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Freak people can be romantics, too (obviously, in their own way).

From http://www.xkcd.com

Obama, making plagiarized speeches?


Yes, we can: the song

Song & video, featuring a star cast, by Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. Inspired by Barack Obama’s ‘Yes We Can’ speech.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea —

Yes. We. Can.

Have you ever dreamt of becoming Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca? In that case, you must see Play it again, Sam; an absolutely delightful and delirious remake of the classic film, with Woody Allen and “his” Diane Keaton as leading actors (in fact, this film is considered as the seed of the splendid Annie Hall). Directed by Herbert Ross although originally written by Allen (he and Diane played the story at the theatres of New York before they made this film), it tells the life of Allan Felix (Woody Allen), a hypochondriac and neurotic man. The plot starts when his wife leaves him because she thinks that Allan pays more attention to the cinema than to their marriage. Then Allan, alone, takes refuge in his friends Dick (Tony Roberts) and Linda (Diane Keaton), who are married. They encourage Allan to go out with other girls, but he is too insecure and clumsy with women and he only collects spectacular failures.

On the other hand, Dick is a workaholic, so Linda has to spend more and more time with Allan. In fact, Allan falls in love with Linda, but his little self-confidence tortures him. Is it an unrequited love? Will he betray his good friend Dick breaking his marriage? Luckily, Allan gets an extra help: Bogart himself appears into hallucinations and dreams to give him advice about how he can seduce women.

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As you can see, the film touches all of Woody Allen’s topics: neurosis, love issues, his characteristic humour… It is full of ingenious sentences, intelligent dialogues and crazy situations: Allen at his best. If you are a fan of Woody, you go will mad with this not-very-well-known film. If not, I’m sure that you will enjoy this cooling and non-pretentious tribute to Casablanca a lot. Of course, don’t try to watch it at the cinema (they are occupied with other fantastic new films from Hollywood, you know). But don’t worry, I have great news: there is a DVD edition in charge of Paramount (Sueños de seductor, another unfortunate translation. Also, the dubbing is quite poor, so remember to see the film in original version) and you can buy it now in Fnac (free advertising, but deserved) for only €5’95!

But, at the end, does Allan get the girl? Sorry, but I don’t want to spoil the film!


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Today is a very hot day for the US Elections race: democrats and republicans of a lot of States have to vote in order to elect their presidential candidate. Probably, these results will not be decisive for any of the main candidates; but if you have a good night today, be sure that you are at the pole position for the rest of the race.

While we, political animals, wait for the beginning of the party, I invite you to read an interesting article about political, individual and feminism: Why I’m not necessarily for Hillary, written for Alice Kessler-Harris and published at the San Francisco Chronicle.

I am not reassured by learning that John Edwards is the son of a mill worker, that Barack Obama is black, or that Clinton is a woman. Each of those identities reflects something about which I care deeply. But I can’t vote for any of them because of who they are. Supporting Hillary because she is a woman fosters a debate about whether to place race or sex or religion at the top of our list of priorities. If I support Hillary (or any candidate) because I am drawn to her identity, I am simply encouraging others to support their candidates for the same reason. And identity is no guarantee that a particular individual will speak for feminist values and issues.

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Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers

Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole

Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry

Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion.

There’s A REASON Why Atheists Don’t Fly Planes Into Buildings

“Worship Me or I Will Torture You Forever. Have a Nice Day.” God.

God Doesn’t Kill People. People Who Believe in God Kill People.

If There is No God, Then What Makes the Next Kleenex Pop Up?

He’s Dead.
It’s Been 2,000 years.
He’s Not Coming Back.
Get OVER It Already!

All religion is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. Edgar Allen Poe.

Viva La Evolución!

Actually, If You Look It Up, The Winter Solstice Is The Reason For The Season

I Wouldn’t Trust Your God Even If He Did Exist

Cheeses Is Lard. Argue With THAT If You Can.

People Who Don’t Want Their Beliefs Laughed at Shouldn’t Have Such Funny Beliefs

Jesus is Coming? Don’t Swallow That.

Threatening Children With Hell Is FUN!

GOD – APPLY DIRECTLY TO FOREHEAD!

Jesus Told Me Republicans SUCK

God + Whacky Tobacky = Platypus

God Doesn’t Exist. So, I Guess That Means No One Loves You.

When the Rapture Comes, We’ll Get Our Country Back!

Q. How Do We Know the Holy Ghost Was Catholic?
A. He Used the Rhythm Method Instead of a Condom.

You Say “Heretic” Like It Was a BAD Thing

I Love Christians. They Taste Like Chicken.

Science: It Works, Bitches.

“Intelligent Design” Helping Stupid People Feel Smart Since 1987

I Found God Between The Sheets

I Gave Up Superstitious Mumbo Jumbo For Lent

My Flying Monkey Can Beat Up Your Guardian Angel

Every Time You Play With Yourself, God Kills a Kitten

If God Wanted People to Believe in Him, Then Why Did He Invent Logic?

Praying Is Politically Correct Schizophrenia

ALL Americans Are African Americans

I Forget – Which Day Did God Make All The Fossils?

I Was An Atheist Until The Hindus Convinced Me That I Was God

The Spanish Inquisition: The Original Faith-based Initiative

If we were made in his image, when why aren’t humans invisible too?

JESUS SAVES….You From Thinking For Yourself

How Can You Disbelieve in Evolution If You Can’t Even Define It?

Q. How Can You Tell That Your God is Man-made?
A. If He Hates All the Same People You Do.

Every Time You See a Rainbow, God is Having Gay Sex

I Went to Public School in Kansas and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt and a Poor Understanding of the Scientific Method.

WWJD = We Won. Jesus Died.

The Family That Prays Together is Brainwashing the Children

Oh, Look, Honey Another Pro-lifer For War

Another Godless Atheist for Peace and World Harmony

God is Unavailable Right Now. Can I Help You?

When Lip Service to Some Mysterious Deity Permits Bestiality on
Wednesday and Absolution on Sundays, Cash Me Out. Frank Sinatra.

No Gods. No Mullets.

From Living the Scientific Life

Today I’m going to present you a great and very useful webpage:

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If you are an English learner, you will celebrate this discovery. Well, you could say that it’s only an online dictionary. But it has a lot of virtues. Firstly, it’s fast. It doesn’t seem important if you only want to do one search: but if you are looking up lots of words, you won’t have to wait a lot between searches. Secondly, it’s absolutely complete: in the entry of each word, you will find its translation (English-Spanish & Spanish-English), links to similar words, grammar instructions, a list of common uses for that word… Finally, and I think that this is its best quality, it has a big community of registered users; so you can ask your doubts to other users and help people with theirs…

Believe me, I cannot live without this tool; and I am sure that you will find it very useful!

 www.wordreference.com