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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mais Que Nada

Mais Que Nada

Original 1963 Classic of Jorge Benjor. 
This video shows some pictures of the 60`s Rio, soccer, etc.

Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66

"Mas que Nada" is a song written and originally performed by Jorge Ben on his debut album, which in a later cover version became the signature song of Sérgio Mendes. The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 5th greatest Brazilian song.

The meaning of the title
In Brazilian Portuguese slang, mas, que nada (literally, "but, that [is] nothing") means "come on", "no way", "Whatever", or "Yeah, right!" In many recordings, the title song is incorrectly written "Mais que nada", Portuguese for "more than nothing". The title should not be confused with the Spanish más que nada meaning "more than nothing" (in the sense of "mainly" or "principally").

Song information
In 2006, Mendes re-recorded the song with The Black Eyed Peas and additional vocals by Mendes' wife, Gracinha Leporace; a version that is included on his album Timeless. In Brazil, the song is well known for being the theme song for the local television channel Globo's Estrelas. The Black Eyed Peas' version also contains a sample of their 2004 hit "Hey Mama". The re-recorded song became popular on many European charts. On the UK Singles Chart, the song entered at number 29 and rose to and peaked at number six on its second week on the chart. The song appeared as part of the EA Sports FIFA World Cup 2006 video game and NBA Live 2007 video game. This version was also included in the Rio film soundtrack, an episode of 90210[2] and in the 2012 video game Just Dance 4.

Mas Que Nada
Black Eyed Peas + Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes + Brasil 66 
MAS QUE NADA - In Stereo
Done in 19... uhh... 66. * * I found TV footage of this song, stripped out the sound and put the stereo version in. I mixed the girls vocals to be a bit louder where they are featured & their solos as they sound really cool here.

Mas Que Nada Lyrics
Oriá raiô
Obá Obá Obá

Mas que nada
Sai da minha frente
Eu quero passar
Pois o samba está animado
O que eu quero é sambar

Este samba
Que é misto de maracatu
É samba de preto velho
Samba de preto tu

Mas que nada
Um samba como esse tão legal
Você não vai querer
Que eu chegue no final

Oriá raiô
Obá Obá Obá



Oari rai
Oba oba boa
Get out of my way
That I wanna pass
Because samba is really exciting
And I wanna dance [samba]

This samba
That is mixxed with maracatu*
Old black samba
Black samba you
A samba like this is so nice
You don't me to get to the end


♫ Mais Que Nada ♫

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chinese Artist Does Something Incredible With Paper

A Chinese Artist
Has Done Something Incredible
With Paper

The line of pure white busts sitting amongst the dust in Li Hongbo's Beijing studio could be found in any art classroom around the world.

That is until the 38-year-old Chinese artist places his hands on one, lifts gently, and what had seemed like solid plaster transforms into a live, amorphous mass.

A roman soldier stretches like elastic, a pretty English maid suddenly rises like a terrible phantasm. They are neither plaster nor clay, but concertinas of thousands of fine pieces of paper."At the beginning, I discovered the flexible nature of paper through Chinese paper toys and paper lanterns. Later, I used this to make a gun. A gun is solid, used for killing, but I turned it into a tool for play or for decoration. In this way, it lost both the form of a gun, and the culture inherent to a gun. It became a game," he said.


To make his sculptures Li uses a stencil to paste glue in narrow strips across large pieces of paper that he then sticks together to form blocks of 500.

He stacks the blocks to the desired height -- an average bust is over ten blocks or 5,000 sheets of paper high -- then cuts, chisels and sands the large block just as if it were a piece of soft stone. Born into a simple farming family, Li said he has always loved paper, first invented in ancient China. He has spent six years producing a collection of books recording more than 1,000 years of Buddhist art on paper.

to Another Level
In his recent works, Li has consciously produced only perfect replicas of classical busts and shapes he used to sketch at university. The denatured human forms may make some people squirm, but Li says he uses the archetypal figures to make audiences concentrate on the material, not to shock.

"'Strange' and 'unsettling' are just adjectives used by some individuals. In fact, people have a fixed understanding of what a human is, and think that a human cannot be physically manipulated, so when you transform a person, people will reconsider the nature of objects and the motivation behind the creation. This is what I care about," he said. His exhibition 'Tools of Study' at the Klein Sun gallery in New York has earned him plenty of attention across the Pacific since it opened on January 9th.

Chinese Paper Sculptures 
Stretch Imaginations
in New York

Gallery assistants pull the twenty pieces around on their plinths for visitors, but not being allowed to touch pieces themselves leaves some feeling unfulfilled.
"You know, when you can open it, there's movement, there's mobility, it becomes a dynamic thing versus a very static thing. You know, but it's like, of course, as an observer, it's like, I can only enjoy that momentum or that movement of the object if someone opens it for me. It's so funny, because it's like, enticing. You kind of want to play with it but you can't," said one visitor, Lydia Chrisman, on Tuesday (January 21).

Li is aware of this irony, and at a show in Sydney provided small models for the audience to play with. But it could be for the best. Though he refused to disclose prices, growing demand for his works means the cost of a real one would probably stretch your wallet.

The Making
of Paper Art
Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo is a widely-acclaimed artist who plays with the appearances and connotations paper. Many viewers who came across his works are intrigued by the amazing flexbility, resilience and strength of the paper material, and startled by the artist's craftsmanship. In this video, Li Hongbo shows us how he did it. Step by step, he guides us in a magical journey in the making of paper art.


