This is real freak... freak at the Star Wars level, the first minutes of the Firts movie... made with MS Dos... and incredible detail.
- Esto lo vi hace muchos años... unos once... ahora está en youtube. Son los primeros minutos de la primera película de La guerra de las galaxias hecha con MS Dos con un nivel de detalle increible.
yodigo: "Reading is overated". For some reason, people overate reading... Lot of people defend the goodies of Literature and "reading" in cultural and non-so cultural conversations... I never heard anyone saying that "see Sculpture, Dance, or Painting" (other three beautiful arts) is good for you... and you or your children should do it more! I consider that one can get lots of culture without reading... even more without reading literature (reading literature is a slow and inefficient method to get it).
But... I have read... and in this topic I have started to recommend books. Today I will recommend a book in case that you like reading too much, because clearly the movie is a lot better than the book.
The case of Blade Runner (1982) is very clear... the story of the book of Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 1968) is split into two no very well connected lines... The movie made by Ridley Scott is a Sci-Fi movie, but not only that. The amazing story, together with the design that make that it look in a timeless future (including a touch from Moebious) and the music from Vangelis, made of it a authentic masterpiece. All this make Blade Runner one of my five disordered favorite movies (now, I have other three... and waiting to find the fifth).
N.B. If you disagree with the text above... write a comment... and I will read it (although I prefer if you can answer me with a short movie... or a painting)
yodigo (yorepito): La lectura está sobrevalorada. Por alguna razón (que no logro entender totalmente) mucha gente sobrevalora la lectura . ¿Qué quiero decir? Que considero que uno puede conseguir cultura sin recurrir a la literatura. Nunca he oido a nadie diciendo que ver una escultura, o un cuadro... o danza es bueno para ti, o que tus niños debreían hacerlo, y sin embargo, si no lees... hay gente que piensa que eres un paria.
Como algo he leido, puedo seguir recomendando libros. Hoy te recomiendo este libro solo si te gusta leer mucho, porque la pélicula es muchísimo mejor. Hoy... Blade Runner (1982), basada (libremente) en el libro "¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas con ovejas eléctricas?" (1968).
Esta película está dentro de mis cinco películas favoritas (no tengo una lista mental de libros favoritos). es uan obra maestra no solo de la cinecia ficción, sino de todo el cine. Ridley Scott, enseña un fúturo que se hace atemporal gracias al toque de diseño de Moebious. La música de Vangelis envuelve toda la película dandole un toque misterioso y tenebroso pero electrónico.
N.B. Si no estás de acuerdo con algo de lo que has leido, escribe un comentario.. y lo leeré... (aunque preferiría que contestarás con un video, una foto...)
This is original way to make art... so I love it... Here you can see all the artwork of Alexa Meade. But perhaps it is better for you if before you click here.
- Alexa Meade pinta cuerpos, de una forma muy original y artística... Ella te lo cuenta aquí. Y puedes ver su trabajo completo aquí.
PS. Thanks to Y and P.
The guy in the photo is Jeroen Offerman... He is an artist... that made a wonderful short that I watched once in TV. In the video he sings Stairway to heaven of Led Zeppelin backwards. So... when the video starts... he just finished to sing... So when the video finish... he is starting to sing... All is related with an urban legend telling that Stairway to Heaven had a Satanic message...
Jeroen is all the time erasing the video from the internet... this is the reason that is not in youtube... In this post I enclose two links... if you read this and the links do not work... try to look in google his name... and or Stairway to St Paul, the name of the video... Because, believe me, it is worth.
El tío de la foto es Jeroen Offerman. Él es el un artista, el que hizo este corto que una vez vi en Metropolis. En el video el canta Stairway to heaven de Led Zeppelin, al revés. Así, cuando el video empieza, el acab de terminar de cantar... y cuando el video acaba, está empezando. El muchacho no quiere que su video esté libremente en la internet... con lo que lo va borrando, y por eso por ejemplo no está en youtube. Si estás leyendo esto y los links de abajo no funcionan... buscalo como sea... porque merece la pena.
This page let you touch some girls... and make some music.... really freak...
