Archivo | agosto, 2007

¿"Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar"?.

31 Ago

Meses tenía que solo miraba los anuncios, uno de Coca-Cola, uno patrocinado por sí mismo, y decían que era “algo especial”.

No es extraño que un producto trate de darse buena publicidad el solito, sin embargo tampoco es común escuchar que una obra de teatro de felicidad y cambia tu vida, mucho menos si hay una decena de personas que dicen justamente eso sin que les hayan pagado por ello, mas aun, habiendo sido ellas las que pagaron.
Así que, decidí investigar si se podía tener acceso a algo en linea de manera gratuita, tratar de entender la razón del argüende, y lo encontré.

Vi tres o cuatro números, casi en su totalidad, no tenían coreografías especiales, la escenografía tenia un diseño pobre de tipo “cartulina pintada con gris para verse vieja” al igual que la iluminacion que era primordialmente solo focos de colores sin mayor textura que un poco de humo, se notaba que ninguno era bailarín profesional aunque los cantantes no dejaban que desear. El segmento que mas llamo mi atención fue donde cantaban una canción de fin de año, creo que la manera en que intentaban dan un mensaje de hermandad fue vistiendo a los actores con ropas representando diferentes profesiones y actividades, porque no hay fin de año sin una joven a medianoche en uniforme de escuela de primaria porno, después se ponían todos juntos y miraban al escenario en forma conmovedora, jóvenes, viejos, blancos, negros, ¡que idea tan loca!

Me pareció escuchar que los personajes tienen nombres anglos y que la historia sucede tal vez en el Reino Unido, como pensó Nacho Cano que las letras aplicaban a esa sociedad no lo se pero no fue el único error, la relación de un punk, por ejemplo, con un seguidor de mecano simplemente no puede existir bajo las leyes de la naturaleza, ¿qué pasó entonces?

Creo que tal vez se dio un caso mas de exotismo, “la tele/el libro/la canción/la revista dice eso entonces debe ser verdad”, ante el nulo conocimiento y comprension de otras sociedades se toma el camino mas rápido de los estereotipos y se vende una imagen accesible de cualquier persona hecha tipo, que haga monerías y puede ser una formula para un éxito absoluto, ¿a quién le importa el collar de perro en una existencia que niega totalmente las costumbres humanas cuando se le puede poner un hermoso y pequeño mohawk rosa a un fulano de lentes gruesos? Si canta y baila cualquier entendimiento es innecesario.

No se bien como ese espectáculo puede salvar la vida de alguien, al menos que se trate de un viaje maravilloso para dejar todo lo malo atrás e ir a un lugar perfecto muy lejos de aquí.

Puedo morir en paz, por el momentito.

24 Ago

Antes que nada quiero expresar mi devoción a la persona que subió el promo “La Hora Exacta” en esta página, ha hecho mis días trágicos muy felices.

La verdad prefiero que haya desaparecido Radioactivo 98.5, era la marioneta (fuente de viejas gratis) de un puñado de estrellitas: Rulo, Olallo, Fernanda Tapia y de “El Cha” mejor ni hablamos que no quiero pensar en lo que se hubiera convertido “El Mañanero” (si, un apartado para escuchar solo Moderatto en su dueto con Belinda y hablar de lo “chido” que se vieron en “Buscando al nuevo Timbiriche”).

Peor es que Olallo se crea cineasta solo porque, al igual que Iñarritu, fue locutor.

Pero los medios están así, Televisa pone un anuncio para pedir cooperación caritativa pues uno de sus empleados tiene cancer, quiero suponer que no les pagan gastos médicos y por eso el hombre va al “Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia” y no a un hospital privado, pero la verdad, temo lo peor.

Ah, pero no faltan los diputados (¿o magistrados?) que dicen la “Ley Televisa” fue aprobada de mala manera por culpa de unos “duendes”, el debate es de nivel, como el discurso en cadena nacional sobre lo bien que esta todo y lo mal que se verían los que no quieren que se realice. No se si se les pueda culpar que para ellos el clamor tenga sentido.

En el periódico sigue teniendo más importancia como una vieja se saco dinero del narco de la vagina que como sigue avanzando éste en el poder.
Después de no haber actualizado creo que quise explayarme en lo que se pudo resumir: Vientos.

Yugular

9 Ago

Nuevamente me veo censurada por “El Universal” que al parecer prefiere en su foro las opiniones de “se friegan nacos chilangos” a las mías (¡Energías renovables!). Como sea.

El debate del “Hoy no circula” sabatino alcanza en dicho foro los niveles mas altos de conciencia e inteligencia humana que cualquier sitio de internet haya visto jamas, joyas nunca antes escuchadas exclamando al unisono “¡Se violan nuestros derechos, alguien haga algo, investiguen a donde podemos acudir para evitar este atropello de un gobernante populista carente de cerebro, de sentido común, de ideas, primero deberían de mejorar el transporte publico tal como decía el reporte de TV Azteca sobre el estado de los colectivos y sacar las secretarias del gobierno a otros estados, debemos unirnos y quejarnos!”.

