Monday, February 28, 2005

Seventies Design

Diseño de la decada de los 70's...

Seventies Design

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Berry gana por Catwoman, el Razzie

Halle Berry fue a recoger el premio por la peor actuación del año ( no merecida, un analisis tecnico de G, me dice que Elektra esta mucho peor) y sorpresivamente demuestra excelente clase y va a la premiación.

Berry was named worst actress of 2004 by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her performance in "Catwoman" and she showed up to accept her "Razzie" carrying the Oscar she won in 2002 for "Monster's Ball."

"They can't take this away from me, it's got my name on it!" she quipped. A raucous crowd cheered her on as she gave a stirring recreation of her Academy Award acceptance speech, including tears.

She thanked everyone involved in "Catwoman," a film she said took her from the top of her profession to the bottom.

"I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit," she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him "next time read the script first."

It is rare for a Razzie winner to show up at the spoof awards held on the night before Oscars -- but Berry did, saying her mother taught her that to be "a good winner you had to be a good loser first." She received a standing ovation.

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Citas del día

Al McGuire

"I think the world is run by 'C' students."

Konrad Lorenz

"It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young."

Virginia Woolf

"I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street."

G. H. Hardy

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."

Eric Hoffer

"The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not."


Friday, February 25, 2005

La poesía de Jon Bon Jovi

Un analisis detallado de la "poesía" de Bon Jovi...

I would like to welcome you to my first "Bon Jovi Surgery". Here, I hope to untangle some of the skeins of complex meaning built into the poetry of John Bon Jovi, and maybe help others to understand why they inspire the feelings they do. Essentally, I seek to let a little comprehension in to illuminate the strange, primal feelings of religious awe that your minds currently register at the sound of "Living on a Prayer", say.

To begin, I'd like to look at the opening verses of "Bed of Roses". You may think you understand the meaning behind this poem - that John Bon Jovi likes a lady, and is upset about it. This is just a sign of the brilliant, interweaving complexity of Bon Jovi. You can love the poem at that level, and many have, but let's go... inside.

Sitting here wasted and wounded
at this old piano

As we know, John Bon Jovi is the rockingest guitar player in the world. So why is he sitting at a piano? Well, one obvious interpretation is that the piano is the weapon of choice of the serious artist - Elton John, Gary Barlow, Keane... these have all used pianos to express their melancholy and realness. So, Bon Jovi is subtly telling us both that he is sad, and that he is a serious artist. But is there another, deeper meaning? Read on...

Trying hard to capture
the moment this morning I don't know
'Cause a bottle of vodka
is still lodged in my head

The casual reader might think that this means that somebody - possibly that treacherous swine Richie Sambora - has hit John in the head with a vodka bottle with such force that it is now embedded in his skull. This is, of course, one "available reading" of the "text". However, it can also be taken to mean that he drank a bottle of vodka last night, and is still a little hung over. Thus, the bottle of vodka is metaphorically lodged in his head, although actually it is on the draining board, empty. Either of these readings can be given primacy without harming the sense of the poem - it's the doubt in the mind of the reader that creates the frisson.

And some blond gave me nightmares
I think that she's still in my bed
As I dream about movies
they won't make of me when I'm dead

Genius. Bon Jovi, by dreaming about movies they will not make of him when he's dead, reminds us of his fundamentally tripartite nature. Poet, musician, movie actor. So, he muses stoically, he will be remembered not as John Bon Jovi, but potentially only as an American military engineer, for example, if the person who is thinking about him has seen U-571, or perhaps as the vampire hunter Derek Bliss. Do you see? His very skill at placing himself inside the skin of a character will ultimately efface the real John Bon Jovi from memory. It is beautiful and sad.

spyinthehaus: Regular readers of this series of bottle

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por ninguna razón hagan busqueda de imagenes en google con bon jovi... el primer resultado me ha quemado la retina...


Heavy metal 'Beasts of Satan' are jailed for three ritual murders

Posteada simplemente porque pensé que el culto a Satán se habia quedado en los 80's...

TWO members of an Italian heavy metal band called Beasts of Satan were jailed yesterday after they confessed to taking part in three ritual slayings.

Andrea Volpe and Pietro Guerrieri had confessed to roles in the 1998 killings of Chiara Marino, 19, and Fabio Tollis, 16, in woods outside Milan. Five other members of their suspected Satanic cult have been ordered to stand trial in June.

Volpe, considered the mastermind of the ritual killings, was sentenced to 30 years in prison - ten more than prosecutors had asked for. Guerrieri was given 16 years in prison.

A third accused, Mario Maccione, whom authorities claimed played a secondary part in the murders, was cleared.

Prosecutors said the suspects belonged to an occult sect that carried out the January 1998 killings in a drug-fuelled Satanic ritual in woodland near Somma Lombardo, north-west of Milan. Ms Marino was stabbed to death and Mr Tollis - her boyfriend and a singer in the band - was killed with a hammer. The couple were buried next to each other.

Authorities said the cult had tried once before to kill the pair by burning them alive in a car on New Year’s Eve. News - International - Heavy metal 'Beasts of Satan' are jailed for three ritual murders

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Citas del día

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Tarantino bloodying 'CSI' team


Quentin Tarantino has signed to direct the season-finale episode of primetime's most-watched series, CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Tarantino also has come up with an original story for the episode, which is expected to shoot in early April and air May 19, according to "CSI" executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.

Tarantino bloodying 'CSI' team


Photo Gallery (Swiss Freeze)

Fotos de helada:

These pictures of cars, boats, trees, and other landscape features encrusted with ice from severe cold weather began circulating on the Internet in late January 2005, accompanied by viewer-added comments such as "Now this is what I'd call really cold...brrrrrrrrr"; "Sure glad that it doesn't get this cold here"; "So, How cold was it?"; and "Next time you're complaining while scraping the ice off your windscreen, think again!"

