Archive for January 2014

The art of watching funny falls

January 29, 2014

Sometimes I type ” funny falls ” in the search bar and I watch Youtube compilations of funny falls.

They featured People who fall and who were inadvertently filmed by one camera (or phone).

There are lots of different falls and all do not make me laugh with the same intensity.

I ‘m not a fan of bike and skateboard falls.

However, I absolutely love falls during marriages.

Grooms who faints at the time of the oath or the bridesmaid who drank too much and decided to embark herself on a vaguely erotic choreography around a pillar, which happens to be the main post supporting tent, wavering before collapsing on everyone.

 I also like children who are ejected from the turnstile. (not “PC”)

I only saw once the video that made me laugh the most, and I was very wrong not to download it.

So, since, I seek it desperately .

This video is about a man who is bowling, which soars to launch his ball , launches it, but his finger stucks in the ball, so that it is not the ball , but him that throws himself . In an extraordinary move, unimaginable. An almost perfect motion.

In the first minutes of viewing these funny falls, my laughter comes directly from misfortune or at least the ridicule of others.

But it does not last long .

As minutes pass, the falls accumulate, the disgust appears, not the disgust for these people, but disgust for myself laughing at them.

Then a deep empathy for “other people” borns in the same movement.

These awkward “other people” seized and immortalized in all their awkwardness.

My love for “other people” almost reborns.

These distant “other people”, coming from around the world , these “other people” I do not know.




Broadway. This is the end.

January 27, 2014

The owners of the Roseland Ballroom in New York, that hosted stars like Fred Astaire or Madonna announced, Tuesday, Oct. 22, they would close its doors late April 2014. The ballroom, which can accommodate 3,500 people on 52nd Street, just steps from Broadway, opened in 1919.

This closure rings as a sign of the displacement and the collapse of the creative heart of the musicals away from its original birthplace.

As a matter of fact, the cult novel of a generation, American Psycho, will soon be played and sang on a London stage.

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imagine the life of a 26 years golden boy, Patrick Bateman. Banker in the 1980s, the young man is handsome, rich, intelligent. He frequents the trendiest restaurants and nightclubs . Like all his friends, he likes to take cocaine occasionally. But under his look of an ideal son, he is a schizophrenic serial killer. He rips, slaughters, recesses, violates his victims in his luxury Manhattan apartment.

An American in Paris, mounted as a musical, will be given its world premiere at the Châtelet in Paris, then it will move to Broadway.

At the Châtelet, musicals are carried by large orchestras, opera singers and great actors. Broadway works with singing actors and the partitions are re-orchestrated to limit to ten the number of musicians in the pit. In the United States, the Châtelet is considered as one of the first theaters in the world.