terça-feira, 30 de setembro de 2008

Terapia

391 - Tanino Liberatore

Uma pequena, mas comovente, história de camaradagem, por Tanino Liberatore (em espanhol, edição La Cúpula)



Páginas:
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segunda-feira, 29 de setembro de 2008

Caridade

Night of too many stars (2008), Sarah Silverman

domingo, 28 de setembro de 2008

Nu dominical

Per Luctam - Dino Valls

Per Luctam (1999), Dino Valls

sábado, 27 de setembro de 2008

Eficiência

Está a decorrer a missão espacial chinesa Shenzhou 7. Há dois dias, e ainda antes do lançamento, a agência informativa Xinhua teve por umas horas, no seu site, uma notícia do dia de hoje (27) onde, além de declarar o sucesso da missão, transcreve imagina o diálogo entre os três astronautas e o controlador. A notícia em inglês:



September 27 was a very exciting night.

The twenty-thousand-ton-Yuanwang 1 space tracking ship bobbed up and down with the rolling of the ocean waves like a raft.

This is the 27th night at sea for the Yuanwang 1. Over the past 27 days, Yuanwang 1 has endured and battled with wind and waves in a vast ocean far from the motherland. Along with four sister ships, they have maintained a channel of communication between the three astronauts and their base on Chinese soil.

Thirty minutes later, the Shenzhou VII had orbited Earth 30 times and has passed over Yuanwang 1 for the sixth time. Within ten minutes, the astronauts have completed the orbital module confirmation and have removed their spacesuits.

One of the most intense moments occurred when the astronauts entered the re-entry module from the orbital module.

Because of the difference in the travel route of the spacecraft and the orbiting of the Earth, it is difficult for the other trackers to accurately follow the spacecraft. The job is entirely left up to Yuanwang 1. Its ability to accurately transfer messages between the spacecraft and the communication center could mean either success or failure for the astronauts to safely exit the module.

“Level one deployment!” The verbal command came from the cabin. Rows and rows of innumerable signal lights blinks in the various engine rooms. There were over a hundred technical personnel with their eyes tightly fixed on the monitor screens. The hulls on both sides of the boat were like a pair of four-meter long fins being slowly stretched out, making the Yuanwang 1 seem like a large mythical fish-bird spreading it wings across the sea surface..

The USB radar room was the core monitoring zone in the entire ship.

“Five minutes to prepare! Point antenna toward waiting area.”

“Understood.”

Head operator, Zhou Xingguo, is standing against the control panel, gently pushing the control stick. The towering radar antenna on the deck slowly turns toward the direction of the spacecraft. Yuanwang 1 shifts and sways with the surge of the waves, but the large antenna remains pointed and steady, toward their trajectory.

“One minute to prepare!”

“Tick, tick…” anticipation seemed to intensify with every passing second.

Suddenly, a bright line flashed across the screen, and a bright dot appeared. With a few quick, clean moves, Zhou Xingguo nailed the dot in the center of the screen.

“Changjiang 1 has found the destination!”

“Changjiang 1 has completed double capture!”

The dispatcher’s firm voice broke the silence on the ship. At this point, they were 12 seconds ahead of schedule.

“Normal overall pressure in cockpit cabin!”

“Normal oxygen pressure in cockpit cabin!”

Images and data of the spacecraft are transported to the distant motherland through radio waves.

“Pressure valve, orbital complex has been reduced to 40 kPa, over,” the voices of the astronauts were as clear as can be.

“Understood!” replied the commander. Speaking from thousands of miles away, his voice was powerful and motivating.

Ten minutes later, the spacecraft disappeared again under the horizon. Enthusiastic applause and excited cheer pierced the night silence and echoed across the Pacific.

Florida

The Great Schlep (2008), Sarah Silverman

sexta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2008

Gótico americano

The X-Files - Roberto Parada

The X-Files (1998), Roberto Parada

Honestidade







Honesty (ep. 1, 3 e 6, 2007), Brit McAdams

quinta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2008

Demolição

Shake it!