Various e-mailed versions of these photos claim such different origins for them as "From a recent Massachusetts storm with hurricane-speed winds" to "Pictures from Lake Geneva, Switzerland — January 2005." The latter is correct, as these pictures correspond to other photographs and news accounts of a freezing storm that hit the area of Lake Léman (also known as Lake Geneva), Switzerland, in January 2005.

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Swiss Freeze)



Tienda de utensilios de cocina muy bien diseñados:

de la serie voddoo:


via Raffaele Iannello Knife Block : Gizmodo


Citas del día

Italian Proverb

"Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box."

David Letterman

"New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move."


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Photo Gallery (Manar Maged )

Siempre que le platico a alguién que tengo una historia que no voy a publicar en ponchorama... la gente se interesa más... y bueno aqui esta:

Origins: The image displayed above is a real photograph of a 10-month-old Egyptian girl named Manar Maged. Manar's development in the womb had affected by a condition in which an embryo starts to split but stops before the process is complete, resulting in the formation of a less-than-fully-developed conjoined twin. Often the second twin forms as an extra limb or trunk, but in this rare case it formed as a second head. (News accounts reported doctors as saying that Manar's second head was "capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life.")

On 19 February 2005, Manar underwent a 13-hour operation performed by a 13-member surgical team to remove her conjoined twin. For now, Manar remains in intensive care, in what news reports describe as "serious but improving condition."

Last updated: 19 February 2005

Acabo de ver Box,dirigida por Takashi Miike parte de Three... Extremes (2004) en el FICCO... y no puedo dejar de pensar en la película o en Manar....

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Manar Maged )


World's Top Tennis Stars Practice at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

No es photoshop... La cancha de tenis más alta del mundo:

In preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, tennis legend, Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer, couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly knock about on the world’s highest tennis court, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel.

Both players are in Dubai to compete in the US$1 million Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, which is the first round of the two-week Dubai Tennis Championships.

World's Top Tennis Stars Practice at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

The Burj Al Arab, the only seven-star hotel in the world, was erected on a purposebuilt island in the Arabian Gulf five years ago.

The world's tallest, it has 202 two-storey suites, an underwater seafood restaurant, gold mosaic floors and a fleet of white Rolls-Royces to ferry its guests around.

Overnight stays start at £750 for a 'panoramic' one bedroom suite with floor-toceiling windows overlooking the Gulf.


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Cita del día

Laurence J. Peter

"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it."


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Animal-Astronauts Photo Album -

Galeria de fotos de animales astronautas...

no creo que se necesite comentario adicional alguno...

Animal-Astronauts Photo Album -


Wondrous Vulva Puppet Gallery

Cada dia que pasa me convenzo de que internet, es donde las preguntas que nadie se hace son respondidas:

Existe un sitio que venda vulvas de tela, con diferentes modelos basados en diosas y leyendas?

por supuesto:

Welcome to's
Wondrous Vulva Puppet™ Gallery Room (3)
A Limited Edition Soft Sculpture -- Hand made by Dorrie Lane

Combining fine silks, rich velvets and precious gems, Vulva Puppets are infused with potpourri, signed and dated. Dorrie gives them names from Goddess lores, Fairy tales or Femmes of literature depending on who they inspire. Take her story with you, or create your own.

Xochiquetzal is an Aztec Goddess from Mexico. Her name means "Precious Flower" and she is the Goddess of Love and Beauty. She lives in Tamoanchan, the Place of Our Origin and guards over the Tree of Life.
Xochiquetzal is made from vibrant blue velvet, with green and light blue silk. She is adorned with Lapis Lazuli beads and blue seed beads.

Wondrous Vulva Puppet Gallery (3)

unos 300 dólares por vulva y 30 más por el envio.

Geisha asobi blog


The Works of Moira Hahn

Sus trabajos más recientes muestran remixes de Ukiyo-e:

The Works of Moira Hahn

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Vintage Paperbacks

Galeria de portadas de libros... baratos? con temas muy curiosos...

la tendencia es, 1. mujer semidesnuda en la portada, 2. hombre amenazandola o de plano brincandole encima. 3. parches de pirata en los ojos opcionales...

Vintage Paperbacks

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Página dedicada a los efificios más altos del mundo. Aqui abajo, los tres primeros.

Taiwan 101, Las torres Petronas y la torre Sears.

un dato curioso de la página lista la densidad y altura de contrucciones en las ciudades. Nada sorpresivo, la ciudad de México entra en tercer lugar mundial:

Top 100 Cities
by building & drawing count
1 New York City
2 Greater London
3 Mexico City
4 Moscow
5 Vancouver
6 Los Angeles
7 Toronto
8 Chicago
9 Chongqing
10 Tokyo

y México como país queda entre los 10 mas ... "construidos"

Top 100 Countries
by building & drawing count
1 United States
2 China
3 Canada
4 United Kingdom
5 Germany
6 Australia
7 Mexico
8 Japan
9 Russia
10 Netherlands

también muy recomendable la evolución gráfica de los rascacielos...

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| - Foxlife - Lawsuit: 'Grand Theft Auto' Led Teen to Kill

A lawsuit claims the video game "Grand Theft Auto (search)" led a teenager to shoot two police officers and a dispatcher to death in 2003, mirroring violent acts depicted in the popular game.

Thompson is accused of killing the three men in June 2003 after being brought to the Fayette police station on suspicion of driving a stolen car. Thompson allegedly grabbed one of the officer's guns, shot him and the other two, then fled in a patrol car.

Let me get this straight... Un chavito se roba un carro. Lo detiene la policia, lo llevan a la estación. Le quita el arma a uno, y mata a tres policias. Se roba una patrulla y escapa.

Sin caer en el "Los padres educan, no los videojuegos" a lo mejor los que deberian de jugar GTA son los policias... - Foxlife - Lawsuit: 'Grand Theft Auto' Led Teen to Kill

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Perros jugando poker...

vendidos a mas de medio millón de dólares:

NEW YORK - A pair of paintings from the famed series depicting dogs playing poker fetched nearly $600,000 at auction Tuesday.