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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Foods You Should Never Buy Again

27 Foods
You Should Never Buy Again
Cross these items off your grocery store list—whether they're rip-offs, fakes, drastically unhealthy, or just plan gross, here are the foods to keep out of your shopping cart.

Pre-formed meat patties
Frozen burgers, beef or otherwise, are more expensive than buying the ground meat in bulk and making patties yourself. We timed it — it takes less than 10 seconds to form a flat circle and throw it on the grill. Also, there's some evidence that pre-formed meat patties might contain more e. coli than regular ground meat. In fact, most of the recent beef recalls have involved pre-made frozen beef patties.

Nude Dancers - Different Side of Human Body (NSFW)

Photos of Nude Dancers
Show A Very Different Side
Of The Human Body
Poussières d’étoiles

There is no denying the natural beauty of a dancer's body.
Like finely tuned mechanisms programmed to seamlessly bend, twist and twirl, the contortionists' bodies taken on positions that may not be innately appealing. Neatly stacked flaps of skin overlap, toes curl as the muscles of a leg bulge and limbs protrude forward in ways we didn't think possible, yet these feats of flexibility amount to something inexplicably gorgeous.


Need proof? Take then, for example, Ludovic Florent's series "Poussières d’étoiles" (Stardust). In it, the French photographer captures the fluid movements of nude dancers, their bodies partially covered by clouds of dust that both obscure and accentuate the curves and lines of their muscles. The images provide a very different perspective of the human body, emphasizing the dynamic potential of bare forms.

"Every carnal envelope hides a soul that is both sensitive and flamboyant," Florent writes on his website. "I try to capture [that] in each of my photographs."
Scroll through a preview of Florent's series here and let us know your thoughts on the works in the comments.










by Ludovic Florent

h/t Ignant

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tips on How to Write "Good" 😊 😀 😃

Me write more gooder know !!
...I meen now.

- A joke in relation to rule #2: A Harvard freshman from Arkansas asks the haughty senior. "Pardon me sir but where's the library at?" to which the snobby senior answers with "Harvard men DO NOT end their sentences with prepositions!" to wit the Freshman replies "Oh OK, wheres the library at - ASSHOLE." here endeth the lesson...
- Great lessons. When I would say, "Where's it at?" My grandfather would always respond with,"Between the A & the T on preposition street."

- When Winston Churchill addressed prepositions, he said: "From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put"...
-Seven made me crack my ribs laughing.
To aide you're writing, always use the correct homonym when their is more then won word that sounds the same. Its always important and effects the outcome to

-You should never, never, never, never use the same word repeated over and over and over and over again.

-Don't talk down to your audience, it might confuse them.

-Stay on point. Avoid rambling and going on and on and on about things that are off topic; otherwise readers may become uninterested and begin to wander off mentally and not pay attention to what they are reading making it very easy to become distracted by music from Pandora or their XM radio or even worse they might start to watch TV or Youtube while trying to read and when they are done they won't remember what they've just read and instead of reading it again they'll probably just get on Facebook and starting posting things of their own.
So stay on point.

-At all cost avoid the improper use of the word "literally". Otherwise the reader may literally kill themselves by excessively rolling their eyes.
-I told you a million times...stop exaggerating!

The adjective/adverb is the enemy of the noun/verb. That is literally true.

- And avoid typos (see 6)

- And don't start sentences with the word and. 
- And... Stop clouding the issue with facts!

al·lit·er·a·tion [uh-lit-uh-rey-shuhn] - noun
the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.
=repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more words

Paradox is a statement pointing out the truth yet contradicts itself
Another word (to avoid)
for  VERY  is  f***ing!

The contents of this post are an alphabetical arrangement of two lists that have been circulating among writers and editors for many years. In case you have missed out all this time, I’m sharing here the wit and wisdom of the late New York Times language maven William Safire and advertising executive and copywriter Frank LaPosta Visco.
by Mark Nichol
A writer must not shift your point of view.
Always pick on the correct idiom.
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
Always be sure to finish what
Avoid alliteration. Always.
Avoid archaeic spellings.
Avoid clichés like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Be more or less specific.
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
Contractions aren’t necessary.
Do not use hyperbole; not one in a million can do it effectively.
Don’t indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
Don’t never use no double negatives.
Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!!!!!
Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
Don’t use commas, that, are not, necessary.
Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
Employ the vernacular.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
Eschew obfuscation.
Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
Foreign words and phrases are not a propos.
Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
Hopefully, you will use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
It behooves you to avoid archaic expressions.
It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
Never use a big word when a diminutive alternative would suffice.
No sentence fragments.
One should never generalize.
One-word sentences? Eliminate.
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
Parenthetical words however must be enclosed in commas.
Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of ten or more words, to their antecedents.
Placing a comma between subject and predicate, is not correct.
Poofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Profanity sucks.
Subject and verb always has to agree.
Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
The adverb always follows the verb.
The passive voice is to be avoided.
Understatement is always best.
Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.

Oh, and let me add one tip: If your article consists of a list and the title refers to the number of items in the list, count the number of items in the list carefully.

Also see Umberto Eco's
Rules for Writing (Well)

The difference between
They're and Their is There.