Monday, August 09, 2004

i was looking for a job...

and now i've finally got one! i don't want to sound pessimistic, but let's see how long i last in this one. from my past experience, my average time in a company is 3 years...

Thursday, July 15, 2004

cannibalism in costa rica

"The fictional history of Robinson Crusoe (fl. 1658-1695) described how the Caribs took their poor victims, and hit them with a mace. Paul Serre del Sagué who was almost his contemporary, recorded the same of the Caribs of Costa Rica, but was more detailed: The victim was sacrificed by a blow to the back of their heads. Then the saman opened the chest by an obsidian knife, took the heart, and tasted it. Meanwhile his assistants cut up the body to eat it, and distributed grains of maize painted with blood as fetishes. (See Entierros indígenas en Costa Rica in Revista de Costa Rica, Year III (San José 1921: 71)." think that last weekend i was in puerto viejo and no one decided to eat me or my wife... lucky us! :)

da vinci code

well, i must admit that i bought the da vinci code (paperback edition, though) just to see what the whole thing was about. basically, it's just a well-written thriller full of all the conspiracy theories that one can read for free on the net or that have been broadcasted by the BBC and other channels... the end was simply predictable because 1. the so-called mystery of the sangreal was the most evident one (boring) and 2. the final place where the sangreal could be was revealed by every single source i checked before buying the book... can you believe that??? anyway, a somehow related link here:
gran logia de costa rica

Sunday, June 27, 2004

the cure new video + song

i think robert smith did it all over again: he promised us a better cure album, the best cure album he's ever done, worked with a producer he'd never worked before and what we got (so far) is this: an excellent video for the new goth generation and a lame attempt at a decent song (the end of the world). so far, robert smith has really fucked himself up by releasing the whole wild mood swings album, wrong number, just say yes and now, potentially, this whole new album that he decided to christen with the band's name. if that's because he was looking for closure, let this be the epitaph of a band that was:

we were good
we were 5,4,3 even 2
we were the cure
now it's all gone
6 feet underground
i wish i, robert, was there, too
so i could not be found

does anyone else thinks it's better to leave in silence?

i mean, if i get to an age where i have to depend on other people to take care of me, if i can't go to the toilet by myself and on top of that i am conscious that i am being a burden to my family, i think i'd rather go on a sleeping pill frenzy and be remembered as the one who left when he was supposed to as opposed to the one who never wanted to die just to piss us off. it's not being suicidal, it's simply having the power to decide what to do with one's life when it reaches a stage that it's not productive anymore. yes, some people never reach a productive stage, true. good point. hand them a rope.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

ageing creature

i think my gums are receding. is this age or illness affecting me? last night the thought of buying false teeth attacked me and it wasn't a happy one. by the time i have a child, i'll be bald and toothless... nice.

what lyrics do...

the other night we had a fantastic party at our new apartment... there were like 50 people, lots of booze and then i started playing some good music to dance to. two girls asked me to play james' "laid" and i said i would only if they kissed on the lips (none of them is lesbian) and guess what? soon after the song started playing they kissed passionately and i enjoyed it a lot.

"This bed is on fire
With passionate love
The neighbours complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she’s on top"

- Laid

Friday, May 14, 2004

a brief introduction to the state of this blog

hello to whoever might stop to check this blog. you will find out that, apart from football and knitting, i will try to rant about anything that comes to mind. as a start, i would like to say to all americans who are losing their jobs to people in india or asia or even latin america, that they are not alone. i lost my job, too, and it's been hell to find another one. unemployment is nice the first two-four weeks, when you realise you really needed the time off to wind down and all that. but when you realise the paycheck is not coming, that is when you start panicking. i am not yet in panic (even though i should be), but with multinational companies being quite happy to have their employees work 20 hours a day and said employees thinking that they should do that even if it means they're going to die young in order to keep their job at all costs, i'm screwed.