Gerard Depardieu, free agent

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to French actor Gérard Depardieu, who has been embroiled in a bitter fight over taxes with France’s government, the Kremlin said Thursday.

A statement posted on the government website said that Mr. Putin had signed a decree in response to “an application for citizenship of the Russian Federation” on behalf of “Depardieu Gérard Xavier, who was born in France in 1948.”

Gerard Depardieu



Breakfast at Boykis

Mr. B loves Audrey Hepburn.  Has seen every single one of her movies.  He loves her because she’s “the only classy and beautiful actress of the modern era” and has “redefined  what being a woman means.”

We were re-watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s today.  I can understand why he likes her.  We have a striking resemblance both in physique and personality.


Happy International Women’s Day 2010!

If it’s one thing the Soviets were good at, it was celebrating International Women’s Day, which is on March 8th every year.  Unlike Mother’s Day in Western Europe and America, March 8th is a celebration of all women regardless of whether they are mothers, and of their contribution to society.  Here’s a cool piece Mr. B and I heard today about the contribution of women to America’s space program in the 1960s.  And here’s a story about the first Russian woman in space. Here is one of my favorite Soviet posters for March 8.

Here are some previous posts I wrote on all things women:

Superbowl Commercials
What Can Men Expect of Women Now That We’re Not in the 1950s?
Is it feminism to pose naked with challah?
The first Nobel Prize in economics for a woman
On being Batman as a girl


I’m still alive from Snowmageddon!

Two quick things over at my other sites:  For Walrus, I reported on Kanat Saudabayev, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State, at the Atlantic Council in DC.  It was really exciting, especially in light of the Kazakh movie I saw recently:

And, regarding the Blizzard of the Century, I went clinically insane.

Because, really, how many jigsaw puzzles can you put together in a day?  Also, don’t make fun of my cat hat.  I requested it to be made by my mom in 10th grade and you know what?  It’s amazing.