Friday, November 30, 2007

You Dirty Rat! You Ate My Brothers!

Too delicious to be safe is the first Vietnamese YouTube clone, and after six months of operation, it's apparently very successful (see During my first visit, this video clip sort of stood out: (WARNING: Not for sensitive souls!!! I'm serious!!!)

The explanations are in Vietnamese but here's the gist of it: The place is a market in a village called Vinh Ninh, near Hanoi. Field rats are caught, skinned and defanged and cleaned up. It's apparently a very popular meat, with a very good taste. You can eat it boiled, or roasted or stewed with curry. Despite the Health Department warnings, the Vinh Ninh villagers are convinced that rat meat is perfectly safe. Bon appetit!

To watch again, click on "Xem Lai".

You eat WHAT??

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Edouard Lock Dance Videos

Edouard Lock

The choreographer: Edouard Lock, born March 3, 1954, Canadian dance choreographer and the founder of the Montreal dance group, La La La Human Steps. He is presently showing his new masterpiece "Amjad" at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.

The dancers: Louise Lecavalier and Marc Beland.

The dance: Human Sex (1985) -

Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled, but click on the link. If you don't get too distracted by Lecavalier's breasts and her painted moustache, you will witness one of the finest pieces of post-modern dance.

The dance: Amelia

The dance: Mondo Beyondo

Update: 25 November 2007

Originally, I didn't want this post to be just a collection of video clips, but after much hesitation, I decided to add just one more clip from the Amelia ballet.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Angry Chicken Parkour

In Defense of Blondes - Another bilingual post

L'autre jour, Stéphane Laporte a écrit une rubrique humoristique dans La Presse pour se moquer des blondes ( J'en extrais les deux blagues ci-après:

Une blonde voulait vendre sa vieille voiture, mais elle avait beaucoup de difficulté car sa voiture avait 250 000 km d'usure. Elle demande conseil à une amie brunette. La brunette lui dit: "Es-tu prête à faire quelque chose d'illégal?". La blonde répond: "Oui, je veux la vendre à tout prix!" La brunette enchaîne: "Tu vas aller voir mon ami Tony qui est mécanicien. Il va mettre ton compteur à 50 000 km". La blonde va voir Tony, et Tony remet le compteur à 50 000 km. Quelques jours plus tard, la brunette demande à la blonde: "Pis, as-tu vendu ton auto?". La blonde répond: "Es-tu folle! Je ne la vends plus, elle a seulement 50 000 km d'usure!".

Une blonde se promène en voiture en écoutant la radio. L'annonceur n'arrête pas de raconter des blagues sur les blondes. La blonde se tanne et éteint la radio. Elle est outrée. Soudain, elle voit sur le bord de l'autoroute, dans un grand champ de blé, une blonde dans une chaloupe en train d'essayer de ramer. Elle baisse sa vitre et crie: "C'est à cause des blondes niaiseuses comme toi que tout le monde fait des jokes sur les blondes! T'es chanceuse que je ne sache pas nager sinon j'irais te péter la gueule!".

I am here to avenge TEH BLONDES with this joke (

A lawyer and a blonde woman are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde is tired and just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists, that the game is a lot of fun. "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5. You ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500." This catches the blonde's attention; and, to keep him quiet, she agrees to play the game.

The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches in to her purse, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.

Now, it's the blonde's turn. She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" The lawyer uses his laptop, searches all references. He uses the Airphone; he searches the Net and even the Library of Congress. He sends e-mail's to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After one hour of searching he finally gives up. He wakes up the blonde and hands her $500. The blonde takes the $500 and goes back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes her up and asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.

Next time, I will avenge TEH LAWYERS... Naah!

Porque No Te Callas?

... or in English: Why don't you shut the f*ck up?

During the closing session of the Santiago Summit in Chile between Spain and Latin America a few weeks ago, the Spanish Prime Minister was speaking when he was rudely interrupted by the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who started ranting until he himself was interrupted by the King of Spain who told him to shut up.

The King's intervention was so unexpected and un-traditional that its video was immediately uploaded on YouTube. And now, I give you the music video of Why don't you shut up? or in Spanish, Porque no te callas? (In French, it would be: Pourquoi tu ne la boucles pas?)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Read This And Drool

I don't like to brag, but.... I'm bragging!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Difference Between Males and Females

Orgasm's simulation:

(Click to enlarge the picture. To enlarge some other stuff, try the ads in the paper)

Best Video By A Rock Band

Thank you to Asparagus for introducing me to 30 Seconds to Mars.

