25 de noviembre de 2008

Pelea de mujeres: ¡Déjeme ir!

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Estas mujeres peleando a las afueras del CSI (Centro San Ignacio Caracas). Se meten unas manos, no jo...

Primera Dama Idol

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Aqui esta la primera candidata para ser la primera dama del estado Miranda... Jua Jua!!!

24 de noviembre de 2008

Lo hicimos Venezuela!

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Sé que para algunos de los que no simpatizamos con este proceso revolucionario mesmo que ya lleva diez años -parece un virreinato- no están muuuy contentos con que el mapa de nuestro país quede de nuevo pintado de rojo-rojito. Pero de algo que si estoy seguro es que al menos en las cinco gobernaciones en las cuales ganamos son las más importantes del país. Por ejemplo, en el Estado Zulia, la oposición se impuso de manera victoriosa con Pablo Pérez y Manuel Rosales, gobernación y alcaldía, respectivamente. Di Martino no corrió con tanta suerte y ahora tendrá que recoger ese poco de valla. Eso le pasa por narcisista! En Margarita, a Morel le funcionó el jingle de su campaña, una gaita por cierto. Carabobo, el estado donde nace Venezuela (jajaja), el Salas Feo se impuso ante el señor Silva. Já, que poco de publicidad le hizo el Presi para un carajo y malo es que el loco ese va a volver a hacer La Hojilla en el canal 8 y seguirá hablando mier... Aquí en el Táchira Pérez Vivas se alzó dignamente en el cargo. Y por supuesto, no podían faltar Miranda y el ganador Capriles Radonski, quien le serrruchó el puestico al niño consentido DIOSdado Cabello y al alcalde mayor caraqueño, Antonio Ledezma. Lo cierto es que todos los venezolanos nos resteamos con la Democracia, con la participación activa y cívica en la jornada electoral de ayer. Así que a cumplir con los que los montamos en el perol: los deíto' morao'.

22 de noviembre de 2008

ARMA TU DREAM TEAM!

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Si eres un@ venezolan@ rajao' y quieres que tu voz sea escuchada cuando alguna de las autoridades regionales o municipales lo esté haciendo mal, tienes que ir a votar. Es el derecho más sagrado que puedes imarginar. Con él demuestras lo que te interesa, todo tu pensamiento está concentrado en un papelito y un poco de bytes de información. Asi que no dudes en levantarte temprano -o tarde- si quieres, pero no pierdas ésta gran gran oportunidad que te dá la Democracia. Puedes comparar la situación en cuestión con la selección de los mejores lanzadores en béisbol, por ejemplo. O cuando el director técnico de un equipo de fútbol elige los mejores defensas, es decir, armar el dream team conformado por los que tú consideres serán los que representen a todos. Si no vas, pierdes. Si no vas, te quedarás callado. No para toda la vida, pero al menos hasta que vengan las próximas elecciones. Así que pon tu alarma bien temprano y sal a votar. Y si llueve, no te enrrolles: paragüitas o bolsita.

9 de noviembre de 2008

Mike Story

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Written by Omaira Duque and Indra Sayago



