Hořící hranice s mrtvými těly zvířat. Rohože s desinfekcí na letištích. Stovky tisíc preventivně poražených krav. To jsou špičky ledovce, kterému se říká průmyslové zemědělství. Patří k němu velkokapacitní chovy dobytka a drůbeže, obří jatka, chemická hnojiva, toxické pesticidy, herbicidy, fungicidy a geneticky manipulované organismy. Krajina se změnila v továrnu na potraviny. A následky na sebe nenechaly dlouho čekat - jednou to jsou šílené krávy, podruhé dioxiny v kuřatech, potřetí růstové hormony v prasatech.
Jídlo se pomalu a jistě přeměnilo v rizikový koktejl, který si ale můžeme koupit sterilně a dokonale zabalený v supermarketu. Proto několika skandálech zákazníci v západní Evropě začali vyžadovat takové potraviny, které by byly pěstovány ke zvířatům i krajině šetrnějším způsobem. To byl počátek ekologického zemědělství. V některých zemích se tak obhospodařuje kolem pětiny zemědělské půdy.
V Čechách si na biopotraviny teprve zvykáme. Počet lidí, kteří chtějí mít záruku, že nejedí chleba z geneticky modifikovaného obilí nebo biftek z krávy, krmené masokostní moučkou, ale pořád roste.
Biopotraviny se zatím dají koupit ve specializovaných krámech, některé se začaly prodávat i v supermarketech. Jsou označeny značkou s nápisem bio. Když je koupíte, máte záruku, že byly pěstovány s ohledem na krajinu a potřeby zvířat.
Ekologické zemědělství se snaží zákazníkům poskytovat co nejvíce informací o tom, co vlastně jedí. Můžete si třeba na internetu najít, z jaké krávy maso pochází a kdy byla testována na nemoc šílených krav. Předpokladem ovšem je, že se vám podaří takové maso koupit. Nemají mají ho totiž všude.
Nedělejme si iluze, že až utichne skandál s nemocí šílených krav, bude vše v pořádku. Seznam nemocí hospodářských zvířat, které se snadno v intenzívních chovech šíří a díky neustálým transportům zvířat, krmiv a produktů se velmi rychle rozšiřují po celé Evropě, je totiž podstatně delší. Můžeme to vzít podle abecedy a začít třeba od A - Aujezskyho chorobou u prasat a můžeme skončit třeba u Z - zmetáním skotu. Pokud budeme potraviny získávat průmyslovým způsobem, budeme s nimi také jíst růstové hormony, rozemleté paznehty a zničenou krajinu. A v tomhle kontextu znamená ekologické zemědělství víc než jen přijatelnou alternativu.
Ekologické zemědělství vylučuje používání pesticidů a umělých hnojiv. Využívá k regulaci škůdců biologických metod. Vyžaduje humánní zacházení se zvířaty, která dostávají volný výběh a jsou krmena přirozenými krmivy. Masokostní moučka je proto z principu zakázána. Omezuje se pohyb hospodářských zvířat - ta by měla prožít celý život na jedné farmě. Naopak je podporována spotřeba potravin v blízkosti jejich produkce - takže kdo má chuť na biftek, může se spolehnout, že není ze západního pobřeží, ale z farmy, kam se dá dojet na kole…
PRE-CONCERT Q & A
Q: In the past couple days, the newspapers have been reporting that you are going to bring a mystery guest on stage to sing. Who is this guest?
FAYE: I have never heard of any mystery guest and I have never said this. It was written by a newspaper and I have never accepted any interviews with that newspaper.
Q: I heard that you chose Chengdu to discuss performances in the southwest region?
FAYE: There is no such thing.
Q: Taiwanese actor Zhang Zhen confessed in the news that he has a crush on you. Can you talk about your impression of him?
FAYE: I’ve never seen his acting before. I only had the opportunity to work with him when filming "2046". I can't comment on his acting skills because I haven't watched his movies.
Q: Is there a big change in the style of this concert?
FAYE: There is not much change. But the place is different, the mood is different, and it may also be different. We can talk about it tomorrow.
Q: Will you go to Chengdu for a concert?
FAYE: I am willing to go wherever possible.
Q: Zhang Huimei [A-Mei] used to hold concerts in Beijing without any fees. Her income was paid in the form of commissions. Will you use this method?
FAYE: I don’t understand what you mean. What is the relation between Zhang Huimei and me?
Q: There are a lot of news about you and Nicholas Tse. How do you deal with this kind of news?
FAYE: Ignore it. It doesn't affect my mood because I don't know how to surf the Internet and basically I don't look at it.
Q: What's your opinion on Director Wong Kar Wai?
FAYE: I have worked with him and I am also very interested in his work. But it is more difficult to shoot [with him] and requires academic acting skills, so this time I don't have much confidence filming "2046".
