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Monday, April 25

Saturday, April 23

I'm afraid, but I'm ready for Melancholia.

Lars Von Trier's latest 'artwork'.

Sunday, April 17

Logically...


First of, I'm not assuming here neither a pro or a con stance on this argument, I reserve my personal opinion. Nonetheless, what I do support fervently is the need of congruency and logical discerning. Second of all, I'm a huge fan of Jon Stewart, which is why I can not help myself and I had to post this:
A chat between Jon Stewart and the Republican presidential candidate, supercomputer Raygun OS 9-11.
STEWART: I assume you're pro-life, right? 
RAYGUN: Affirmative. 
STEWART: All right. Obama's parents were married in Hawaii on February 2, 1961. 
RAYGUN: Fine. They were married in Hawaii. But that doesn't mean he was born in the United States. 
STEWART: No, but he was born August 4, 1961, to be exact -- meaning his mother was three months pregnant when she got married in Hawaii. 
RAYGUN: So? 
STEWART: Obama was in the United States as a fetus. 
RAYGUN: Irrelevant! 
STEWART: Don't you see? Either Barack Obama's an American citizen or fetuses don't count as people. Are you saying that a fetus is not a human life? 
RAYGUN: No! Life begins at conception! 
STEWART: So Obama's an American citizen? 
RAYGUN: No! 
STEWART: I'm afraid logically, you've gotta choose one. 
RAYGUN: No! No! Illogical! Does not compute!!!

Thursday, April 14

Design Drift - FLY LIGHT

Monday, April 11

Seriously Silly.


In order to fully comprehend the silliness of this song, you have to know that it is a parody, and that all singers involved but Akon are actors from the cast of Saturday Night Live. 
So, the SNL guys do this stunt regularly on the show, but it takes amazing proportions when you put them on a stage, live and singing it as seriously as if they were singing their national anthem in a r&b-techno style.
What I adore the most about these videos, are the seriousness with which they sing about the most ludicrous topics... and furthermost they slap us in the face with the knowledge that nowadays you don't need that much to create a successful catchy song, even if the lyrics mean nothing at all, because the masses will eat up almost anything as long as it is easy on the ears. The formula is basic and is all over the mass media... take a sweet melody, add a singer who doesn't need to be that skillful and then mix it up with intervals of a rapper doing his thing, et voilá! There you have it, music for the masses! 
(Don't get me wrong, I have my own guilty pleasures, but things like the song "Friday" SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED.. and I curse the people who let this be possible. Seriously. I'm scared of the type of culture my children will have to deal with in the future.)
But, whatever, enjoy the video, its intent is to make you laugh and I think it is successful at it.

Even the most destructive of things have a part of beauty.


Wall Cloud | By Light Grenades

Sunday, April 10

touching, indeed

Alma Llanera - Coro de Sordomudos de Madrid / Madrid Deaf Choir 

 

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

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*gracias a la Matriarca del clan P/T :)

Saturday, April 9

”Drawingmachine” by Eske Rex



OUTSTANDING!

Drawingmachine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper.”

Thursday, April 7

Vampires with swagger.


I've been waiting for this book since last sumer and at last it came out. Done reading the 9th book of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Lover Unleashed ~ The story of Payne ~ and It was so worth the sleepless night! Is no secret I love me some Vamps and these are Fangtastic! True? True. 
Even though all the books are not evenly in their level of quality, the world WARDen created as a whole is altogether very fascinating. The plot is well constructed and intricate, and there are so many specific details to it that the glossary of definitions in the beginning of each book make complete sense.
I'm confessing beforehand tough, I'm completely bias when it comes to regarding these books objectively, for verily I can not. Ha. At some point it might have looked bizarre to me that vampires listened to 2Pac and Scarface, particularly because RAP dosn't float my boat, yet the whole gansta swagger work for them and I do not care for questioning it anymore.
Not for the faint of heart nor for those underage..  I mean, this is not a blood fest in the sense that it is all about the carnage, but there's some freaky stuff going down in this stories: gut ripping, blood crying, scars, goth rituals, medieval recounts, murders, marred skin, beatings, bad mouthing, etc etc ETC and I'm sugar-coating it. And all of that interspersed with some very kinky, hum, lets call it love making at times. A lot of times. There's a lot of love to go around for everyone in these books, but just lets face it, these boys are no nancys... and I mean no disrespect, because there's even some slash lovin' too in there.
I guess, what I'm trying to say is, if you don't like vampires and a lil bit of gore, move along, these ain't for you... and lastly, I'm not even sure these books work beyond the realm of urban fantasy (read: female literature), because, yes there's a lot of butt kicking, weapon talk and spy-like scenarios but the essentials of the stories are primely female oriented. 
But I digress, about Unleashed, I loved it, because it took us back to the excellent plot creating of the beginning of the series and to the values and guidelines that made this characters special to begin with. Of course that the tiding up of some stories and the prep for the next ones didn't hurt either.
All in all, I'm a happy reader after been done with the book and I can hardly wait for the 10th book or the outtakes she usually publishes between novels.
*All colloquialisms were used purposely.

Aaaaand.. just because I can, from the 3rd book: “I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came… and I was awakened.” - Zsadist. 

Monday, April 4

quote of the day #68

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
  ~Pablo Picasso.