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Archivo para octubre 2014

Confuncio en los tiempos modernos


In his writings, Confucius considers that a Perfect Gentleman (y por cierto, adoro que esto se traduzca como “hidalgo” en castellano), is someone who has mastered the six chinese classical arts: archery, rituals, music, horse-riding, calligraphy and mathematics. Actually confucian thought set those arts more than the other way round, but let’s avoid (fascinating) derails. Why […]

The Beast


This is a picture of The Beast, the car of the president of the United States of America. It’s the best armored car in the world. If you look at the plate number, you’ll see that it’s an old model from the Clinton administration. The picture is recent. ———————– Voici une photo de La Bête, […]

The fascinating world of visual puns


Lately I’ve been noticing visual puns in films. Lately I’ve seen the Lone Ranger. I will talk about it. But this image struck me. From timsfilmreviews. Read his take on the film here. Anyway, you see that image? The indian knocks the cowboy out, and he wakes up on top of a scaffolding on top […]

Lone ranger, Letter to America, Ghostbusters.


Lone Ranger: Subtext Letter to America: Deep. Ghostbusters: New York Saying that a movie is deep is a fucking compliment. It’s a slow movie but if you find a good translation of it you are in for a fascinating indie movie. Este tio y su prima la del pueblo van a daros emociones muy fuertes […]

M.C. Escher (rap unrelated)


Related music – click to hear Recently I went to see the Escher exhibition in Rome, at Chiostro del Bramante. Go there if you can, it’s a lovely place. And the cafe upstairs has many reserved, discreet niches where you can get down to all kinds of nasty business, mostly undisturbed. Well, that’s what a […]

The Croods


The Croods: Metaphorical. This guy (From Plays with his monkey. ————————————————————————————–

The 10 book challenge


Ok so….. typical silly thing on FB, what ten books have marked you more profoundly? Here was my answer in case anyone is interested. Ie. No one. 1. El Cuentacuentos // The storyteller  – Salvat ediciones//Cavendish Publishing I mean…. the very best investment my parents ever did. Probably. I must have spent days, DAYS sitting […]

Moviez – this time foh realz


Ok so I watched two movies recently, one of them an old friend, the other a new film, both cool. Plazo para morir: Political Intacto: Original So yeah, those are two really, really cool films that I watched. Pero no se si las vais a poder ver, al menos la primera, porque no se si […]

Moviez & reflectionz


I am taking long to write. But you know, inspiration, creativity, is a fickle thing. But that is not bad. What’s bad is that society today tells us that we have to produce as much as possible, compete as much as possible, raise as much as possible in any hierarchy, earn as much money as […]