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Horst Tappert - That Rest Prop

Tart Prophets " Fatals Picards " have foreseen this day some time ago with their silly song "A l'enterrement de Derrick". Stephan Derrick , alias Horst Tappert , died on saturday, December 13th. Fatals Picards - L'enterrement de Derrick

Smile in the sky - My God, it's full of stars

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Funny sign in the sky in this cold and damp December: a crescent Moon and two "stars" have just offered us a cosmic smiley. The two brilliant "stars" are our sister planets Venus and Jupiter . This smiling sky has especially being reported from the chinese side of the world, under different angles: China economy Net Chine informations Lhasa: The sky smiles in the night and last a Youtube video . Maybe a smiling sign from 2001: A Space Odyssey Star-Child, for his 20th birthday.

Major en *let - In honor of Jean Morlet

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Jean Morlet (or the Major en -let , in french in the text), one of the fathers of all wavelets , along with some precursors, as in the nice notice Precursors in mathematics: early wavelet bases , by Hans G. Feichtinger , is honored at the end of October in Marseille, France. A preliminary program below the Morelet crocodile: October 27 - 29th, 2008 Continuous wavelet transform and Morlet's wavelet, 1978-2008 : International colloquium in honor of Jean Morlet Organizer: G. Saracco (CNRS, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence) Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques (CIRM), Campus de Luminy, Marseille, France *Preliminary Program*: 1-Alex Grossmann: «Continuous wavelet theory and Morlet's wavelet» (Hommage à J. Morlet) , (CNRS-Evry) 2-Y. Meyer, membre de l'Académie des Sciences: «Des ondelettes continues en géophysique aux bases orthogonales d'ondelettes» (hommage a J. Morlet) (ENS-Cahan) 3- Pierre Goupillaud : PR, Two superb mathematicians who's innovations were t

Concern fees - Upcoming conferences - PCS 2009

The 2009 Picture Coding Symposium has been announced and its website made public Website : PCS 2009 https://redpill.ecn.purdue.edu/~pcs2009/ Submission deadline: November 21 , 2008 Conference dates: May 6-8, 2009 Topics of interest include: Coding of still and moving pictures Content-based and object-based coding Scalable video coding Coding of multiview video and 3D graphics Modeling and synthetic coding Virtual/augmented reality and telepresence Coding for mobile, IP and sensor networks High fidelity visual data processing and coding Analysis for coding and adaptation Transcoding and transmoding Joint audio and visual processing and coding Subjective and objective quality assessment metrics and methods Error robustness, resilience and concealment Coding and indexing for database applications Protection and integrity of visual data Persistent association of information to visual data Joint source and channel coding Implementation architectures and VLSI New applications and technique

If Mike's dog really ate his frog - On the peer review origin

I originally underestimated the peer review argument in Attempts to hedge out peer review , where Eric Weinstein associates it with the "If Mike's dog really ate his frog" growing meme. In most of the scientific world, we revere pi , setting high standards to what should be published and known. Thus, let's unveil the truth: the dog's name was Bagel, which could become a peer review paradigm, as Lenna is for image processing (another Lenna tells us about a very interesting bagel and salad diet , giving us the missing link between two paradigms). Chad Orzel quotes this anectode in Uncertain principles , with Google slightly giving it more echoes (a thought to Richard Wright by the way), as pointed out on Nuit Blanche by Igor Carron . He also refers to the soft pion theorem , but what about very cold neutrons?

Concern Fees - About PIMRC 2009

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Apparently, from the logs of the SIVA Conferences web page (post title anagramatic explanation ), tons of radio people are looking for the next 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Conference (PIMRC the 20th), which was planned in Yokohama (Japan). Luckily, PIMRC 2009 website has just been released, and holds in Tokyo (Japan again). Don't ask me why. Its 2009 theme is "Giga bit Wireless for Real Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications". You may look at the 20th PIMRC 2009 call for papers. The submission dead-line is 06/03/2009 (03/06/09 American style, which looks arithmetically nicer but has ambiguities), and the conference is from 16/09/2009 to 18/09/2008. Topics follow: PHY related topics Antenna & Propagation Modulation & Coding Equalization and Synchronization MIMO Cognitive radio Millimeter wave WLAN, WPAN, BAN Enabling technologies Beamforming antenna, MEMS, RF CMOS, etc MAC related topics Ad-

Well if Mike's dog really ate his frog, let us update

The Mike from " if Mike's dog really ate his frog " is Michael D. Grossberg . After a PhD in Mathematics from MIT, after having his dog being quoted by co-author Yael Karshon , he is apparently active in the signal/image processing community, which is... interesting to me, at least. More interesting, let us have a closer look at Mike's place: www1.cs.columbia.edu/~ mdog / . Crypting writings again? No, probably a spur of M ike's Dog . But what would happen if Mike's dog really ate his blog ?

What if Mike's dog really ate his frog? - On Liar's grief, faked mythologies

If Mike's dog really ate his frog is taken from a talk by Eric Weinstein : Attempts to hedge out peer review (between slides 73 and 79). It is an if and only if condition which remained long undiscovered (even if cited). It anagrams to Liar's grief, faked mythologies , which is not unrelated to its origin (cryptic writings in a PhD thesis for a student to confound his advisor). An other reference may be found at Project Euclid ; just enter "ate + frog" in the fulltext search box, you get this very serious paper: The moment map and line bundles over presymplectic toric manifolds , Yael Karshon and Susan Tolman, J. Differential Geom. Volume 38, Number 3 (1993), 465-484. Igor Carron at Nuit Blanche suggested to meme this sentence . Let us join the mob. P.S.: all apologies to Eric Weinstein for a name misspelling. Instead of an insincere wite ( blame ), to you I write incense , gold and myrrh gifts in shape of anagrams, hoping to build together irenic new ties

A real duet - On dual-tree wavelets (and a Matlab toolbox)

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True pieces of art elude science (left picture borrowed from Flickr). Anyway, dual-tree wavelets form a real duet in Hilbert transform type harmony. But the true deal comes from some software implementing this possibly complex wavelet decomposition . Version 1.2 of the M-band dual-tree wavelet Matlab toolbox has been released. It is available from Caroline Chaux webpage or directly from the link: http://www-syscom.univ-mlv.fr/~chaux/toolbox/TOOLBOX_DTMband1D_v1.2.zip The toolbox implements several 2-band and M-band wavelets (e.g. Meyer 2, 3 and 4 bands, Haar, Shannon etc.) in the Hilbert transform based dual-tree wavelet framework. Theoretical results, applications and comparisons may be found in the following papers from http://www-syscom.univ-mlv.fr/~chaux/publications.html Image Analysis Using a Dual-Tree M-Band Wavelet Transform IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 15, No.8, Aug. 2006, p. 2397-2412 Noise Covariance Properties in Dual-Tree Wavelet Decompositions

Ice Soup - About EUSIPCO 2008 (and signal in general)

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The "Signal de Sauvabelin" is a beautiful wooden tower offering a great Laussane panorama. This "signal perspective" was celebrated at the very same place in Switzerland place last week at EUSIPCO 2008 . Enjoy some other pictures taken from cold Swiss lakes (hence the Ice Soup ) at Picasa . Meanwhile, i may have another Signal Tower close to home, at La Defense (close to Paris), since Jean Nouvel recently won the contest for this renewal minded building. Temporary exhibition of the contest's finalists at Cité Chaillot , from 25 June to 30 September 2008. On my window by 2015. But since then, many other signal and image processing conferences will provide us with travel opportunities. The 17th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2009 , conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland. An good reason to meet the 32th (Scottish) Signal Squadron ? Discover the challenge, as they say. All along the watch tower, there must be some way out of here...

Concern Fees - About conferences (in signal and image processing)

Having spotted before the stricking anagrammatic link between "conferences " and "fees concern" , through a digression on Juran's famous hammer and nail quote, this post initiates a series of annoucements on some upcoming signal and image processing conferences of interest since, generally, conference deadlines represent strong incentives for scientific outcomes. Due to the myriad of such events, let us consider this series, to the first order, as a self-remainder. A more complete list of signal and image processing conferences is also available. First annoucement is SSP 2009 ( IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing ). It has been annouced in Cardiff, Wales, from 31/08/2009 to 03/09/2009 (present deadline: 27/04/2009). The theoretical topics include: Adaptive and nonlinear signal processing, Blind detection and separation, Broadband beamforming, Cognitive signal processing, Detection and estimation, Distributed signal processing, Monte Carlo metho

Try nerd duel - on a fan of Tyler Durden

Let us welcome a brand new signal processing blog. Le petit chercheur illustré , under the auspices of Fight Club. If you wanna fight, Tyler Durden ... Try nerd duel. Le petit chercheur deals today with some ancient form of Matching pursuit . Since its english subtitle is Yet Another Signal Processing and Applied Math blog, its acronym contains the word SPAM (for the Signal Processing and Applied Math part), enough to remind us of the Monty Python's Flying Circus. But surprise, the whole acronym, YA SPAM, belongs to urban language, as seen in the Urban dictionary. Its definition ? An quick precise reaction to an outburst of words from another person Maybe someone we already knew for his " not in let multiselectivelet ", a somewhat pythonesque wavelet. Very well adapted indeed. Welcome Laurent (yet another one). We hope you quickly grow into a grand chercheur illustre .

