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It’s over. Silence is not gold. Silence is easy.

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July 13, 2014. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

My [very short] opinion about the Mosque “issue”.

I posted this on a message board I belong to and I’m c&p it here.

I read people talking about “respect” (or lack thereof) a lot lately and it saddens me because they are so caught up on the political/religious aspect of it all that they are missing the pic picture.

A person who suffers an act of violence (regardless of it’s severity, as people react differently), may have a reaction to generalize the characteristics of it’s aggressor.

Said reaction, however, should be treated as a trauma, exactly because it’s a traumatic feeling that should have no place in the real world. It’s a very valid feeling, yes, but it’s not a feeling that should be nurtured. It’s a feeling that should be dissected and broken down by the victim and often a competent specialist.

Applying said feeling into the real world, specially when it affects others, makes you a bigot. Regardless you’ve been a victim (if you feel that way, please look for help) or just trying to further your political/religious agenda (which makes you a bigot and an asshole).

August 22, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

“10 Things Go!”

This will be a regular on the blog. On occasion, I’m going to post a list of 10 links, regarding things that I thought are worth mentioning (for whatever reason).

Whoever is reading this, feel free to post your own “10 things” on the comments.

Here is my first list (not in any specific order):

1- Mike Libby’s Insect Lab This is probably one of the coolest things I have ever encountered in my life. And I encountered a lot of cool things. Mike takes insects and adds gears, coils and such, creating a mutant android ( whether is a grasshopper, a beetle or an otherworldly scorpion) that is absolutely incredible.

2- Stephane Halleux is an amazing sculptor. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to sculpture, but her work is really fantastic. I know it may seem like we are going on a Steampunk theme here, but that’s because I freaking love it pure coincidence.

3- Artificium is an Austrian furniture store. Their stuff is so….luxurious, but im the best sense of the word. There’s a lot to look at, but my personal favorite collections are the opulent Vintage/Retro and the whimsical and rich Nature

4-Manbroidery Flickr group It’s men embroidering. I mean, it can’t get much better than that in life.

5-Iron Man R2D2. Pretty self-explanatory. And awesome.

6-Bob Causey ~ Bob is a sculptor of movie statues/busts. Click on his Gallery and be prepared because he’ll freak the fuck out of you with his talent. His “Lost Boys'” David, his Hellboy and Heath Ledger’s Joker (which is arguably most realistic single piece of sculpture one has ever encountered), are insane (no pun intended. /geek). As both appreciator of the arts and as a painter of busts, I can only have major respect for the guy. He uses silicone often in his final product, where the hair is punched in with a needle/hook.

7- Carmel, CA (“Carmel by-the-Sea”). This Flickr set titled “Once Upon a Time” and another one titled “Carmel, California” from Linda Yvonne are the perfect explanation of why I would kill a goat (not really) to live in that place. It’s like living on Middle Earth or something. I love it so much, I actually have those sets saved on my “inspiration” folder. Unfortunately, Carmel is very exclusive and expensive, so the odds of me actually living there, are not very favorable. Fortunately, they have places like this one, for folks like me. Going for a visit is on my Bucket List.

8- John T. Unger Studio On his Etsy store, John T. Hunter sells fire bowls (whether they are a grill or a portable bonfire) that he hand-cuts from 100% recycled steel, that look as cool as he does.

9- Max Wanger I’ve been married for 18 years but I never had a wedding. And although I love the whole shebang involving weddings, I never had a problem with the fact that I never had one. *Until* I encountered the work of photographer Max Wanger. And while there are other photographers using that same style of vintage photo, so to speak, Max goes a step further, imo, with his poetic and naturally cool eye. He just gets it. Please, take your time to browse through his galleries because they are bound to make you happy (and hopeful) about love.

10-The Sartorialist ~ Now, I know that Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist is too famous and popular to need mentioning, but I absolutely LOVE his blog and wanted to say it out loud. I have a love/hate relationship with fashion. I love fashion because of both it’s self-expression nature and aesthetic in itself. On the other hand, I really loath the whole “what’s in/out” and I think it’s really bad for society. Trends should come naturally, from the streets and not shoved in our faces as the only acceptable option. The Sartorialist celebrates what’s the best about fashion. Schuman takes his camera to the streets. The real place where fashion is made.

