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Jesus vs. The Beatles 2017

Google Trends Jesus vs The Beatles

Jesus vs. The Beatles

In 1966 John Lennon said “We’re more popular than Jesus now.” According to Google Trends, it is Justin Bieber who is bigger than Jesus. Except for Belarus. An obviously godless country with much better taste in music than the rest of Planet Earth. The #Prince or Michael Jackson question pretty much over too. Even Jesus kicks Prince’s ass…

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Poo is fun

As if life wasn’t annoying enough with a real dog, now you can pick up poo even if you don’t have one

https://www.facebook.com/barbie/videos/10156754254004466/…

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#Westerossowhite

Big jump! From a show with zero black people to one with lots of enslaved ones 🙄 What about a show where slavery was backwards. Or better, one where slavery never existed…

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Clichés periodísticos

Leyendo noticias de Venezuela y un montón de palabras innecesarias. El vital líquido (agua), se hizo acreedora (ganó), la tierra del sol amada (Maracaibo), precipitación pluvial (lluvia), pulmón vegetal de Caracas (el Ávila), tráfico de vehículos de combustión interna (me gustaría ver cuáles otros ruedan por Caracas).…

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Haven’t seen this guy in a while

Well hello. Haven't seen this guy in a while.

Posted by Gordon Milcham on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Wake up call

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Weirdest thing. Last night I’m asleep when the voice of an uncle wakes me up. He yelled “Waaaatch Ooooout!” It really felt like he was in the room. Woke up white-haired scared. First thing that crossed my mind was to check the apartment’s door. Weird enough it was unlocked. Locked it. Went back to sleep. It took a while.…

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Carne

Pando, Uruguay. The world’s beef capital and vegetarians worst nightmare.

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Venezuela’s no-food porn explained

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman on the ‪#‎Venezuelan‬ food shortage crisis. “We ‪#‎economists‬ don’t know much, but we do know how to create a shortage. If you want to create a ‪#‎shortage‬ of tomatoes, for example, just pass a law that retailers can’t sell ‪#‎tomatoes‬ for more than two cents per pound. Instantly, you’ll have a ‪#‎tomato‬ shortage.” ‪#‎miltonfriedman‬ ‪#‎venezuela‬ ‪#‎economy‬…

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Puss Fiction

Just watched a clip of a Tarantino interview where he says Mia and Vincent’s dance at Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest was inspired by “The Aristocats”. Here’s a remix of “The Aristocats” dancing scene.…

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Real Democracy Utopia

It’s funny when politicians talk about “real” democracy”. That has never existed, it doesn’t exist, and it will not exist. No country can be a “real democracy” once their financial, social, and political structure has been established. Having different ideologies voted into office every 4 years would destroy any country. Communists come, let’s nationalize, 4 years later republicans win, privatize, etc.…

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Lyp Synching Masters

Cher and Tina Turner lip-synching to canned-applause audience

Precious Footage: Tina Turner and Cher back in 1975

Precious Footage: Tina Turner and Cher back in 1975

Posted by I Can't Live Without My Music on Friday, May 20, 2016

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Drop of knowledge Shakespeare edition

Shakespeare

This guy wrote all his stuff with a feather. You have a computer. And Word. Just sayin’

Did you know Shakespeare died on his birthday? Probably. And that he was married to Anne Hathaway? Now you do, and to celebrate his double anniversary here’s something from Macbeth where he compares life to sitcoms. “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage.…

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A Kardashian bull

The Belgian Blue Race

These mutations are Belgian Blue bulls, a sick result of genetic selection done by the meat industry in Belgium. To produce more meat, this "improved" race has huge muscles, especially in the hindquarters.

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Human rights conundrum

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This is where I get confused about my values. A universal set if rights should be respected, but there has to be a change regarding some individuals. A sort of vacuum where you fall if you commit certain crimes. This doesn’t mean that you could be freely abused. Just that if you are, you have absolutely no right to complain about it.…

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Umbrella duty

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Poor Ringo had nothing to do in this song. But had to sit through it anyway 🙁

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RIP Pablo

Pablo Manavello

This guy rocked

I met Pablo Manavello a year and some ago. My brother and I contacted him to compose the intro and closing themes of my first movie and we worked together on those songs for a couple of months. For several circumstances I ended up choosing song from a different artists but we agreed on working together on my next film.

