vendredi 31 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
Mark Zuckerberg will be a father, a baby girl. He announced the new on his Facebook page. Apparently, Bast the dog is also very happy... 
Here the message writing by Mark: 
"Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl! This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world -- 
Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we'll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation. 
We want to share one experience to start. We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way. You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child. You start imagining who they'll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they're gone. It's a lonely experience. 
Most people don't discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you -- as if you're defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own. 
In today's open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn't distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope. When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened -- that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all. We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well. 
Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful. Cilla and our child are both healthy, I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming. 
In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me. We're looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she's ready to come out and meet everyone! — with Priscilla Chan" 
Picture: Pricilla, Mark Zuckerberg and Beast the dog;

jeudi 23 juillet 2015


Some people are saying that Donald Trump is not a serious politician? 
What is politics? A question without an answer! 
Personally, if I was in my 20-30 again, I would like Trump very much! 
When I watch him, it remember me the time around 1980. The energy was special! 
For one, the McDonald's restaurants were very popular in Canada and an economic leader around the world; and Brian Mulroney was saying that the government must change. 
Trump is talking outside the box in a way like Mulroney in 1984. 
But Trump might be a bit way to much at the right and he might finish like Ross Perot and Sarah Palin. 
One thing for sure: Trump is outside the box! 
By the way, the definition of a politician in the dictionary is this: "... a person skilled in political government or administration; statesman or stateswoman; an expert in politics or political government; a person who seeks to gain power or advancement within an organization in ways that are generally disapproved...." The word origin is from France around 1580.
The best definition of the politician I have seen (suggested by my friend Eric Weider) was a comment Nikita Khrushchev made to Nixon: “If people believe there’s an imaginary river out there, you don’t tell them there’s no river there. You build an imaginary bridge over the imaginary river.”
Picture 1 and 2: Donald Trump;
Picture 3 and 4: Brian Mulroney;
Picture 4: Ross Perot and Sarah Palin;
Picture 6: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and Georges Bush;

lundi 13 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold - 
By chance we sometimes find unexpected discoveries in surprise locations! This is my case with the musical group STATIC GOLD. 
I wanted to enjoy the urban sun of Montreal a late Saturday afternoon in July (July 11) and I stopped in the Old Port where, on a side stage of a festival (Festival International de Percussions 2015) was performing a white band with a black singer. If I was still in the artistic business and if the music industry was not as unpredictable as it is to conquer, I would have courted them professionally because they are so much talented! 
I was seduced by the charisma of the singer (Zaynab "Zaya" Solange) and by the other musicians of the group. I made my artistic discovery of summer 2015 and it made my Saturday... 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold downtown Montreal; Photos 2, 3, and 5: Static and Zaynab Gold "Zaya" Solange; Photo 4: Zyanab "Zaya" Solange and Beth McKenna;
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vendredi 10 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
Canada Olympic House was inaugurated with great pomp on Thursday July 9, 2016 and we can say that the opening party was worthy of an evening where all Montreal had met. René Lévesque Boulevard was closed and a real park had been built to accommodate the public for an evening. 
Nadia Comaneci had made the journey to Montreal especially for the festivities. 
Canada Olympic House in Montreal will now be representative of the Canadian Olympic spirit for all athletes and citizens of Canada. 
Photos 1, 3, 4, 5: Canadian Olympic House;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold;
Photo 6: Dick Pound;
Photo 7: Nadia Comaneci;

mardi 7 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
Developments in accusations of sexual crimes involving Bill Cosby are adding to the numerous sex scandals, economic and political time. As many observers say: "All our society tags disappear ..." 
The acts by Bill Cosby, who called himself a strong supporter of family life and who had strongly criticized the lack of discipline of Black Americans and especially their sexual promiscuity, are particularly disappointing. In a sense, the acts of Cosby resemble those of Quebecers Marcel Brisebois, also a large symbol for our society and a member of the intellectual elite, who was recently arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor when he headed a private college in Valleyfield. 
Each new unveiled crime is always more shocking and surprising than the last! 
One may wonder if worse is yet to come? 
To be continued.... 
Photos: Bill Cosby, Marcel Brisebois, Joël Legendre, Lu Chan Khuong, Arthur Porter, Gilles Vaillancourt, France Charbonneau;