The two works — “A Bold Bluff” and “Waterloo” — were among 16 paintings that artist Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was commissioned to create for a Minnesota-based advertising company in 1903. Of the 16, nine are of dogs playing poker.

The two works that sold Tuesday for $590,400 capture moments in a poker game played by five dogs, among them a St. Bernard that ends up collecting the pot on a bluff.

MSNBC - Dogs-playing-poker paintings fetch $590,000

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Ilustraciones de animalitos... no tan cuddly


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Citas del día

Clare Booth Luce

"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts."

Peter Ustinov

"In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from."

John Kenneth Galbraith

"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."


Monday, February 21, 2005

Citas del día

George Jackson

"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."

Lady Violet Bonham Carter

"Outer space is no place for a person of breeding."

Sigmund Freud

"America is a mistake, a giant mistake."

Neil Armstrong

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."

J. Paul Getty

"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."

R. D. Laing

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease."

Logan Pearsall Smith

"The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood."

Johnny Carson

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."


Thursday, February 17, 2005

Dos de Godzilla

Mejor conocido como Gojira! en Japón.

Christie's esta teniendo una subasta de posters antiguos, muchos de versiones japonesas de peliculas americanas y europeas. Pero, hay varios de Godzilla:

Christie's - Vintage Film Posters

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No pienso mucho en donde van a descansar mis restos mortales... pero ahora ya se que podría poner en mi tumba:

There is a stone shop in my neighborhood which is displaying some stone objects to show their sculptural skill. The shop is primarily making and selling gravestones, but those demonstration works are hilarious.

Extraordinary Ordinary Guy In Japan: Gravestone Shop



Los editores de - Cinematic Happenings Under Development hacen un recuento de 100 películas que fueron injustamente juzgadas como basura inutil (a diferencia de basura entretenida)

62. Stir of Echoes (1999)

If this film had come out any time but right after the sensation around The Sixth Sense it not only would have been beloved but also a hit. Kevin Bacon’s in top form as a man obsessed with a ghostly mystery that somehow involves his house. Based on a Richard Matheson story, David Koepp’s film is chilling and classy.

The Defense: If you only know Kevin Bacon as “that guy in the movie about the bike messengers”, may I suggest a lead pipe to the stomach? This is a classic supernatural story, one told without winking at the audience and without Haley Joel Gimmick.

encuentro muy pocas que debatir y mas bien como he visto el 80% de las que listan, el otro 20% son cosas que ahora quiero ver porque me las salté por pensar que eran malas películas, y sin embargo pueden resultar ser buenas malas películas.

Mis únicas quejas estan seriadas curiosamente:

80. A Knight’s Tale
81. The Tailor of Panama

La primera que he visto en un 30% en televisión por cable, y la segunda que vi en un avión (lo se no en circunstancias que dan para ver buen cine)

Vere completa Knight's tale... y aunque soy fan de Pierce Brosnan y Geoffrey Rush, y no tanto de Jamie Lee Curtis ( y sus pechos, que por cierto tienen un cameo en esta pelicula) no puedo acabar de entender como llego a la lista.

CHUD - Cinematic Happenings Under Development


Canon Rebel XT

Desde hace casi 8 años, que mi fiel Olympus fue robada no me habia emocionado tanto por el lanzamiento de una camara:

The New Canon Rebel XT is an 8.0 Megapixel (APS-C CMOS sensor) DSLR with a 3 frames per second shooting rate (14 frame bursts) that Canon believes will take over from where previous Rebel releases have left off. It has the same DIGIC II image processor of found in the high end professional 'D-series' of DSLRs.

The Canon Rebel XT (known as the EOS 350D Digital in Europe and the EOS Kiss Digital 2e in Japan) also features USB 2.0, simultaneous RAW and JPEG writing and a super fast 0.2 second start up. It comes in both silver and black and is sure to get Canon enthusiasts mouths watering.

y esto del informe a la prensa:

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2005 – The Canon EOS Digital Rebel? camera that rocked the world of consumer digital SLRs little more than a year ago now has a new, faster, even smaller, big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0 megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR, which will be showcased at PMA 2005, February 20-23 (Canon Booth #3503), in Orlando, Fla., adds resolution, speed, an extra dollop of creative control and enhanced comfort in the hand, to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Despite its advancements in ergonomic design and technology, this easy to use EOS digital camera is compatible with all of Canon’s EF lenses including the EF-S lenses and still retains the sub-$1,000 price point, proven crucial to entry-level digital SLR consumers.

Buenos por dos razones, otra camara dentro de la línea prosumer y una rebaja de precio de la Digital Rebel 300 de 6 Mega pixeles.

Canon Rebel XT: "f"


Citas del día

Bobby Knight

"All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things."

Aaron Copland

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'"

Ambrose Bierce

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others."


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Dos de perros...

Su perra sera su dama de honor...

Bride-to-be Sonia Wilde is likely to be upstaged on her big day by her chief bridesmaid - her pet dog, Lucy Brown.

Dressed in a pink, frilly dress, complete with bonnet, three-year-old Lucy will be the centre of attention when Sonia, 29, ties the knot with Steve Begley in October.

Ananova - Chief bridesmaid's a dog!

Pareja encuentra la imagen de su perro en un tronco...

A couple were stunned to find the mirror image of their beloved pet dog - embedded in a log.

Dog lovers Joan and Terry Wright, from Manchester, claim the face of their beloved pet labrador Bess is reproduced in a log /MEN

Terry Wright and wife Joan were amazed to see a colour vision of their beloved labrador Bess, who died three years ago, set into the grain of a poplar tree.

Terry, 66, was about to throw the log on the fire at their 200-year-old cottage at Antrobus, near Knutsford, when Joan spotted the resemblance.

