mardi 28 septembre 2010

A good intention gone bad...

Sometimes a good intention is not appreciated and turns negative ...
Arguably this is the case of the photo exhibition "Portraits d'influence" by photographer Marie-Claude Hamel and installed at Place Ville Marie (Montreal). Hamel shot pictures of 35 people of influence in Quebec. Tuesday noon while Bernard Bujold ( passed before the exhibition, he heard people murmur against those people of influence whose among them is Jean Charest ...
Bernard even said that he had to almost use force against the person who accompanied him for lunch (an employee locked out of the Journal de Montreal) when the person saw the photo of Pierre Karl Peladeau. The employee wanted to tear in pieces the photo of the president of Quebecor!
"Fortunately, I calmed him down and he accepted not to do it." says, laughing Bernard Bujold
Photo 1: Jean Charest
Photo 2: Pierre-Karl Péladeau

lundi 27 septembre 2010

Happy Birthday Google! 12 years old...

Happy Birthday Google! 12 years today! (Opened September 27, 1998)
The birthday cake of Google 2010 is drawn by the artist Wayne Thiebaud. He is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots and tubes of lipstick.
The thought of the day:" What would we do if Google did not exist?"

dimanche 26 septembre 2010

The beauty of Julie Depardieu...

Sensual photography is an art that very few photographers have mastered. Veronique Vial succeeds!
His photos of Julie Depardieu half-naked published this week in The Paris Match (newsstand) are exceptional and of great sensuality. But we must also say that Julie is a very beautiful woman, both in her body that in her soul!
See interview Paris Match;
See website Véronique Vial;

It was a small boat...

It was the weekend of cruising boats in the Old Port of Montreal.
The ship AIDAluna was moored in the Old Port of Montreal as well as the giant ship THE WORLD (Floating condos). In all, there were four cruise ships docked in Old Port.
Watch a cruise ship inevitably bring dream of new land distant and of travel.
View photo album

samedi 25 septembre 2010

About the social media...

I read the book written in French by Michelle Blanc, an expert on social media in Quebec and Nadia Seraiocco a web communicator and well known in the public relations.
The book: "Les Médias sociaux 101" is a comprehensive book which traces a accurate picture of the current level of Internet social media. (Facebook, Flickr, Google, Myspace, etc.).
The book is not for experts but rather to the general public and especially business leaders who want to better understand this area of the Internet. The preface is signed by Bruno Guglielminetti formerly from Radio-Canada and now in the private sector in a public relations firm.
One wish: the duo White - Seraiocco should write a volume 2 of their vision of the future Internet ...
Link to the book website

vendredi 24 septembre 2010

The corruption in Quebec...

The Quebec Province is described as "the most corrupt province in Canada" in Maclean's magazine currently on newsstands (October 4, 2010). The magazine highlights in the story of 5 pages hearings of the Commission Bastarache who study the appointment of judges in relation to financial backers of Quebec Liberal Party. The report also highlights several other recent cases amongst which the secret wage of $75,000 to Jean Charest.
Note that Premier Jean Charest has appeared before the Commission Bastarache and several observers criticize the conduct of Commissioner Michel Bastarache that is considered too favorable to Jean Charest and his lawyers and more severe to lawyers
representing the plaintiffs.
Photo 1: Michel Bastarache;
Photo 2: Jean Charest;
Photo 3: Cover of Maclean's.
See Story Radio Canada ;
See Maclean's Magazine ;
See Quebec Prime Minister website

jeudi 23 septembre 2010

An American in Paris without his laptop...

The expert and technology journalist and Internet Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal is returning from a vacation trip to Paris where he had decided to stay without his laptop for 10 days.
He brought with him an iPad, a smart phone (Smart Phone) and a digital camera.
His conclusion: "It is possible to survive without a computer but this mode of survival is not valid for all ..." - Walt Mossberg
Photo 1: Illustration The Wall Street Journal
Walt Mossberg See article - The Wall Street Journal

mercredi 22 septembre 2010

Which book to choose: Anne-Marie Losique or Ingrid Betancourt?

