Friday, August 22, 2008

Is possible a Batman without the Joker? No. But what that means?

To be so serious, or not? Or both? Or none?



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let's all praise Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller is the last guy on hollywood that has it. Mel Brooks had it, 70`s Woody Allen had it, or the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker: To not take it not so seriously.

There is a perverse element in their humor: More cynic they are, more the punchline pays off. But then, it was not by chance that Jim Carrey gone after Stiller for Cableguy; and also was not by chance their humor got so dry, almost violent; like they did not laugh while doing it. it seemed that the Young Frankenstein formula was lost. Tropic Thunder is the opposite, it's warm. Somehow it felt like the old days of Animal House, Airplane and Steve Martin:

Not only Stiller is the last stand, he will make 400 million and will save Tom Cruise's career.


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Friday, August 08, 2008

The Brazilian VIP


Is nothing new that brazilians have an inferiority complex, that it comes in many forms and flavors. One of them is to be a VIP to feel better about ourselves, that we are not part of the middle class filthiness. In here we have a VIP structure for any service that you can think of, even colleges. Yes, colleges. The new wave of brazilians sees college as a service.

Today I tried to watch a David Lynch presentation at FAAP, the most luxurious college in Brazil. The only one that could afford Mr. Lynch's presence. The majority of their students are girls using 5 inches spike heels on daily basis; over-dressed for the night even in monday morning.

the questionable FAAP's wedding cake architecture...

Photobucket...just like the new behemoth mall for the ultra-rich that just opened with Sarah Jessica Parker promoting it...

Photobucket...or the well-known DaslĂș temple store, right next to Coliseu, one of the many favelas. An unapologetic display of immense economic inequality in my city.

Photobucket And why, oh my, all those designs resembles Albert Speer's so much?


Only in Brazil to give tax exemptions to colleges that behave like Taj resort palaces.


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