Terry, a retired carpenter, said: "I'd already thrown it into the log basket when my wife just looked at it and said our Bess had come back.

"I asked if she'd been drinking whisky, but when I looked at the log I was amazed.

Ananova - Dog in a log


Santos transistores mercadológicos Batman!

Comienza el bombardeo de productos con un logo de murcierlago.

debo mencionar que no me molestaria tener el refrigerador pequeño... aunque implicaría el pensar en mi estudio como mi "baticueva"...

Blue Nova International

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Cita del día

Dick Cavett

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Scott Squire: NonFiction Photography

Galeria de fotografía de Scott Squire, también con descripciones de lo que esta fotografiando. Esta serie es de "Street Kids" en Bucarest.

ebzi Osman,"Elvis", 22

Name: Febzi Osman

Nickname: Elvis

Age: 22

Place of birth: Horsova, a village on the bank of the Danube river some 180 kilometers (112 miles) east of Bucharest.

For how long homeless: 13 years

School history: He finished four years of primary education.

Family history: Extensive details in his own account below. He has four more siblings. He pointed out that one sister is deputy mayor in a Danube Delta village, and a brother is an engineer with the electricity provider. He also mentioned that Islam was his religion.

Drug history: He sniffs Aurolac, which is a volatile paint. He also said he kicked a heroin habit and that he passed the withdrawal phase aided only by a strong will to live, after seeing people who were dying looking so much better off than he was.

Work history: His was trained as a circus performer by the Parada Foundation, and traveled abroad to earn money. I would like for us all to be happy. For everybody to have a home. To be like brothers and sisters: a family living together. Staying in an apartment, having a shower, having a girlfriend, or simply just friends living with you. Everything is different when you take a shower, have clean clothes to change, are able to shave in front of a mirror.
There are people working with the foundations to help children who do not understand our plight. These people receive lots of money that should reach us. But they are not taking it out of their pockets. They keep it for their own children, for their families, for their bank accounts. That is what is happening in 70 percent of these foundations. They are taking advantage of street children, period.
We are the buzzword of politics. Turn on the radio anytime and you'll hear: STREET CHILDREN, STREET CHILDREN, STREET CHILDREN, STREET CHILDREN, STREET CHILDREN...
Why are you not told at 14 what will happen to you at 18? You turn 18, and get kicked into the street and they say: "Why haven't you found a place for yourself by now?"This kind of stuff you cannot confront them with directly, no way.This is why I need someone to help me get into court, for the judges to see that
what I am saying is right. I can bring in a lot of witnesses, children who have been used, as I was, who have been cheated, who have been lied to, who were banked on.
These children have a whole range of talents, the girls as well as the boys. For girls one could make seamstress classes, boys could be sent on construction sites.But we need someone with some trace of compassion. Not only compassion, but also to put us through a reeducation program. I don't know what future could lie in the street. Maybe my future is in Italy, maybe in France, or maybe it is back at my mother's, in Horsova. She is now an old lady and needs some help around the house. I am the sorriest
present she could have, but I should bring her a present, shouldn't I?
To all other children I beg you: Do not leave home, even though you might get a sound beating from your mothers.It probably sounds stupid, but I would love to get a good beating from my mom, at
my age, only it is too late for me now.

Scott Squire: NonFiction Photography


Un projecto de comics en linea de Arthur Dela Cruz y Takeshi Miyazawa, haciendod cada quien un comic actualizado cada lunes:


Living and working in the dirty underbelly of the mega city Metropia, Beth and her party of urban couriers live out their days under the thumb of their clients. Their routine lives take a turn for the worst after a life-altering incident involving local metaphine traffickers, guns and killing, occurs.

Events continue to spiral out of control as Beth and her party desperately fight back to stay alive while, at the same time, finding themselves sinking deeper and deeper into the murky depths or metropia's shadows.

Will they ever see light again?


New play lets audience shock performer

A new one-man play in Brazil gives the audience the chance to literally shock the performer.

Michel Melamed gets an electric shock every time someone in the audience makes a noise.

The strength of the shock depends on the noise level but it can go up to 90 volts.

Melamed wears a specially designed suit connected to wires and devices which measure audience reaction.

Any noise from the audience - laughter, booing, applause, even coughing - can cause a shock.

Mr Melamed is performing his play, Regurgitofagia, at the Sesc Belenzinho theatre in Sao Paulo.

He said: " All theatre is an experiment. The true theatre has to be innovative and has to raise questions."

Le deseo suete, y que nunca, NUNCA, vayan chavos de prepa a su función. He be dead...

Ananova - New play lets audience shock performer


catalina estrada

Portafolio y galeria de Catalina Estrada.

catalina estrada uribe
Born: medellín, Colombia / 1974

catalina estrada


World Press Photo

Me tardé en publicar esta nota por el hecho de que este año estuvo plagado de tragedias... Y las tragedias por lo general son las ganadoras de este tipo de concurso... Me costo trabajo encontrar una que me gustara, y al mismo tiempo fuera optimista....

en segundo lugar esta esta...

Yo admiro a estos fotografos que van a estos lugares a tomar fotografias, su función comunicadora y artística. Aunque mi ejemplo es de la literatura, el hecho de que John Updike Upton Sinclair (gracias LaMaz) escribiera "La Jungla", y gracias a esta obra el público pudiera conocer los abusos a los que estaban sujetos los obreros de la industria del empaquetado de carne, llevó a cambios en la legislación y finalmente a mejoras en la calidad de vida de los trabajadores...

Espero que estas fotografías logren cambios similares...

2nd prize singles - World Press Photo


Web-only album wins Grammy

Por un lado tenemos la lucha contra la piratería, y por el otro una artista exclusiva de la red, gana un Grammy.

Jazz composer Maria Schneider took home a Grammy on Sunday for her album "Concert in the Garden," without selling a single copy in a record store.

