23 janeiro 2010 

And so it is...

The End


Famous last words: words from the wise (32)

«So long, and thanks for all the fish.»

(Douglas Adams)


Famous last words: words from the wise (31)

The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end»

(Jim Morrison)

22 janeiro 2010 

In space, no one can hear you tweet (da série "desculpe, posso roubar-lhe uma imagem?")

1st live tweet from Space!



«I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but...» (revista de postas)

«Kanye West is among the only top stars not invited to appear on tomorrow's George Clooney–organized telethon for Haiti. "After what he said on the Katrina telethon and the way he behaved at the MTV Video Music Awards, everyone agrees it's just best that he does not participate" (...)»


21 janeiro 2010 

Martin Luther King, trekkie

«And at this his face totally changed, and he said "What are you talking about?!" and so I told him I would be leaving the show, because; and that was as far as he let me go, and he said, "STOP! You cannot! You cannot leave this show! Do you not understand what you are doing?! You are the first non-stereotypical role in television! Of intelligence, and of a woman and a woman of color?! That you are playing a role that is not about your color! That this role could be played by anyone? This is not a black role. This is not a female role! A blue eyed blond or a pointed ear green person could take this role!" And I am looking at him and looking at him and buzzing, and he said, "Nichelle, for the first time, not only our little children and people can look on and see themselves, but people who don't look like us, people who don't look like us, from all over the world, for the first time, the first time on television, they can see us, as we should be! As intelligent, brilliant, people! People in roles other than slick tap dancers, and maids, which are all wonderful in their own ways, but for the first time we have a woman, a WOMAN, who represents us and not in menial jobs, and you PROVE it, this man [Gene Rodenberry] proves and establishes a precedent that validates what we are marching for because three hundred years from today there we are, and there you are, in all our glory and all your glory! And you CANNOT leave!"
And I did not leave.


«The world's first street art disaster movie»



«How fucking romantic: 69 Love Songs, illustrated»

«We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers, who have grown up listening to the Magnetic Fields and got together over a mutual love of the songs. One day, on Twitter, a couple of us decided that illustrating – or writing a comic – or a short story – inspired by all 69 songs was a worthwhile and exciting pursuit, so here we are!».

19 janeiro 2010 

Grayskull Gothic (da série "desculpe, posso roubar-lhe uma imagem?")

© Jason Hernandez



From: Revision3 / To: Mr Conan 'CoCo' O'Brien

«I’m taking this opportunity to officially offer you a brand-new show of your choosing here at Revision3. Rest assured, you’ll be able to bring your set, band and even Andy (especially Andy) with you as you transition to our cutting-edge online TV network. We have room for the Masturbating Bear, FedEx Pope and even Mini Jay Leno here on the internet.

Have you seen the internet lately? It’s huge!


I have an auto-tuned dream

18 janeiro 2010 

Ashes to ashes: words from the wise (30)

«The end is where we start from.»

(Captain Jack Harkness)


«The five flavors of grieving» (da série "desculpe, posso roubar-lhe uma imagem?")

@ ache


15 janeiro 2010 

Noves fora nada (revista de postas)

«(...) Aliás, convenhamos, Rob Marshall é um simpático equívoco, desde que o seu voluntarioso Chicago ganhou o Oscar de melhor filme de 2002, batendo, entre outros, Gangs de Nova Iorque, de Martin Scorsese: a proeza continua a ser uma das melhores anedotas da história dos Oscars.»



End of an era

«Conan O'Brien is out»


A matemática do amor

«Why I don’t have a girlfriend: An application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK»

14 janeiro 2010 

Waiting on the song to change

«The blues equivalent of Bon Jovi is sincere and funny – too bad about the antiseptic music».


Google's the word

«'Google' named word of the decade».

13 janeiro 2010 

Conan, the angry (da série "desculpe, posso roubar-lhe uma imagem?")

I'm with Coco


12 janeiro 2010 

From: Conan / To: People of Earth

«In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.»


A new day in a new office


11 janeiro 2010 

Breviário de fitas: o xerife de Baker Street

Sherlock Holmes, Guy Ritchie

«But that’s what I get paid for - the complications.»

Curioso como o menos Guy Ritchie de todos os filmes de Guy Ritchie acaba por ser também o menos Sherlock Holmes de todos os filmes de Sherlock Holmes. Nem este Holmes tem os trejeitos chiques de Jeremy Brett nem a trama segue os passos clássicos - e só aqui e ali é que nos lembramos que estamos num filme do realizador de Snatch e RocknRolla. No fundo, esta aventura podia passar-se com qualquer outro detective, cowboy ou super-herói da BD em qualquer outro filme de Hollywood. Mas nada disso torna este Holmes 2.0 menos divertido e menos carismático. Pelo contrário: a química entre Downey Jr. e Law é deliciosa, a acção é empolgante e a banda-sonora de Hans Zimmer é de se lhe tirar o chapéu.


