sábado, 25 de dezembro de 2010

I just lost The Game =(

The Game has only three little rules.

#1: You are playing the game! You cannot not play The Game, it does not require consent to play and you can never stop playing.
#2: When you think of The Game, you lose The Game.
#3: Losses must be announced to at least one person even if that person doesn’t know The Game.


The origins


The origins of The Game are uncertain. Some players believe that The Game has always existed as an undiscovered concept since the birth of time, such interpretations mean that The Game was never created, only discovered, and, of course, immediately lost. Another theory is that when two men missed their last train and had to spend the whole night on a platform, they tried not to think about their situation and whoever did first, lost. And others may say that it was invented in London in 1996 "to annoy people". The reported earliest known reference on the Internet is from 2002. The idea behind The Game is similar to Douglas Hofstadter’s number P, the number of minutes per month a person thinks about the letter P.

Some other rules

British Prime Minister/ Queen of England/ The Pope – A number of players believe that The Game ends once the British Prime Minister, the Queen of England or the Pope announces their loss on national television. Although we do not believe this will bring about the end of The Game, we do believe that will make lots more people lose.

Chuck Norris - It has been proposed that Chuck Norris is the only person capable of winning The Game!




The Game FAQ

Making one lose

You are now playing The Game!!
Merry Christmas =D

Water Sculpture

domingo, 12 de dezembro de 2010

5 Minute Treat

Luz. Light.
When you arrive, it's the first thing you notice.
When you leave, it's memory will haunt you.
Every time you look up at a sky that isn't Lisbon's,
you will shake your head sadly and say to yourself,
"It just isn't the same."

domingo, 28 de novembro de 2010

Muscas

Ossian - I will set my ship in order

Oh I will set my ship in order
I will sail her on the sea
I'll go far over yonder border
To see if my love minds on me

And he sailed east and he sailed west
He sailed far, far seeking land
Until he came to his true love's window
And he knocked loud and would be in

"Oh who is that at my bedroom window?
Who knocks so loud and would be in?"
"'Tis I, 'tis I, your ain true lover
And I am drenched untae my skin

So go and go and ask your faither
And see if he'll let you marry me
If he says no, come back and tell me
And it's the last time I'll trouble thee"

"My father's in his chamber writing
Setting down his merchandise
And in his hand he holds a letter
And it speaks much in your dispraise

My mother's in her chamber sleeping
And words of love she will not hear
So you may go and court another
And whisper softly in her ear"

Then she arose, put on her clothing
It was to let her true love in
But e're she had the door unlockit
His ship was sailing on the main

"Come back, come back, my ain dear Johnny
Come back, come back and marry me"
"How can I come back and marry you, love?
Our ship is sailing on the sea"

The fish may fly, and the seas run dry
The rocks may melt doon wi' the sun
And the working man may forget his labor
Before that my love returns again

She's turned herself right roun' about
She's flung herself intae the sea
Farewell for aye, my ain dear Johnny
Ye'll ne'er hae tae come back to me

Street Fighter IV

First Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Winner

segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

Not perfect yet =\ but still pretty amazing...


The Impossible Project . com

"Impossible started with a small team of the very best 10 former Polaroid employees who shared our passion as well as the belief in our Impossible dream. Due to the fact that the original Polaroid color dyes are not available any more and that there is no chance to reproduce them, the Impossible Project had to start from the very scratch. The Impossible team had one year to completely reinvent a new photographic instant system. Impossible? Almost. But after thousands of experiments and after a million of small steps and a lot of blood, sweat and tears (not to forget the support of many excellent partners) we managed to develop a new Impossible film system."

Muscas

quarta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2010

First Christmas present arrived mysteriously in the mail today =D - Love you ;) -


Favorite Poems, Old and New
First published in 1957, "Favorite Poems, Old and New" it's an amazing colletions of children's poetry. It has over than 700 classic and modern poems written by poets from William Shakespeare to J. R. R. Tolkien and they are all organized in topics for the various moods and situations =)


The Cupboar - Walter de la Mare
I know a little cupboard,
With a teeny tiny key,
And there’s a jar of Lollipops
For me, me, me.

