Randomness - vol. IV

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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Galaad » Apr 27 2017, 6:54

Hey Pol maybe we could make a poll? :oex:
With all themes, like this we would know which is the most popular among CHers, and it will force them to log in to vote! :devil:
And NO influencing voters! But in reality RoundTable is the best one. :P
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Apr 27 2017, 8:16

Why not? :-D
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 29 2017, 8:55

Pol wrote:I will give it a thought, for Community that would be nifty. Latest topics are already in left column down and in that size they cannot be positioned anywhere in the header.


Well, here's a good example of a left column menu: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/ootslatest.html

Can't miss the forum link there.
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Apr 29 2017, 21:50

@TT
I see. That's in todo.
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby gravyluvr » Jun 4 2017, 15:16

ThunderTitan wrote:Holy f*ck, it's been over 10 years since DL got banned?


Was DL Damien Lucifer? It's been mostly ten years since I was active here :)
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Panda Tar » Jun 5 2017, 13:36

Welcome back, gravyluvr. ^_^
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 11 2017, 15:13

gravyluvr wrote:
ThunderTitan wrote:It's been mostly ten years since I was active here :)



I for one assumed all that gravy finally got to your heart...
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Galaad » Jun 15 2017, 17:52

Aaaand I'm not a Threeheaded Knight anymore. :creative:

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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Jul 20 2017, 21:35

Nostalgic times indeed. Take a repete if you wish. :-D
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Jul 26 2017, 14:22

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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Aug 29 2017, 11:56

The “story” of Iceland and Greenland - alias 'narrative transport'
That's interesting reading, with not a less interesting comments below the Greenland origins. ;)
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Panda Tar » Oct 2 2017, 14:25

Ah, taking care of my teeth now. Neglect during infancy and younger years reflecting these days. Having to pull this and that out, some stiches, bleeding, ice cream. A few years until it's completely renewed. :sweat:
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Oct 13 2017, 10:47

@Panda
So, I heard that next year there will be no festival in Rio. How much is true on that?
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Panda Tar » Oct 13 2017, 13:34

Festival, you mean Rock in Rio? Or Carnival? Back in June, there was a decision that due the cut (in half) of money provided for those Samba Schools, there would be no Carnival in 2018. However, a month later, it looked like they found sponsorship and it was announced the order in which those schools would be presenting themselves in the Carnival.

Thereon in, there was nothing said that it would be again cancelled. Sometimes, some cities around the country cancel Carnival to cut costs and redirect them to Health, Education etc., which is, by far, much more useful.
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Oct 13 2017, 15:43

Carnival, was watching it like a kid, then our TV stopped to paying for the rights. Thanks for the good news! :D
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Panda Tar » Oct 19 2017, 14:06

Well, sometimes they do bring some interesting concepts and history in those songs and presentation. I'm rather curious at how you guy watch these things, if they label, subtitles or simply air it as the original. I used to watch those more, generally fond of the School named Portela. I think it won the last years's Rio competition. You know, there are these great parades in São Paulo and even here, where I live, in Florianópolis. I mean, like Rio's. Other cities in the country make different arrangements. At the extreme North, there are some other kind of shows too, more akin to local folklore. Nearby cities from around here at South make something they call Bloco dos Sujos, where man clothes like a woman, generally a very ugly kind of arrangement and goes having fun in the street with friends and family. Visually, it's very similar to a Gay Parade. "Bloco" is like a large group of people. There are other groups with other names. In the Northeast of the country, there are some very popular and known blocos, like "Galo da Madrugada", but up there, they don't dress like women, but they have a completely different sort of Carnival. The mess is similar, of course, but they go on about all streets of those cities, playing songs that are not the usual samba, but something called frevo.

Of course, lots of eye candy as well.

Bloco dos Sujos, here in Florianópolis (South)
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The Sambódromo, in Florianópolis
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Bloco Galo da Madrugada, in Recife (Northeast)
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Frevo-dancers, in Recife
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The Bumbódromo, in Parintins (North) – this one is cool because it's an arena, and not a 'road', so they go around presenting the show in a huge arena.
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The Sambódromo, in São Paulo (Southeast) – Rio is also in the Southeast.
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There, a glimpse of some parties at some distant places around here. :)
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Oct 19 2017, 22:11

They were originals and it's more than decade ago. At that times our television experimented with foreign channel and added one to their multiplex. So it was completely reserved for foreign events. Like many good things, this one is no more.

It's even problem to watch it on youtube. As 'americans' TVs tend to screw it, tourists have no good cameras/sounds and official records are usually not uploaded. Still there are one or two per year which capture the spirit and camera quality. Albeit short. But it's just for watching, from the point of dancing, that's kinda pointless.
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Panda Tar » Oct 20 2017, 12:22

Well, this LINK takes you to the Globo channel, who have the rights for Carnival in Rio, to air those shows. You can actually watch them there. I can't say if it's region locked, but here it plays normally. And it's the original, in Portuguese. You can watch the whole show of the winning schools of Rio and São Paulo: Portela (ahem :-D), Mangueira, Mocidade, Unidos do Viradouro, Império da Tijuca, Gaviões da Fiel (it belongs to the Corinthians football team), Unidos de Vila Maria, Acadêmicos de Tatuapé e Tom Maior. Each one with +- 1h.

If you're interested. :)
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Pol » Oct 24 2017, 19:05

Thanks thousand times Panda! Bookmarked and if God give, I will remember that forever. :P
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Re: Randomness - vol. IV

Postby Galaad » Oct 29 2017, 14:57

Wow Panda this looks like crazy carnival :D


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