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Music


Here Come The Judge, by Pigmeat Markham
January 8, 2022

If you're wondering who is the judge.

Hung-up, by Salt
May 23, 2020

A funk tune from 1972.

Marion Montgomery and Dudley Moore: Close Your Eyes
May 4, 2020

A jazz piece on British TV show Not Only... But Also in 1965.

Unsquare Dance
October 7, 2019

A musical piece written in 7/4 time by the American jazz composer Dave Brubeck in 1961. Listen on YouTube (1m59s).


Television


Video games on cable TV in Québec
June 23, 2016

In the 1980s, some Vidéotron channels would broadcast the screen of an Apple II computer to which a user could connect through a touch-tone telephone in order to play video games. Only one person could connect at a time and the game played was visible to any other person who would happen to watch the channel.

Quebec School Telecasts musical theme
January 14, 2012

This educational program was broadcast on the CBC and Radio-Québec. This theme is from Computer in Love, by Perrey and Kingsley.

Why 800 dollars of damage because of the water?
March 7, 2011

(In French.) After all, it was pressure treated wood.

The Big Snit (I'm Not Sawing the Table)
February 1, 2011

This is the 1985 National Film Board cartoon where a man insists that he is not sawing the table (at 6:26).

Radio-Canada network identification (1982)
September 20, 2008

The gool old "exploding pizza" logo with the voice of the late Jean-Paul Nolet saying "ici Radio-Canada" ("This is Radio-Canada"), in reference to the French network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
July 11, 1999

A page on the television show that Carson hosted from 1962 to 1992.


Literature


Le Chêne et le Roseau
October 22, 2019

A 1668 fable by Jean de La Fontaine.

How I Met My Wife
June 3, 2012

A short story about words that normally only get used negatively.

The Count of Monte Cristo
March 22, 2010

This novel, written in 1844, is often considered to be the best one by Alexandre Dumas. Wikisource has the original text.

Les trois mousquetaires
September 8, 2002

The story of four comrades-in-arms, who serve the Queen of France, and outwit her enemy Cardinal Richelieu and his clever agent, a female criminal. This is one of best-known novels by Alexandre Dumas. The complete text is available on this page.

The Wolf and the Dog
November 3, 2000

A fable in French by Jean de La Fontaine.

No sex, too many drugs, and nothing like rock'n'roll
June 23, 1998

A tale in old english of a Christmas trip that Angus McIntyre, a former regular of the alt.peeves newsgroup, made several years ago.


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