…
    En plus, j’en ai renversé MATIS(SA)ne.
    Mais il n’y a pas eu d’autres DEGAS.
    Par Sainte Victoire, comme eut dit Cézanne,
    Ça galéje dur par là-bas…
    C’est bon pour la santé, avant D(‘)ALI au lit,
    PIC-A-S-SOn somme, n’est-ce pas…

    Hervé

  5. Some good laughs there.

  6. Pe bune asa a fost intamplarea? 😀 Desi e super amuzanta, parca nu-mi vine a crede… ca zau asa, frizeaza prostia… 😀 😀 😀 Ce drac’ de hot mai e si ala? 😀 A propos, din nefericire, ai citit ca idiotii de au furat tablourile celebre din muzeul din Amsterdam, parca romanasii “destapti”, au fost condamnati definitiv? sa plateasca si doua generatii dupa ei, paguba, dar cateva tablouri celebre, printre care unul de Van Gogh chiar, au fost puse pe foc de catre mama unuia din nenorociti… vaca aia a ars patrimoniu… cica de frica… Bine era sa fi fost copii, dar nu zice nimeni nimic despre asta… 😦

    • ah, nu tu Ana, evident ca nu-i chestie reala, ci o glumita cu un joc de cuvinte franco-englez, un soi de “tachinare” simpatica despre maniera de-a pronunta cuvintele franceze cu accent britanico-US… 🙂
      * * *
      da, sigur c-am fost la curent cu hotia de la muzeu’ olandez… mi se semnaleaza orice legat de români si România, deci si actiuni negative, din pacate si din nefericire, asa cum afirmi… 😦 ce-as mai putea adauga la frazele tale?!… ca-mi pare rau si ca-s revoltata la culme, însa ma “consolez” cu ideea ca acei hoti români sunt doar cazuri izolate, caci detest orice fel de generalizare…

  7. She is so witty, that one! 🙂

  8. Very clever indeed!!! Thanks for the smile… I needed one! ❤

  9. Good one Melanie – I loved the play on words! 😀

  10. ❤ Happy day, Melanie!

  11. Thanks for the laughs! 🙂

  12. LIKE ROASTED GARLIC… you have flavored our afternoons very well! 🙂

  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    READY FOR SOME AFTERNOON DELIGHT??? 🙂

  14. 🙂 Love the post, Mélanie!

  15. Hahaha! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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