Schneider, 44, financed her Grammy-winning album through an Internet-based music delivery service called ArtistShare that opens the financing of production to dedicated fans.

Schneider said she believed she might be the first artist ever to win a Grammy for an album distributed solely on the Web. But she said that other musicians had already approached her about trying similar experiments of their own.

Apoyaré la lucha contra la piraterìa cuando el argumento no sea "El cliente debe callarse, abrir la boca, cerrar los ojos y sacar la cartera"

Web-only album wins Grammy | CNET

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Meirav Shaul

La galería de ilustración de Meirav Shaul:

Meirav Shaul
Born in Israel,1977. Studied graphic design and illustration in Shenkar academy and graduated in 2001.
Since then published in news-papers and magazines in Israel, Germany and the U.S.
Meirav is a member of the Israeli comics group “Dimona”,which distributes its collective books all over Europe.


Citas del día

Peter Borden

"Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields."

Paul Johnson

"The word 'meaningful' when used today is nearly always meaningless."

Barry Commoner

"Nothing ever goes away."

John Sladek

"The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive."


Monday, February 14, 2005

No apuestes contra tu equipo...

Convencido de que Gales no le ganaría a Inglaterra en rubgy, un galés le apuesta a sus cuates, que de ganar se cortará los testiculos...

Creo que no es necesario decir quien ganó...

LONDON (Reuters) - A Welsh rugby fan cut off his own testicles to celebrate Wales beating England at rugby, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Geoff Huish, 26, was so convinced England would win Saturday's match he told fellow drinkers at a social club, "If Wales win I'll cut my balls off", the paper said on Tuesday.

Friends at the club in Caerphilly, south Wales, thought he was joking.

But after the game Huish went home, severed his testicles with a knife, and walked 200 metres back to the bar with the testicles to show the shocked drinkers what he had done.

Huish was taken to hospital where he remained in a seriously ill condition, the paper said. Police told the paper he had a history of mental problems.

Wales's 11-9 victory over England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff was their first home win over England in 12 years.

Welsh rugby fan cuts off testicles after win - Yahoo! UK & Ireland News


Citas del día

Friedrich Engels

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

Alfred E. Wiggam

"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time."

J. Frank Dobie

"The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another. "

Eve Babitz

"By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up."

Lewis Carroll

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Thomas A. Edison

"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking."

Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was."

Adrienne E. Gusoff

"Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high."

George Orwell

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

Robert Heinlein

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."


Friday, February 11, 2005

an investigation into my consumption

Francis Baker es un artista que trata con muy buena técnica los problemas a los que se enfrenta. En esta parte de su página, ¿Por qué consumimos?

Why do I have such a strong desire to purchase and consume every time I go out of my home? Why does it feel so good to buy a power drill or a pair of leather boots, an electric toothbrush, some scotch tape, bottled water, or mints in a tin? The questioning of my desire to consume is at the crux of this series.

With the foundation of hang tags, I spotlight a capitalistic symbol. I arrive at the age of consumerism, and a solution, with the Endo (the Zen circle) the nullification of desires through knowledge of the material world's emptiness. Yet, even as the answer is here in this forceful statement, it was not fully accessible. The calm was fleeting. A solution reached for the moment of painting the Endo, a circle with nothing in the middle; but, it seemed, there was never nothing in the middle.

Francis Baker

via Mayra L.


Lokitorrent, RIP

Este es el mensaje de entrada de Lokitorrent Parece que la MPAA ganó la batalla legal que entablo contra ellos. Curiosamente me entero de esto en las pocas veces que busco material sin licencia... pero bueno ya lo bajé de otro lado.

El esuema de lokiotorrent fue alabado por la comunidad p2p porque quisieron pelear en las cortes. Pidiendo donaciones de los usuarios...

bueno ya habra otros miles con esta suerte, y otros miles que surjan.

mientras ..::Paranoid Android::.. sugiere mininova



Cita del día

Clive Barnes

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.


Thursday, February 10, 2005

eye candy: photographs by craig kanarick

Fotografias de dulces. Esta serie si no me equivoco esta en forma de estados americanos.

eye candy: photographs by craig kanarick

via Josh Rubin: Cool Hunting


Albur Art

Galeria de Isis Eglé. No me habia encontrado un blog/galeria y debo decir que me encanta la idea.

Esta serie fue realizada para lograr independizarme. En la sociedad en la que vivo esto no es tan sencillo; normalmente es mejor visto y mucho más factible si una se independiza a través del matrimonio, es entonces cuando se recibe el apoyo de amigos y familiares para lograrlo, cosa que obviamente me parece muy injusta.

Estudié las posibilidades y muy a mi pesar el matrimonio parecía ser la opción más rápida y efectiva, pero el matrimonio convencional no estaba en mis planes, así que busqué la forma de replantear el concepto dentro de mis necesidades y decidí casarme con la mejor persona que pude encontrar; conmigo misma.

La boda fue como son todas las bodas; invitaciones, música, flores, baile, bolos, Sra. juez, marcha nupcial y por supuesto invitados y una mesa de regalos a manera de exposición plástica

Los datos de la artista.

Nombre: Isis Eglé
Lugar y fecha de nacimiento: México, DF, 17/04/1979

Albur Art



New Cancer Gene Identified

Pokemon causa cancer....

its true!

Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a new cellular oncogene essential for the development of cancer. Oncogenes are genes that, when mutated or dysfunctional, lead normal cells to become cancerous. The investigators have named the gene POKEMON (for POK Erythroid Myeloid Ontogenic factor). The work is being published in the January 20, 2005, issue of Nature.

they are getting so sued by nintendo....

Sloan-Kettering - New Cancer Gene Identified

via metafilter


Japan's small print

De la revista japonesa en inglés Metropolis Tokyo una breve nota:

To address the problem of the country’s low birthrate, the government decided to offer support to matchmaking agencies to get more people to marry. (At the moment there are more pets in Japan than children under 15.)

