Saturday, April 18, 2009

Men are from Mars...


You all know the best seller "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" by John Gray, I suppose. Well, in Europe, a Belgian guy - Paul Dewandre - adapted it for the theater and I went to see his show last night at the Olympia. Funny and so true... Here is a clip on Youtube, of course, it's in French.

33 comments:

  1. Sounds right up my street., I'd like to see this Eric. I didn't read the book either. I'll have a look at the clip.

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  2. Oh my! It's me? I'm GF! Hurrah. I shall have all the charming and quirky traits of woman around my crown. So - what are they? I leave you to list them with your best imagination LOL.

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  3. Lynn, I give you a healthy helping of je ne sais quoi for your crown today!

    How exciting, Eric. I'd like to know what you learned about women from this experience.

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  4. I think this has been around for a bit, Eric, as I have seen the ads for it for awhile in the Metro .

    I am curious, how long has Chat et Souris been around, as it seems their ads have been in the metro FOREVER!

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  5. I've read parts of that book and it is very true! It would be funny to see it put into a theater production. Glad you had a good time watching it, Eric!

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  6. Ah yes the je ne sais quoi...mais oui!

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  7. "..nous sommes donc different" - you can say that again lol. So he is Belgian this Paul Dewandre? His diction is good for me, he enunciates really well and it's good for my French practise to listen but I can't understand ALL of what he says. Alors, toujours la meme chose, n'est-ce pas? :) What's new?

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  8. Ah Lynn, I always knew you were a diction girl.

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  9. How funny and ... true! ;))

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  10. Can't watch the video w/ this connection, will look later. Just hope this one is better than the Vagina Monologues (roll eyes)! ;)

    I didn't read the book either but I've come to the conclusion that men are women are simply two different species.

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  11. Great shot ..I love the leaves at the top!

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  12. I agree Tomate. Men and women are about as alike as, oh, I don’t know tomatoes and eggs?

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  13. Green eggs and ham - I think someone coined that phrase once! :)

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  14. "Two nations divided by a common language" : I think this quote can work as well between two persons, (even when each one comes from another planet).
    I won't disert a lot about this, as I have to improve myself first :)
    Omw to breathe the sea this week-end. A walk on the sand at this period of the year is always a great pleasure, wherever you come from, venus or mars, pas vrai?
    Never alone together. If so, that's a good beginning, I think! ;)

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  15. Anonyme walking on the sand is delicious. Particularly in bare feet, one of life's pleasures. Are you male? Can we say we have achieved agreement on something? lol

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  16. Re Tall Gary's link - the tomatoes in the tray are muttering "what's she got that we haven't?"

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  17. Hubby is My Favourite Martian. Why was there no TV show called My Favourite Venusian? Equal rights! Equal rights!

    Lynn, congrats GF. 'Je ne sais quoi' is so fitting - nice choice, ET Suzy.

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  18. Yes, we are different—mais vive la difference!

    Lynn --If you need more 'charming female quirks' for the crown, I'll be happy to lend you some of mine.

    Thanks for the clip, Eric. Good to know that the Olympia is still going strong. Back in the '60s, I was friends with Bruno Coquatrix's niece Babette, so tickets to an otherwise sold-out show (Bob Dylan & the Moody Blues, for ex.) were just a phone call away.

    Note to Guille re yesterday: I may be a Frumpie, but you are a Vingtie: Very Intelligent Nubile Gorgeous Trendsetter!

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  19. A friend of mine (female) didn't think much of the book. She calls it "Men Are Stupid and Women are Bitches".

    I love the photo, though. The Olympia is so grand.

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  20. There was a theather play here in Brazil too inspired by this book.

    the title of the play (performed by a women) was:

    "If men are from Mars, then that's where I'm going to"

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  21. Oooh Alexa I knew the Moody Blues too! My father knew them and my friend worked for them. My friend saw John Lodge only the other day. I only saw one of their concerts though. What a night that was! That's a whole other story though... ;)

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  22. lol Monica! I might just stay on Venus given my recent experiences!

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  23. I used to love the Moody Blues. How old does that make us?

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  24. Too old Michael lol. I lived in the same town as them you see, Justin Hayward and John Lodge anyway. They owned a record shop in the town. My father had a car hire company and used to drive them everywhere and got to know them. All this whilst I was a teenager - great fun. I must tell you about all that at some time LOL.

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  25. Michael -- well, in my case, old enough to be from the coolest generation ever (I believe).

    Lynn -- the night I saw them at the Olympia, the audience was being a bunch of jerks. So when it was over, Justin Hayward said, "Because you've been so NICE, we'll sing another—and they did "Nights in White Satin" again. Then they did it again . . . and again. It was fabulous—as was your MB concert, I'm sure!!

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  26. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOved the Moody Blues, and still do!
    It makes us very very old.

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  27. Congratulations Lynn (England) on being GF. Bra-vo! "So he is Belgian this Paul Dewandre? His diction is good for me, he enunciates really well and it's good for my French practice to listen but I can't understand ALL of what he says." LOL. Actually at first he spoke so slowly that I thought he was Swiss.

    And Lynn (US), what is "Chat et Souris" ?! What is that??

    Alexa "Good to know that the Olympia is still going strong". Very actually. Amazing. And I still love this place, I think it's the best theater in Paris. Of course, you've known the best era. Ahhh The moody Blues!

    Jeff. "Men Are Stupid and Women are Bitches"." LOL. Actually I disagree, a lot of what he says in the show - therefore the book I suppose - is, of course, a bit exaggerated but when you come to think of it, pretty true.

    Monica. ""If men are from Mars, then that's where I'm going to"" LOL

    Michael. "I used to love the Moody Blues. How old does that make us?" the perfect age!

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  28. lol AH! So that's why I found him easier...I increased my first flush of French in Switzerland! ... sorry...:) but THEN in France and then at uni from a French teacher!? Am I forgiven? :)

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  29. Thanks for the congrats .. blush.. congrats from ERIC. Sigh... :)

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  30. I went there saturday, so hilarious!! and yeap so true :p

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  31. Went to another show there and enjoyed her immensely!

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