January 2007

Filmzitater: Plazen 20-16

20. Vanilla Sky (2001)
David: “My dreams are a cruel joke. They taunt me. Even in my dreams I’m an idiot who knows he’s about to wake up to reality. If I could only avoid sleep. But I can’t. I try to tell myself what to dream. I try to dream that I am flying. Something free. It never works.”

19. The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus: “The pill you took is part of a trace program. It’s designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.”
Neo: “What does that mean?”
Cypher: “It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, ’cause Kansas is going bye-bye.”

18. Gone With The Wind (1939)
Rhett Butler: “Now that you’ve got your lumber mill and Frank’s money, you won’t come to me as you did to the jail, so I see I shall have to marry you.”
Scarlett: “I never heard of such bad taste.”

17. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Zeus: “Where the hell are you going, McClane? I told you Ninth Avenue was the quickest way south!”
John McClane: “Stop with the goddam yelling! I know what I’m doing!”
Zeus: “Not even God knows what you’re doing!”

16. Hitch (2005)
Albert: “You know, honestly, I never knew I could feel like this. You know? I swear I’m, I’m going out of my mind. It’s like I want to throw myself off of every building in New York. I, I see a cab and I just wanna dive in front of it because then I’ll stop thinking about her.”
Hitch: “Look, you will. Just give it time.”
Albert: “That’s just it. I don’t want to. I mean, I’ve waited my whole life to feel this miserable. I mean, and if this is the only way I can stay connected with her, then… well, this is who I have to be.”

On a lighter note

Here‘s the trailer to a movie the whole world’s been waiting for since 1995: Die Hard 4 Live Free or Die Hard (which is basically the same, only with a longer title).

And the IMDb knows of course about the ingeniously original story:

When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computer and technological structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it’s up to a decidedly “old school” hero, police detective John McClane (Willis), to take down the conspiracy, aided by a young hacker (Long).

I’m kinda tired of bashing around all the time (these Blogdelux people really made me weary), so I won’t comment on it. Which in itself is already a comment I guess. Well… Oh, but there’s one incredibly great thing about this movie (and that I honestly mean!): Justin Long plays the hacker! Who’s that? Guess I’ll let him introduce himself to you: “Hello, I’m a Mac!” ;)

Verschidde Leit sin einfach vill zevill domm fir des Welt

Zum Beispill déi vu Blogdelux. Dee Krack deen hinnen nach gefeelt huet fir sech international (!) wirklech absolut lächerlech ze maachen hu se schlußendlech dann och nach hannert sech bruecht. An lo leet iech zeréck, huelt iech Popcorn an eng Cola a genéisst de Film. “Von den Machern von Der Fall von Marketingagenturen in Deutschland kommt Der Fall einer Marketingfirma in Luxemburg, basierend auf wahren Begebenheiten.” Ah jo, si droen dem Joël a mir elo och schon, dass mir ni eng Plaz fannen. Kloër, Leit déi Saachen hannerfroen an recherchéiren kennen well jo och keen.

Ech hun et elo jiddefalls definitiv saat. Leit déi eng Fro och no der 20. Kéier an no 4 Sproochen n a c h e m m e r n e t verstin, sin einfach ze domm fir des Welt. Mee nujee, an Däitschland si schon méi grouss Firmen u sou Skandaler zu Gronn gaangen. Fir onse Kolleeg den Don Alphonso dann zum Ofschloss ze zitéiren:

Liebe Vanksen Group, Ihr habt genau zwei Möglichkeiten: Die eine ist zugeben, was ohnehin offensichtlich ist. Die andere – nun, ich denke, Eure “Kunden” können googlen. Und ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass man Leute für das Blogmarketing nimmt, die eine derartig miese Performance von der initialen Lüge bis hin zum Verleumden desjenigen, der sie erwischt hat, abgeliefert haben. Das wird ein fetter Makel. Und der bleibt kleben. Da wird es Euch nicht anders gehen als diversen deutschen Agenturen, die ähnliches versucht haben.

The audience is listening.

Blogdelux: The summary

Martin has perfectly summarized the whole issue concerning the blogger meeting in a comment over at Joël’s blog. I have nothing to add.

Joel gets an invitation to go to a blogger meeting. He informs himself and makes an observation: The people who invited him earn their money through marketing. They first invited the media, then the bloggers. Almost anything connected to the meeting’s organisation seems to be closely connected to a marketing company named Vanksen which claims to do marketing in the blogosphere. He makes public his contempt towards this meeting, naming a number of so far never challenged points that lead him to the hardly surprising suspicion: Vanksen might hold some business interest in inviting bloggers. He might be instrumented.

He turns to the organisers and asks for explanations. Again and again. All he gets is a confused set of reactions in four different languages (sometimes even mixed in the same commentary): invitations to come to the meeting and ask his questions about the meeting there (i.e. to first buy the product so he can see what it does). He is getting laughed at (but from my judgement, those people who tried to ridicule him have so far arrived in the air), alleged of doing business himself (a claim construed either through obvious incapability to understand written English or worse) and I’ll fall very short of saying he’s getting insulted (and the disrespectful cordiality which has at least once been used to address Joel is not at all what I am referring to).
. . .

Read the whole comment here.

