Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Today's Le Monde reports this tragic story:
Célèbre figure de la gastronomie française, internationalement reconnu, Bernard Loiseau a été retrouvé mort, victime d'une décharge de fusil de chasse, dans sa chambre, en son domicile de Saulieu (Côte-d'Or), lundi 24 février en fin d'après-midi. La thèse du suicide est privilégiée par les services de police. Une autopsie a été réclamée afin de confirmer cette hypothèse.
Apparently, the poor chef decided to end his life when the presigious gastronomic guide GaultMillau reduced his rating from 20 (via 19) to a mere 17 golden forks.
Perhaps we could just give Chirac a 17 rating and tell him to fork off?
MORE OF THE MONOLOGUES
I had the great pleasure of watching Amram "monologues" Mitznah on the television tonight, as a squirmed his way around the question of why he had driven Sharon into forming a right-wing coalition (apparently it was in the interests of the country or somthing) and why his own party have launched, in the interviewer's words, an intifada against him. (This term is a little strong in my mind; presumably, this means they are going to shooting at him, bombing him, murdering his children etc. I know that emotions run high in the Israeli Labour Party but I can't believe that even Fu'ad Ben Eliezer is planning all those things.) It was reported that Ephraim Sneh had even said - shock horror - that Mitznah is as bad as Barak. He certainly seems to be emulating him.
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