Bernard Bujold has read two books that are currently very popular in libraries: Anne-Marie Losique (Confessions Sauvages) and Ingrid Betancourt (Even Silence Has an End).
His conclusion: "The book of Ingrid would make an excellent movie because it is a narrating of Ingrid's years in the jungle. A story worthy of a superhero!
However, the book of Anne-Marie is very close to a monthly edition of Penthouse. According to me, it's a media teaser"to warm the public before the opening of her erotic television channel in October.
My personal choice between these two books: Ingrid Betancourt! "
"The Book of Ingrid Betancourt" Even Silence has an End "is a magnificent book. I've just finished reading it and I consider very exciting the aspects of political life as well as the description of life as a hostage in jungle. I recommend the book!
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold at the Indigo bookstore (Montreal);
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold and the book of Ingrid Betancourt;
Photo 3: Ingrid Betancourt in New York.
See book critic Ingrid Betancourt The New York Times;
See photo Ingrid Betancourt;
See Anne Marie Losique website;

The legend of the horse SECRETARIAT...

Several American media have began to promote the film SECRETARIAT that Walt Disney will launch next October 8.
Bernard Bujold has seen the movie and he was impressed by the quality of this story. It must be said that Bernard is a great lover of horses ...
But beyond any doubt, the film SECRETARIAT is an inspiring story that will inspires perseverance over obstacles that we all face to succeed in our individual lives. In theaters starting October 8.
Photo: Posters of the film
See public website for the movie SECRETARIAT

lundi 20 septembre 2010

Erotic according to Anne-Marie Losique...

It was autumn 1997 at the World Film Festival of Montreal. I met there the daughter of the founding president of WFF Serge Losique, Anne-Marie, during one of the official functions of the festival. I had found her very friendly but slightly prudish ...
A close friend of Anne-Marie had introduced me by suggesting that I become Anne-Marie's boyfriend as she was single at the time ... (Like today actually)
Finally, we exchanged our cards, but neither one nor the other had responded. At the time, I had seen Anne-Marie fairly bright and above all she seemed to have developed a business acumen as her father, a character that I like very much. (He would have made an excellent stepfather ...)
Today in 2010, the success of Anne-Marie demonstrates clearly that she understand business and television. She has just published a photo book and she is starting an erotic television station on the cable next month.
Picture1: Book cover
Picture 2: Anne-Marie Losique and Bernard Bujold -1997

Sunday morning on the roof...

Nothing is more enjoyable than reading newspapers on the roof on a Sunday morning Fall sunny and slightly cool ...
Photo: Bernard Bujold on the roof of his residence in Old Montreal
View personal website of Bernard Bujold

samedi 18 septembre 2010

Tall Ships in the Old Port of Montreal...

Five tall ships are moored in the Old Port of Montreal until Sunday (September 19, 2010) as part of the tour the Tall Ships. Friday morning at 11 o'clock, the crowd had already invaded the Old Port and it was like full weekend ... (Poor bosses and their employees ...)
It costs $ 5 to approach the boats and get on them but the real show is in the distance as if they were seen entering the harbor. Entering the Old Port is free ...
Picture 1: BOUNTY; Picture 2: Bernard Bujold on the BOUNTY

mardi 14 septembre 2010

Rafael Nadal wins the US Open 2010

Rafael Nadal won the U.S. Open in 2010 and he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final of three hours and 42 minutes by the count 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. Nadal is now part of the modern tennis history as he had already won earlier this season Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Moreover, for the female fans in tennis, you must forget Rafa because he already has a lover, the young and beautiful Francesca Perello which of course was present in New York among the spectators ...
Photo 1 and 2: Rafael Nadal (Getty Image)
Photo 3: Francesca Perello (AP)
See story The Wall Street Journal ;
See story The New York Times

lundi 13 septembre 2010

A detective story for the autumn - Louise Penny ...

