Archive for June, 2008

A weird feeling of ‘Déjà Vu’

I was quite impressed actually that within a distance of 1067 km, I come across exactly the same picture in one week time… Anglosaxon shoes from Brighton and Latin ones from Barcelona.

Is there any kind of movement around throwing shoes on telephone wires happening at the moment?

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Skate to die

and spectacular work of Spike Jonze…again.

WTF are U spkng?

“Why I thought in London as a first option to live? off course to improve my level of English”. This is the overused sentence that defines the alibi to be in London of milions of people in this city. But I have a question: Are the Londoners speaking in English? mmmm…i mean the english that the rest of europeans learn in milions of schools and academies? I don’t think so, and sometimes is even worst if you travel arround the “island”.  Anyway this is a cool article from don’t panic magazine about one of our favourite subjects: SLANG!!!alright fella? some examples from the article:  

English

Hello my lover. How are you, friend? What’s happening in London? Are you alright? I’m feeling rather ill. Myself, my girlfriend and good friend of mine were at the local public house last night. I had an encounter with a police officer who seemed to believe I was overly intoxicated. 

Cornish

Origh me lovver, owaree pard? Wasson up London? Awight n aree? I’m rufazrats! Out last night with me maid and me good pard. Nearly got in trouble with the hoffizers for bein too drunk. 

English

This evening my friends and I are going to Bradford with some friends and planning to have a good night out. There’s a nice pub where we’ll have a drink and a conversation about this and that. We take off our coats and are sure to close the door firmly after us.

Yorkshire

Ey up toneet goan t’Brat-fud t’ave us-en a reet grand time, t’pub dahn ginnel to sup up n ‘av a chunter abaht owt o’ nowt. Put t’wood in’th oyle an’ doff us coats. 

Read the full article in Don’t Panic

 

No Future! Except if money goes in…

Anarchy in the UK! On my way to have my lunch break, I pop in a famous store in London called “Forbidden Planet”, a well-known retailer for everything more or less in relation with comics, TV series and cartoons.

Passing by the window, my eyes got attracted by a huge pink device. At first sight, I couldn’t really distinct what was this thing about. Honestly, my first thought went to Lego. Check yourself and tell me what is your first impression. As fluos are “so-trendy-oh-my-god!” nowadays, the company that created that piece of plastic thought it would be a great idea to mix lighting pink with fluo green. The result leaves me speechless… 

Sex Pistols crap

Well, so apart from the ridiculous aspect of it, I got quite astonished by the way the Sex Pistols’ logo and slogan “Nevermind the bollocks” found a place behind a toy store window. First of all, I would be six feet under to imagine I could buy this crap to my offspring! Secondly, try to turn yourself into someone who has to explain what Sex Pistols and Punk movement are all about through that pinky toy! 

We know that Punk attitude (style, slogan, marketing…Its appearance) got already diverted, almost straight after his landing in the UK, by Malcom Mc Laren’s philosophy and entrepreneurship in the late 70’s. We know that the UK has that kind of magic to exploit things coming up from the “underground” (Is it just a laboratory for testings in the end?) to turn them into 24 carats ideas.

But still, does it have to be that hideous?


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