Saturday, October 30, 2010

Très romantic

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy make a fabulous couple in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. I am not a big fan of corny love stories, and both these movies are not corny at all, although they are quite romantic. The movies deal with a lot of questions people probably often think about: Is there really someone who can make you complete? Are things coincidence or does everything happen for a reason? What would have happened, if we had made different choices in our lives?

I enjoyed watching Before Sunrise as well as Before Sunset and can only recommend them to everyone. :)

Besides, the soundtracks are great. One of my fav songs is Nina Simone's Just in time:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quote of the day

"The killer in me is the killer in you."
The Smashing Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Someone had to do it

Some genius in Austrlia attached this notice to the door of a recently shut down Ed Hardy store, warning residents to take their "bedazzled" tattoo douchewear à la Jersey Shore somewhere else.

I am excited and sad at the same time, since this should have been done circa 2006. But I guess, better late than never. 

More of these please!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

over my head (cable car)

And suddenly I become a part of your past
I'm becoming the part that don't last
I'm losing you and its effortless
Without a sound we lose sight of the ground

Saturday, October 2, 2010

TV's enchanting heartbreakers

Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass
They are handsome, they are rich and they know how to twist every woman around their fingers: Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl), Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) and Charlie Harper (Two and a half men). We all think, "How stupid are the women who get involved with these guys", but secretly we have to admit that we would probably be tempted as well if these guys were real. Most men probably wonder, "How do they do it? What do I have to do to be as successful with women as them?" I am afraid there is no answer to that. Chuck, Barney and Charlie have their own little tricks to get the girls.
Take Chuck Bass, for example. It is obvious that he has intimacy issues, he himself even confesses that "Chuck Bass doesn't do girlfriends." But the girls fall for him anyway. What's his secret of success? Is it his deep, sexy voice? Is it his money? Is it his confidence? We don't know; but we know for sure that it works and keeps us staring at our telescreens every week, wishing Chuck Bass would just climb right out the TV and take us on a ride in his shiny, black limo (Blair Waldorf is a lucky girl!).
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
It is different with Barney Stinson: Women don't fall for him immediately, it takes a little work to convince them. But Barney spares no efforts to get the girls. Every week we watch him doing "the possimble" (as he calls things that are impossible, but possible at the same time), getting every woman he has his eye on. He even creates fake identities, like in the episode with the  Lorenzo van Matterhorn technique. In this episode, he walkes over to a random girl in a bar, and tells her that it is really him, Lorenzo van Matterhorn. He gives her his number and leaves. After he leaves, the girl googles his fake name and explores several websites about Lorenzo van Matterhorn, each and every one of them telling how AWESOME Lorenzo is, listing all the good things he has already done to save the world. I think we all know what the girl does after that (she calls him, naturally). This technique requires a lot of work though, as Barney had to create all these websites in advance to make it look real. But hey, it worked. 
Charlie Harper (Two and a half men)
Charlie Harper's success is the biggest mystery of all. It's like, no matter what he says, women are fascinated. Some women are easy to convince and follow him home when he mentions his big Malibu beach house. Sometimes Charlie appeals to the women's maternal instincts, telling them how good he is with kids, as he is living with his brother Allan and Allan's son Jake. In other episodes, Charlie just tells the girls what they want to hear and they believe him, of course. It always works. 
What do we learn from this? 
1. Men are dogs, they do and say whatever it takes to win over women.
2. There are a hell of a lot dumb women out there.

Although it is very entertaining to watch Chuck, Barney and Charlie 'doing their thing,' you have to keep one thing in mind: It's only a television show, so stop dreaming of meeting someone like Chuck, Barney or Charlie (although I am sure there are some guys out there who could remind us of them). Besides, women are not as easy as they are represented in these shows (well, some probably are, but most of us actually do have a brain, you know).
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