Sunday, August 23, 2009

On slow petanque voodling

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" Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (piglet). The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces. Sandy beaches are not suitable. Similar games are bocce and bowls. Pétanque is generally associated with southern France, particularly Provence, whence it originates. It is the most played sport in Marseille. The casual form of the game of Pétanque is played by about 17 million people in France (mostly during their summer vacations). "

The game is also played in Denmark, muses Sam Renseiw loudly, joining fellow players (including Zoe Tati) for a slow, yet passionate partie in Kongens Have. Join the exclusive club if you'r in town: Idé suffix's grand master might even make you a carrying case, if he is not busy flying at The Decorate School of Corrective Art while a.k.a'ing as Vlad Flan) Click here to view or on the links above. (patafilm # 718, 02'40'', 30 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video further sheds light on the petanque subject in a shadowy manner. (Lum # 221, 00'53'' " the petanque discussion" 7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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