¿¿más mascotas que niños??
:: Metropolis Tokyo :: Japan's No.1 English Magazine



Pocas cosas tan desconcertantes como una colegiala japonesa con los ojos todos negros.

Galeria de interpreciones en 3D y pintura:

W h a t I s J a p a g a
An image of "Japan girl" is the imaginary girl who isn't existed in reality.As for me, it is possessed an image associated with the word. Japaga is an abbreviated designation of Japan girl It is the twentyfast century the Japan girl image that an image of the post ko Girl which I regarded asa composition of Utamaro and loveliness of Junichi Nakahara was remix.

viene un catalogo de estilos de uniforme, con sus respectiva descripción y zona donde son utilizados


via pixelsurgeon


A Day In The Life of Miss McDonald

El fotodiario de una Miss McDonald en las Filipinas:

los Ronald, y ahora también las Miss McDonald asiaticas dan miedo...

A Day In The Life of Miss McDonald (new pictures every week!)

via monkeyfilter


Cita del día

Hansell B. Duckett

"What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to."


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Masamania, Dog legs.

Creo que la presentación es texto suficiente para introducir el post:

this time I tntroduce you to the handicapped pro-wrestling, Dog legs. the name of this show was name after the handicapped people's leg that is similar to, This wrestling is fought mainly by handicapped people. But there are no fightiging that non handicapped people fight each other. Dog legs is purely for the handicapped fighter who want to beat up not only same handicapped people but also non handicapped mother fucker.

handicap wrestling...

Masamania es un fotoblog, japonés muy bizarro, y atragantador de ancho de banda... suficiente advertencia, recomiendo: asalariados durmiendo en todas partes, y transvesties japoneses

Masamania, Handicapped pro wrestling


Tres notas de Japón

The Ministry of Health, Labor, Welfare and Fiddlesticks found that ten percent of children under two and a half watch more than four hours of TV a day.

The National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME, or something like that) found that a fifth of the country’s university students have the reading ability of 13 to 15-year-olds.

Aomori Prefecture fired two bus drivers for being overqualified when it discovered they had graduated from university but had somehow neglected to note this on their resumes.

que te despidan por estar sobrecalificado...

:: Metropolis Tokyo :: Japan's No.1 English Magazine


Cita del día

Niels Bohr

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Ultimas dos playeras de la trivia

Estas son las últimas dos playeras disponibles dentro de la trivia de aniversario.

solo tienen que mandar un mail con 3 respuestas de las preguntas de la trivia

y mandarlas a ponchoblue arroba


Organic HTML

Organic HTML es una página donde insertas la dirección de una página y crea una flor basada... en ... el html de la página?

ponchorama is one creepy flower:

Organic HTML

via monkeyfilter


Andy Sakai

Andy Sakai es mi nuevo heroe:

When local tattoo artist Andy Sakai was sentenced to five years in prison for inking profanities on hordes of hapless customers, many thought his days of body desecration were over.

They were wrong.

Sakai’s latest victims are no longer college students. His current targets are, ironically, his fellow inmates.

Using a tattoo gun fashioned out of a sharpened paper clip, dental floss, and a ballpoint pen taped to a plastic spork, the disgruntled prisoner has drawn Black Panther Party symbols on white supremacists, written CRIPS 4 EVA on rival gang members, and left dozens of hardened criminals with butterflies, fairies, and unicorns permanently etched in their skin.

“I wanted a stack of skulls on my back,” said murderer Jimmy Drake, “and that Asian prick gave me a giant Winnie the Pooh!”

Many prisoners ask for spider webs on their elbows to signify time spent in jail. Sakai’s webs have hidden messages in them such as, “Fuck Cops,” “I Swallow,” and “Salad Tosser.” Sakai got the idea for the cryptic tats after reading Charlotte’s Web in the prison library. “That E.B. White’s a genius, man,” Sakai proclaimed.

For his own protection, Sakai has been moved to solitary confinement where he’ll serve the rest of his sentence.

“Prison isn’t so bad,” Sakai said. “It gives me time to sit and seriously contemplate my next diabolically evil plan!”

Symbols on the back of a Pitt Student inked by Sakai (inset) were originally meant to say, "princess." They really say, "prostitute."

Souf Oaklin Online

liga a su primer arresto, y la historia de los tatuajes erroneos a universitarios:

Souf Oaklin Online

ouch 5 años por tatuar incorrectamente... hehehe, but very funny.

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If you don't take a job as a prostitute

we can stop your benefits...

Ah el grandioso servicio de busqueda de trabajo. El problema es que en Alemania la prostutición fue legalizada hace 2 años... lo que significa que si quieres recoger beneficios de desempleo, tienes que demostrar que no encuentras trabajo, y ellos te mandan a entrevistas de trabajo de gente buscando tu "perfil" y si tu perfil encaja (hehehe encaja) con la industria del sexo... you be fucked (literalmente)

A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services'' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year.

Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners – who must pay tax and employee health insurance – were granted access to official databases of jobseekers.

The waitress, an unemployed information technology professional, had said that she was willing to work in a bar at night and had worked in a cafe.

She received a letter from the job centre telling her that an employer was interested in her "profile'' and that she should ring them. Only on doing so did the woman, who has not been identified for legal reasons, realise that she was calling a brothel.

Under Germany's welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit. Last month German unemployment rose for the 11th consecutive month to 4.5 million, taking the number out of work to its highest since reunification in 1990.

Telegraph | News | 'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'


Snoopes al rescate...

es una leyenda urbana Urban Legends Reference Pages: Media Matters (Hot Jobs)


Romantic problems in cyberspace

Es lo malo de los musulmanes y que no puedan tomar... Si, no hubieran pedido unas piñas coladas (musical pun very much intended, more after the story)

A Jordanian man divorced his wife after discovering that she was also his virtual girlfriend.

