Transmetropolitan

December 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm (Anything, Humor) (, )

Hey bloggers,

Its certainly been a while since you saw me here in Indie-retro, but let me tell you I have not forgoten you all and that’s why I’m coming back to you with a post about one of my favorite comics/graphic novels (it is actually a comic but I’m willing to have a debate over it), Transmetropolitan.

Transmetropolitan -as wikipedia wisely describes- is a post-cyberpunk comic written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson. Published by DC comics it ran from 1997 to 2002 and its supposed to be a homage to Hunter S. Thompson. But that my friends is all technical rubbish, it really is a comic about a crazy rouge journalist called Spider Jerusalem who writes one column a week in a newspaper called the Word. Ok I admit it, it sounds boring when I say it, but trust me it is the most sarcastic, nasty, and incredibly refreshing comic I’ve read. So here are a few things that made me love the comic:

  • Spider Jerusalem, He is an incredible character, he makes fun of people, storms into bars, newspapers and pretty much everywhere he wants using bombs, guns and his favorite: the Bowel Disruptor (and that my fellow bloggers is a gun that makes people shit themselves literally).
  • The filthy assistants: Yelena Rossini and Channon Yarrow, they are Spider’s bodyguards more than they are his assistants but they are incredibly fun. Yelena is a daughter of a rich philanthropist or something similar, and Channon is an ex-stripper.
  • The culture: ok the city is similar to new york in many ways, and it’s got several details in it that make it awesome. The TV for example has Anthrax Cat, and Sex Puppets (imagine Sesame Street but full of nude girl  and sexual imagery). It’s a city in which a new religion is born every hour, and people are able to change their body buying genetic traits from any species known to man, and I could go on for ages talking about this, so I’ll stop now before I embarrass myself.
  • Th Politics: Yep my friends it is about politics, its not however about the politics in which we live right now but about the politics in which the city dwells. Trust me between police brutality, corrupt presidents and the power of the media it is one interesting piece of fiction.

Those are some of the reasons but you’ll have to read it to get the real feeling of the comic. But I’ve got good news for the ones that I got interested in the comic, you can download for free the first issue in pdf format form DC comics just by clicking here.

This is just one panel form the first issue of the comic

Have a good weekend.

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Get rid of some stress

November 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm (Anything, Humor) (, , , , , , , )

Hey hey bloggers! Its been a hard semester in college but it is already coming to an end. Two more weeks left so countdown is on! Unfortunately this also means we are up to our guts of stress. No really, we need some stress relief. At least we can expect to have some awesome games waiting for us after school is done. Also lots of bicycle riding, T.V. watching and beer drinkin’.

Well… on with the pics!

Wouln’t expect less from this brands

“Take me to the candy shop, I’ll let you lick my lollypop”

Batman bat-flashing his bat-fans

“What are you looooking aaaat? Freeeee meeee damned kiiiid!”

“On my school days, teachers used to lift a table to do this. Oh those  were the good days”

Remember, your shadow can show what you have in mind

The quick way to hell

“Being discrete is my strongest virtu… whoa! what a nice trunk!”

The nicest way to say “I love you”

Hope you liked the pics, have a nice day and relax!

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Website offers Facebook users’ name and password

September 21, 2009 at 8:36 am (Anything)

Hey hey bloggers! Well again, another Facebook post. I should stop with this thing but I consider this is worth mentioning.

Panda security has reported a website that offers any Facebook user account with user’s name and password for $100 dollars. This website assures to be able to hack up to 99% of Facebook acounts, due to a supposed breach on Facebook’s security defense.

The payment is done via Western Union to Ukrainia although the website is regstered in Moscow. These mafia managed website even offers the opportunity to afiliate and promote the hacking services, with earnings of 20% for those afiliates who sell the service.

Panda security says (and pretty much anyone could guess) that either this website could make the user a victim of fraud or make a cybercriminal of the user, allowing the introduction of spam, virus or spyware thought the Facebook account, not to mention the suplantation of identity.