His talent didn’t surprise me at all but his courtesy and humbleness did.…

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Most underrated film in last 40 years

Robocop

They will fix you. They fix everything.

Watching Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop. This has to be the most underrated science fiction film from the last 40 years. It has everything, social commentary, humor, great cinematography, non stop action, still awesome special effects, perfectly choreographed set pieces, and if you don’t care about any of this, the film is just bloody entertaining. The colors, the pace, the music, everything here works and makes current sci-fi (is there any, really?) look absolutely childish.…

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Literally lost in translation

Matthew Barney in The Cremaster

In all fairness, the Cremasters are way more coherent than the scripts of all the Transformers put together.

Back in 2003 I was heavy into writing theater, concert, and film reviews. Mostly because I got paid for it and got free tickets to almost everything New York had to offer. But also because I got a sweet self-righteous kick by thinking the world benefited from my warnings.…

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Funny dream with movie stars!

Tom Cruise in Risky Business

I think someone forgot to iron that shirt before the shoot.

Wake up in my car. I’m in a familiar town but takes me a while to recognize it as the place where I lived back in the 80s. Slight wind, leaves slow motioning over road. The works. I walk a few blocks to my former house and notice everything looks weird.…

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Watched Mockingjay

Laughing all the way to the bank.

Laughing all the way to the bank.

If you make pens filled liquid shit and use it to write uncountable unnecessary adverbs on used toilet paper to tell a billion-times-told story but with impossible teens, and then you use a catapult to launch said shitty book onto a movie screen and splatter shit all over a poor audience that doesn’t know better, then you know what I experienced watching Mockingjay Part Deux.…

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Self Christmas Gift

Sinatra albums

Back when Wee and Swinging meant things completely different from now

Got me a couple of Sinatra albums for Christmas. Both amazing. Like Songs For Swingin’ Lovers Better but any will do for entertaining or just to sit back and relax by yourself.…

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That night I sat 10 feet from Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts Flyer

Writing “Legendary” next to “Drummer of the Rolling Stones” qualifies as overkill

Organizing my closet found this flyer of the time I saw Charlie Watts from a first row table at the Blue Note. A friend was visiting from Philly and while walking to a bar we noticed this hanging from the door at the Blue Note. There was no line.…

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The future of ISIS

Execution of Pirates in Hamburg, 1573

Execution of Pirates in Hamburg, 1573

Pirates were no better than ISIS. So I think it’s safe to speculate that in 200 years we’ll have an ISIS Disney ride and a hit movie starring 2215’s Cyber Johnny Depp. Kids will dress like jihadis for Halloween and no one will bat an eye at their adorable little historically inaccurate scimitars.…

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Jesus Saves

Jesus Saves

It’s Friday and I’m partying on the roof of the Ace Hotel with some friends and some pornstars. Naturally, I’m not bored but the view of Downtown during sunset is quite stunning, so I walk to a glass wall and look out. Awesome. 30 seconds later I’m ready to go back but as I turn around my eyes stray down to Hill St.…

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Koreatown, USA

Gas Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles

It happened here

XXL sweaty woman wearing weirdly shining Leggings and dirty Crocs rolls into gas station store dragging two kids and yells at Indian attendant, “Yo, where’s the restroom at fool?” He says, “Sory, no restrum”. She curses him and wobbles her way out to a car where people seems confused about how to use a debit card to put gas.…

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Two years in the making

Technics SL-1200MK2

Windshield wipers are way more antiquated than vinyl but you don’t see anyone complaining about it

After 2 years slowly rebuilding a Technics SL-1200MK2, today I finally received the last two parts needed to bring it back to life. And it works. Still missing the dustcover and the 45″ adapter but the turntable works fine without those 2. I’ll put them on the list for 2016…

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Adventurous snail draws Snoopy

Obviously didn't see anything interesting and went back home to write a boring memoir

Obviously didn’t see anything interesting and went back home to write a boring memoir

Went to Home Depot to buy some plants, unloaded them in front of my apartment, and when I came back from parking found this little stowaway exploring its new surroundings.

