In Brazil protests, battling pepper spray with vinegar generates creative hashtags.
Instagrammers Capture Protests in Brazil
Thousands gathered in Brazil’s largest cities starting over the weekend and running through tonight to protest what started as a fight against bus-fare increases and has evolved into one of the biggest movements since the nation’s military dictatorship ended in 1985. Protesters are voicing frustration about a variety of issues, including inflation, government corruption, tax rates and the cost and delays associated with next year’s World Cup soccer tournament.
In São Paulo, thousands took to Avenida Paulista to march and wave Brazilian flags. In Rio de Janeiro, marchers stormed Avenida Rio Branco. In Brasilía, protesters danced atop the roof of the Congresso Nacional. To view more photos, visit the #vemprarua and #protestorj hashtags.
I just raised this blog from a year of inactivity. Still, I recon it’s strange a blog with this name being silent about the protests. The problem is not I don’t consider them relevant, but that things are going on so fast I still don’t have formed any solid opinion, something I can say you didn’t hear from other sources. There’s a lot to be said and that will take take time. I’ll just reblog some pictures for now.
“The best of all gifts I’ve ever received in my life … I love you my daughter ❤”
The Tower of Babel, by Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles, in Kiasma, Helsinki. A tower of vintage radios playing various stations/languages at once. Amongst the pile I found the exact same radio as I had way back in the 1990s.
Terence Hill and Bud Spencer in Double Trouble (1984). Butt jokes or no butt jokes, those guys were very popular around here.
Unnamed prisoner stuck in a wall while trying to break from from a prison in Goias.
Proposed Hot Dog Theme Park for Osasco. Yes, I said Hot Dog Theme Park.
To sum up Osasco’s reputation, we can say it’s to São Paulo’s as New Jersey is to New York. Among its many attractions, it’s now the self-proclaimed Brazilian Capital of Hot Dog.
I tend to agree that Osasco’s hot dogs are agreeable, at least for being only place in the country where hot dogs aren’t made with canned corn, peas, potato straws, grilled cheese and manioc flour.
You don’t get many original games from Brazilian developers. but when you do…