(1) ... more French (albeit in English) than this conversation with Michel Houellebecq in the Paris Review. It got me thinking as to what the English equivalent of Michel Houellebecq might be: I got no further than Rod Liddle and Julie Burchill, at which point I suspected that I was going wildly astray.
(2) ... more entertainingly rude about the US air force and its procurement strategy than this.
(3) ... more amusing about Dutch bridges and Euro bank notes designs than this.
Each recommended in its own way.