Conferences (Concern Fees?) - About hammers and nails

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There is some concern about scientific conferences in general, and signal/image/video conferences in particular, as money making machines (hence the fees' concern anagram). Not only places where people meet, share, even copy or steal ideas... Remember the standard quote, attributed to Wilson Mizner (1876-1933): Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research or maybe this quote has also been unfaithfully copied, since it often appear as If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research Steal or copy, two or many. Blame the the cut, correct and paste. Since Mizner's most famous plays is entitled The Deep Purple , shouldn't this sentence be refined along the lines of another solid rock band, Megadeth ( Captive honour , from Countdown to extinction ): And when you kill a man, you're a murderer ( plagiarist ) Kill many, and you're a conqueror ( researcher , then) Kill them all... Ooh... Oh you're a god! W

Swanky Bettors - on West bank Story

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May a movie bring some peace in the Middle East ? A litte singing, a little dancing, a lot of humm(our)us. A nice feature for this 60th anniversary of the Foundation of the state of Israel . Swanky Bettors may bet on West bank Story ( online video here , and IMDB page there ) by Ari Sandel. Official selection of the 2005 Sundance film fest, 28 prizes won in festivals. Love inside inter-family confrontation in a FFF (falafel-fast-food, not FFF , not FFF ) world, KK (Kosher-King) against HH (Hummus Hut). David and Fatima replay Romeo and Juliet and West side story . Wanna trade chickpeas for a chic peace ?

Cochlear Auxin - Congratulations

Caroline Chaux PhD thesis has been awarded "best thesis in signal and image processing" by the EEA Club , on Tuesday 6th May 2008. The EEA Club is a 40 year old association that gathers teachers and researchers in Electrical and Control Engineering, founding member and part of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE) . The official ceremony takes place in Saint-Etienne, France, at the 48ème congrès du Club EEA (www.istase.fr/eea2008/) from May 28 to May 30. Caroline Chaux also received the best student paper award at ICASSP 2005 . The PhD thesis is entitled " Analyse en ondelettes M-bandes en arbre dual ; application à la restauration d’images" or " M-band dual tree wavelet analysis with application to image restoration". Dual tree wavelets represent a special breed of wavelet frames composed of the union of two (M-band) wavelet bases in phase quadrature or forming Hilbert pairs. The sine and cosi

Flat Noise Set - on Fast Noiselet transform

After first try to provide some code for the noiselet transform matrix, which yields a flat noise set of coefficients from the Haar system (and to obtain nice pictures ), a valuable implemetation has been made public. No lie, fastest Matlab code for noiselets is now available from Laurent Jacques ( direct link ). David Donoho(*) recently recalled that the compressed sensing litterature shared similarities with concepts in other fiels (an oft essential remark). For instance in data stream processing, as for “heavy hitters” or “Iceberg queries”. The Fast Noiselet is not the nastiest floe in this ocean of litterature . (*) David L. Donoho, Compressed Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, April 2006 ( pdf copy ). On complex hadamard matrices

Connections or connexions?

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François Morellet is a painter, scultor, engraver, who turned abstract by the 1950's. Some of his works carry strange connections with sparsity, wavelets and even compressive sensing . First, his name, akin to both a crocodile and Jean Morlet , who died almost one year ago. Then, he authored a work entitled "4 trames de tirets simples (non quinconce) 0°-45°-90°-135°", which obviously refer to a set of four oriented separable ("non quincunx") frames, very similar to complex dual-tree wavelets . The remaining terms "tirets simples" (simple dashes) may refer to Haar or Hadamard like vectors. Less structured grids (see Any grid ) are also present, as in this "Répartition aléatoire de 40 000 carrés": The following "3 doubles trames 0°, 30°, 60°" is far better structured. Connections. Or Connexions (cnx.org), at Rice University , providing Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, elec

RIP scene sends Smog (Noiselet today)