Q: The media always says that you are "cool", do you think so?
FAYE: Cool? I don’t know what cool is?
SOURCE: TIANFU MORNING POST // TRANSLATED BY: FAYE WONG FUZAO
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A new round of year-end media rankings have been released. Of course, fame and fortune are an indispensable topic. While entertaining the public, stars have also received high returns of fame and fortune, especially in Hong Kong, an entertainment paradise!
Recently, the prestigious "Phoenix Weekly" in the Mainland collaborated with top Hong Kong organizations to release a list of "Ten Must See Hong Kong Faces". A total of 4 people from the entertainment industry were among those selected: Sir Run Run Shaw, Wong Kar Wai, Jackie Chan, and Faye Wong.
According to a rep from "Phoenix Weekly", the ten people selected represent the image of Hong Kong in the fields of politics, economics, culture, and art. They can be called "Hong Kong's business card."
The selection team commented on the reasons for their choices.
Very Faye Wong
In their evaluation of Faye Wong, the judges said: She is a music wizard who is mixed with a post-modern attitude, unbridled rebelliousness, and a fickle, decadent, genuine temperament. Combining a unique voice and alternative aura has made her stand firm in the position of big sister of the music industry.
Faye Wong, who also entered the film world, has a unique character with a unique temperament that others cannot imitate.
Of course, there are also all kinds of scandals about her that shock the public.
SOURCE: SOUTHERN METROPOLIS DAILY // TRANSLATED BY: FAYE WONG FUZAO
Most outstanding male singer: Eason Chan
Most outstanding female singer: Faye Wong
Most outstanding film actor: Andy Lau
Most outstanding film actress: Anita Mui
Most outstanding male TV artist: Kenneth Chan
Most outstanding female TV artist: Ada Choi
Most outstanding behind-the-scenes movie star: Stephen Chow
Most outstanding behind the scenes musicians: Jan Lamb, Paul Wong
Most outstanding behind-the-scenes TV talent: Kan-Cheung Tsang
"Ming Pao" Tribute Award: Stephen Chow
Motivation Award: Andy Lau
SOURCE: MING PAO
(And no, switching them off and on again won't stop them from removing your head from your shoulders).
America/nyo!Romano as the main characters from the 2001 film The Wedding Planner, but it’s basically just the scene of Alfred saving Chiara from a rolling dumpster about to hit her when she’s trying to rescue her expensive Italian shoe from a manhole cover, Alfred being a pediatrician and Chiara being a wedding planner, and the sexy tango scene. Nothing about Alfred being engaged to someone else and committing emotional infidelity on his fiancée, because that part of the plot made Matthew McConaughey’s character look pretty scuzzy anyway, so I don’t want it.
do you think dave bowman and frank poole ever explored each others bodies?
Here you go have this [gently hand this to you]
Silent Hill 2. 2001.
Anthony Hopkins behind the scenes of Hannibal (2001)
Asia Aura 2001 Recognition ————————————————— Tracks: 01. Awake 02. Wherever You Are 03. Ready to Go Home 04. The Last Time 05. Forgive Me 06. Kings of the Day 07. On the Coldest Day in Hell 08. Free 09. You’re the Stranger 10. The Longest Night 11. Aura 12. The Ghosts 13. The Sun 14. Moon 15. The Sharks 16. The Journey Ends 17. The Indians 18. The Angels 19. The Horizons 20. To the Deep 21. The Game 22. The Exodus —————————————————
* Long Live Rock Archive
My sister called me last night as I was heading home asking me if I wanted to go to the Improv and I was like no I’m tired. It was a really statically phone call, so I couldn’t really make out what she was saying other than “tonight” and “Improv” so I thought she like won tickets to a random show at the Improv. Turns out she got to see Jo Koy who was onstage for like over three hours, he brought on Tiffany Haddish for two of those hours. Tisha Campbell was also there so it sounds like it was a random but fun happening. Oh well!
Ironically, I’m more tired today than yesterday, although I was good to my body last night and sleep early-ish for me and got up at a good time today. Work was super busy. Just a lot of across the room walking today. At check out, I finally got THE mask question, like when will people be able to go to the biblioteca without masks? I was like uhh it’s not to up to us, it’s a city thing, and that satisfied the person! Phew. I was half bracing for more questions and comments but that was it which was a relief.
