Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today's picture: in Lisbon

Look at the picture below and try to realize what is wrong with it:
These Portuguese workers had just finished installing poles on the sidewalk so that cars can't park there. How long do you think it will take until they realize where they parked their van?

(If you couldn't understand why Brazilians make so many jokes about the Portuguese being dumb, here is just a small parcel of the answer)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Analysing the video: Chromeo, Don't turn the lights on

This is a quite cool song by a Canadian group called Chromeo. Watch and see if you like the beat.


Here are the top things about this video for you to check:

1-The singer ears.
2- What the hell is that guy spotting grapes?!
3-Everyone is wearing eyeliner.
4-Around 1:00 min you can see people sword fighting in the library (huh?).
5-The person appearing at 1:41 drinks too much coffee/tea.
6-When the singer smiles/spreads his teeth in the dark he looks just like Ronald McDonald (the clown). Creeepy.
7- SPOILER: At some points both guys become different people. I actually only noticed the singer becoming another person, but the keyboard guys gets replaced too. My eyes were so directed to the main focus in the image that I had to watch it other times to realize that the co singer becomes another man.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mysteries of the universe: Ed Hardy, Abercrombie & Fitch

I don't know if it is a fever in your country too, but here in Sweden Ed Hardy T-shirts are selling like bananas. I wish I could know why. Yes, they are colorful and have some different prints too, but to pay 1000 Swedish crowns (many dollars) for a single T-shirt?! If it was somewhere else I could even think some I see are fake, but here in Sweden there is no falsification, so I believe every person I see wearing an Ed Hardy spent a considerable amount of cash on it.
Same thing, although not as common here in Sweden, is A&F. I see this f******  brand on people in every part of the world I go. Had never even been to one of their stores before. Then I recently went to London and thought I should finally have my debut. 
I walked into the store without really knowing if that was the store. The map said it was but there was no name, nothing. I actually thought it was a party because I saw some people outside talking and I could hear music coming from the inside. I almost left thinking it was not the place, but decided to check anyway. I happened to be right, it was a disco as well as Abercrombie & Fitch. Hundreds of people walking around, dozens of clerks minimally dressed (I even think I saw guys without shirts) and darkness. I am not kidding, it was almost a poetic portrait of hell: very loud radio music, people welcoming me in a smiley flirty way and soft red lights. I was waiting for the orgy amongst people in there to start and some souls to boil in a bubbly cauldron .
From what I could see from the poor lights, the clothes seemed very uninteresting. Casual stuff. Then I tried to check the price on one piece and after squinting my eyes for a while I finally saw it. It was enough to make me get out of there in a second.
So, judging by the cases above, it must be a status thing. People start buying because everybody else has one, so they can be as "cool". It's a great thing if it makes one happy. Even happier are the owners of these trademarks. I will remain unaffected by the power of marketing (at least for that matter) and happy too.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hide your kids, hide your wife!

Have you heard about Antoine Dodson? Well, someone broke into his sister's bedroom and tried to rape her. Reporters came by later on just to find out that, more than a good story teller, Antoine is the biggest rapper of all time.

(My credits to the person who auto tuned the song too)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Today's list: Latest movies review

Since I have been watching many movies lately I thought I should share my thoughts about them:

-REC 2: The first one was good, but this one should be called "FF". Instead of letting the cool bio-nature of zombies dominate the plot, they had to go deeper and increment it with "possessed by the devil" zombies. Give me a break.

-Toy Story 3: Well, what can I say about this one...Disney/Pixar hardly lets me down and it couldn't be different this time. Every time a new Toy Story comes up it's even better than the last one.

-Shrek 3 (or 4, 5, I lost count): This one was actually my favorite of all Shreks. They even added some shed a tear moments (Ha!Worked on me). Cool movie.

-Inception: The bad thing about this movie is that it eventually ended. It was so, so good. Seriously. I am not even a big fan of puzzle movies, I didn't like Matrix at all and could never keep track of who was attacking who in Star Wars, but this movie is worth a knot in the head. Not only the visual effects were great but the plot was so interesting too. If you don't like Leonardo di Caprio and his way of making every character look the same, ignore it at least this time and go watch it. Pretend it's a dream!

-Splice: This one had potential to be a good one. They even managed to get Oscar winner Adrien Brody to be in it. The idea is cool, a modern" Frankenstein", but from the beginning we all know it won't end nicely...

-Greenberg: Once and for all: comedy actors should not act in dramas! Please, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler ("Funny people") try to understand that your thing is comedy! Have you wondered why these guys always acted in comedies and only comedies all this time? I have and now I know why. So here I am warning you not to watch this horrible attempt of cult movie with Ben Stiller (Do not watch "Funny People" either, it's just as bad).