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Recently, Processing Vein Mess was proposed as an applicative anagram for Compressive sensing . Its Compressed sensing avatar possesses a much nicer anagram: " RIP scene sends Smog ". This was illustrated in a recent talk by Albert Cohen around the Restricted Isometry Property (RIP). For practical applications, Compressive sensing onset lies in the developpement of specific observation matrices. N oiselets are an example of those. Let us quote artist Michael Thieke about them: Very sparse . Very minimal. These musicians with their instruments make sounds that may not have been intended by the original inventors. They do this in a way that at first seems to be a very random . After a longer listen, the inspirations soak through. These “ noiselets and sounduals” (my words entirely) may be improvised, but they are very potent in their expressive capability. Real, or imaginery (for noiselet Matlab code)?

RIP, not RIP - a little bit on compressed sensing

Shall the Restricted Isometry Property (RIP) Rest In Peace (RIP again)? This afternoon, Albert Cohen presented recent findings (made with Wolfgang Dahmen and Ronald DeVore ) on Compressed sensing and best k-term approximation . These findings pertain to the fields of compressive sensing (CS, see Nuit Blanche for some live coverage) and non-linear approximation (NLA), namely: how do fixed linear measurements (CS) and adaptive linear measurements (NLA) compare for signal approximation in the lp norm? Both in a deterministic and a probabilistic fashion. A. Cohen nicely reviewed some references on the topic, including the interesting FRI (Finite Rate of Innovation) by Per Luigi Dragotti and Martin Vetterli ( et al. ), nicely covered here (we come back later on this approach) and the compressive sensing resources . He emphasized an approach based on decoupling (1) the information quantity and (2) the algorithms. The basic question is: given some unknown x, presumably sparse, lin

Ever Alone Hunk - Discretization and Orthogonality

Far far far away from the last post on compressive sensing , two other talks closer to every day problems with standard data (orthogonal matrices and quantization), which i have been watching during breakfast (quite a long one). Ofer Zeitouni: A Correlation Inequality for Nonlinear Reconstruction , on the question whether the Karhunen-Loève transform remains optimal in the non-linear approximation for gaussian vectors. Karhunen-Loève transform (or Proper orthogonal decomposition, or Principal component analysis) is a central tool in statistics (often named after Hotelling) and signal processing, yielding "optimal" orthogonal transforms for uncorrelated data. The duet formed by Kari Karhunen and Michel Loève (even a triplet which Harold Hotelling) reassembles to an Ever Alone Hunk . Zhidong Bai: Statistical Analysis for Rounding Data . Most of the discrete versions of the continuous setting deal with the discretization of time or space, i.e. sampling. Now what happens

Compressive sensing - Processing Vein Mess

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This first short note on Compressive Sensing is, of course, anagram-driven since it has been applied for some Vein Mess Processing (see the images on the last page of Sparse MRI: The Application of Compressed Sensing for Rapid MR Imaging , by Michael Lustig, David Donoho and John M. Pauly). Some matlab code for compressed sensing MRI is made available. It is also dedicated to Igor Carron who carefully blogs and extracts information bits from the overwhelming litterature on CS (see Compressive Sensing Resources ). For short, compressed or compressive sensing aims at saving bits by sampling and compressing structured signals at the same time, allowing some potential error. It is strongly related to sparse decompositions. An open challenge: find the sparsest/most compressed, but also most elegant, definition for "compressive sensing"! I do consider the four-word Wedderburn theorem " every finite field commutates " (in French: "tout corps fini commute",

Israel - La ré si

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Du fait de son invité cette année, le salon du livre ne pouvait que générer un post de L. Duv. on Israël . Cette tentative capilotractée ne dissimule pas que les lettres d'"israel" sont dans celles du "salon du livre". Israël, pays du livre et des livres, fait débat. En ajoutant l'article, le salon du livre devient Israel, null dove , si l'on insiste sur les malheurs de la colombe, ou Israel, dull oven , pour son soleil harassant. Si Israel - is real est un slogan tentant, on peut reprocher à cet état qu' il rase les maisons de certains de ses habitants. Mais le raïs est aussi son anagramme. Ce n'est pas étonnant que les anagrammes sèment le trouble dans cette ambiance de gématrie (qui associe chiffres et lettres et en tire des interprétations symboliques). En espérant qu'on parle enfin en paix ( www.parlerenpaix.org ) dans ce serial de lutte et d'incompréhension, écoutons un peu la radio ( France-Culture ) sur l' actualité du

Lazare Ponticelli : le der des der

Lazare Ponticelli , le dernier des poilus : la 1ere guerre mondiale a rendu son lot capillaire zen . Une dernière tranchée à sa taille se referme sur le dernier souvenir vivant d'une époque de bruit et de fureur. Né italien, menant la charge dès 16 ans pour un pays, pas encore le sien, où les immigrés sont trop souvent considérés comme charge. Il en subsiste sur la toile au moins quatre épisodes sur LibéLabo , tant que restera la mémoire numérique... Le compte-rendu de Maître Eolas Le compte-rendu de Wiki

Wavelet activity - ondelette, et dolente ?

