Variété patriotique

The collateral effect of war is the full immersion in an immense bathe of rhetoric. The Ivorian TV is working hard in this way, with a nonstop show of politicians and dignitaries disseminating their stories with no embarrassment. The interminable catalogue is interrupted only by the ‘variété patriotique’, an ensemble of dubious singers and dancers chanting the country and the government. The UN radio represents the other interference, with its improbable appeals to “not panic” and its absence of information. To have a rest we watched “the good girl” and “le voleur de vies” with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. PS the mechanician sent an SMS to give his support. Nice thought.

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  1. Hello Paolo,

    I guess things are pretty dangerous there at the moment. I hope you and your team out there are ok and keeping your spirits up in the hope of things calming down soon.

    Take care

    Joanne

    Here are my corrections:

    The collateral effect of war is the full immersion in an immense bath of rhetoric.

    The Ivorian TV is working hard in this way, with a non-stop show of politicians and dignitaries disseminating their stories with no embarrassment (shame may be a better word to use in this context).

    The interminable catalogue is interrupted only by the ?variété patriotique?, an ensemble of dubious singers and dancers chanting to the country and the government.

    The UN radio represents the other interference, with its improbable appeals to ?not panic? and its absence of information.

    To have a rest we watched ?the good girl? and ?le voleur de vies? with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke.

    PS the mechanic sent an SMS to give his support. Nice thought.

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