Lovers of crime fiction will love the book by Louise Penny: "En Plein Coeur". The story is a translation of the original version appeared in English, "Still Life" and which the action takes place in the Eastern Townships. Everything starts with an exhibition of local artists to arrive at a murder mystery. Louise Penny is very unknown in francophone Quebec (a former journalist at CBC Montreal and Quebec) but she has published during the last five years a total of five popular books in English around the world. In addition, the output of its French translation coincides with the release of her sixth book in English: "Burry your Dead"
A writer to discover in the class of Kathy Reichs.
View official website of Louise Penny

dimanche 12 septembre 2010

Kim Clijsters wins the US Open 2010

The Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters has quickly won, Saturday night Sept. 11 in New York, the 2010 U.S. Open with score of 6-2, 6-1 against the Russian Vera Zvonareva. A historic victory since Clijsters wins the competition for a third time in her career.
Photo 1-2: Kim Clijsters and her daughter Jada after the victory in New York
Show story CBS Sports ;
See story The New York Times

vendredi 10 septembre 2010

Souvenir of September 11, 2001

The date of 11 September 2001 is a day that everyone remembers of what he did at around 8:46 am.
"It was a beautifully sunny Tuesday. I was down at the cafe located in the Air France's building in Montreal and I saw on television a plane enter the external facade of the World Trade Center in New York. I initially thought that a game was rigged but I realized that the world had gone to war ..."- Bernard Bujold
Photo 1-2: The World Trade Center 2001; Photo 3: Ground Zero 2010

Pierre Elliot Trudeau - The politician

A magnificent book on Pierre Trudeau just arrived in bookstores.
The best pictures taken by photographers from The Canadian Press of that statesman during his career. To read and especially to watch!
Link to the book's website

mercredi 8 septembre 2010

Claude Béchard : A man of love...

The politician and Quebec Minister Claude Bechard (41 years) died on Tuesday September 7 at 3:30 p.m. from cancer of the pancreas. The politician was unique in the sense that all loved him, political opponents as allies. The announcement of his death has created a shock throughout Quebec. Claude Bechard was the member of National Assembly for Kamouraska-Temiscouata.
One could say of him "he had the art of being loved and loving others"
There will be a state funeral.
See text Le Devoir;
See text La Presse;
See text The Gazette;
See interview Josélito Michaud and Claude Béchard

Gérard Depardieu : A life story...

The French film icon Gerard Depardieu (61 years and 160 films in his career) came to close on the 34th World Film Festival of Montreal and salute at the same time his great friend the founding president of the WFF, Serge Losique. Depardieu has held a Master Class and hundreds of fans at Imperial Theatre have warmly applauded the actor during his presentation.
Scoop has also been unveiled after the event: Gerard Depardieu will participate next year in the 35th edition of the WFF. Serge Losique was very proud to make the announcement.
See Photo album and comments from Gerard Depardieu.

Nathalie Baye - To be an actress...

The great actress Nathalie Baye participated in the World Film Festival Montreal in 2010 and received a Special Grand Prize of the Americas. I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing.
A lovely woman in addition to being a great actress and a passionate his profession.
See story and photo album

dimanche 5 septembre 2010

Montreal Marathon 2010

Old Montreal is sometimes like in Monaco and one can, simply on his balcony, watch the events that take place in the street. In Monaco it's F1 Grand Prix while in Montreal is, amongst other,
the Montreal Marathon ... Here are some photos of the event which takes place today despite the cold ... (Sunday September 5, 2010)
See story and photo album

samedi 4 septembre 2010

Camilo Guevara - The son of CHE

Bernard Bujold had the pleasure of meeting the son of Che Guevara, Camilo. He physically resembles his father and he is equally passionate. But Camilo have the eyes of his mother Aleida March.... have published on the website the photo album and the interview conducted with the descendant of El Che Guevara.
Link to the complete photo ALBUM.

Kent Nagano and Montreal

Kent Nagano was very proud to lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in downtown of the city last Thursday, September 2 on the land located east of the future building of the orchestra .. The concert looked like an evening at the park but with a construction site, downtown streets and tall buildings all around. But as at the park, there were also sellers of ice cream and yogurt ...
Moreover, the debate is on! With a cost of $ 260 million for a new concert hall and an operating budget funded at 49% by governments, is that the OSM must make its books public?
Some argue that financial transparency is required. An estimated $ 1,5 million go to the salary of Chief Kent Nagano for 15 weeks of work.
See story and photos

mercredi 1 septembre 2010

Pénélope McQuade in a new fashion...

Penelope McQuade is in a new fashion that made the front page of M magazine published in the newspaper La Presse (1 September 2010 edition).
A fitting way to celebrate the arrival of autumn!
See link M Magazine - La Presse ;
Video Herby Moreau