Mike always came back home tired, after doing long routes across cities and small towns, all of them separated by isolated long old roads. Mike had to earn enough money in order to sustain his family. He was the only person who covered all the expenses they had. He sold drapery making delivery service, it was a difficult work for him, but he had to do it because his family depended on him. His two children, Peter and Carla, went to school; his wife, Johanna, did the household jobs and took care of her sick mother. Everybody loved Mike, who in spite of working hard always arrived home with a sweet smile. It was a Saturday evening; Mike was on the way home through the lonely road, with his wagon full of drapery, when he saw A man who asked him for a lift. Mike loved helping people, he was a kind man with fellow feelings, so he decided to stop his wagon in order to pick up that man. Mike was thinking about his thoughts, his family, and everything he had to do; being unaware that the man he picked up scarcely had little space to sit down because the wagon was full of drapery. As soon as he reached a stopping place, he decided to drink a coffee because he felt sleepy; so he decided to invite his partner. In fact, Mike was sure that he would accept the invitation. Nevertheless, when Mike turned over his head, he noticed that the man had disappeared. Mike filled with fear, his legs trembled, his heart got jumpy and a terrible cold went through his body. What was that? What was going on? He could not believe it. It was the first time that something strange happened to him. Although, he had a lot of courage, he felt scared. Hence, he decided to go home because the fright he felt did not let him to get off the wagon. By the time Mike arrived home, he could not speak. His wife Johanna was astonished when she looked at him and could see the paleness in his face. The silence covered the house completely. It was heard that barely some dogs barked and the whistling air rising through the window. “What happened to you?” asked Johanna. Mike scarcely could breath and could not pronounce any word. Some hours had elapsed and Mike did not speak yet; until he started to tell his wife what had happened; however, his fear did not let him to leave his home, take up again his job nor get back those lonely roads. Food started to be insufficient at Mike’s home. When he saw this situation, he decided to deliver the drapery he still put into storage. Although he felt frightened, he started to go through the roads again. He was afraid of running into that man to whom he considered as a phantom. When Mike went along that same place, almost at the same moment, he utterly terrified saw again that strange image. He noticed that it was the same face he saw some days ago. He knew he had no escape, because he had to get ahead of him, so he decided to gather up his courage and stopped his wagon without caring whatever could happen. Again, that man asked him for a lift.Mike trembled once more, as if it were that day and his heart seemed to explode. However, he decided to ask that strange man, “What do you want from me?” Therefore, the man felt surprised and replied, “I’m John, the same man who asked you for a lift some evening ago. I just want to know if you could take me to the nearest town, where my wife and .” Mike felt a bit confused; in fact, he did not know what to say. The man continued, “Remember that the former evening I asked you for a lift. Indeed, you stopped but you hastened your wagon very fast that I did not have any time to set myself up.” Mike laughed loud and he could not believe it; he had to suffer many things due to a mistake. Mike apologized to him for having been unobservant and peacefully opened the door. This time Mike made sure of that man sat himself up.After Mike arrived home, he told his wife and children what had happened and everybody laughed out loud.

8 de noviembre de 2008

¿Cómo será la última noche de Bush? (En el poder)

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Yo como siempre de pasado les presento el panorama futurista de lo que sería la noche antes del 20 de enero, fecha en la cual el presidente electo de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, tome el poder.


4 de noviembre de 2008

Chuck Palahniuk: ¿Parte cínica o sarcástica de escribir?

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Ensayo publicado el 14 de abril de 2005.


