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[Mar. 15th, 2007|03:29 pm]
kyle cassidy
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why is my inbox suddenly entirely in french?

because apparantly there was a story about armed america on "ET POURTANT ELLE TOURNE".


now they all get to suffer my high school francais. or maybe i can hire kiwi to come to europe with me.

[User Picture]From: modelnerd
2007-03-15 07:43 pm (UTC)
I wonder what French spam is like.
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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2007-03-15 08:09 pm (UTC)
My french is a bit rusty, but I'm pretty sure the woman describing your site is misrepresenting what she sees just a little bit. Not everyone pictured on the site is laughing and smiling.
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[User Picture]From: ding_0_
2007-03-15 08:45 pm (UTC)
I imagine that this book will do well published overseas. There was a BBC report explaining to the perplexed british why americans feel they need guns even after columbine. it had an air of "those silly americans"

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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2007-03-16 01:56 am (UTC)
You could take Oma with you. She's fluent in French and German. And EVERYBODY likes little old ladies who can curse in three languages.

I've got a friend at work who's fluent and might enjoy helping you out. She worked as a model and cabaret singer in Paris in the '70s.

Very exciting to have international interest! Have you figured out what shirt you'll wear should Good Morning America come calling? Have you decided what "Breakfast with Roswell" photo you'll have available in case you're asked, "so, what's your next project?"

poke, poke, poke

Now, go get humble and clean the catbox or something.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-03-16 02:05 am (UTC)
the catbox needs cleaning, that's fo shizzle.

i think i'll wear my City Kitties shirt.
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[User Picture]From: ernunnos
2007-03-16 02:21 am (UTC)
Apparently you were on Life Online last night too, but Bob thought it was a joke. You should contact them and offer to be on the show. Bob's a gun guy. As are many of his employees. :-)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-03-16 02:32 am (UTC)
let me know if you hear where on the show it was, i looked on line but it's like an hour and 40 minutes long.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-03-17 04:02 am (UTC)
is it ironic that armedamerica.org is registered through godaddy?
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[User Picture]From: pendragon93
2007-03-16 06:31 am (UTC)
Congrats... I think. I couldn't read a thing the site said. But at least you caused up something to be mentioned. :)
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[User Picture]From: susanjacobson
2007-03-16 02:31 pm (UTC)
From what I can tell, your site was featured on Et Pourtant Elle Tourne, a RadioFrance program. Your site is listed in the "links" section of the page you gave us. The transcript of what was said about your site is not on the page, although the topic of the day was "The Battle Against Juvenile Delinquence," so you can kinda-sorta see how it would fit in. There is a link to the radio program on the right, but the program is 45 minutes long. I am surfing and watching the Valerie Plame testimony right now, but I will listen to it a little later and see if I can find the spot where they talk about you. If anyone has the time when they talk about Kyle, I'll listen to it and post.
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[User Picture]From: susanjacobson
2007-03-16 04:15 pm (UTC)
lol - Yags was right. The audio begins at 33:40 in the 45-minute broadcast. Basically, the piece goes something like this (rought translation):

Host: Americans are fascinated with guns. They have many of them in their homes! The proof: The photos on this site - Armed America dot org.

Reporter (imagine an outraged vally gal, only French, speaking in that "aren't American's uncivilized" tone):

For example, we see this angelic photo of middle American family sitting on a sofa in their living room. Mamma is on the left, pappa on the right, the children are at their feet. They are smiling. They are all armed! At first glance the photos look inviting, maybe comic but then when you realize what your are looking at - it’s totally frightening. (efffreyant)

The photographer, Kiyel Kassadeee, went to their homes. He took photos of them in their living rooms, in their kitchens, with their dog...

He received a lot of messages from people volunteering to have their picture taken.
Unfortunately, there are only about a dozen photos on the site because a book is about to come out.

Better yet - they wrap up the segment with a new, Iraq war take on "Gangster's Paradise." Actully it sounds pretty cool and I'll try to find it. The host credits the original to Stevie Wonder. I don't know the history of this song, so perhaps Gangster's Paradise was a spin on Stevie's original song.
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[User Picture]From: susanjacobson
2007-03-16 04:38 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's a track from Patti Smith's new album (release date next month), a cover of "past time paradise," which was the original Stevie Wonder song that "Gangster's Paradise" was based on. It has an anti-Iraq War spin.
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[User Picture]From: petitbout
2007-03-17 03:42 pm (UTC)
Will your publisher be selling via internet so all those francais can purchase a copy?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-03-17 04:32 pm (UTC)
we have european distribution, so they'll most likely be able to walk down to their favorite local bookstore and buy one.

or on the interwebs.
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