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Politicians Sculpted Into Pencil Tips

To promote German political magazine Cicero, artist Ragna Reusch Klinkenberg carved miniature busts of U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel into the graphite tips of pencils. The pencils were then sent to each of the world leaders with the message “Politics directly from the source.” The magazine claims [...]

What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to his friends), head of the IMF since 2007, is a political rival to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and a well-known seducer of women (seriously, his French nickname roughly [...]

Photoshop Health Warning Proposed for Retouched Photos

Sacrebleu! French politicians are campaigning for a new law that will result in government health warnings on pictures that have been enhanced by photoshop: Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer, of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, said the wording should read:”Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance”. Mrs Boyer, who has also written a government report on [...]