In 1998, while in Los Angeles for the filming of Fight Club, I went with friends to the Getty Museum. All those antiquities, the decorative objects, all the galleries of stuff being looked at by hushed tourists, my friends and me. That endless parade of masterpieces, it was too much. Grinding, the way a day of yard sales can be grinding as your eyes find a name for each object, a place in history, a story. Too many famous stories butted together on that hilltop above Los Angeles.Of course, I turned that day into a story.In the 1970s, during my childhood, museums were more hands-on. You went to galleries to destroy fine art. You took a sledgehammer and mashed the nose of the Pieta. Or you kissed a picture and left lipstick. You tried to spray paint the Mona Lisa, or planted a bomb that would trash some Miros. These days, of course, the Getty had guards and Plexiglas and motion detectors.So wandering with my friends, I asked them: "Instead of stealing or attacking established art — what if some frustrated artist tried to sneak his paintings into the world's museums?" This artist would paint each picture, matte and frame it, put two-sided mounting tape on the back and wrap the picture inside his trench coat. He'd arrive like us, then open his coat and stick his work on a wall, right there among the Picassos and Renoirs.This little yarn became a short story called "Ambition" and a screenplay. The story, about an artist desperate to find his place in history, I wrapped into a novel called Haunted.This May, "Ambition" and Haunted will be published.On March 13, the Metropolitan Museum of Art found a lovely, gold-framed portrait of a woman wearing a gas mask, stuck on the wall of their gallery. On March 16, the Brooklyn Museum found a portrait of an eighteenth-century military officer holding a can of spray paint. The Museum of Modern Art found a painting on March 17, depicting a can of cream-of-tomato soup. The Louvre and the Tate museums have found similar paintings stuck on their walls. According to the New York Times, this is the work of a British graffiti artist named Banksy, who wears a trench coat and fake beard as he hangs his work among the masterpieces. Are we more the same person than we'd like to admit?A coincidence? Or, are we more the same person than we'd like to admit? My thoughts are so much Are we more the same person than we'd like to admit?your thoughts that they hardly qualify as mine. The darkest fantasy you keep buried, someone else will get rich, singing about on the radio. Is it better to hide your dark idea and hope that all other people do the same, or to depict and share that dark idea? While writing Fight Club, I talked to friends about the idea of a movie projectionist splicing porn into family films. One friend told me not to use the idea, saying it would prompt people to salt porn into everything. When the book was published, countless people wrote to tell me they'd already been splicing sex into Disney films, pissing into restaurant food, or starting fight clubs. For decades. Still, do we do more damage when we share our dark fantasies – when we explore them through a story or song or picture? Or when we deny them?Stories are how human beings digest their lives: by making events into something we can repeat and control, telling them until they're exhausted. Until they no longer get a laugh or gasp or teary eye. Until we can absorb, assimilate even those worst events. Our culture, it digests events by making lesser and lesser versions of the original. After a ship sinks or a bomb explodes — the Original Tragedy — then we have the news version, the television movie version, the talk radio versions, the blog versions, the video game, the Franklin Mint Commemorative Plate versions, the McDonalds Happy Meal version, the one-liner reference on The Simpsons. Echoes that fade. Then, like the funny story you used to tell at parties, the story that would always get laughs, about how you took acid and ate half a fur coat one night, we stop telling that story. NOT because it stops making people laugh — but because we've digested the event. It's resolved, and telling that story in any form no longer serves the teller.Maybe why Radiohead no longer plays "Creep" in concert.Maybe it's why we dream — compulsively telling stories, processing our experience like the food in our guts, even while we sleep.But the stories we're afraid to tell, to control, to craft — they never wear out, and they kill us. At least this is what I tell my friends when they ask me to shut up. To not give people any new ideas. This is my story about telling stories about telling stories. My way to digest what I do.I tell people: The sooner we can tell a story, the quicker we can wear it out and make it a cliché, then the less power the idea will have.Until the past century, religions used to give us a place to tell even our worst stories. Depict our most-terrible intentions. Once each week, you could turn your sins into a story and tell them to your peers. Or to a leader, who'd forgive you and accept you back into your community. Each week, you confessed, you were forgiven, and you received communion. You never strayed too far outside the group because you had this regular release. Maybe the most important aspect of salvation is having this forum, this permission and audience, for expressing our lives as a story.It would be a forum safe enough for you to look terrible. It would be a forum safe enough for you to look terrible. But as church becomes a place where people go to look good — instead of being the one, safe place where they could risk looking bad — we're losing that regular storytelling forum. And the salvation, redemption and communion it allows.Instead, now people go to therapy groups, twelve-step recovery groups, chat rooms, phone-sex hotlines, even writers workshops, to turn their lives and crimes into stories, express them, craft them, and in doing so be recognized by their peers. Brought back into the flock for another week. Accepted.With this in mind: Our need to turn even the darkest parts of life — especially the darkest parts — into stories… our need to tell those stories to our peers… and our need to be heard, forgiven and accepted by our community . . . how about we start a new religion? We could call this the "Church of Story." It would be a performance place where people could exhaust their stories, in words or music or sculpture. A school where people could learn craft skills that would give them more control over their story, and thus their life. This would be a place where people could step out of their lives and reflect, be detached enough to recognize a boring pattern or irrational fears or a weak character and begin to change that. To edit and rewrite their future. If nothing else, this could be a place where people would vent and be heard, and at that point maybe move forward. It would be a forum safe enough for you to look terrible. Express terrible ideas.In modern history, frustrated, powerless people have turned to churches. During the last years of segregation, people found each other in churches and recognized they weren't alone. Their personal problems were not only their own. This "Church of Story" would give people a forum for connecting. Here, we'd have a regular time and place and permission to tell stories to each other. Instead of ignoring this need or fulfilling it at Starbucks in the window of time created by a cappuccino — or wearing a fake beard and gluing our story on the wall of an art gallery — we could give people the permission and structure they need to gather. To tell stories. To tell better stories. To tell great stories. To live great lives.



http://www.nerve.com/personalessays/palahniuk/churchofstories/