Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Ebay Gem...

As the cold wind blows through Brooklyn, I pass the time by scouring Ebay, both foreign and domestic, for all Pétanque goodies. This beauty was on, rather pricey but I imagine it's quite rare. A fine item for any lover of both Pastis and Pétanque.

I will continue to post more Objets Trouvé on the blog than last year, but others and see a greater selection and post their own finds on the Brooklyn Boule Message Board.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Iphone goes french, for those that can't....

I saw this image on and had to do a follow up to see what it was about....

So here it is, via

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Mobile Phrasebooks – go native

Want to never be at a loss for words, no matter where you are in the world? With your iPhone, and a little help from Lonely Planet, you’ll have the local lingo licked.

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel company, now offers its most popular phrasebooks in downloadable audio format, specially tailored to make the most of your iPhone. Don’t just skim the surface on your next trip: with over 600 spoken (and phonetically written) phrases in each guide, you can shop, socialise and shout like a native.

Sort of amazing really, the only French image Lonely Planet could conjure up was a game of Pétanque. Not the Eiffel Tour, the Fleur de Lis or even a bereted man on a bicycle with onions around his neck, but Pétanque, how lovely.