i don't like fun

the latin american photobook
22 January, 2012, 2:58 pm
Filed under: argentina, art, books, current events, french, history, museums

“the latin american photobook: the best kept secret in the history of photography”
– martin parr

this exhibit, “a new history of the latin american photobook,” opened jan. 20 at le bal in paris and features over forty books produced between 1921 and 2012. i really hope to see this when i’m in france, or else when the show comes to new york!

quote of the day: sábato
7 May, 2011, 5:24 pm
Filed under: argentina, books, current events, ernesto sábato, history, quote of the day

“es curioso, pero vivir consiste en construir futuros recuerdos; ahora mismo, aquí frente al mar, sé que estoy preparando recuerdos minuciosos, que alguna vez me traerán la melancolía y la desesperanza.”

– ernesto sábato, el túnel. que descanse en paz.

26 January, 2011, 9:37 am
Filed under: argentina, comics, current events, i'm serious

egypt. lebanon. tunisia. the world has a lot of maladies right now…

4 December, 2010, 7:36 pm
Filed under: argentina, books, borges, to do, whine

j.l. borges’s first published book. fue de poesía.

this is because i am writing about borges all day and all night…

si yo fuera maradona, viviría como él
12 July, 2010, 8:15 pm
Filed under: argentina, diego maradona, things i like

diego maradona in 1980, aged 20 or 21. note the “i heart soccer” sticker.

alta vista
2 June, 2010, 11:24 pm
Filed under: argentina, i'm serious, science, things i like

above: nasa image of buenos aires and the paraná river delta. technology is so cool. now, if i could just teleport, we’d be set…

26 February, 2010, 11:37 pm
Filed under: argentina, art, books, coffee

boutique del libro, thames 1762 (palermo soho), buenos aires, argentina.

revista sur, septiembre 1940
23 February, 2010, 5:31 pm
Filed under: argentina, art, borges

elvis está vivo
17 February, 2010, 5:40 pm
Filed under: andrés calamaro, argentina, music, things i like

supongo que está en su casa en una bata de seda, mirando diez canales a la vez.
en memphis lo saben todos, pero es gente muy discreta y no dice nada;
será mejor así. será mejor así.

quantum of solace, and other films
25 November, 2008, 4:44 pm
Filed under: argentina, i'm serious, movies

was just ok. but the issue that it deals with of fresh water in south america is somewhat accurate… when i went on day trips up into the mountains in salta province (details to come), i saw buckets placed under dripping faucets to collect whatever water came through, much like a scene they put in the movie. i’m not sure whether it was the same kind of water shortage as in bolivia or if if was more due to the altitude, though. the tap water in argentina is drinkable in the cities, whereas in bolivia and many other south american countries, it isn’t drinkable anywhere.
but, of course, any movie involving daniel craig is worth my 7 dollars.

other movies that i have seen here and what i think of them:

– ‘a foreign affair’ with marlene dietrich (A+! it was on tv. a true classic, and it has been added to the list of favorites.)
– ‘get smart’ (on the bus. it was ok. ish. kind of annoying, actually.)
– ‘duplex’ (also on the bus. horrible.)
– ‘brokeback mountain’ (don’t yell at me; i never saw this before i caught it on tv here… yeah, it was good.)
– ‘luna de avellaneda’ (on dvd. argentinean, good insight into post-financial crisis life, i guess, but just ok for me.)
– ‘el hijo de la novia’ (dvd, from here, very good although a little bit cliché at times.)
– ‘la fuga’ (dvd, argentinean, based on an actual jailbreak in 1928- probably was good, but confused me a bit, to be honest).
– ‘a common thread’/’sequins’/’brodeuses’ (french indie film from 2004, on the BUS, believe it or not. at first i thought it was lame, but i somehow ended up watching the whole thing and thought it was surprisingly good. beautiful cinematography and powerful acting. don’t know why this movie has like 6 titles – they apparently couldn’t decide.)

if there are more, i forget, and i’ll add them in!