Tuesday, May 29, 2007

demonstrations in venezuela

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas in protest at the president's decision to close the country's oldest private TV network.

Mr Chavez's supporters say Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) backed a 2002 coup which briefly ousted him.

But the country's opposition say the decision to close the network is an attempt to silence Mr Chavez's critics.(more)


Monday, May 28, 2007

gemma correll

Cool portfolio by Gemma Correll at www.gemmacorrell.com

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Sunday, May 27, 2007


This funny VW's advertisement was banned! Bollocks!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

apache..... no comments

That is what happens when you have a cheesy song with a dismal choreography. Ladies and gentlemen... Apache... enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

conspiracy and war in iran bilderberg meeting in istambul

Bilderberg To Be Held In Istanbul

TurkishPress.com, 19 May 2007

Following are the highlights from today`s Turkish daily VATAN. The
Anadolu Agency is not responsible of opinions expressed or the context
of the articles and does not vouch for their accuracy:

The annual Bilderberg Meeting, which gathers high level officials from
the world business, politics and media circles, will be held in
Istanbul this year. The main topics of the meeting are Turkey, Iran
and energy issue, Vatan daily writes.

According to the daily, the 3-day meeting is an important event during
which participants also determine the following year`s agenda.

According to authoritative sources, the meeting which will be held
from May 31st to June 3rd in Istanbul, will mainly focus on issues
such as a probable operation against Iran, energy policies and
Turkey`s EU membership process.

Previously, two Bilderberg Meetings were held in Turkey, first one in
1959 in Istanbul and the other one in 1975 in Cesme town of Aegean
city of Izmir.

According to Vatan, re-chosing Turkey as a venue after 32 years, can
be interpreted as "a signal hinting the opening of EU`s doors to

During last year`s meeting, Turkey-EU relations were also discussed
quite intensely by the participants.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, World Bank President
Paul Wolfowitz, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and
UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis are some of the personalities who will
attend this year`s meeting.

As U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is responsible for the
protection of participants, CIA agents are expected to arrive in
Turkey next week in order to cooperate with Turkish officials
regarding the security.



An interesting introductory video below.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

small world

Hey hey!.... this is the smallest website in the world.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007


Jeremyville has conceptualised, produced and designed the first major book in the world on the designer toy movement: Vinyl Will Kill!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

untitled #1 [aka vaka]

A cool video and song by Icelandic band 'Sigur Ros'.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

norman mclaren

Norman McLaren was one of the most significant abstract filmmakers of the British inter-war period. Born in 1914 in Stirling, Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932, where he became interested in film and joined the School's Kine Society. His earliest extant film, Seven Till Five (1933), a "day in the life of an art school", was clearly influenced by Eisenstein and displays a strongly formalist attitude.(more)

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Monday, May 14, 2007

craig atkinson

Most of Atkinson's illustrations are figurative, but made using abstract processes with each form as a shape or each line as a texture. (more)

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Chiquita in Colombia: Terrorism Gone Bananas?

What happens when "Business as Usual" clashes with the vocabulary of the "War on Terror"? We got a glimpse of one case this March when the Cincinnati-based Chiquita Brands International, Inc., paid a $25 million settlement to the United States Justice Department for paying off right-wing paramilitary groups in Colombia, groups which Washington classifies as "terrorist organizations."

Chiquita is one biggest and most powerful food marketing and distributing companies in the world, and one of the world’s largest banana producers. The company shows annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion and about 25,000 employees operating in more than 70 countries.[1] The banana market, worth about $5 billion a year in 2001, is the most important global fruit export. The majority of the 14 million tons of bananas exported every year come from Latin America.[2]

The charges state that from 1997 to 2004 several unnamed, high-ranking corporate officers from Chiquita and its Colombian Banadex subsidiary made monthly payments, totaling $1.7 million, to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).[3] Even though Chiquita's outside lawyers insisted that payments stop in 2001, Banadex continued write checks to the AUC, though Chiquita executives later decided that cash was a better idea.[4] (read)

Written by April Howard
Tuesday, 03 April 2007

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

maestro jose benito barros 1915-2007

Today at the age of 92, Colombian songwriter Jose Benito Barros died. God rest the soul of the creator of countless beautiful songs. (I am due to include some of his creations in the Radioblog.)
read (spanish language)

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

roberto firpo

the 10th of may in 1884 one of the greatest characters for tango music was born. Roberto Firpo, the musician credited with arranging & recording an old student marching song - "La Cumparsita" as a tango for the first time(1917), was born in Las Flores, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 10, 1884 (read). In the video below, Agustin Irustia sings 'la cumparsita'.

Aqui esta su historia en espaniol (ver).


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

happy birthday miss helvetica

Today it is the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular typographic font, the 'Helvetica'. There is an interesting article in today's BBC digital edition. Opinion, examples taken from advertisement and corporative design are outlined in it. Let us see:
'The Helvetica font is celebrating its 50th birthday. You've probably seen it a thousand times today. Why? At this moment in boardrooms across the globe, captains of industry are leafing through sheet after sheet of typefaces. There are hundreds of choices, but many of these movers and shakers don't take a lot of leafing before plumping for Helvetica. We live in a world where we are surrounded 24 hours a day by adverts and corporate communications, many in typefaces chosen to subliminally complement the message. (more).

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

awesome research on spiders.

I have found this superb video which deciphers many of the secrets regarding spider's behavior. Awesome!!!

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Monday, May 07, 2007


Neopod is the online portfolio of digital designer Liam Wolf, providing simple and effective digital design
solutions for the web. The name Neopod is derived from 'Neo' meaning
new and POD standing for 'Place Of Design'. (visit)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

king of leon

Probably the best song from US' band 'Kings of Leon'


Friday, May 04, 2007


REED ANDERSON draws highly ornate constellations of flora and fauna by folding large pieces of paper into sections, cutting holes into the paper and then applying different layers of color. The drawings are visual palindromes, mirroring positive, negative and dimensional space.(more)

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Thursday, May 03, 2007


Samson and Delilah c.1613 Copperplate engraving, 380 x 440 mm Rockox House, Antwerp


by: Charles Baudelaire

I'm like some king in whose corrupted veins
Flows agèd blood; who rules a land of rains;
Who, young in years, is old in all distress;
Who flees good counsel to find weariness
Among his dogs and playthings, who is stirred
Neither by hunting-hound nor hunting-bird;
Whose weary face emotion moves no more
E'en when his people die before his door.
His favourite Jester's most fantastic wile
Upon that sick, cruel face can raise no smile;
The courtly dames, to whom all kings are good,
Can lighten this young skeleton's dull mood
No more with shameless toilets. In his gloom
Even his lilied bed becomes a tomb.
The sage who takes his gold essays in vain
To purge away the old corrupted strain,
His baths of blood, that in the days of old
The Romans used when their hot blood grew cold,
Will never warm this dead man's bloodless pains,
For green Lethean water fills his veins.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

increase your penis size by 50%

by George W. Bush

I think that we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimated me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where
Our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

(see more)