jueves, agosto 30, 2007

Ecuaciones e Internet

He podido (gracias a http://www.penny-arcade.com/) resolver el misterio de pq hay tanto gilipollas en Internet, lo mejor es que lo han sabido resumir en una ecuación perfecta:

Ahora que ya empezamos a controlar los misterios del universo nos lanzamos a descubrir los enigmas de la red...

viernes, agosto 17, 2007

Harpo Rules

Hoy voy a hacer de AR (tb como conocida como Ana Pink) y voy a copiar un cacho de post que encontre en la página personal de un prof. de uniovi (Guti).

Y es que hay gente que acaba entendiendo la vida y en consecuencia acaba sacandole partido sin partir a nadie.

Hay va el plagio, digo ..la intercontextualización, ejem.

En su libro "¡Habla Harpo!" (Harpo Speaks), Harpo Marx resume las reglas de convivencia que su familia (la que formó con su mujer y varios hijos adoptados) seguían. Creo que un chiflado como él sabía mucho más de lo que parece sobre cómo ser padre y sobre cómo convivir, y ese chiflado se gastó muy poco en psiquiatras. Aquí está una versión de esas reglas, que algún día con más tiempo traduciré:

What rules we had, as a family, stemmed from the fact that all of us have been adopted by each other. We've always had equal amounts of gratitude and respect mixed in with our love for each other. Susan, an only child who never had any roots, and I, a lone wolf who got married twenty years too late, were adopted by the kids as much as they were by us.

Somehow, without lecturing or threatening or studying any books, we all followed the same rules, from the time the kids were very young:

* Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work. This is one price that will never be marked down.
* You can work at whatever you want as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.
* Respect what the others do. Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs and Minnie's menagerie. [Estos nombres son de sus hijos, y alude a sus respectivas aficiones]
* If anything makes you sore, come out with it. Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight too.
* If anything strikes you as funny, out with that too. Let the rest of us have a laugh.
* If you have the impulse to do something you're not sure is right, go ahead and do it. Take a chance. Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime and bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.
* If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt by whichever you do, always do what's fun.
* If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head [haz el pino]. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.
* Don't worry about what other people think. The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.
* Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a month's pay.

Parece que no necesitaron nada más.