O ceptro

O legado de Ludwig - Peter Lenk

O legado de Ludwig (pormenor, 2008), Peter Lenk
Hans Eichel (ex-ministro das Finanças), Gerhard Schröder, Angela Merkel, Edmund Stoiber (ex-governador da Baviera) e Guido Westerwelle (líder do partido de direita FDP)



Um tríptico doado pelo autor tornou a cidade de Bodman-Ludwigshafen em destino turístico. Diz o artista:


"Quando se trata dos seus privilégios e de tirar dinheiro dos bolsos dos cidadãos, todos eles seguram o ceptro, por assim dizer."

quarta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2008

R2D2

R2D2 - Damien Weighill

R2D2 (2007), Damien Weighill

terça-feira, 23 de setembro de 2008

"Can't say much has happened since"

Ruby Mercer - Richard Avedon

Ruby Mercer (1982), Richard Avedon


Esta foto faz parte do conjunto In the American West, executado por Avedon entre 1979 e 1984. Voltarei a ele noutra altura. Por agora, serve esta como ilustração de uma das melhores de Leonard Cohen: Closing Time (e quem diga o contrário que morra de coceira, literalmente).













Ah we're drinking and we're dancing
And the band is really happening
And the Johnny Walker wisdom running high
And my very sweet companion
She's the angel of compassion
She's rubbing half the world against her thigh
Every drinker, every dancer
Lifts a happy fist to thank her
The fiddler fiddles something so sublime
All the women tear their blouses off
And the men they dance on the polka-dots
And it's partner found, it's partner lost
And it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops
It's closing time

We're lonely, we're romantic
And the cider's laced with acid
And the Holy Spirit's crying, "where’s the beef?"
And the moon is swimming naked
And the summer night is fragrant
With a mighty expectation of relief
So we struggle and we stagger
Down the snakes and up the ladder
To the tower where the blessed hours chime
And I swear it happened just like this
A sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
The gates of love they budged an inch
I can't say much has happened since
But closing time

I loved you for your beauty
But that doesn't make a fool of me
You were in it for your beauty too
I loved you for your body
There's a voice that sounds like God to me
Declaring that your body's really you
I loved you when our love was blessed
And I love you now there's nothing left
But sorrow and a sense of overtime
And I missed you since the place got wrecked
And I just don't care what happens next
Looks like freedom but it feels like death
It's something in between, I guess
It's closing time
And I missed you since our place got wrecked
By the winds of change and the weeds of sex
Looks like freedom but it feels like death
It's something in between, I guess
It's closing time

We're drinking and we're dancing
But there's nothing really happening
And the place is dead as heaven on a Saturday night
And my very close companion
Gets me fumbling, gets me laughing
She's a hundred but she's wearing
Something tight
And I lift my glass to the awful truth
Which you can't reveal to the ears of youth
Except to say it isn't worth a dime
And the whole damn place goes crazy twice
And it's once for the Devil and it's once for Christ
But the boss don't like these dizzy heights
We're busted in the blinding lights
Of closing time



ps. Estou capaz de apostar que não é "overtime" que ele diz, mas não faço ideia o que possa ser. Aceitam-se palpites.

domingo, 21 de setembro de 2008

Nu dominical

Skin 2 - Noordwijk

Skin 2, Krijn van Noordwijk

sábado, 20 de setembro de 2008

O bóóófia...

The fuzzThe fuzzThe fuzz

The fuzz (2008), Jeremy Tinder, Grant Reynolds, Feremi Onsmith, Lilli Carre, Laura Park e Bernie McGovern (um grande regabofe, pelos vistos)

sexta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2008

Obrigado




Décadas de investigação e labor científico, fortunas esgotadas com o que se dizia ser uma miragem, hordas dos melhores cérebros mundiais empenhadas em ultrapassar obstáculos infindáveis... Diziam que não era possível, que tal estava destinado aos olhos de Deuses, não de mortais... mas estes heróis não vacilaram, não!, não se permitiram duvidar sequer...

e o mundo ficou um pouco menos inóspito.
Obrigado.




ps. E ser aquela gota final, caindo e caindo e caindo e...

quinta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2008

Híbridos oitocentistas

Child - Dan Hillier

Child (2006), Dan Hillier




Lovers - Dan Hillier

Lovers (2007), Dan Hillier




Mother - Dan Hillier

Mother (2006), Dan Hillier




Clinch - Dan Hillier

Clinch (2007), Dan Hillier

terça-feira, 16 de setembro de 2008

Antes e depois

Vor Tschernobyl - Mathias Hütter
Nach Tschernobyl - Mathias Hütter

Antes de Chernobil \ Depois de Chernobil, Mathias Hütter

segunda-feira, 15 de setembro de 2008

Vaticano

Praça de S. Pedro

Praça de S. Pedro (1909)