His sticky path kinda looks like Snoopy.…

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Lincoln Killer lived fast, died young and left a good-looking corpse

Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Powell in 1865

Just because he had chiseled abs and stunning features didn’t mean that he couldn’t kill the President of the US.

In the film Zoolander, David Duchovny’s character (J.P. Prewitt, the world’s greatest hand model) explains how the fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination over the last 200 years. “And behind every hit, a card-carrying male model”.

Prewitt tells Zoolander that Kennedy was killed because the Cuban embargo halted the shipment of Cuban-manufactured slacks, an “incredibly popular item at the time”.…

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Bad Guys Always Die

Billy Drago in The Untouchables

In the original cut he fell on a young Adolph Hitler and killed him, saving the world from countless Hollywood dramas, but that was kind of historically inaccurate.

Some actors spend their whole lives playing baddies and, naturally, die a lot. On film. Billy Drago is one of those actors and he died on every film I can remember. I think once Chuck Norris even shot him in the balls. …

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Buddha or Budai

Buddha Figurine

Buddha Figurine at a shop in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. It bears no resemblance to my father’s figurine.

For as long as I can remember my dad owned a Buddha. He still does. It is a little figurine the size of three standing packs of cigarettes with a green velvet covered bottom that, except for a chipped ear, managed to survive in one piece through our family’s different stages and events.…

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The Boss Is Coming. Look Busy.

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Your boss is coming! Click on the image to see it full-screen.

We all know the feeling. You are happily checking your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/RedTube accounts when all of a sudden your boss materializes 5 steps away from your desk. What to do? I’ll tell you what and you can thank me later.

In the past you’d wet your chair while looking at your boss with one eye and checking for a browser tab that showed something remotely work-looking with the other.…

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Foreigners & How To Spot Them

Foreigners and How to Spot Them

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, and I’ll spot the hell out of them

Even though by now most racially insensitive stuff is already out of print in the Western World, you can still find the “classics” online.

You can buy “Mein Kampf” in Amazon (used and new from $4.99).  And I recently bought a first edition of an American biography of Venezuelan dictator Juan Vicente Gomez in which Venezuelans are described as the expected result of mixing lower races.…

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Most Influential?

Time Magazine Most Influential People Issue 2015

Time Magazine Most Influential People Issue 2015

There’s a world outside the world where I live in where this is true. Please share how Kanye West influences your life. I might be missing something.

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Billie Holiday: Forever at her peak thanks to photographer

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947] Gottlieb, William P.

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947] Gottlieb, William P.

American photographer William P. Gottlieb was responsible for some of the most famous portraits of the golden age of jazz.

According to him, Billie Holiday was at her musical and physical peak when he took this picture in 1947, which is considered the most widely used jazz photo of all time.…

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The Prince of Trinidad

James Aloysius Harden-Hickey (December 8, 1854 - February 9, 1898)

James Aloysius Harden-Hickey (December 8, 1854 – February 9, 1898)

1200 kilometers off the coast of Brazil there’s a small island called Trinidad. It is not the Trinidad of Trinidad and Tobago, but a smaller piece of land covering about 10 square kilometers. No one lives in Trinidad and, in fact, few human beings have set foot on its volcanic hills.…

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Mondo Porno: Reality Check Ends Dreams of World Peace

Graffiti in Hradec Králové, República Checa.(CC BY-SA 3.0) ŠJu. Wikimedia Commons

Graffiti in Hradec Králové, República Checa.(CC BY-SA 3.0) ŠJu. Wikimedia Commons

A few months ago a former ENCI contributor stayed in my LA apartment. We had not seen each other for about 5 years but I kept in contact with him and his wife via Facebook. Back then they lived in Massachusetts and we spent hours talking on the phone, but as it often happens with long-distance relationships, little by little we gradually drifted apart.…

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