From Yesterday by 30 Seconds to Mars

There's a "Making of..."

Monday, November 12, 2007

Armistice Day

Lest We Forget

"Here is perhaps definitive proof that there is no God, no being that gives a flying ratfuck about what occurs on Earth: when Vice President Dick Cheney placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, the ground did not open up and vomit forth the zombie corpses of the thousands upon thousands of dead there so they might rip Cheney's remaining functioning organs out and drag his heaving, screaming being into realms of hell where he might be forced to suck mustard gas, be immolated by an atomic explosion, and be burned by napalm, all while having bullets fired through his flesh and grenades with their pins pulled shoved up his ass.

Alas, no, such savage poetry of gore is reserved for the real world, the real soldiers who wreak violence and who die in the real wars for the pusillanimous men whose experience of it is to merely honor the dead while merrily sending more to die."


Sunday, November 11, 2007

What's It Gonna Be?

I'm on a roll, so here's a video that's sure to make you cringe. I like it. I'm sick that way.

If You Like That Kind Of Thing

Here's another domino flipping setup I've found; this time it's a Guinness commercial.

Fun Videos from The Land Of Cool

I love Japanese variety shows, all the more so when they show doggies doing tricks ...

[via Cute Overload)

But Japan also has a lot of other cool stuff, like Storm Trooper street dancing:

And speaking of Japan being cool...take a look at this: penis ice cream. The little girl's face says it all.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Famous Honda Commercial

My friend Sam just sent me an oldie but goldie video clip: the famous Honda Commercial called "The Cog" (Thanks, Sam!). Since it is still awesome after all these years, I'd like to show it to you again.

You can read more details and trivia about the commercial at Snopes, the Urban Legends Reference Pages:

And here's the obligatory: The Making of...

And just as obligatory: The Spoof of ...

I personally prefer this Honda Commercial:

Disclaimer: I don't even own a Honda :-(

Friday, November 09, 2007

Today's Monthly Rice Delivery

Steamed eggs with salty pork
Shrimp and Jellyfish Salad
Deep fried Fish in Fish Sauce
Bitter Melon Soup

"Happy Appetite!" like our Indian food delivery man would say.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Monthly Rice

My kitchen

Contrary to vicious rumors, I'm a decent cook. I could be a good one, but I can't be bothered. Cooking for me is like other house chores, I'd do it, but it gives me no pleasure. It's tedious and tomorrow you have to do it again.

For the past few months, or may be the past year, every week I would buy a roasted duck and some precooked vegetarian dishes from an Oriental supermarket and that's what I would have, with some rice, every single day. Once in a while I would share some pizza or Indian food that the kids ordered, but normally I would eat the same things months after months because I'm too lazy to cook. That and the ordeal of having to decide what to eat, then having to go out and buy the raw materials, is too much effort. Yep, that's how lazy I am.

Here I am, cooking up a storm and hating it

So imagine my delight when I found my lifesaver Anh. Anh is a caterer who, like all "normal" Vietnamese women, can cook like a pro and she's making a fortune cooking and delivering home made Vietnamese dishes to people like me who cannot or will not cook. For 30 dollars a shot, Anh will prepare 4 dishes and deliver them to your door. Her clientele are Vietnamese families where both parents work or old couples where the wife no longer has the energy to cook. My orders are delivered twice a week, but most families have their meals delivered three times a week. Anh can also prepare special dishes for the ancestors' altar if you give her some warning.

This catering service is called "com thang" in Vietnamese or "monthly rice" (rice = meal). A normal Vietnamese meal would include a soup, a salty dish, a sauté/stir fry dish, a vegetable dish, and of course steamed rice. This is what she prepared for me today; all I had to do was to turn on my rice cooker:

Chicken Salad (Nuoc mam in the plastic bag)

Shrimp and pork sautés with vegetables

Fish stew in tomatoes

Bamboo Soup

Happiness is having a Vietnamese caterer who delivers. But I would be just as happy with a Thai caterer, or an Algerian caterer, or an Indian caterer, or an Italian caterer....