March 31, 2008
March 28, 2008
March 27, 2008
“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
-- Orson Wells, The Third Man
Realmente e por vezes, do caos nascem boas ideias.
Posted by hidden persuader at 27.3.08
March 26, 2008
Ora aqui está uma interessante lista de slogans políticos utilizados pelos estudantes, sindicalistas e companhia durante os "Maios de 68".
* Il est interdit d'interdire.
(It is forbidden to forbid.)
* Soyez réaliste, demandez l'impossible.
(Be realistic, demand the impossible.)
* Ne travaillez jamais.
* Le patron a besoin de toi, tu n'as pas besoin de lui.
(The boss needs you. You don't need him.)
* Vous finirez tous par crever du confort.
(You will all finish up by dying from comfort.)
[Continuar a ler aqui.]
March 22, 2008
March 19, 2008
March 18, 2008
March 16, 2008
March 12, 2008
Uma estória engraçada que ilustra bem a tendência do chamado "Masstige" (mass + prestige) e de como a pirâmide de Maslow nos dias de hoje parece começar do topo para a base:
"In September 2005, following the worst natural disaster in American history, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began distributing $2,000 debit cards to Hurricane Katrina’s neediest victims. The cards carried a note saying they were not to be used for alcohol, tobacco, or firearms. But the cards said nothing about $800 monogrammed handbags. 'We’ve seen three of the cards,' an employee of a Louis Vuitton store near Atlanta, Georgia, told the New York Daily News soon after the cards were issued."
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"The delicate balancing act of luxury for the masses".
"I'm very superficial, but I like being superficial. In fact I'm horribly informed but it's not because I want to make intellectual conversation. I hate intellectual conversation. I like to know everything but I don't care about opinions, I don't want to discuss things, I have my own opinion." -- Karl Lagerfeld, I-D, Jan 2008
Um brinde aos "Superficiais" que são também consumidores e contam.