new pics 09/09 (if you don’t see thumbnails below, this link should work):

Alyzée Costes in “les papillons noirs”:



Lola Creton in “les papillons noirs”:



Alice Belaïdi in “les papillons noirs”:


Hanny Reents in “les papillons noirs”:

Bonnie Millat in “l’enfer pour les salauds”:


French version (with extensive commentary)

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Satchel Paige, possibly America’s greatest pitcher and certainly its greatest philosopher, once said of his deeply lined face, “We seen some sights, it and I.”

Queen Liz saw some sights herself.

When she assumed the throne, her Prime Minister was Winston Churchill, and Stalin was Russia’s evil dictator du jour. Mao Tse-Tung was China’s leader and David Ben-Gurion was Israel’s PM. Harry Truman was President of the USA and Le Grand Charles would not be the President of France for another six years.

In the entire history of our world, only one head of state ever ruled longer, France’s famous Louis XIV, and Liz was even closing in on the Sun King, but now she’ll have to settle for second.

The new king is officially styled Charles III. He already owns a record of his own. No monarch in English history first assumed the throne so late in life. In fact, nobody ever came close. King Chuck broke the previous record by nine years. King William IV, son of Mad King George, ascended to the throne at 64 in 1830. He took over when his older brother died with no living legitimate children. (Although he seemed to have plenty of offspring. Long story for another day.)