"Se as honrarias se devem à sua condição de chefe de estado, então torna-se necessário relembrar que o Vaticano é um estado de duvidosíssima legitimidade, uma herança dos estados papais que ajudaram a desestabilizar a política europeia durante séculos, e cujo estatuto de soberania resulta de negociações com Mussolini que culminaram no habilidoso tratado de Latrão. Trata-se, bem entendido, de uma monarquia teocrática absoluta, sem uma amostra de democracia a não ser o folclórico conclave (ao qual, que me conste, não costumam ter acesso observadores internacionais), e sem separação de poderes. É preciso acrescentar mais?"


O papa em França, Alexandre Andrade (umblogsobrekleist, 13.09.2008)

domingo, 14 de setembro de 2008

Nu dominical

Grafuck #2 - Hugo Arcier

s\t (in Grafuck #2), Hugo Arcier

sábado, 13 de setembro de 2008

Há dias em que é melhor não sair da cama

The witching hour #53

The witching hour #53



"Claude, my new husband, I have a confession to make..."

quinta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2008

Títulos memoráveis

"Vegetarian driver suffers pig nightmare on motorway"

Der Spiegel (11.09.2008)




"The sight of a truckload of pigs headed for the sausage factory proved too much to bear for a German vegetarian woman who lost control of her vehicle as a result. Unfortunately, she crashed into another truck carrying pigs."

"Quem quer ser belo tem que sofrer"

Face harness for milady's beauty

anúncio a aparelho de beleza (c. 1930)

quarta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2008

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Aqui, por apenas $29.95.

terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2008

The Bugle

"Audio newspaper for a visual world"



The Bugle

Um podcast obrigatório, da autoria de John Oliver (Daily Show) e Andy Zaltzman.



ps. Um ouvinte americano enviou-lhes um email em que lhes chama "Oily and Schmaltz" e "Euro cretins", entre outras doçuras, considerado por eles "The Greatest Email Ever Sent".

pps. Como convidam os ouvintes a enviarem os seus comentários:


"Send your partially-informed opinions to The Bugle where Oliver and Zaltzman will respond to, rebuke, lampoon, plagiarise or ignore your comments as they see fit."

segunda-feira, 8 de setembro de 2008

Algo de errado




Será normal sentir uma ligeira erecção com este vídeo? Algo me diz que não, mas não consigo precisar porquê.

Estes japoneses pensam em tudo




Vídeos de treino para os homens demasiado tímidos para encararem uma mulher (ou talvez também, pelo menos neste caso, para os que não conseguem evitar baixar os olhos para o peito). E a prática começa cedo (ou será este para pedófilos acanhados?).

domingo, 7 de setembro de 2008

Amor

O que é o amor (segundo crianças dos 4 aos 8 anos)?

Quando ainda iam na conversa

So the harder a wife works, the cuter she looks - Kellogg's Pep

anúncio da Kellogg's (c. 1930)

(clique para ampliar)

sábado, 6 de setembro de 2008

Gorbachov

Gorbachov (2008), música: ANJ | vídeo: Tom Stern



Música merdosa, Gorbachov épico.

sexta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2008

E os básicos são os homens

"Science proves exotic cars turn women on"

Keith Barry (Wired, 04.09.2008)


"David Moxon subjected 40 men and women to the sounds of a Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari, then measured the amount of testosterone in their saliva. He found everyone had higher levels of the stuff -- a measure of their arousal -- after hearing the revving exotics, but the amount the women had was off the charts."




Ficou por testar o efeito dos sapatos.


Monster (2004), Dylan Moran

Ofélia

Jordan swimming - Saelon Renkes

Jordan swimming (2005), Saelon Renkes

quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2008

Haute cuisine

Larousse gastronomique - Sergio Aragonés

Sergio Aragonés

segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2008

...



(via 5 Dias)

"Pedófilo nervoso pelo primeiro dia de escola"

The Onion, claro.



"Worried about meeting new children and making friends, area pedophile Howard Dengal admitted Monday that he was feeling «pretty nervous» for the first day of school.

«I hope the kids at Hampstead Elementary like me,» said Dengal, who spent the summer reading comic books, watching early morning cartoons, and hanging around the entrance of a local swimming pool. «It'd be nice to have someone to play with during recess.»"