And that’s all folks! 🙂

Feel free to make your own. I LOVE to lea……..well, please refer to the blog title. 😉

June 21, 2010. Tags: . 10ThingsGo!, Awesomest, Favorites, Inspiring, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Howdy, fellas!

Wow, over a year! God, I suck as a blogger, that’s for sure.

And what a year it has been….one can say it was not the easiest, sure, but they can’t say it was boring. On the upside: Lots of tales! (And opinions, of course… *batting eyelashes*)

I really have a lot of things on my mind lately, and would love if my ADD would let me write them all down before they fled this busy (yet easily distractable) brain…

Well, good to see you again, blog! 🙂

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June 17, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Joker preview

Long way to go, but I’m excited about it! Which makes me happy, since I spent a long time without feeling it. I’m glad I’m picking it up again.

Here’s a sneak peak of the Joker. The mouth is done and the eyes are almost there. Still lots to be done. Crappy Photo Booth shot.

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May 2, 2009. Favorites, I made it. 2 comments.

Two videos worth watching.

I can’t embed the first one, so please, click the LINK (it is worth it):

The second one is from a brazilian boy. The proof that the instrument doesn’t make the musician. He says: “If you have a drum at home that you don’t care about. Please care.”

April 26, 2009. Awesomest, Inspiring, Rant, True story. Leave a comment.

What do you mean “regular coffee”?!?

I swear, every time I go to Starbucks and order a “small regular coffee”, the people working there look at me with the biggest “wtf?!” face.

It’s like I said something offensive or crude.

This one time (in band camp), there was this very nice guy who even gave me the coffee. For free. I guess he thought that asking for a “small regular coffee” was the same that asking for a ‘to go’ box or extra sauce. You know, they technically have to charge you for it, but keep brushing it off because it’s just too cheap to ask the customer to pay for.

All this got me thinking… wtf happened to “easy choices”? I mean, it’s great that we have so many choices and stuff, but aren’t we sorta shooting ourselves in the foot at having so many to choose from?

    Note: Please note that when I say “choices” I mean from a consumer standpoint. “Personal choices” are a completely different story and one that I fiercely fight to have as many ‘choices’ as possible. 🙂

It shouldn’t be hard to order something as basic as coffee, man. One should NOT have to learn a whole new lingo that belong solely to ONE chain of stores. If I’m going to learn a whole new lingo, it has to at least be usable in 3 or more places.

 

 

PS: I think DD’s coffee kicks Starbucks’ coffee’s ass. In all accounts. There. I said it.

April 25, 2009. it happened, Rant, Seriously. Leave a comment.

I feel robbed.

For not knowing about this before. I feel ignorant, actually. Because how could I not know of such beauty? Now I have decades of wonderful entertainment to catch up to.

I cannot believe that I did not know that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie actually were a comedy double act. They even had a tv show (on BBC) called “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” for years and years.

OMG. This is fantastic. This is so fantastic.

YT has tons of sketches out there.

A few pearls:

 

 

 

Btw, if you have Twitter, please, do yourself a favor and ‘follow’ Stephen Fry. Also, check it out his site. You won’t regret it.

April 24, 2009. Awesomest, Favorites, Try it. 1 comment.

I wasn’t even going to mention…

….that Miss California incident, because I fail miserably at being rational when the issue is equal rights.

But I have to post this, because it’s too awesome not to:

April 24, 2009. Awesomest, Rant. Leave a comment.

Question twitted by Chris Cornell…

“Will the Second coming of Christ be born of Jewish Parents like the first time or Christian? (Virgin birth a givin)”

So, what do you think?

I think that Jesus will come down just to kick everybody’s ass for “speaking” in his behalf.

That’s what I would do if I was him, anyway.

April 23, 2009. Seriously. 1 comment.

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