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Carnival, what Carnival? I saw samba schools on TV but only for one or two hours, after some time all of them look the same. On previous week Rolling Stones and U2 were here, tons of people went to their shows, many women stalked Mick in order to get pregnant (just like Luciana Gimenez, now a Brazilian personality, she even has her own TV show), Bono was seen singing at Salvador during Carnival (debaser28 can tell you more about it)... thank God there was a lot to read/watch in order to ignore these subjects, and now year officially started. But soon it’ll be World Cup time, it’ll be the main topic of discussion specially if average males are involved and this country will stop once more, until it’s over (at least for us). The joys of being a Brazilian... *g*


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Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Desfile é muito chato, eu vi só o compacto (que mesmo assim é chato). *g*

World Cup is coming, yay! Nothing like being able to leave work early to watch soccer games on tv with family and friends. Go Brazil!!
Mar. 3rd, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
A única vantagem que vejo é essa, sair mais cedo do trabalho. Se bem que teve uma Copa aí que o cidadão não liberou ninguém, parávamos de trabalhar pra ver o jogo mas ninguém podia ir pra casa não. Ele, naturalmente, estava em casa, mas ligava pra lá minutos antes do jogo começar e no intervalo pra conferir se os escravos, quero dizer, os funcionários, estavam nos postos...
Mar. 3rd, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
Hey, what about the grand 'museum theft'?? You can't say there was nothing INTERESTING going on O_o
Anyway, yes - World Cup: we're ALL innocent 'victims' of it. *rolls eyes at average males all over the world*
We (meaning: Croatia *g*) beat Argentina yesterday (or was it 2 days ago...hm..), in a friendly match, and it's going to be all everybody will be talking about for at least a week (who cares about unemployment, poverty, EU and whatnot): "Croatia stun Argentina in World Cup warm-up. Is it a sign?" If you're a patriot you're expected to participate in the mass hysteria, of course. So much for my patriotism. *looks frantically for the "Unread Fiction" folder*
Mar. 3rd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
OMFG even you had heard about it? Police guys are doing their best to find the stolen pictures but yesterday one of them, I think a Matisse one, was announced at a Russian auctions site, can you believe that? Probably they will be never found. The museum is a very beautiful one, it's located in the former manor of a filthy rich guy, I went there once, it's an amazing place (all places where filthy rich people live use to be amazing and wonderful, why???? ::pouts::).
Ah, soccer... I've to tell you all Brazilian males are thanking your boys for beating Argentinians, they're our traditional soccer enemies - well, there's a kind of rivalry between our countries and we're always happy when somebody else beat them, lol
Mar. 3rd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
I heard about the theft on the news; they gave, like, one candid shot of the Carnival parade, and dedicated the rest of the reportage to the movie-like 'sub plot' of thieves using the Carnival commotion for their 'work'. They also said all Brazilian borders were immediately closed after the news broke out, so the fact that Matisse painting appeared in the Russian auction makes it all even more ridiculous.

I know what you mean about filthy rich people leaving in amazingly rich and wonderful places...it's the same everywhere you go. In Croatia, we have certain people who got rich doing murky work during the war, and are nowadays among the most influential people in the country (most of them are politicians, of course); with money came appropriate 'you can tell by the looks of it how much money the owner has on his Swiss bank account' architecture, of questionable over the top aesthetics, I personally would never want to own, not to mention -- design, no matter how much money I'd be offered for the job. So there's that, too..

I'll take personal credit for beating Argentina for you..you know, since there's nobody else around.. ;D
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