I was very surprised to read about this 11 days long (!!!) traffic jam in China. My new album « Goto » starts with a song called « Traffic jam ». I've always written lines about it (a never released song even says: « je suis pour la prolifération des automobiles »). My song contains a sound sample from that amazing scene with Jack Nicholson at his best.
In Julio Cortazar's « Tous les feux, le feu », there is a short story called « L'Autoroute du Sud » in which the author describes one imaginary traffic jam that lasts a few days, in the south of France. La vie s'organise. It's funny and very much alive, like it must have been in China... The Luigi Comencini film « L'Ingorgo : Una storia impossibile » (1970) was based on it. It's called « Le grand embouteillage » in French.
Jacques Tati was also fond of traffic jams. He made this movie called « Trafic » ( only one f in French) between 69 and 71. He must have encountered traffic jam in financing the movie, as we find traffic jams in almost every social situation today.
vendredi, août 27, 2010
mercredi, août 18, 2010
I spent the summer trying to find a solution against global warning. Here is the result: if we could reduce animal temperature to the same level as human beings (37°C), a giant diminution of the planet warmth would occur. How can we make it happen? Cooling down the atmosphere by cooling down animals must be based on a voluntary basis:
Elephants are not concerned (36.5°C) by this measure called refroidir les animaux.