Bakr Melhem had been flirting with a women on an internet chat room for several months.

But, when they finally met up at a bus station, in Zarqa near Amman, he recognised her as his wife Sanaa.

Bakr Melhem immediately shouted the Arabic words for 'I divorce thee' three times.

The husband had assumed the online identity of Adnan, while his wife had described herself as an unmarried Muslim lady called Jamila whose cultural interests included reading.

Jordanian news agency Petra reports when the man uttered the Islamic words, effectively ending the marriage, the woman responded by calling him 'a liar' before she fainted.

y la letra de la Canción de la Piña Colada es:

ARTIST: Rupert Holmes
TITLE: Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Lyrics and Chords

I was tired of my lady - we'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns there was this letter I read

"If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for - write to me and escape"

I didn't think about my lady - I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet, I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food - I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon and cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's, where we'll plan our escape"

So I waited with high hopes and she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady, and she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment, and I said, "I never knew."

That you like Piña Coladas, getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight in the dunes of the Cape
You're the lady I've looked for - come with me and escape

"If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain...

Por eso interné es la madre de todos los males...

Antes de internet: Ah eres tú con la que queria engañarte a tí! I love you honey
Despues de internet: Ah eres tú con la que queria engañarte a tií! I divorce thee!!

Ananova - Romantic problems in cyberspace


Twins born two months apart

Este tipo de historias se archivan en el "realmente no creo que haya pasada, but fucked up if it did"

A Romanian woman who gave birth to a baby boy almost two months ago has just delivered his twin brother.

Maricica Tescu, from Iasi, had her first baby on December 11 when doctors told her she had a double uterus and another baby was still growing inside her womb.

The first baby, nicknamed Speedy, weighed 3.5lb at birth while his younger brother, born by caesarean operation and nicknamed Bashful, weighed 5.7lb.

Doctors say both twins are healthy despite being born two months apart.

Dr Elena Mihalceanu, from Cuza Voda Maternity in Iasi, told National newspaper it was the first case of its kind locally.

"It's extraordinary that both babies survived," she said.

Ananova - Twins born two months apart


Ananova - Zoo tempts gay penguins to go straight

Siguendo la nota de los Pinguinos homosexuales japoneses

A German zoo has imported four female penguins from Sweden in an effort to tempt its gay penguins to go straight.

The four Swedish females were dispatched to the Bremerhaven Zoo in Bremen after it was found that three of the zoo's five penguin pairs were homosexual.

Keepers at the zoo ordered DNA tests to be carried out on the penguins after they had been mating for years without producing any chicks.

It was only then they realised that six of the birds were living in homosexual partnerships.

Director Heike Kueck said that the zoo hoped to see some baby penguins in the coming months.

She said that the birds had been mating for years and one couple even adopted a stone that they protected like an egg.

Kueck said that the project has the support of the European Endangered Species Programme because the penguins, which are native to South America, are an endangered species.

A biologist will be on hand to monitor the experiment.

But introducing the Bremerhaven penguins to their new Swedish friends may not be as successful as hoped after earlier experiments revealed great difficulties in separating homosexual couples.

In case they show no interest, the zoo has also flown in two new male penguins "so that the ladies don't miss out altogether", Kueck added.

Soy el único que piensa que va a fracasar rotundamente la mision "Pinguinas suecas al ataque"?

Ananova - Zoo tempts gay penguins to go straight


Telmex lanzará Infinitum 2

Habiendo sido cliente de CABLE@CCESS :: Cablevisión :: de Cablevision y de ProdigyProdigy de Telmex, he encontrado al 2ndo muy superior (sin mencionar la habilidad de abrir puertos... koff, koff.) y acabo de leer en Alt1040 que podria estar a la vuelta de la esquina una disminución de precios, o si lo quieren ver asi, un aumento de velocidad.

* Importante baja de precio del servicio de ADSL, 200 pesos mexicanos que equivale 17.5 dólares (posiblemente menos, inclusive la mitad de los precios actuales) por un servicio de 256kb por segundo.
* Velocidades de hasta 8mb por segundo.
* ADSL temporal: Telmex te proporciona lineas de banda ancha por días, especialmente útil para eventos o casos especiales en que necesites aumentar la velocidad de conexión.

ALT1040 | Netcultura � Telmex lanzar� Infinitum 2


Citas del día

Soren Kierkegaard

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born."


Monday, February 07, 2005

Sam Raimi Talks More "Evil Dead"

EVIL DEAD 4!!!!!!!!!!

Raimi escribiendo y dirigiendo la franquicia que lo hizo famoso... Con Bruce Campbell como Ash!!!

Raimi confirmed to Bloody Disgusting that he will be directing and producing "Evil Dead 4", which will star Bruce Campbell as ASH and will also have many of the actors from the previous Evil Dead movies. Raimi says that "This is the project I really want to make. The remake can belong to someone else, but part 4 will be a continuation of the original". Ted and Sam Raimi have begun writing Part 4, and will be developing it for production later this year. Bruce Campbell and Tapert will both be involved.

y también afirman que si se va a hacer un remake de la primera cinta... y que a petición de Cambell no habrá un personaje llamado Ash...

Sam Raimi Talks More "Evil Dead" (February 4th, 2005) - Dark Horizons



Citas del día

Solomon Short

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

George Santayana

"Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality."

Richard Lewis

"I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back."

Hannah Arendt

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."


Nicaraguan Dies After Eating Live Fish

Después de perder 2 apuestas deportivas este fin de semana, llego a esta historia que me alerta de los peligros de "apostar"

A man who joked to friends that he would eat a fish live choked to death when the creature squirmed and lodged in his throat, police and coroner's officials said Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred when 22-year-old Jose Angel Torres Padilla was fishing with friends on Monday in the municipality of Dario, about 40 miles north of the capital.

Police said the man's friends told them he had put the fish in his mouth, joking that he was going to eat it live. But the fish squirmed and slipped down his throat.

