Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cut from the same cloth

Have you realized how Eminem and Britney are similar? We are used to songs about second or third parties, like"She", "You are so beautiful" and so on, but not from Eminem and Britney. Most of the songs they sing are about themselves. I don't mean singing about their life experiences or anything, simply everything revolving around them. What they want, what they do, everyone watches them, they are the center of attention. Check out these minor examples:


Britney: 


"Overprotected": I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected
I'm so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me



"Let me be": Think that I can't stand on my own
It ain't my philosophy,
Won't you just let me, let me be?

"What it's like to be me": This is my game, my rules
And I can see, obviously,
Baby You don't know
What It's like to be me 

"Piece of me": Well, pretty much the whole song is only about her

"My prerogative": Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?

"Circus": All the eyes on me in the center of the ring
Just like a circus

"If you seek Amy": Love me hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are
begging to If You Seek Amy
(Even when she sings about a third person, it's about herself!)

Eminem:

"I'm Shady": I'm Shady!!
.. And that's my name 


"My name is": My name is Slim Shady... I don't give a fuck, God sent me to piss the world off! (He must be some kind of rapper Jesus)

"The way I am": And I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam

"The real Slim Shady": 'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?

"I'm back": That's why they call me Slim Shady (I'm Back) 
I'm Back (I'm Back) (SLIM SHADY!) I'm Back

"When I'm gone": And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice

"Without me": 'Cause it feels so empty without me

Don't you agree? Pop 'cause it's egocentric or egocentric cause it's pop?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today's thing: Vagina dentata!

A South African doctor developed the newest weapon against rapes in the country: a feminine condom with "teeth" that painfully grip the aggressor's penis in the moment of the penetration and can only be removed by a doctor.
The idea seems very interesting, but it got me thinking: if it becomes a hit in South Africa then every raper will start trying "the back door" first and so on. It's gonna end up with women using this condom even in their nostrils.
If you doubt it's real: http://www.antirape.co.za/
Tchau!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden's royal wedding

As you might already know, the Swedish princess Victoria got married last Saturday. After dating the same guy for 8 years, she decided it was time to tie their knots.
The event changed Stockholm's routine for some days. Many streets were closed and the access to the city center was very limited. All for the security of the royal family and its guests for the big party. A very expensive and marketed party. To gather more tourists and attention, the Swedish government started some sort of campaign called "Love Stockholm" with the motto "Celebration of love". It was a whole week with limited edition items sales and activities related to the wedding. It was ok, but nothing very remarkable.
Europe's royalty came in person to see Victoria say yes and gosh, I need to say, the royalty is ugly! Expensive dresses and jewels could not make up for the fact that money doesn't always buy beauty. No good looking princes, some few good looking princesses and lots of decrepit royal grannies looking like pit monsters.
The worst of all this love celebration thing though, was that the wedding ceremony itself had no kiss. Can you believe it? A wedding without the kiss! I don't know if this is something very Swedish or very royal. Just seemed very un-lovefull.
After they were done with the church, it was time for us, subjects, to get some loving. The newly weds went around the city in a carriage to wave and thank us for being a part of their kiss-less celebration. I was actually there and even managed to take a pic of the princess, that turned out to be blurry. So I'll leave you with this picture of her hand instead. Hehe.

Today's news: Portugal 7x0 North Korea

 I wonder how that crying North Korean player reacted to this score.
Also, judging by the kindness of dictator Kim Jong, we can expect a very warm welcome home for the North Korean team.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brazilian game party. Aff....

Yesterday I went out with some friends to a Brazilian party to watch Brazil's first performance in the World Cup.
The place was crowded, more Swedes than anything else and they even played (bad) samba. It was funny to be in that environment, I started to see all the good old stereotypes:

-Brazilian girls in short shorts despite the Swedish cold;
-Brazilian guys checking on girls like if they could eat them with the eyes;
-Good looking Swedes with ugly Brazilians and vice versa;
-Swedish guys expecting to hunt Brazilian girls;
-Swedish girls expecting to be hunted by Brazilian guys.

Past all that, we had to stand for the whole first half of the game, dodging sweaty armpits and long people, to be able to see something in the big screen they had there. Result: by the beginning of the second half, I was already on my way home.
I saw no goals, but at least Brazil won!
Next game I will watch at home though...

(By the way, did you see the crying guy from North Korea? Poor! Broke my heart)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Silly mourning

I woke up today and, as usual on weekends, ran to the Xbox to play some Red Dead Redemption. After some minutes of game playing, the console went crazy and the image got all messed up. So now I'll probably post a little bit more often, at least until it works properly again.
I gotta say that Xboxes are far from being the best consoles in the market. I had a Ps2 in Brazil and my sister guarantees it still works perfectly after at least 10 years of continuous use. But since I moved to Sweden I have been playing Xbox. First the older version, that also woke up one morning not wanting to work anymore and now Xbox 360, with the same kind of problem. I even got to know that there is an error like, if your Xbox 360 shows three red lights around the on/off button it means the definitive "death" of your console. What the hell!? Mine shows its first one right now.
As usual, Microsoft lets us down. Go Sony!

Monday, June 7, 2010

190 million hearts cheering together!

How are you preparing yourself for the world cup? Maybe you don't care much but, me, like every Brazilian, can't wait for its beginning. I actually envy the ones who can be in Brazil to watch it because it is truly magical.
Most people in Rio organize barbecue parties for days when we play. It's not very common to see huge screens everywhere on the streets, 'cause most everyone is indoors, partying and watching the game closely. The streets tend to get completely desert actually.
Besides decorating everything, we also paint walls, sidewalks, streets etc with football related figures and sayings.
Here are some pics of a street in Rio very known by its nice and extensive decoration: "Alzir√£o". It hardly illustrates it, so I recommend you to visit it if you are in Rio right now.

Since this is my first world cup outside Brazil, I managed to find a Brazilian party to attent to and watch the first game (15/06) with my compatriots in the best Brazilian style: football and samba!
Good luck to us all and play fair!