¿Obvio?, ¡Jamas!, pero ya nada me sorprende.

Se engrosaran las filas de los fallecidos por falta de automovil, la catástrofe es inminente al menos que los calificativos salven la situación porque sentido falta en todos lados.

Reflections of reality

9 Ago

Watched the beginning of an atrocious film the other day, Sag-haye velgard, it won some award in France and it’s very easy to understand why.

The film begins with a couple of kids (brother and sister) picking up garbage inside a city in ruins, they are in a hurry but suddenly a dog starts being chased by a large group of small kids, the kids throw stones at it and yell some clever lines such as: “That dog is from Russia / That Dog is owned by the evil western emporium / We must kill the evil american dog”, the brother and sister decide to risk their lives and save the dog from an imminent death, they manage to rescue it from a bad fire inside a cave and take it with them, they are “midnight prisoners”, kids who sleep with their convicted parents inside a cell but leave early in the morning to find books to make bonfires with and junk for sale.

The mother was in jail because after her husband disappeared for five years she married again to avoid starvation of her and her family, the old husband could get her out if he wanted (even if he was a prisoner too), if the kids told him the new husband had beaten their mother up more than he did the woman could be forgiven

It’s atrocious the level of manipulation used in those 15 minutes or so of the film, it not only shows a total lack of understanding towards Afghanistan’s social and political problems but the film portrays all western decadence as only existing elsewhere.

How can kids be so evil to kill (with fire!) the symbol of loyalty when there are already guns available for youngsters to solve their problems in a civilized way?, who can be so stupid as to believe there’s such a thing as a wicked country that corrupts everything that’s sacred for them?, we can forget the is USA one the countries with the highest rate of domestic violence with an emergency call every minute and every 15 seconds a woman being abused by her partner (I know the film is French) but it’s a mystery how presenting Taliban stories will help now Afghanistan is nothing but dust.

We can always count on movies to show us remote realities. The other day I watched a “Real Life Pretty Woman” story (I call it that), an interview with a couple of old prostitutes, one 75 years old, the other a bit older, this one had been sent to work by her mother at the age of 14, she also had a family of her own but after they discovered about her job (and she had finished paying for their education) they refused to see her again. The first one never had kids but she now lived with a group of elderly prostitutes in a big house donated by the local government, they still had to pay for their food and clothes, so a few of them still worked as prostitutes, the rest, like the subject of this entry, sold cigarettes every afternoon. She said it was very difficult for her to walk around the city trying to sell sweets and other small things, specially during rainy days because her legs ached badly but she was sometimes able to go home early, before 10 pm which was an advantage because it’s not safe to be out alone in certain places. She was kind enough to show the interviewer her only friend, a toy lion, it was the only one that listened to her when she felt lonely and wanted to die, during her birthday the lion had been her only companion but she wished to not be there for the next one.
Ahh, romanticism.

Because you already have something in common

1 Ago

Just when women thought they were equal to man a new generation of (old) women appeared to say: “I want my husband’s job”.

Not too suddenly (but quite surprisingly) wives of ex and current presidents are asking for an equal share of the cake, for no other reason than they’re women and married to a person who gave them enough knowledge on all presidential matters.

Martha Sahagun was one of the first, then came Hilary Clinton and finally Kirshner’s wife (don’t know her name) decided a few months ago to inform the world of her aspirations.
It’s been heard the wife of France’s current prime minister also aims at the popular position, but it might not be the right moment to talk about it considering her husband just got the job.

I don’t know why would anybody prefer to vote for “the wife” in countries where reelection is legal, what’s more, I don’t know why would anybody want to reelect any politician for anything, they serve – they leave, somebody who is not leaving a country ready for a successor made a mistake somewhere.
But there are intelligent people working for their countries, one of them is Shimon Peres even if technically he doesn’t has a country.

Last night I watched a re-run of an interview with him, I won’t comment on the evident (the man is an absolute genius), only about a couple of things he said.

No good human in this earth would ever believe the TLC between the USA, Canada and Mexico was beneficial to the latter. The free trade agreement did allow Mexicans to buy those magnificently important tons of low-quality plastic junk the USA was producing, not to mention how Mexico stopped growing its own fruits and vegetables because the government agreed to destroy its own production and end all farms agricultural financial assistance in order to import everything from the USA at a high price and in exchange of never selling products to them, in other words, the amounts of equality couldn’t have done anything except help Mexico.
Maybe Shimon got confused?

Later on he mentioned how it was very important for rich nations to stop sending money to third world places because that had only helped small groups in “developing” countries and the “help” never reached the people who actually needed it to survive. Clever. But then he went on about Israel had to help Palestine improve their economy so their children could go to school, have wealth and be politically stable, that way attacks to Israel would stop.

If poverty depends on each country and gets produced locally, how is Palestine an exception?

Palestinians are not attacking because they’re poor, they’re not attacking because they were told to, they’re doing it because their land was invaded, and no matter how clever, civilized or brilliant a person (country) is, if they invade a country they’re asking for a war, asking to get attacked and asking to be labeled as the instigators.
Of course, Shimon Peres is a Nobel Peace Prize winner.