Ok. Well this really sounds awkward. Anyway, guess that is how Russian mafias work, by afiliating their users and customers to their services. Nah, this kinda makes no sense when offering such service. Better not panic. But as I have mentioned a lot of people who argue me that Facebook isn’t dangerous: it still has breaches and is as well hackeable. There’s been kidnaps helped by following the person through Facebook and now somebody offers all information of any user, not matter if it is a normal person, a politician or a brand’s Facebook account, for just $100 dollars. It is affordable.

Now, if it is a lie then don’t worry. But if you have important, personal or private info on your Facebook account, are you willing to take the risk of leaving all that info on the account knowing you can be hacked? Now think of your friends, family or other important people around you. What would you do if encounter such situation?

Think about it.

Well see ya, take care!

facebook

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New semester, new pranks, flying erasers

August 17, 2009 at 7:23 am (Anything, Humor) (, , , , )

Hey hey bloggers! So long it has been since our last entry. Well I can explain… but I rather not do it. So what, we’re back again writing here and in school. Damn just three months ago we were happily finishing our semester and going out to our summer vacation. Good times.

But well lets hope this new semester is better than the last one, in all senses. So for all of you who started school today or any other day soon: Good luck and enjoy!

Here, a video of what is actually going to college nowadays. Enjoy 😀

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SNL fun

August 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm (Anything, Humor, Retro) (, , , , , , )

So after viewing last post and LMAO with the one semester spanish song I remembered a video from a SNL sketch that made fun of americans learning spanish, in this case children. It is amusing and specially funny for mexicans like me.

Having posted one SNL video I thought about posting some more,they are oldies but here they are:

please pay no heed to the extra celb-tv thingies

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Start to practice what you’ve learned

July 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm (Anything, Humor) (, , , , , )

Hey hey! Ever wondered if your foreign language classes are really working? Why not practice up a little. Chat with someone who speaks that lenguage, watch TV shows, hear some music… Or why not make a song?

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Dancing wedding entrance

July 24, 2009 at 6:39 pm (Anything, Congrats, Humor) (, , , )

Hey hey bloggers! A friend of mine showed me this amazing video. Why aren’t wedding this funny everytime?

And to my girlfriend if she is reading this, consider this kind of entrance for a wedding! Well I don’t know, we could use the song Thriller, It would make my grande faint.

By the way, congratulations to the happy dancing just married couple!

Enjoy! 😀

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40 years away from first moon landing

July 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm (Anything, Humor) (, , , , , )

Hey hey! well we are now 40 years from the first moon landing, which is still in a debate between people who think it really didn’t happen.

I don’t know what to say either. There are good arguments for both sides (those who say it happened and those who say it didn’t). It could probably be just a big fraude or one of the most important achievements of human kind though his known history. I personally want to believe it happened. It’s just amazing the era we live in. For thousands upon thousands of years human kind has been inspired by our natural satellite which nowadays is closer than ever.

Well, its up to you to believe this or not. But why not add some humor to this? Ever heard about the theory that says the moon landing was filmed on a set in Hollywood? Check out the first video. The second vid is my favorite; why did men didn’t came back from the moon? Hehe, watch and learn. Enjoy! 😀

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GAR!- Gamers Against Racism!

July 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm (Anything, Humor, Video Games) (, , )

This is just some random post from my part. Picture this, I’m surfing the tube and I happen to stumble upon (literally) this website: http://gar.sydlexia.com/which I found kind of amusing. I consider myself member of the GAR! and as such I repost their posters here for you to see.

Gamers Against Racism!

Gamers Against Racism!

Gamers Against Racism!

go to the webpage for some mild amusing and to see the rest of the posters.

Have a good day.

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The Guillermo Conspirancy

July 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm (Anything, Humor, movies) (, , )

Hey hey bloggers! A friend of mine who’s in the city right now showed me these videos and well, they are worth some really good laughts. Watch the first video, the real trailer of the 3rd movie The Bourne Ultimatum.

Then watch our dear Guillermo former parking lot guard, now protagonist of an action filled film. Enjoy! 😀

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