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What you'll read on this page are either reflections on personal events or on stuff I read in the news. Any opinions reported herein are merely personal, and subject to change, since that's how my brain works.

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My friend Paulo Portella left this and other photos from Paulo Pasta's studio when he came to visit.

Still life full of life.
Entered on: Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 at 00:32.

Giant Squid Gets Caught in a Net
A giant squid was caught recently by some Australian fishermen. The story reminded me of Jules Verne.

When I google the two together, I got this story, which I found pretty amazing:

Giant squid attacks boat
January 17 2003

A French yacht taking part in the Jules Verne round-the-world sailing trophy has been attacked by a giant squid in the mid-Atlantic, its skipper announced by radio link.

Veteran yachtsman Oliver de Kersauson, at the helm of the trimaran Geronimo, said the boat was hit by strange vibrations on Sunday, so he sent a crew member below deck to try to identify what was wrong.

"Suddenly he saw something moving," de Kersauson said. "It was tentacles.

"The squid was pulling really hard, so we put the boat about and when we came to a stop the tentacles let go. We saw it behind the boat - and it was enormous. I have been sailing for 40 years, and I have never seen the like," he said.

Crew member Didier Ragault, who spotted the creature through a port-hole said "the tentacles were as thick as my arm wearing an oil-skin, and I immediately thought of the damage it could do.

"When we saw it behind the boat it must have been seven, eight or nine metres long," he said.

The giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is the world's largest invertebrate and can reach 18 metres in length, but it is also highly elusive, with only about 250 sightings officially recorded -- most of them of dead animals on beaches.
Entered on: Sunday, February 25th, 2007 at 01:28.

Ralph Fiennes has unprotected sex with a stewardess on a plane to India, where he was invited by United Nations Children's Emergency Fund to talk about HIV awareness.

Kind of hypocritical, no?
Entered on: Saturday, February 24th, 2007 at 00:25.

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