New pics 09/16 (if you don’t see thumbnails below, this link should work):

Julie De Bona in “les combattantes”:

Ayumi Roux in “les rivières pourpres”:

Vimala Pons in “petite fleur”:

Charlotte Gainsbourg in “les passagers de la nuit”:


Noée Abita in “les passagers de la nuit”:

Marion Barbeau in “en corps”:

French version (with extensive commentary)

Charlie’s archives (thousands of collages – no ads, no password)

Although the words below were composed two years ago, I think Charles Pierce wrote the appropriate eulogy:

“If a more sanctimonious toad than Kenneth Starr ever has crawled through American politics, I’m hard-pressed to know who it was.”

Despite his often pious public pronouncements, Starr simply had no moral compass at all. He once wrote a letter of support for convicted and confessed pedophile Christopher Kloman, who was sentenced to 43 years in prison, despite Starr’s absurd suggestion that a more appropriate punishment would be “community service.” He didn’t have to make such an argument – he was not on the defense team. He just felt it was an appropriate recommendation to provide justice for a man who was convicted of molesting five children, accompanied by “strong evidence” pointing to the abuse of 26 more, with the accusations ranging from inappropriate touching to rape.

But then again, seeking sweetheart deals for child molesters was really Starr’s specialty. He also helped to secure a ludicrously lenient deal for the notorious Jeffrey Epstein, and was removed as President of Baylor when he did his best to sweep a campus rape scandal under the rug.

“I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”

He retires with 20 victories in the majors, and is arguably the greatest grass-court player in history. In his prime he won Wimbledon five years in a row, and eight times altogether.

He was once ranked #1 for 237 consecutive weeks, a record.