Movies I Like: City of God (2002)

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city of god

Also referred to as Cite De Deus (probably the original name). This movie takes a look life in the ghettoes of Rio. Apparantly life is fairly tough there and a lot of people resort to gangs and violence as a means of income. The movie takes place over twenty years and features no cameo appearances by Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho or Giselle Bunchen. However, it does have excellent cinematography and story and will be a movie you will remember for awhile. It is pretty violent, so the sissies should leave this one alone.

IMDB Entry

It won a bunch of awards too.

Stuff I Eat: Steamed Beef Tripe (Dim Sum)

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As a Chinaman, I find many NCP’s curious as to what I eat. I have decided to start a series called “Stuff I Eat” that will unveil the foreign world of Chinese food to all NCPs. I don’t eat the most obscure of Chinese foods, but being from Hong Kong, I do eat my share of things.

To the fellow Chinaman, yea this is usual foods, but they don’t know what we know.

Steamed Beef Tripe

steamed beef tripe

Damn, just looking at this makes hungry! yum yum yum. A very common order amongst Chinese people at a Dim Sum, this plate is often not touched or ignored by foreigners. They complain about texture, what the hell ? whats a little work for some good taste? I don’t know. This is basically beef tripe, with some ginger, maybe some green onion steamed. Its freaky good. Sure its part of a cows stomach and you might think its weird to eat that. Guess what? It’s not. The wikipedia entry for tripe indicates all kinds of people eat this food.

Picklephobia

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Only in America.

Arod

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if you are a baseball fan, you must read this article. Its fascinating.

A-Rod

Arod is made out to be such a prick, and he sounds like a completely self-absorb ego maniac. Here are some quotes..no wonder no one likes him.

“Mussina doesn’t get hammered at all,” he said. “He’s making a boatload of money. Giambi’s making [$20.4 million], which is fine and dandy, but it seems those guys get a pass. When people write [bad things] about me, I don’t know if it’s [because] I’m good-looking, I’m biracial, I make the most money, I play on the most popular team….”

“Reggie hit .230 one year,” Rodriguez said. “That’s awful. He struck out 170-something times in a year. I don’t care who you are, extremes are just part of the game. I was awful [in Anaheim], but Jeter was 0 for 32 [in 2004], Mo blew three games in one week [last year]…. Everybody goes through it.”

“It’s not a big deal,” he said. “It’s only two games. Back in 1999 I was 5 for 81 [actually 6 for 62] and got an 0-and-2 fastball from Esteban Yan over my head and hit it out, and I was fine. This is nothing like that. It’s only two games.”

“I can’t help that I’m a bright person,” he said last month. “I know that’s not a great quote to give, but I can’t pretend to play dumb and stupid.”