Benito Lindo, coroner for the provincial capital of Matagalpa, told The Associated Press by telephone that doctors conducting an autopsy had found a fish in the man's throat.

y todo porque sus amigos le "apostaron" que no se tragaba el pez...

thanks a lot FRIEND!

Yahoo! News - Nicaraguan Dies After Eating Live Fish


Friday, February 04, 2005

Things You'd Like To Say At Work, But Can't

Buenas frases que cada dia quieres decir en el trabajo... pero no puedes...

o no quieres...

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit.
2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
3. How about never? Is never good for you?
4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...
8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.
10. Ahhh... I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again...

en la página hay 28 frases más!

Things You'd Like To Say At Work, But Can't

via metafilter


Yes, It's True: Eagles Fans Booed Santa

Los noruegos tienen compañía... Los fans de las aguilas de filadelfia también odian a Santa Claus...

Those famously churlish Philly fans can't hide behind the urban legends. The truth is out there: They simply booed Santa Claus. Frank Olivo — the erstwhile Santa in question — wasn't drunk, nor was his red suit in tatters that December day in 1968 when he walked onto the field for the halftime show, only to be met by a chorus of jeers and a snowball fusillade from Eagles fans.

But by all accounts, they had cause for an ugly mood.

"The fans carried on like that because the Eagles were horrible," Olivo said.

The antics at halftime of the Eagles' final regular-season game, beamed around the country on Howard Cosell's national sports show, helped cement Philadelphia's reputation for having rogue, rowdy sports fans.

"There's nothing that sounds worse than throwing snowballs at Santa," said sports radio host Glen Macnow of WIP-AM in Philadelphia. "It's like spitting on Miss America

La explicación del por qué odian los fans de las aguilas a Santa Claus, se reduce a que estaban teniendo una pésima temporada y ver a Santa Claus en el último partido de la temporada no los alegró en lo más minimo...

Por qué los noruegos odian a Santa Claus? aparentemente tiene que ver que ellos lo inventaron... y el uso del color rojo (rojo coca-cola as it turns out) ya que el de ellos es verde...

useless fun fact for the super bowl!!!

Yahoo! News - Yes, It's True: Eagles Fans Booed Santa


Citas del día

Alan Corenk

"Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms."

Samuel Goldwyn

"A Hospital is no place to be sick."


Thursday, February 03, 2005

50 invitaciones de gmail

Tengo 50 invitaciones para gmail, pongan su mail en los comentarios de este post y les mando la invitación.

50 invitaciones!

Si alguna vez pensaron tener una, lo leyeron en algún lado o de plano no saben ni que es, pongan su mail en los comentarios!!

free gmail invites for all

todo me pasa por burlarme de etovar... y para colmo me robé la imagen de su blog!


Film captures suicides on Golden Gate Bridge

Eric Steel pidió permiso para filmar por un año el puente Golden Gate en San Francisco, haciendo pensar a los encargados del puente que hacia un documental acerca de la vida diaria del puente... pero despues de ver que habia grabado 19 suicidios y multiples intentos... ahora resulta que el documental era de suicidios...

Steel feliz, encargados molestos, yo curioso por ver el documental:

Golden Gate Bridge officials are seething that a moviemaker who told them he was working on a "day in the life" project about the landmark was, in fact, capturing people on film as they jumped to their deaths.

Eric Steel initially told officials he planned to spend a year filming the "powerful and spectacular interaction between the monument and nature" and that his work was to be the first in a series of documentaries about national monuments such as the St. Louis Arch and the Statue of Liberty. That's how he got the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's permission to set up cameras on parkland overlooking Fort Point.

Now, however, Steel has revealed in an e-mail to bridge officials that the cameras -- which were operating almost continuously during daylight hours for all of 2004 -- filmed most of the 19 jumpers who went off the bridge last year plus a number of attempted suicides.

Apparently, that was the point all along. Steel says his goal is to "allow us to see into the most impenetrable corners of the human mind and challenge us to think and talk about suicide in profoundly different ways."

y no deberian estar más molestos de que haya habido 19 suicidios??

Film captures suicides on Golden Gate Bridge / Angry officials say moviemaker misled them

via metafilter

| - Unwitting coffee model awarded $15.6M

Despues de 10 años de haber posado para unos fotos, un hombre se da cuenta que Nescafe sigue utilizando su imagen.

y un veredicto le da 15.6 millones de dólares....

A jury has awarded $15.6 million to a man whose image was used for years without his permission on Taster's Choice coffee labels.

Russell Christoff, a former model from Northern California, posed for a two-hour Nestle photo shoot in 1986 but figured it was a bust -- until he stumbled across his likeness on a coffee jar while shopping at a drug store in 2002.

A legal dispute with Nestle USA ensued, during which Christoff, 58, declined the company's $100,000 settlement offer, and Nestle USA turned down his offer to to settle for $8.5 million.

Last week, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury ordered Nestle USA to pay Christoff $15.6 million for using his likeness without his permission and profiting from it. The award includes 5 percent of the Glendale-based company's profit from Taster's Choice sales from 1997 to 2003.

la mejor parte, y la razón por la cual no se dió cuenta antes de que estaban usando su imagen:

"I don't buy Taster's Choice," he said. "I do beans."

whatever, con los 15 millones se puede comprar muchos granos de café...

Nestlé va a apelar el veridicto... of course. - Unwitting coffee model�awarded�$15.6M - Feb 1, 2005

via metafilter


Funfurde: ruf. cinema. bed.

La cama perfecta... con proyector y pantalla integrados...

Described as the first multimedia bed, the Ruf has a fold-out screen tucked in the footboard (activated by remote, of course), and a shelf for a projector between the two plush headboards. There's also room for some DVDs, a DVD player, a conduit for cables and even a place to hide your subwoofer. Rockin!

Funfurde: ruf. cinema. bed.

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