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Sacre Bleu!

April 14, 2008

The French singing the National Anthem of the United States? Just when you thought it was safe to swim in The Seine…

Imagine! France Sings For The USA

Before KJ and my other brothers from France blows a brie, here’s the deal. This is all about Pangea Day, and you can visit their site here: Pangeaday http://www.pangeaday.org/
There are links to their MySpaz and Facelook pages you can avail of, should you be so inclined. The whole thing is a pretty good idea, I think, and stuff like this is badly needed in our, ahem, interesting, world, heY!

The Pangea Day Mission & Purpose

Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film.

Why? In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film.

The Pangea Day Event

Starting at 18:00 GMT on May 10, 2008, locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked for a live program of powerful films, live music, and visionary speakers. The entire program will be broadcast – in seven languages – to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.

Somebody laughed and asked me; “Can you imagine Americans singing Le Marseillaise to the French?” Of course I can, that’s a cheap shot, and here’s Humphrey Bogart doing just this:

Casablanca – French National Anthem

So, touche, heY! Now, the real question is…ehrm, does anybody know the words to Land der Berge? (hint: it’s a piece by Mozart)

~ anemi

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