Name is Banana, Ana Banana (Anaïs for most, Ana for short) and I have graced this earth with my nerdiness, awkwardness and love for 24 years now.
→ Oct 2013
"I just wanna make a general comment to all Republicans and the Tea Party members that are proud of their party’s stubborn refusal to see reality, who are under the impression that this childishness is going to make history, that comment is oh no you didn’t. The only history that this Tea Party is currently making is that it’s one of the most inane, deluded parties in recent American history, and in 20 years when my generation, Generation Y, has become the majority of voters, we’re going to remember how we grew up and entered a workforce that was beaten down due to recessions created by this right wing philosophy. We’re gonna remember how a large portion of us didn’t have rights due to our second class citizen status as minorities, as women, as gay people. We’re gonna look to see how we’re currently one of the only industrialized countries in the world to lack universal healthcare and to feel that new healthcare and the well being of our citizens is a privilege not a right. We’re gonna remember all of these things when we vote. We’re gonna make the Tea Party obsolete. It’s just a fact. This two party system is not representing our every political philosophy, certainly, and it’s not going to last. To paraphrase the words of one of our most important contemporary thinkers, #ALLDISRESPECTTOTHEREPUBLICANPARTY."
— ONTD user chomsky, to the republicans in congress tonight on C-SPAN (transcribed by smegma)
→ Jul 2013
How tourists ruin Pont des Arts with their locks. And people ask why I rage over these things.
→ Jul 2013
Something I forgot last night…
Btw folks, if you’re a EU citizen and between 18 and 25 included, most museums in Paris are free for you AND also Versailles (besides garden show and the private apartments tour)… And if it’s not free you still get to pay less, such as for example at the Eiffel Tower.
Do take adventage of it and save some money!
→ Jun 2013
Tourists in Paris
When you live here in France, and in Paris specially, you really don’t spend one day without crossing a group of tourists. I won’t lie and say I don’t find tourists to be annoying more often than not but I will admit to, as loads of other Parisians such as myself would, enjoy watching them go around and explore the city, pretend not to be a tourist with immitating a Parisian stereotype lifestyle or just plain and simple trying to be “French” and seriously it’s quite hilarious. It’s easy to spot a tourist in a bar or just laying around on the grass at Champ de Mars for example (they tend to drink wine and act all pretentious while locals would stick to coffee, pastis or beer for example) or if you just spot a person eat a macaron….
But enough about mocking, maybe some advices, tips and a few notes about Paris are in order for those of you who wish to come here and enjoy the moment:
→ Jun 2013
God do I HATE it when tourists call Versailles part of Paris. Versailles is not Paris and Paris is not Versailles. They’re not even in the same department dammit. Quit it!
→ Jun 2013
Future Academy Award Winner Leonardo DiCaprio