First up, Jean-Michel Rey in action (in French with the multi-talented Janell Watson interpreting):

Among sixteen books, he is the author of Paul ou les ambiguïtés (2008) and simply should be translated and read. Ward Blanton and I are going to see that it happens.

The four stooges were giving Jean-Michel undivided attention, even though he was letting rip in French:

Later, over dinner, Jean-Michel discovered that Sara Farris is Italian, and since Jean-Michel speaks fluent Italian, they were off:

As the evening wore on and we retired to a drinking hole, two rabble-rousers turned up:

At which point things became a little blurry: