Twelve Monkeys

Março 12, 2006

Filme de Terry Gilliam. EUA, 1995.

Twelve monkeys

A história de um condenado que, no cenário pós-apocalíptico dos anos vinte do século XXI, é enviado numa viagem no tempo até aos anos noventa do século XX com o objectivo de descobrir a origem de um vírus que eliminou 90% da humanidade.
Quando após várias tentativas o destino preciso é finalmente alcançado, a pista que conduzia ao Twelve Monkeys Army acaba por se revelar falsa, mas ainda assim, suficientemente boa para identificar a verdadeira origem do vírus devastador. Mas será que ainda a tempo de cumprir o objectivo da missão?
O filme consegue de uma maneira inteligente manter a coerência que é normalmente difícil manter nos filmes que abordam o tema das viagens no tempo. Talvez porque neste caso, não haja a intenção de alterar os eventos do passado, mas simplesmente observá-lo para resolver os problemas do presente.

Ouvindo música

Fevereiro 19, 2006

Transatlanticism - death cab for cutie

Transatlanticism – Death Cab For Cutie, 2003

Descobri este disco há relativamente pouco tempo. Um disco sossegado, para tardes sossegadas.

Pérolas na net

Fevereiro 18, 2006

 Os newsgroups são grupos de discussão que permitem, aos utilizadores de todo o mundo, trocar ideias entre si através de mensagens que todos podem ler. São também,  sem dúvida,  uma excelente forma de partilha de conhecimento. Existem muitos programas para subescrever newsgroups. Neste momento, o meu favorito é XanaNews newsreader (atenção, newsreader!). Pequeno, faz aquilo a que se propõe e a cereja no topo do bolo é o facto de ser freeware – embora o autor aceite doações. Mais detalhes sobre as funcionalidades da ferramenta bem como um link para download podem ser encontrados aqui.


Fevereiro 18, 2006

 Filme de Jean-Pierre Jeunet e Marc Caro. França, 1991.


Uma comédia mórbida e macabra cuja história gira em volta do habitual romance, que neste caso tem por protagonistas um palhaço de circo que acaba de se reformar e a filha míope de um sinistro talhante. Não é certamente o casal amoroso do dia-a-dia, mas são eles que lideram parte desta aventura salpicada de pormenores geniais. Jeunet voltou a usar alguns desses pormenores dez anos mais tarde com igual sucesso em O Fabuloso Destino de Amélie.

Homens e Mulheres

Fevereiro 16, 2006

Espero q o Matt Groening não se incomode com o facto de eu estar a publicar isto. A propósito, Matt Groening é o criador de (entre outras coisas) The Simpsons.

by Matt Groening

When a relationship ends, a woman will cry and pour her heart out to her girlfriends, and she will write a poem titled "All Men Are Idiots". Then she will get on with her life. A man has a little more trouble letting go. Six months after the break-up, at 3:00 a.m. on a Saturday night, he will call and say, "I just wanted to let you know you ruined my life, and I’ll never forgive you, and I hate you, and you’re a total floozy. But I want you to know that there’s always a chance for us." This is known as the "I Hate You / I Love You" drunken phone call, and 99% of all men have made at least once. There are community colleges that offer courses to help men get over this need.

Women prefer 30-40 minutes of foreplay. Men prefer 30-40 seconds of foreplay. Men consider driving back to her place as part of the foreplay.

Women mature much faster than men. Most 17-year old females can function as adults. Most 17-year old males are still trading baseball cards and giving each other wedgies after gym class. This is why high school romances rarely work out.

Men’s magazines often feature pictures of naked women. Women’s magazines also feature pictures of naked women. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is lumpy and hairy and should not be seen by the light of day. Men are turned on at the sight of a naked woman’s body. Most naked men elicit laughter from women.

To their credit, men do not decorate their penmanship. They just chicken-scratch. Women use scented, colored stationery and they dot their "i’s" with circles and hearts. Women use ridiculously large loops in their "p’s" and "g’s". It is a royal pain to read a note from a woman. Even when she’s dumping you, she’ll put a smiley face at the end of the note!!!

A man has six items in his bathroom-a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes out to the store and buys these things. A man waits till the only items left in his fridge are half a lime and a beer. Then he goes grocery shopping. He buys everything that looks good. By the time a man reaches the checkout counter, his cart is packed tighter than the Clampett’s car on Beverly Hillbillies. Of course, this will not stop him from going to the 10-items-or-less lane.

Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren’t looking, men kick cats.

Women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do his laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the laundromat. Men always expect to meet beautiful women at the laundromat. This is a myth perpetuated by re-runs of old episodes of "Love, American Style."

Men see the telephone as a communication tool. They use the telephone to send short messages to other people. A woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning home, she will call the same friend and they will talk for three hours.

Women like Richard Gere because he is sexy in a dangerous way. Men hate Richard Gere because he reminds them of that slick guy who works at the health club and dates only married women.

Same as above, but reversed. Same reason.

In the locker room men talk about three things: money, football, and women. They exaggerate about money, they don’t know football nearly as well as they think they do, and they fabricate stories about women. Women talk about one thing in the locker-sex. And not in abstract terms, either. They are extremely graphic and technical, and they never lie.

Every actress in the history of movies has had to do a nude scene. This is because every movie in the history of movies has been produced by a man. The only actor who has ever appeared nude in the movies is Richard Gere. This is another reason why men hate him.

When a woman says she’ll be ready to go out in five more minutes, she’s using the same meaning of time as when a man says the football game just has five minutes left. Neither of them is counting time outs, commercials, or replays.

Women on a girl’s night out talk the whole time. Men on a boy’s night out say about twenty words all night, most of which are "Pass the Doritos or Got any more beer?"

Men use restrooms for purely biological reasons. Women use restrooms as social lounges. Men in a restrooms will never speak a word to each other. Women who’ve never met will leave a restroom giggling together like old friends. And never in the history of the world has a man excused himself from a restaurant table by saying, "Hey, Tom, I was just about to take a leak. Do you want to join me?"