Also, yesterday I got a reminder that I graduated from high school 20 years ago which feels like a million years. I remember a solid amount of that ceremony because we had a small class compared to most schools in LA, like I think we’re under 200 so everybody knows everybody. I remember getting the diploma from my home room teacher who was also my Government/Econ teacher AND Mexican American history teacher (my school was “woke” before it was hip to be woke lol shiiiiit), I screwed up in the Gov/Econ class, thinking I had an extra day to present project because I had ditched the last class and I figured they went in alphabetical order but I was wrong. He called my name and then I said I didn’t do it and then he sent me to the counselor’s office. Luckily I wasn’t the only one which was nuts, there was like six other people who almost didn’t graduate. Just nuts. But I pulled off and my teacher seemed genuinely pleased to give me that diploma when he handed it to me and that was an awesome feeling. And then I remember I making a fist pump to one of my English teachers and waving to my family. When it was done, I remember hugging every one and me and my dad had a long hug, he was crying, super emotional. My mom cried too but nothing like him.
One other memorable thing I remember from that day, before they called our names we’re all doing last second yearbook sigings and I remember one dude was like I’ll sign your yearbook at school tomorrow. That never happened because a few things, like if I wanted to go to school I would’ve had to sign a guest thing or something and had to get there on my own because the school bus wasn’t going to take me because we officially weren’t going to be students there anymore and yet there was one more school day left! Weird!
Oh and one more thing, we graduated at the Hollywood Palladium! For the longest time, I thought the Beatles played there but they didn’t (whoops) but bands who did play there Wham!, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, No Doubt, and a bunch of others. I was there again a couple years ago to see Dashboard Confessional. It’s a good room!
I turn 38 in a week so that combined with that graduation reminder is like hitting me with a lot of nostalgia. But I’m also like trying to think of those times too much because I wasn’t happy for most of that school year from what I remember and I wasn’t equipped to handle it as much as I believe I am now which is real progress.
Watching the new fruits basket is dead ass ripping my heart out from my asshole and I cannot handle it.
Japan conquered Hurricane PFM!
Arriving at its first Japanese tour, the Italian group finally attempts the international branching, the great success told by Armando Gallo.
About a year ago, exactly on December 14, 1974, when I saw a rock music concert at the Long Beach Arena, I learned, for the first time, the true meaning of rock music as pure sensual expression.
On stage that night was the PFM. The Italian group had finally given me what, from music, I had been looking for for a long time among American groups, British and even German. Incredibly, I wrote nothing about that enlightening Long Beach experience.
So a year passed and a few days ago I came to Tokyo to follow PFM's first Japanese tour. My mind was still imbued with the spectacular hits of Bruce Springsteen at the Roxy, the exciting Gentle Giant concert at the Shrine, the pulsating and fiery rhythm of the Ohio Players at the Forum - but heck! - when PFM set foot on the stage of Tokyo's Shibuya Kokaido, all my best Californian memories had disappeared into distant mists. In recent days, in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and then again in Tokyo, I have seen the four best concerts of the year. This wonderful Italian group has redone my Long Beach makeup but this time there will be no fear to keep me at bay. You have one of the best bands in the world right at your home: in addition to being incredible musicians, the guys from PFM are also patient artists and they know that one day, by now not so far away, they will be elected pure “rock-stars" by the Italian public.
In this Japanese tour they were even idolized. The critics of the Japanese press in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya have already immortalized them as the most exciting ensemble to appear on a Japanese stage this year. Toshio Sato, a hugely popular critic of Ongaku Senka, phrased it like this: “...Franco Mussida erased from my mind the excellent talent of Steve Howe...By far the most exciting of rock violinists, Mauro Pagani has not never ceased to amaze me...The pulsating rhythm section (Franz Di Cioccio and Patrick Djivas) combined with the melodious and delicate keyboard work of Flavio Premoli brought me warm Mediterranean images…".
The addition of Bernardo Lanzetti was a big surprise for the Japanese audience. “Chocolate Kings” has not yet been released here, and the news of the inclusion of him as a solo singer was given by Bernardo on the first stage in Tokyo. And of him Toshio Sato said: “...The last pawn that comes to complete this wonderful Italian mosaic.” Mr. Sato's definition could not have been better. Bernardo Lanzetti, after recording “Chocolate Kings”, made his live debut with PFM right here in Japan, but it seemed that the singer had always been with the band. There was not a moment of hesitation, a slightest mistake and the heavy input of his powerful voice seems to have given the PFM the final touch towards complete perfection.
Before starting this article I looked at the notes I had put down during the tour. Then I looked at the photographs, I saw the walls of arms stretched out against the stage and I remembered an old song by Rod Stewart: "Every Picture Tells a Story” (Ogni foto racconta una storia) and I thought that with such photographs, all my comments were now superfluous. The Japanese audience, usually very calm and with gentle applause, could not bear the enormous musical hurricane with which the PFM swept the four Japanese halls and by the end of each concert, imbued with enthusiasm and energy that it could not more to contain, they rushed against the stage trying madly to touch their new idols. Each photo has its own story!