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Since then - 20. January - I have been getting the message with the familiar subject of: 'Warning: could not send message.' We've all had these messages from time to time - there's not much that can be done with them, because their 'headers' are pure Internet gobblygook. This one has a different twist though. It goes like this [edited]:

'The original message was received at Tue, 20 Jan 1998... while talking to ornak.waw.pdi.net.: 444...MAIL From:erickso@worldnet.fr ...Sorry storm.worldnet.net. User not interested. Spam is bad. Change your ISP. Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 (MET) Will-Retry-Until: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 11:11(MET).'

'User not interested. Spam is bad. Change your ISP.' I wonder if Mr. Brown knows that his ISP is sending this message to me in his name?

On top of it, now I have to write to the friendly folks at 'Le Point' who might be getting the same message - to tell them the earlier request from me was legitimate, and say, 'Excuse me!' Yessir, I agree: anti-Spam is bad too.

Some Events - On or Coming:

Bibliothèque du Film - Cinéma

This is a dependence of the Centre National du Cinéma which has everything you want to know about movies; and it has a modern médiathèque for consulting its archives which include films, videos, magazines, posters, sketches for costumes and stages, plus a photo collection. There are also exhibitions and the centre publishes books as well. Its documentation centre can produce material on demand, either for research or for exhibitions. Visit or write to 100. rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris. Info. Tel.: 01 53 02 22 40.

Lots of Movies for 18 Francs

This year marks the 10th anniversary of '18 Heures - 18 Francs,' which runs from Wednesday, 4. February until Tuesday, 10. February. Here's the deal: during this period, participating cinemas in Paris offer seats for 18 francs for their showings at 18:00; which includes all starting times from 17:00 to 19:00. There are usually fewer customers at this time and it is just right for taking in a movie before going to dinner.

Expolangues '98

After last year's visit, I'm giving this exhibition a skip this year - but it is probably worth a visit if you are interested in languages and language training, or even in learning a new one yourself. This year's guest of honor is Japan, and thinking of this, maybe I ought to go to see what's new with software translators. Starting Wednesday, 28. January, Expolangues runs through to Sunday, 1. February. At the Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. avenue Jean Jaurés, Paris 18. Info. Tel.: 01 41 90 47 47.


Xavier Zimmermann and Eric Dessert are two photographers who travel long distances to do their work. Both are showing at the Bibliothèque Nationale's Galerie Colbert, from Wednesday, 4. February until Saturday, 4. April. Galerie Colbert, either 2. rue Vivienne or 6. rue des Petits-Champs, Paris 2. Except Sundays and public holidays, from 12:00 to 18:00. No entry charge. Info. Tel.: 01 47 03 81 10.

Old-Time Cars, Boats, Cycles and Parts, Parts, Parts

Retromobile 1998 rolls into the exhibition grounds at Paris-Expo gull-wing merc on Friday, 6. February and runs through to Sunday, 15. February. Several 100th anniversaries are going to be celebrated; those of Renault, Ford and Michelin's very round Mr. Bibendum. In addition to old cars in sparkling 'as new' shape with 'low milage,' there will also be some old speedboats such as the famous 1912 'Batboat 1' and a steam-powered motorcycle. Need some parts for your 2CV which is 50 years old this year? This is the place. In the Hall 2/1, open all week. Watch this space for daily times.

Coming Attractions: New 'Grand' Exhibitions

Musée du Louvre: the 'Lemme Collection' of 17th and 18th century portraits: opens on Friday, 13. February.
Musée d'Orsay: 'Manet, Monet, the Gare Saint-Lazare' opens on Thursday, 12. February.
There are 12 other 'Grand' exhibitions scheduled to open in Paris, mostly between March and the end of June.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 2.04 - 27. January 1997 featured the columns - Café Metropole - 'The Annual Comic Book Festival at Angolême' andcount-down eiffel 'Au Bistro' had - 'Justice Reform and an Honor for Johnny.' The articles in the issue were 'Musée de la Musique - Another Big Museum Opens' - 'The Faubourg St. Honoré - Where the Rich Hunt for Bargins' and a 'By the Canal Saint Martin - Still Some Ice.' The Email from Makiko Suzuki was about 'Bombayed Underwear' There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week closed off the issue.

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 31. December 1999:

Only 705 days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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