It has a little shelf, my dear,
As dark as dark can be,
And there’s a dish of Banbury Cakes
For me, me ,me.

I have a small fat grandmamma,
With a very splippery knee,
And she’s Keeper of the Cupboard,
With the key, key, key.

And when I’m very good, my dear,
As good as good can be,
There’s a Banbury Cakes, and Lollipops
For me, me, me.

Thank you Sister =)

More!! =P

Muscas

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Soundtrack

Weird...



quinta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2010

University Lipdub

Lipdub - "The idea and the word were formed by the founder of vimeo and became popular with publishing the world-wide first office lipdub by NY agency "Conneted Ventures". This established a new way of company presentation in the web. Till this day many companies did it the same way with their own office lipdubs."

University Lipdub - May have students, extras, assistants, professors, etc... The result is a video taking the viewer through lecture rooms, computer rooms, libraries and many other parts of the university building. All this in one single shot.

The Original Video


The Official Site
University LipDub - What do you do after studying?

Ahumm =)

"E com a ajuda das namoradas (...)" Yeah right... xD

domingo, 24 de outubro de 2010

Looking Into the Past

Jason E. Powell - Looking Into the Past Gallery

Leader Theater, 9th St., Washington, DC. Original photograph taken around 1922.


1317½ 14th Street, Washington, DC. Original photograph taken in 1911.


Carvel Hall, Annapolis, MD. Original photograph taken in 1920.



Main St, Waterford, VA. Original photograph taken prior to 1933.

terça-feira, 5 de outubro de 2010

How it's made =P - Hotel Star Ratings

First Inspection
The first inspection is conducted with the hotel management's knowledge, but the visit by inspectors is unexpected beforehand. An inspector uses a checklist and inspects the hotel for its condition of repair, for its cleanliness and for its location. This inspection rates the hotel as a one-, two- or three-star hotel.

Second Inspection
The second inspection is done undercover without the knowledge of the hotel management. This inspection is based on the hotel's service using a list established by the publishers of the Mobil Travel Guide in the 1950s. The list contains more than 550 points on which hotels are evaluated. Basic services are evaluated, such as the courtesy of hotel staff, how reservations are handled and room service, along with food quality. The list expands from there to include such amenities as those available in the fitness center and the luxuriousness of the linens.

Ratings
One-Star Hotels
•In most cases, a one-star hotel rating implies that it is a small, personal hotel that is often managed by its owner. The hotel will either serve a continental breakfast, or dining facilities will be located nearby.

Two-Star Hotels
•Most of the budget chain hotels have a two-star rating.These hotels have a television in the room as well as a telephone. While there is no room service, a two-star hotel will have a restaurant. However, in many cases, these restaurants are open only for breakfast. In recent years, many two-star hotels have added Internet service. Ironically, Internet service is usually free at a two-star hotel, but pretty expensive at a four- or five-star hotel.

Three-Star Hotels
•The rooms in a three-star hotel will be more spacious than those offered in one with a two-star rating. Lobbies are decorative, and the restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A cooked breakfast buffet may be available, and the restaurant will be open to people who are not guests of the hotel. Most three-star hotels have a small fitness center as well as Internet access. Lobbies are decorative, and valet as well as room service is available.

Four-Star Hotels
•At a four-star hotel, you'll find staff in professional uniform. If you arrive via taxi or van service, someone will most likely take your bags and escort you to the registration desk. The lobby will be luxurious. In American hotels, a four-star rating usually means that the hotel has more than one restaurant. Internet access, movie rental and room service are available. In most cases, a four-star hotel will have a minibar, a well-stocked fitness center and laundry service.

Five-Star Hotels
•When you talk about a five-star hotel, you're talking about luxury. These hotels boast high-quality linens, a Jacuzzi and upscale bath products. In Europe, the bathrooms will have a bidet. Your room will have a DVD player and possibly a flat-screen TV. The hotel will have multiple restaurants as well as a cocktail bar that has entertainment. In many cases, these hotels have upscale fitness centers that are open to the general public.