Thursday, August 18, 2005


Until Monday You can Find me in Vama Veche.
If you see this picture you can understand why... but you must visit in order to understand what's so special about Vama Veche ...this week end: STUFSTOCK!

As Mircea Toma perfectly said in an article this week (Only in Romanian):

"Ce a mai ramas de salvat din Vama Veche Vama Veche a fost un sat. In dreptul lui era o plaja. Nu o plaja cu umbrelute si alte facilitati turistice. O plaja pur si simplu. Linga plaja, printre maracini, pastea o turma de oi. Un piriu cu apa de la irigatii era acceptat tacit ca granita virtuala intre teritoriul nudistilor si cel al textilistilor. Pamintul si plaja erau ale statului, deci ale nimanui. Prin 1991 a aparut primul chiosc. Dotat cu un casetofon. Casetele erau propuse de turisti: Joplin, Hendrix, Cohen, Waits. Prima oara s-a dansat noaptea, pe nisip, printre bancute rasturnate, prin '93. Vama era fascinanta pentru ca era No Man's Land. Era ceea ce visam noi, inghesuitii din orase: spatiu fara trotuare, fara ziduri, fara garduri. Si fara reguli impuse de altii. Se traia din plin sentimentul libertatii intr-un spatiu limitat doar de bunul simt. Prima oara cind am ascultat un vamaiot indignat ca „s-a stricat Vama“ a fost prin '95: citiva baieti se distrau spargind sticle pe sosea. Spaima amicului era eronata. Cioburile alea erau doar dimensiunea antisociala a libertatii, dar insemnau, inca, libertate. Prin 2000, insa, Vama inflorise ca o varza. Pamintul fusese impartit si in mare parte vindut; aparusera primele cladiri mirlanesti; azi, vreo 500 de proprietari asteapta sa construiasca. Mobilizarea generala de acum 2 ani a reusit sa-i opreasca sa transforme Vama intr-o statiune cu hoteluri de 6-8 etaje (exceptind 2-3 smecheri cu pile). Azi ne pregatim sa redam proprietarilor dreptul sa construiasca, dar numai cu respect pentru spiritul locului. Cu toate astea, ramin sceptic. Scenele Stufstock-ului 3 sint amplasate pe terenurile unor proprietari. Miine, pe locul scenelor, pot sa apara garduri, casute, un tobogan nevinovat de copil. Nimic de reprosat. Proprietatea este sacra. Publicul poate sa moara. Precizez ca nu simpatizez cu tezele comuniste, le-am trait efectele pe viu. Dar Vama privatizata nu mai poate fi salvata decit la nivelul aparentelor. Si al simbolurilor. Si al rock-ului. Stufstock mai este, inca, o poarta prin care se poate fugi din Vama de Azi, in Vama Veche."

Mircea Toma
Presedintele Asociatiei pentru Conservarea Ariilor Protejate Bio-Cultural
See you there guys!
Two or Three days of love, freedom and good music!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

NewsoftheWeird or REAL WEIRD NEWS

HERE you can find the most widely-read bizarre-news feature in the United States - indeed, the gold standard of weird-news reporting, appearing in more than 250 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.

For some readers, News of the Weird is merely a light diversion from the heavier news of the week. However, for others, it's much more: A weekly chronicle of the continuing decline of civilization. Or a therapeutic personal benchmark for reassuring yourself that it's all those other people (not you) who are the problem. Or, for the few who actually wind up in News of the Weird, a monument to lives interestingly lived

Below you can find a weird news example:

Can't Possibly Be True
• Scientists at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in Pittsburgh announced in June that they had drained dogs' blood from their bodies, filled them with a replacement fluid, and then revived them by successfully reinfusing blood three hours later, thus creating for a time "zombie" dogs. During the three hours, the dogs were clinically dead, with no heartbeat or brain activity, but after reinfusion and electric shocks, they came back to life, normal with no brain damage. (Not all dogs made it back, though.) A spokesman said the technique could be tried on humans within a year. [New York Post, 6-28-05]

And the following kinds of stories were formerly considered weird, but they now occur with
such frequency that they must be retired from weird news circulation ;-) :
1. an old, widely-advertised phone-sex number is reassigned to a
2. suspicious package thought to be a bomb, turns out to be something stupid
3. robber leaves his ID [wallet or appointment card for probation officer or etc.] at the scene
4. peace/brotherhood conference erupts into violence
5. robber on getaway accidentally hails unmarked police car
6. political candidate dies but still wins the election
7. family thinks he's dead, but he's not and attends his own funeral
8. hunters shoot each other
9. funeral home owner neglects/mixes up bodies
10. "victimized" drug buyer complains to police that someone sold him weak or bogus drugs
11. some countries prohibit giving children certain names
12. in middle of an obvious drug raid, customer wanders up and asks cop if he can buy some drugs
13. shoots himself while supposedly demonstrating gun safety
14. global warming caused by animal methane
15. burglar gets stuck in vent or chimney
16. courthouse visitor/defendant inadvertently places contraband on the
x-ray tables at entrance
17. burglar falls asleep during job.
18. family accidentally leaves behind a kid at a highway rest stop
19. driver's license applicant crashes into examiner station before or during test

21. overdue-library-book scofflaws actually go to jail
22. DUI tickets for "driving" a bicycle [or horse or riding lawn mower or etc.]
23. starts fire because can't stop smoking even though hooked up to oxygen machine
24. gasoline thieves check quantity in tank by using a match or lighter to peer inside
25. older teacher/younger boy relationship
26. firefighter with an arson habit [to keep in practice or to feel wanted or etc.]
27. local election ends in tie, settled (by law) by coin flip or draw of cards
28. Japanese men committing suicide because of overwork
29. angry customer drives car right through store's front door
30. heating-oil delivery to wrong house, resulting in flooded basement
31. postal worker hoards mail because he's behind in delivering it
32. bank robber hails taxi or municipal bus for getaway
33. the annual student cheating riots in Bangladesh
34. criminal on the lam goes on national tv talk show and mentions that he's wanted
35. dog steps on gun, shooting the master
36. pack of animals breaks into liquor cabinet or fermenting vat, get drunk
37. a loved one died at home, but the relative never gets around to burying him or her
38. school zero-tolerance policies for "weapons" that are purely, obviously ornamental
39. amateur videographers set up miniature cameras in restrooms
40. animal-hoarding (mostly of cats) women
41. carjackers who never learned to drive stick shift and must abandon the car
42. criminal suspect evading police, jumps in river to escape, and drowns
43. young-looking adults impersonate teenagers and return to high school
44. African nation's rumors of people with power to make penises disappear
45. humongous abdominal cysts removed in surgery
46. unlabeled urn with loved one's ashes mistakenly stolen or sold at yard sale
47. husband takes his wife back even though she just tried to kill him
48. judges punish young people by forcing them to listen to [classical or polka or etc.] music
49. hit-and-run driver drives on and on with body or bicycle in grille or windshield
50. criminal, cornered by police dog, bites the dog
If you are interested...just take a look here.

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Monday, August 15, 2005

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A guy with a nail in his head…

The smallest baby in the world ever to survive …smaller than a grown-up’s palm…

A man with his face pierced by a bicycle

A man with a garden snake…running it through his nose and out his mouth …wow...

Another man - Ilker Yilmaz snorts milk up his nose and squirts it out of his eye in a bid to set a new world…

The fantastic amphibious vehicle of Sir Richard Branson – The Gibbs Aquada - which can reach speeds of more than 100 m.p.h. on land and 30 m.p.h. on water

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