July 30, 2012

Watching watching

A few years ago, I posted about the Russian shortfilm "Ten Minutes Older", which presents a bunch of kids watching some movie. It interesting to watch them watching a movie.

Yesterday, the parents of an American gymnast were filmed while suffering during their daughters routine. It looks as if were they playing some video game.

July 29, 2012

Roof fashion: Firenze, Paris

Pucci (1966)

Pucci (1966)

Alexander McQueen (2012)

Dive: Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts

Miami (1978)

Richard Gere – Poolside (1982)

July 26, 2012

Orange uniforms

A few days ago, somebody mentioned an "Orange uniform of...", and then I added: "Guantánamo?". No, "The NASA". Until then I hadn't thought that much about the similarity of these uniforms. Then, my head went like crazy thinking of orange stuff: street cleaners, Buddhist monks, the amok James Holmes, football players...

 Luke Skywalker

NASA astronaut Richard Husband

Guantánamo prisoner

Amnesty International, Guantánamo protester

 Yogi Rishi Swami Ramdev

Buddhist monks

Cleaners at Mecca

 Cantinflas, El barrendero

 Berlin's BRS street cleaning service

Rio de Janeiro's carneval, Renato Sorriso no Sambodromo

 Milla Jovovich, The Fifth Element

Wilma Flintstone

 Amok James Holmes

Sacha Baron Cohen as Dictator in Cannes

Lady Gaga by Terry Richardson

 Iryna Shayk

Nicole Kidman

 Fanta girl

m&m's girl

 Holland fan


Didier Drogba

Ronaldinho, Barcelona's uniform 2006

Patrick Dempsey, race car driver

 Keith Galloway

Baltimore Orioles

Miami Marlins

San Francisco Giants

Philadelphia/Vancouver Blazers

Dissecting wild cats


Fred Flintstone


Chester Cheetos

 Juicy Vita

 Naruto Uzumaki

Velma (Scooby Doo)

July 25, 2012

July 24, 2012

Hair vs Beard: Tagore & Einstein

In July 1930, Tagore visited Einstein in his place, in Caputh, close to Berlin. They talked about cience, human being, Beauty and Truth. They had met four years before for the first time.

Tagore said of Einstein:

''His shock of white hair, his burning eyes, his warm manner again impressed me with the human character of this man who dealt so abstractly with the laws of geometry and mathematics ... There was nothing stiff about him -- there was no intellectual aloofness. He seemed to me a man who valued human relationship and he showed toward me a real interest and understanding.''

About Beauty and Truth, Einstein said:

If there would be no human beings any more, the Apollo of Belvedere would no longer be beautiful. I agree with regard to this conception of Beauty, but not with regard to Truth. I cannot prove scientifically that Truth must be conceived as a Truth that is valid independent of humanity; but I believe it firmly. I believe, for instance, that the Pythagorean theorem in geometry states something that is approximately true, independent of the existence of man. 

A bit later, they met again, and talked about music and art:

E: The same uncertainty will always be there about everything fundamental in our experience, in our reaction to art, whether in Europe or Asia. Even the red flower I see before me on your table may not be the same to you and me.

T: And yet there is always going on the process of reconciliation between them, the individual taste conforming to the universal standard.