Dat gett een intressant zweet Semester

5. Februar: Virtrag “Science & Culture: Science Fiction – our guide to the future?”
23. Februar: Auteurliesung vum Tiffany Murray
5. M?�rz: ?�ffentlech Virliesung an der Astrophysik “Dark matter and dark energy”
4. Mee: Auteurliesung vum Andrew Davies (deen huet ennert anerem de Screenplay vun Bridget Jones’ Diary an Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason geschriwwen)
7. Mee: ?�ffentlech Virliesung an der Astrophysik “The infra-red universe”

Ech freen mech drop. :)

Filmzitater: Plazen 25-21

L?�schten ze maachen sch?�ngt sech zu engem Bloggersport z’entw?�cklen. Ech well awer net iergendeng L?�scht kop?�iren, dofir maachen ech keng L?�scht vun de beschte Mus?�kvideoen, Lidder oder Filmer. Dem geneigte Lieser dierft bekannt sin, dass ech ??fters Zitater aus TV a Film posten. Dofir gett et elo hei d?�i 25. bescht Filmzitater. Bei verschiddenen muss een de Film eventuell kennen fir et ze verstoen, mee bei deene meeschten ergett d’Zitat fir sech selwer S?�nn. Dat Ganzt ass natirlech subjektiv an ech well domatter net soen, dass de Film zwangsleefeg och op d?�r selwechter Plaz g?�ing landen (g?�ing en an de mannste F?�ll). D’Zitater sin der Einfachheet halber all op Englesch oder D?�itsch. Hei sin d’Plazen 25 bis 21.

25. The Full Monty (1997)
Gaz: ���I don’t suppose you could lend us a jacket?���
Dave: ���Oh, Gaz…���
Gaz: ���Oh, come on, Dave, it’s not for me, it’s a funeral.���
Dave: ���What color?���
Gaz: ���Orange.���
Dave: ���Orange?���
Gaz: ���Black for fuck’s sake!���

24. Love Actually (2003)
Prime Minister: ���Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.���

23. Stalker (1979)
Writer: ���A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?���

22. Fickende Fische (2002)
Jan: ���Aufs Sterben warten bringt dich um.���
Nina: ���Aufs Leben warten auch.���

21. Thirteen (2003)
Tracy: ���If everybody married someone from a different race then in one generation there would me be no prejudice.���

Weider Saachen iwwer Blogdelux opgedeckt

Wat dat ominéist Bloggertreffen emmer méi no kennt, wat emmer méi pikant Detailer bekannt gin déi no enger Erklärung verlaangen. Verschidden “Blogger” (eis Ennerstetzung aus dem Ausland, de renomméierte däitsche Blogger Don Alphonso – dee Blogger also, deen zum Beispill d’Sécherheetsprobleemer bei StudiVZ opgedeckt hat – tituléiert se als Fakeblogger, ech si mettlerweil der Meenung, si sin einfach nemmen korrupt an hu sech kaafe geloos) hun an de leschten Deeg divers Auteuren aus der Blogosphär opgefuerdert, op de Blogdelux ze kommen, mam Argument si selwer hätten dat Treffen am Dezember 2006 ursprünglech gestart an Culture Buzz wier eréischt spéider dozou komm.
De Joël huet do allerdéngs eng brisant Entdeckung gemaach: Blogdelux gouf als Initiativ vum mettlerweil aalbekannten E. Vivier * gestart – am November 2006!

“Verdammt awer och,” denken se sech elo bei Culture Buzz, “lo hu mer eis esou gudd dru gin fir endlech iwwerzeegend ze léien, an dann stellen mer trotzdeem erem fest wéi bescheuert mer sinn.” Tjo, Dir Hären Vivier a Co. t’ass eben eng batter Welt. Freet sech just wéi Dir mat sou klägleche Manipulatiounsversich et färdeg bréngt, eng viral Marketingfirma net a Grond a Buedem ze versenken – ganz ouni Knall versteet sech.

Ausserdeem gett et am Joël sengem Post nach eng Kéier all déi opgeworfen mee weiderhin onbeenwert Froen an déi absolut Widderspréch an déi sech déi divers Membren vun der Partei fir de lächerleche Manipulatiounsversuch vu Blogger bis elo fläisseg verwéckelt hun nach eng Kéier am Iwwerbléck.

Hei liesen.

* Emmanuel Vivier / Culture Buzz / Vansken Group

À propos WordPress 2.1

Fir vun WordPress 1.5 op 2.0 ze updaten hat ech méintelaang gewaard, well ech zevill Negatives iwwer déi Versioun gelies hat. Bei 2.1 hun ech vill Positives gelies, also hun ech mer geduecht, dann kéinnt ech jo direkt updaten. Prompt gett et een totale Crash vun der Datebank.

No enger laanger Nuecht ass de Blog dann elo awer rem online. Mat WordPress 2.0.

Aha, Westlife

gin et also och nach. Grad gesin, hiere Concert an der CIA (Foto hei) am März ass souguer ausverkaaf. Wat ass dat gudd, dass Radio 1 kee sou ee Quatsch spillt.

Aaaargh

Leschte Freideg huet Imogen Heap zu Cardiff an der wahrscheinlech gäilster Venue déi et gett gespillt: The Point, eng kathedralsähnlech Concertshaal. Ech krut natirlech keen Ticket. Wéi wann dat net schlemm genuch gewiecht wier, huet am Cours firdrunner d’Proff ganz begeeschtert vun deem Concert geschwärmt während mer zu enger ganzer Rei duerchgedréit si, well mer net och do waren. Non dicas!