Friday, June 30, 2006

They're Here, They're Queer, They're House Trained !

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I've been stuck in the city for far too long this time, therefore no recent blog posts of interest. Tired and lazy to work this morning, had one too many glasses of red wine last night, so I've been surfing the net and came across this hilarious comic strip (needed sth to pick me up), that I was totally unaware of although it's been a worldwide hit for a couple of years now: Mr Gisby's Totally Gay Pet Shop, by artist Andrew Georgiou. There are 7 totally bent characters in the first series including Dawn the Gay Bunny who is plotting revenge on Glen Close for her Fatal Attraction bunny murder, Gus the Leather Clad Gorilla with a King Kong Fetish and Cannodle the drag Poodle who moonlights as Cher's make up artist!

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Musicday 2006

Eleni Tzavara of Film, a very very professional Greek band with really good sound

The totally packed Klathmonos Square on Thursday night

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Brazilian dreams

I don't know why i decided to pull out last summer's photos from Fernando de Noronha...maybe cause i wish i was lying on Praia do Sancho, drinking my palmito juice, chilling in oblivion with my friends...instead of being in my Pikermi office, typing up report after report!

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Friday, June 16, 2006

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“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” - William Shakespeare

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Nelly's back

Sometime ago I had dissed Furtado as a lightweight popstress. Well, OK, I WAS WRONG. Apparently, not only does she have killer looks but she can sing pretty darn well if the songs are right. Check out the cover of Gnarl's "Crazy" and of course "Maneater" from her new album "Loose", fish for all on Hype .


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Gay Animal Kingdom - was Darwin wrong?

The effeminate sheep (photo by Catherine Ledner)
"Giraffes have all-male orgies. So do bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, gray whales, and West Indian manatees. Japanese macaques, on the other hand, are ardent lesbians; the females enthusiastically mount each other. Bonobos, one of our closest primate relatives, are similar, except that their lesbian sexual encounters occur every two hours. Male bonobos engage in penis fencing, which leads, surprisingly enough, to ejaculation. They also give each other genital massages. "
Joan Roughgarden, biology professor at Stanford, has catalogued the wealth of homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom two years ago in her controversial book Evolution's Rainbow—and is weathering critiques that, she says, stemmed largely from her being transgendered.
Darwin imagined sex as a relatively straightforward transaction. Males compete for females. Evolutionary success is defined by the quantity of offspring. According to Roughgarden, sexual selection can't explain the homosexuality that's been documented in over 450 different vertebrate species. This means that same-sex sexuality—long disparaged as a quirk of human culture—is a normal, and probably necessary, fact of life. By neglecting all those gay animals, she says, Darwin misunderstood the basic nature of heterosexuality.
For more on the subject visit the June/July issue of Seed.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Da saga continues

Da lovely dyke strikes once again on Themistokleous street (Wunderbar's wall)

Da lovely dyke hits Solomou street this time

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

How about a new number system?

I came across an interesting project today on the web called "Octomatics", which begins by questioning the decimal system and posing the following question in turn "how many numbers are the optimum, 8, 10, 12, 16..?". The project's father, Carsten Waldeck, a teacher of media system design at Darmstadt University, believes it's either 8 or 12. If we make it 8 he says we will be able to read and work with binary code without any transformation. He thinks the numbers should look more technically like letters, something like this:
What would the binary code then be?
it should be: 000 . 001 . 010 . 011 . 100 . 101 . 110 . 111
Waldeck says the really good thing about the octomatics-number-system is that you can calculate visually, just add or remove the strokes, like this:

For multiplication we still need to memorize the multiplication-table...but it is a much smaller and easier one than the decimal.

So let's forget what we know about hours, days and weeks, just leave natural time measurements (day: earth turns round 1 time, month: moon period, year: summer + winter) and we could end up like this: one day has 8 units:

Octomatics I think are a really cool example to show what can be done with simple visual concepts and alternative thinking. Not that the decimal will be replaced any time soon of course. You can visit Waldeck's site, Infoverse, which has a few more of his research projects (all images posted here are from his site).

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The case of Neko Case

Neko Case
(photo source: Bloodshot Records)
There are times when a singer's voice sends electrifying pulses all through my body, very few times that is. And Neko Case is the one that managed to do it when I heard her incredible solo music. I am in sheer awe of her talent. A talent that wasn't all that obvious when she was with the New Pornographers. Visit her beautiful site and her really witty travelogue


Blog addict

Can I just say how addictive blogging is? I never imagined I'd get so hooked...not only posting stuff on my own blog but also checking out others...all the while I should be doing some serious work which I've left behind. How wonderful would it be if blogging was a new profession?


Monday, June 05, 2006

Thom Yorke's upcoming debut solo album

For those who cannot wait until it's official release in July (like me), go fish for most of the album's full mp3's on Hype .

The net is about to burst from all the hype The Eraser is causing, and not without reason.


Friday, June 02, 2006

Tired Of Being Sexy? Not yet...

Cansei De Ser Sexy
(photo by SuckaPants)
Cansei, six Brazilian girls (and a male drummer), are my latest discovery, loved their dance anthems, like "I Wanna Be Your J-Lo" & "Let's Make Love and Listen Death From Above", immediately. I keep dreaming that I'm their manager...


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Los Super Elegantes

Los Super Elegantes - Milena Muzquiz & Martiniano Lopez-Crozet
(Dance Steps photo source Blow de la Barra )

Last night I went to the Los Super Elegantes show, on the Athens Imperial Hotel roof-garden. The show was organized by Locus Athens. I must say I haven't seen such a concert/performance before, and I've been to a LOT of concerts. In the beginning I was a bit wary of their style, but as they carried on with their music, lip-synching to pre-recorded tracks, I got really into it. They acted out some abstract lyrics, which made it quite fun to watch. I'd be curious to see what this art band's music sounds like when you are not watching them live...So all in all, a mighty entertaining evening (thanks to MTH & Sofia).

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