From the jukebox I recommend... Ouch of the tiger and Just can´t burn enough...
- Esta página te deja tocar chicas calinetes... a la vez que haces música... muy freaky...
Te recomiendo que pongas "Ay of the tiger" y Ya no puede arder más... (traducción muy libre).
First, I though that they were only an invention form the TV series LOST or Fringe, but it look that they exist and are useful for spies. The number radio stations are short-wave Radio stations that emit numbers (easy)... you can learn more in this wikipedia link (but then you have to read). Here you can find one of this emissions I like his one because is a Jean Michel Jarre one, Magnetic Fields part I. It supposed to be used to separate messages. These spies have a good musical taste.
- Cuando escuché por pirmera vez algo sobre emisoras de números pensé que solo era un producto de la imaginación de los guionistas de Fringe o Lost (o LOH). Parece que no, que las emisoras de números existen, aquí tienes un link de wikipedia si quieres saber más sobre ellas (pero tendrás que leer). Y aquí puedes descargar una de ellas. Esta me gusta mucho porque empieza con Campos Magnéticos parte I. Parece que este tema se usa para separar mensajes, y que esos espías tiene un buen gusto musical.
This is Magnetic Fields, from Jean Michel Jarre, made thirty years ago. The cover of the Album is great (photoshop was not invented until 1987...).
This is the video for Magnetic Fields part II, I love this song... although I prefer Magnetic Fields part I (see more in the next freak post). The video, is crazy, surreal and original.
Alice in Puzzle-Land is one of my favorite books... at least is the book that I have open the most. I recommend this book... not only for the beautiful drawings in it... but for the mathematics and logic... Sadly, there is not a movie yet... - Alicia en el país de las adivinanzas es uno de mis libros favoritos... al menos es el libro que he abierto más veces. Recomiendo este libro tanto por sus bonitas ilustraciones como por las matemáticas y lógica... Una pena que no hayan hecho una película todavía.
This is a example...
Game III: Two Extra-Specials
Both brothers congratulated Alice warmly for having won every round.
"Before you leave," Tweedledee said with a grin, "we have two extra-specials for you! We will play two extra games, one round each, only the games will now be in sign language. We won't use colored cards this time. What we'll do is this: We will both go into the house, and one of us will come out first. The second one will come out soon after, carrying a large sign with a question written on it which both the first brother and you will be able to read clearly. Then the first brother will answer the question in sign language:
He will draw either a square or a circle in the air. One of those two figures means yes and the other means no, but you will not be told which figure means what. However, the figure which does mean yes is already drawn on the back of the sign, but you will not be allowed to see it until after you have guessed which of us is Tweedledee and which is Tweedledum. The first brother (the one who answers the question) will, of course, have already seen the back of the sign, so he will know which of the square and circle means yes and which means no. However, he might lie when he gives his answer in sign language."
"I'm not sure I understand that," said Alice.
"Well, if, for example, the circle means yes, and the correct answer to the question is yes, then if he tells the truth, he will draw a circle in the air; if he lies, he will draw a square in the air."
"Oh, I understand!" said Alice.
"Good! Then we'll play the first game. One last thing: My brother and I have already agreed that if Tweedledee answers the question, he will lie, and if Tweedledum answers, he will tell the truth.
76- WHO IS WHO? The brothers then went into the house. Almost immediately, one of them came out and stood in silence. Shortly after, the other one came out bearing a sign, on the front of which was written
IS THE FIGURE ON THE BACK OF THIS SIGN A SQUARE?
The other brother answered by drawing a circle in the air. Which one was Tweedledum?
77- WHAT QUESTION SHOULD ALICE ASK? "Congratulations, you did it again!" both brothers cried. "Now comes the best game of all, and if you win it, you also win a prize!" said Tweedledee.