Fortunately, the wavelet activity is not as sparse as the representation it provides. Indeed, there is no such thing as the lazy wavelet (l'ondelette indolente). Recent additions from the wavelet world, namely wavelet names in "*let" include treelets , noiselets , needlets and a connection to Vassili Strela multiwavelet toolbox, which was long unavailable. Wavelets do not suffer (inactivity). The anagramatic connection linking " ondelette " " et dolente ? " is thus... wrong. There is such thing as the lazy wavelet. Contradiction? No, we encourage star-let submission!

Un test, qui sait ? (Des statistiques...)

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Pénombre offre un espace public de réflexion et d'échange sur l'usage du nombre dans les débats de société. On sait, après Disraeli (premier ministre britannique au XIXe siècle) qu'il existe trois sortes de mensonges : les petits mensonges, les gros mensonges et les statistiques ! Pourtant, bien employée, la statistique mets en lumière les vérités profondes du monde. Par exemple cette découverte étonnante dans le numéro 42 de la lettre de pénombre de la constance de la population mondiale par personne. Cette statistique peut-être mise en rapport avec cette autre découverte de l'église du monstre spaghetti volant ( Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ). Comme quoi, les structures religieuses peuvent également contribuer à la science. Et donc, on y apprend l'incidence découverte de la diminution du nombre de pirates sur le réchauffement global. En parallèle à la réduction du duo production/consommation, à la mise en œuvre de solutions de stockag

Quentin Garel, en quel granit (en bords de Seine)

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En quel granit furent taillés les géants qui marchaient sur le globe ? De quel bois les oiseaux ? Quentin Garel offre à l'œil quelques vestiges du temps passé, quelques résidus de mort à venir. Becs et crânes d'oiseaux, tête de canard décharnée, mandibules de porc, bois ou métal. Ces œuvres d' art, quel engin les a déposées sur les rives de la Seine, dans le parc du Chemin de l'Île ? À Nanterre, 14 hectares en bord de Seine, entre A14, friches industrielles, décharges et centre de recyclages. Où ces rognures de l'industrie consommante se trouvent fort bien. Q uelques indications pour la visite du parc et les infos officielles . Le dimanche 30 mars est prévue une visite guidée de parc. En savoir plus sur Quentin Garel ? À la galerie L.J. Beaubourg , les photos de Christelle (sur le blog de Buzenval à Miromesnil), à la Galerie Forni (Bologna, Italie). Dans Le bestiaire de Quentin Garel ( fiche technique ), documentaire (Mirage Illimité) de 2006 de Thomas Lallie

Le Moscar des pickpockets

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On en avait parlé ici même , et sur les enquêtes en stand-by d' Oslo Films , du Mozart des pickpockets . Une petite perle de court-métrage, drôle et bien écrit, de Philippe Pollet-Villard, et avec, et avec Richard Morgièvre, compère écrivain. Très primé par chez nous, il vient de recevoir l' Oscar 2008 du meilleur court-métrage de fiction . Ce qu’il y a de bien c’est qu’on saura jamais s’il est intelligent ce gamin. Ça doit être ça l’avantage d’être sourd et muet, t’es pas dans la compétition Ce court est disponible en DVD (édité par F-CAN ), avec un autre court-métrage, La baguette , dont les sub-héros sont les mêmes Philippe et Richard, larcineurs à la petite semaine. Bon investissement, il se revoit facilement.