10 janeiro 2010 

Shelter 2.0


09 janeiro 2010 

Um poeminha para os dias cinzentos


I find shelter
In this way
Hide away
Can you hear
When I say
I have never
Felt this way

Maybe I had said
Something that was wrong
Can I make it better
With the lights turned on

Could I be
Was I there
It felt so crystal
In the air
I still want to drown
Whenever you leave
Please teach me gently
How to breathe

And I'll cross oceans
Like never before
So you can feel the way I feel it too
I'll mirror images back at you
So you can see the way I feel it too

Maybe I had said
Something that was wrong
Can I make it better
With the lights turned on

(The XX)

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08 janeiro 2010 

«For never was a story of more glee / Than this of Geoffrey and the big Lebowski»: The Coens, Shakespearean style

The most excellent comedie and tragical romance of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski


«I felt a great disturbance in the Force»

«Obi-Wan Kenobi - the same man that single handedly dispatched a criminal with a death sentence on twelve systems - has his lightsabre stolen on way home from fancy dress party».


Ch-ch-ch-changes: words from the wise (29)

«(...) o meu saber é hoje mais frágil. Tudo o que aprendo é sujeito a erosão. As minhas certezas sobre seja o que for diminuíram, isto é, em geral, parto cada vez mais do princípio que aquilo que sei está errado

(Kevin Kelly)

07 janeiro 2010 

Dumb and dumber

«(...) let's just put the movie into context. It's a film called Clash of the Titans. In Clash of the Titans, a number of titans take it upon themselves to clash with each other, to presumably spectacular effect. Now, knowing this, what do you think the producers chose to use as the movie's tagline? Remember – there are titans in the film, and they mainly clash in it. Give up? It's – brace yourselves – Titans Will Clash.»

06 janeiro 2010 

Days like these (da série "desculpe, posso roubar-lhe uma imagem?")

I hate whatever day this is



«We're not computers, Sebastian, we're physical» (revista de postas)

«The new Google device was named after the humanoids in Bladerunner. They last four years, and try to kill you. No word on that feature in early reviews of the Google device.»



De cara a la pared: words from the wise (28)

«(Life is) a road constantly changing and, being on it, you change too».

(Lhasa de Sela)


2010, o ano dos mortos-vivos (parte 2)

«Veteranos Alphaville e John Waite este ano em Portugal».


The super hero club (descubra as diferenças)

The breakfast club vs. The teen titans



Novo curso de escrita para não-leitores

«As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers.

Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new "Lost Generation" of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness. All without the restraints of writing in complete sentences. w00t! w00t! Throughout the course, a further paring down of the Hemingway/Stein school of minimalism will be emphasized, limiting the superfluous use of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, gerunds, and other literary pitfalls.



«Ouça um bom conselho / que eu lhe dou de graça» (revista de postas)

«Thomas Jefferson, carta ao sobrinho, de 15 anos de idade

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of ­exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you. The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you. Walking is the best possible exercise.»


05 janeiro 2010 


«Amy Winehouse fails to release a follow-up album, Oasis reunite for an arena tour, and Slayer reach Christmas No 1. I've seen the future of pop ... and it's not a pretty sight».


Heavy-metal superstar: words from the wise (27)

«It's fascinating for me that at this stage in my life, people are beginning to look upon me as a metal singer».

(Christopher Lee)


Um dia, tudo isto será nosso

«Sci-fi movies Avatar, Star Trek and District 9 are leading the best picture chase at the Producer's Guild of America awards.»


Sad facts of life: words from the wise (26)

«SFOL #10: The gap in your teeth and your crooked nose don’t give you character. They make you an ugly person.»

«SFOL#105: Lots of online buddies = no real-life friends.»

«SFOL #155: Unless you are a rock star or a movie star nobody cares what you do for a living…they only ask as a courtesy. Be brief.»



Twenty ten

«Say the year "1810" out loud. Now say the year "1999" out loud. See a pattern? It's been easier, faster, and shorter to say years this way for every decade (except for the one that just ended) instead of saying the number the long way. However, many people are carrying the way they said years from last decade over to this decade as a bad habit. If we don't fix this now, we'll be stuck saying years the long way for the next 89 years. Don't let that happen!»

04 janeiro 2010 

I, Cthulhu

© Brian Elig

«Cthulhu, they call me. Great Cthulhu.

Nobody can pronounce it right.

Are you writing this down? Every word? Good. Where shall I start—mm?

Very well, then. The beginning. Write this down, Whateley.»




Avatar: a polémica discreta

«What the world is saying about Avatar» e Roger Dean.


Breviário de fitas: Danças com Na'vis

Avatar, James Cameron

«Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world and in here is the dream.»

Está certo, nem tanto ao mar nem tanto à terra: não é brilhante (a história está mais que vista, o argumento não traz nada de novo, a mensagem ecológica já não é propriamente novidade, as personagens podiam estar mais elaboradas, os diálogos podiam ser um bocadinho mais polidos), mas lá que enche o olho, bolas que lá isso enche (mesmo apesar de alguns excessos aqui e ali e de algumas imagens fazerem lembrar Miyazaki ou Roger Dean). Mas lá está, se fosse pela história, pela qualidade do argumento ou pelo brilhantismo das interpretações, ficávamos em casa a ver o Danças com Lobos ou O Último dos Moicanos, não é? Afinal, a história é a mesma... mas em azul!



Tão longo caminho

Diz que ano novo quer vida nova, não é?


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