Ne-a omorat romgleza

Cu ceva timp in urma, faceam misto despre prezenta romglezei in discutiile din corporatii. Intre timp, situatia s-a inrautatit. E una sa explici derapajele lingvistice ca pe o problema generata de discutiile bilingve de la locul de munca si o alta cand nici macar Google Translate nu stie pe unde sa mai scoata camasa:

Cum traduci "know-how"? Experienta? Cunostintele? Putem dezbate, difera in functie de context. Dar in nici un caz traducerea sintagmei "know-how" nu poate fi "know-how-ul"!

Motherfucker!

One helluva story from Reddit. Beautiful.

Dated a girl for almost a year and thought everything was great. Used to spend lots of time at her house with her and her mother, everything was beautiful. One weekend she went to New Orleans with friends, a month later she told me she'd met the man of her dreams while she was in New Orleans and she was moving to Memphis to live with him... A week later she was gone leaving me in shock. Her mom called me a week later and told me that the ex had left a couple of boxes of my stuff so I went by to pick them up. Started talking to the mom, who was just as in shock about it as I was. Over the next few weeks, me and the mom talked a lot about feelings, both being hurt that the daughter had just packed and left both of us. We started talking and texting a lot, especially late at night. Got a message from her late one night asking what I was doing, jokingly told her I was in bed jerking off (there had been a lot of meaningless sexual comments between me, the ex, and the mom) She asked if I wanted company and I said "Always" as an automatic, throwaway comment, expecting her to laugh. Got no response to that and but got a couple of texts about random shit then she sent a message that just said "I'm here". I was almost in a panic, I never actually thought she was coming over. Let her in and I was shaking like a high school virgin. I got over that pretty quickly and three minutes later we were in bed making the slowest, most passionate love I'd ever had. It turned into an amazing, almost nightly thing for a couple of months before Mom started dating a guy she worked with and we ended things cheerfully. 20 years later the ex, that I hadn't spoken to since she moved, called me. No HELLO, just straight to "Did you seriously fuck my Mom?" and hear a whole lot of laughter in the background. She was out with her Mom and Aunt and somehow it had come up, she'd never had a clue. (side note: she is still married to the guy she met, so I guess she might have been right).

In fotbalul anilor '90 nu prea se simula

Un prieten mi-a aratat cateva faze misto din meciul de cupa dintre Wimbledon si Manchester United din 1994. Ce vremuri, ce fotbal! Pe vremea aia, in Anglia nu se simula deloc, iar in alte campionate, mai latine, diving-ul era inca in stare incipienta.

In clipul urmator sunt trei faze: in prima, actorul Vinnie Jones il faulteaza pe actorul Eric Cantona si primeste cartonasul galben. In a doua faza, petrecuta cateva minute mai tarziu, acelasi Jones este iertat de arbitru si nu este eliminat. Iar in ultima faza, Mark Hughes este agresat in careu, fara sa cada.

Mai am in cap o faza cu Michael Owen, care a fost busculat in careu si nu a cazut, preferand sa suteze catre poarta. Nu mai stiu in ce meci, dar poate gasesc si faza aia vreodata.

In anii '90, fotbalul era jucat cu indarjire, cu ambitie si cu mult testosteron B-)

Am vazut filmul "Submarine" si mi-a placut enorm

"Submarine" e un film lansat in 2010 pe care-l aveam inca de atunci pe lista de viitoare vizionari. 11 ani mai tarziu, am ajuns la el :)

Filmat in Tara Galilor cu actori mai putin cunoscuti, filmul este o capodopera. Din distributie s-ar putea sa-i recunoasteti pe Paddy Considine (din "24 Hour Party People"), Sally Hawkins (din "The Shape of Water") sau Noah Taylor (din "Almost Famous").

Scenariul a fost adaptat de Richard Ayoade (un comediant britanic sclipitor) dupa romanul "Submarine" scris de Joe Dunthorne. Filmarile au durat mai putin de doua luni, un timp foarte scurt avand in vedere produsul finit. Imaginea este unul din punctele forte ale filmului, alaturi de coloana sonora exceptionala semnata de Alex Turner de la Arctic Monkeys.

Mai presus de imagine, montaj, sunet si casting se situeaza personajele si povestea lor. Nu intru in detalii, dar oricat as ridica asteptarile, filmul nu poate sa dezamageasca. Desi nu au nici o legatura, "Submarine" aduce putin cu "Youth in Revolt", lansat cu un an inainte. Ambele sunt exceptionale.

Vizionare placuta!

Noul "merch" Garbage: hartia igienica

Imi plac glumele, caterinca, cum vrei sa-i zici. Si inteleg si drogurile, desi nu m-am atins de ele vreodata. Faceam, prin liceu, fara sa fim 'fumati', tot felul de glume care aveau legatura cu biologia umana. Cu toate astea, unele lucruri chiar nu sunt amuzante, iar cei care se ocupa de marketing pentru trupa Garbage au luat-o razna in incercarea lor de a fi hilari.

Cine vrea hartie igienica cu Garbage? Hai ca e ieftin, numai doispe dolari. Nu stiu daca in banii astia iti dau un bax sau o singura rola, dar voi afla, ca am facut comanda :))

Mi se pare cea mai mare prostie posibila! Mi-am propus sa iau aceasta rola cu mine pe la meet&greet-uri, sa intreb diversi artisti cum li se pare ideea asta mareata. Si sunt curios daca astia de la Garbage au habar de faza asta, avand in vedere ca trupele mari nu mai sunt la curent cu ce se produce cu numele lor, ei doar incaseaza pentru drepturile de imagine.

Serios acu', ce-o fi fost in capu' lor?