Actualités du court-métrage - Clermont-Ferrand

L'actualité est au festival international du court métrage du Clermont-Ferrand Une diffusion des films courts : MK2, soirée courts métrages n°96 Mardi 12 février à 20H30 et 22h30 (Mk2 quai de Seine, métro : Jaurès, Stalingrad) Les prix du festival : Compétition nationale : Como todo el mundo , de Franco Lolli Compétition internationale : Auf der Strecke , de Reto Caffi Compétition labo : Pikapika, Lightning Doodle Project , de Kazue Monno, Takeshi Nagata Tout le palmarès : sur le site du festival À la radio : Tout arrive (France Culture) du mercredi 6 février 2008 ( partie 1 , partie 2 en audio) Avec un focus sur Gravity de Nicolas Provost (synthèse d'innombrables baisers hollywoodiens), et Stone people de Leonid Rybakov Et les prochains festivals : Festivals en France Festivals à l'étranger

Microfilm - I, Film Corm

Un excellent concert de Microfilm hier soir 8 février 2008 au Glaz'Art ( www.glazart.com ). Avec l'insigne avantage d'être passé en première partie, permettant de quitter la salle au milieu (voire au début) des jérémiades bruitistes d'Arnaud Michniak. Un anagramme de Microfilm ? I, Film Corm ( "ma vie de bulbe cinématographique" ) donne une petite idée de ce groupe surtout instrumental, dont germent des samples de paroles et quelques scènes retouchées de vieux films (comme par un filtre médian), projetées sur un écran. Comme pour Secret camera , tiré de leur premier album A journey to the 75th , et dont le clip semble extrait de Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (Doppleganger) . Le microfilm est/était un support de stockage analogique reproduisant les pages de livres ou périodiques, des documents juridiques et des dessins techniques. ... selon la source wikipedia usuelle. Microfilm , c'est désormais : un groupe de 4 musiciens de Poitiers, teinté de post

Sans corps

Philippe Khorsand ( fiche IMDB ), pensionnaire de la Comédie Française, est décédé le 29 janvier 2008. Révélé à la télévision par la série Palace de Jean-Michel Ribes, il a commencé à jouer au cinéma pour Georges Launter ( « Laisse aller, c'est une valse » ), le rôle d'Antoine dans « Mes meilleurs copains » de Jean-Marie Poiré, celui de Bergosa dans le trop-vite-dénigré « Total western » de Éric Rochant (avec un Kalfon furioso) et, il faut bien le dire, une série de publicité pour une assurance cotonneuse. Fama crescit eundo , la rumeur croît en s'éloignant, et donne dans le désordre MAAF : escroc de nuit . Son dernier rôle est pour Jean-Michel Ribes, dans « Musée haut, musée bas » , prévu cette année. Appelez-moi le directeur ! Trop tard, le patron l'a rappelé ! Il l'a eu un jour... Il l'a eu ! "Le musée est-il chaud, est-il froid ? Est-il haut, est-il bas ? Y a-t-il des veaux, y a t-il des rats ?"

Propriétaires de tous pays, unissez-vous

À la rentrée dernière, je proposais une lecture pudique de la lettre de Guy Hoquet . Il manquait le geste à la parole. Voila qui est FAI.

Il joue du piano. Debout

Daniel Barenboim vient (samedi) de recevoir un passeport palestinien . C'est un acte fort pour la coexistence israelo-palestienne. Daniel Barenboim avait joué régulièrement en territoire palestinien, il avait également fait un symbole de son West-Eastern Diwan Orchestra , ou Orchestre Divan oriental-occidental (avec Edward Said), fondé en 1999 en référence à un recueil de poèmes de Goethe (pour son 250e anniversaire), comprenant notamment des musiciens israéliens et de pays arabe (Palestine, Égypte, Syrie). C'est peut-être un détail pour vous, comme l'initiative Parler en paix , mais pour moi...

La psilopa et un dessin de Pessin

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La psilopa (petrolei) est une mouche dont la larve vit à proximité des mares de pétrole, et dont j'oubliais régulièrement le petit nom, avant d'en faire un titre. Du pétrole à la mouche, lien direct avec ce dessin de Pessin. Il est loin le temps où on ramassait le pétrole à la louche (hormis en période de marée noire). À 100 dollars le baril, ça reste moins cher que le caviar (c) Pessin À grimper, le baril fera peut-être un jour de la voiture l'équivalent des imprimantes ou des rasoirs à x lames d'aujourd'hui : un produit d'appel qui ne coûte rien et dont le fonctionnement requiert l'achat régulier d'annexes hors de prix (les fameuses lames ou les cartouches d'encre). La Tata Nano sera vendue en Inde aux alentours de 2200 dollars (environ 1 700 euros, mais ça ne va pas durer). Coffre avant pour une petite valise, compteur kilométrique analogique, boîte de vitesses issue d'un système inventé par Léonard de Vinci, elle consommerait 5 litres aux 10