"This time," he continued, "we have not agreed which of us lies and which tells the truth. What we do is this: we go into the house, and each one comes out, each with either a red or a black card in his pocket. Again, red signifies truth-telling and black signifies lying. Now, just one of us has a prize in his other pocket. If you can guess which one of us has the prize, you get it. It now is not important which of us is Tweedledee and which is Tweedledum; your job is to find out which one has the prize. Now, when we come out of the house, you point to one of us and ask him a question—a question answerable by yes or no. But instead of answering yes or no, he will again answer in sign language: He will draw either a square or a circle in the air. Now, the important point is this: if he is carrying the prize, then by a square he means yes and by a circle he means no. On the other hand, if he is not the one who is carrying the prize, then by a square he means no and by a circle he means yes. On top of that, he might tell the truth or he might lie—this is determined by whether he is carrying a red card or a black card."
"But what question am I supposed to ask him?" inquired Alice.
"Ah, that is for you to figure out!" he triumphantly replied. "That's the hardest part of the game, and if you can figure out the right question, you certainly deserve a prize."
"Well," said Alice, "I'm afraid I can't do this without pencil and paper, and I forgot to bring my memorandum book in this journey into the Looking-Glass." Tweedledee quickly went into the house and returned with a pencil and a pad of paper.
"We'll be in the house while you are figuring out your question, and when you are ready, call us and we will come out. Take as much time as you like."
The brothers then went into the house, and Alice worked quite hard on the puzzle. After a while, she shouted, "I'm ready." The brothers then came out, Alice asked one of them a question, and he replied by drawing either a square or a circle in the air. Alice pointed to one of the two brothers and said, "You're the one who is carrying the prize," and Alice was right. How, in one question, could Alice find out which one has the prize?
"Congratulations again!" said both brothers. "You have certainly earned your prize!"
Alice was then given her prize, all nicely wrapped and tied together. The more she tried unwrapping it, the tighter it got!
"Have you forgotten that you're in the Looking-Glass?" asked one
of the brothers.
"Oh, of course!" remembered Alice, who then tried wrapping it and making the string tighter. This worked like magic; the parcel almost immediately unwrapped itself. The prize consisted of a pencil and a beautiful brand-new memorandum book.
Esto es Mirindas Asesinas, el primer corto de Alex de la Iglesia (1991). Yo lo ví justo un poco antes que Acción mutante, su primer largometraje (un peliculón). Me encanta el trabajo de los actores, pero lo que realmente me cautiva es la temática del corto, y es que siempre he dicho que "hay que hablar con propiedad" (y para eso no hace falta ni leer).
PD:Para los que no sepais lo que era una Mirinda, era la versión de Pepsi de la Fanta...
Durante toda mi vida he pensado que había cosas que venían de ninguna parte... Cosas que no se podían encontrar en una tienda, al menos no en una tienda que yo conociera... Esto siempre me intrigó, y supongo que esa inaccesibilidad tambíen me hacía esos objectos más atractivos...
Así, rápidamente, sin pensar mucho...
- Los tubos de plástico tipo "macarrón" para canalizar líquidos...
- Trozos grandes de gomaespuma... para hacer cualquier cosa
- La pinzas millipore (y eso que tiene la casa en el nombre)...
- Señales de tráfico (elementos decorativos sin igual)...
Gracias a internet (y a las "tiendas de Chinos") ya sé donde encontrar todas estas cosas... Por ejemplo, algo tan freaky, atractivo e intrigante como una bicicleta reclinada (o una con carrito...). Aquí, puedes encontrar Okocicle, una página donde aprendes sobre ellas... y te hacen desear tener una...
- All my life I have though that there are things that are coming from nowhere... Things that is not possible to find in a shop... at least in any shop that I would know... I was always intrigued by these things... and I suppose that, also for the same reason, attracted.
- Plastic tubing of different diameters...
- Big pieces of foam rubber...
- Magnifying glasses...
- Black (or white) boards...
- Millipore forceps...
- Trafic signals...
Thanks to internet (and "the Chinese shops") I have found than these things are there and I can get them... For example... something so freak, intriguing and attractive as a recumbent bike... here you can see Okocicle, a online shop...
Ask me, ask me, ask me... Kambar also got quieter times... I love this song before I met The Smiths...
Somebody is disabling the embedding in the Kambar songs... Richard is not going to be very happy. To see the official video click here.