lundi 6 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
Cycling is a very dangerous sport, even one of the most violent! 
In fact, just walking as pedestrian downtown Montreal or in the halls of the central station during the offices exit time is an exercise where one should almost wear helmets. 
Cycling on roads for cars is an exercise with high danger... 
Conclusions: The best place for cycling is in the garage or on a stationary bike at the gym! Furthermore, if there is an interesting discovery, following the bike accident of journalist Isabelle Richer, is that of her sister Geneviève Richer! Genevieve is a doctor but she would make an excellent journalist and we should give her the host of a television health program. 
Photo 1: Geneviève Richer;
Photo 2: Track Cycling Gilles Villeneuve;
Photo 3 and 4: Pedestrians downtown Montreal;
Photo 5: Bike and helmet;

samedi 4 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
Nadia Comaneci, the great Olympic champion who has marked the history of the 1976 Olympics, returns to Montreal July 9, 2015 for the inauguration of the Canada Olympic House. 
Nadia lives in the United States with her husband and former gymnast Bart Conner, and their nine year old son, for several years but she never forgot Montreal. 
She also often ask herself the question, that some might call existential. Why after so many years (39 years), the world he still remembers my exploits? Why moments ultimately so short in time, mark a life and become enrolled in the history?  
"What surprises me most after all these years is that people still remember it, she says. How, then, can people remember something that happened 39 years ago? Now it all makes me realize that time passes and I imagine having accomplished something very big for people to remember it much. Yet there is so many things that happen only once in life. But there must be something special in what I did to it is fixed in people's memory. " 
The reverse is also true in some cases, certain short failures will mark forever the history. Finally, it is a fully existential issue and there is no answer! Better to accept the gift of fate... Congratulations to Nadia and welcome back to Montreal! We love you all very much!
Photos 1-6: Nadia Comaneci;

vendredi 3 juillet 2015

The President of Quebec Bar and shoplifting

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
The case of the prosecution for shoplifting towards the President of the Quebec Bar, Mr. Lu Chan Khuong, is probably true. 
There are two categories of professionals who know the various tricks of thieves and it is the police and the lawyers. 
Personally I have known, in another life, several policemen including one with who I wanted to start a private detective agency. He knew all the thieves tricks and liked to tell about it... 
The ABC of shoplifting is easy to identify: 
1. change price tags; 
2. place the goods to be stolen in his personal bag; 
3. simply leave his old clothing in the dressing room and put on the new one to be stolen. 
The trick to pay twice a garment similar to the one we want out of the shop is a variation of trick 2 (personal bag). Presumably the article repaid twice will be much cheaper than what is hidden in the bag, hence the profit! 
The rules of non-prosecution program are also very accurate. The prosecutor must be fully convinced and have the strong evidence of the guilt about the accused before offering non-prosecution. 
1. This case is another big disappointment about the moral values ​​of the leaders of our society; 
2. How sad for the sympathetic Marc Bellemare who had already experienced the unjust humiliation in the case of his daughter Lysanne and organized crime ... " 
Photo 1: President of the Quebec Bar Lu Chan Khuong;
Photos 2 and 3: Store Simmons;
Photo 4: Marc Bellemare;
See story La Presse shoplifting
See legal analysis La Presse;

mercredi 1 juillet 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
Happy Canada Day 2015! 
For me Canada is Ottawa and the Parliament Hill with its gardens and its magnificent river in the background. 
I experienced the best years of my life in Ottawa... 
Happy Birthday Canada! 
Picture 1: Canada flag;
Pictures 2 and 4: Canada Parliament Hill;
Picture 3: Bernard Bujold on Parliament Hill in Ottawa;