Argentina’s Dante Zaballa made this music video for his primo Tall Juan who was born in Argentina but now lives in Queens. CONTEXT: In Buenos Aires, semi-organized squads of cuidacoches — guys who ask for “tips” to “watch your car” — are a way of surviving on the street for some, and an extortion racket in the eyes of others.
Flashy and bouncy hand-painted stop-motion animation, a short and sweet tune, and a pop and punk performance make for a hella music video. Tall Juan is on Facebook.
Argentine film magician Fernando Livschitz reports that “one day I woke up and I saw everything in perspective.”
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What is that shiny, solvery thing in the sky near Salta, in Northwest Argentina?
El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.
The yerba may have been hella buena Monday night in Yerba Buena, Tucumán province, Argentina, but even the dogs were barking when Tomás Luciani spotted a “poderoso” (powerful) OVNI.
An oblivious criminal crimes away an iPad during a “live shot” in the press room of the Club Atlético Independiente in Buenos Aires. ¡No era penal!
What was it? A meteorite or an OVNI/UFO? Area kids captured a cellphone video of something hovering over Buenos Aires.
Argentina: Alleged UFO over Buenos Aires Excites Social Media
A group of kids recording a noctural foray on a cellphone had a surprise. A phenomenon lit up the skies in several districts of Buenos Aires.
Reports of vari-colored luminous OVNIs and strange beings with big heads are coming from “dozens of eyewitnesses who claim having seen them in broad daylight and under various circumstances. Not merely one, but several of them flying over the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa [Argentina], and several localities of this region,” according to Inexplicata:
(PNS reporting from ANAHEIM) Movie executives here are scrambling to respond to the fury over just-announced Christian religious figures re-imagined as Barbie dolls.
The Kens and Barbies are slated to promote the Mattel-Disney movie Crucifiction that “rebrands” the Passion of Jesus. The film is set for Xmas release.
The Disney reps — now on the defensive — have a heavy cross to bear.
Check out Rush Hour, another mind-bending video from Argentine director Fernando Livschitz.
Here’s a bonus video from Livschitz; it’s called Wind Up Bots:
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In the World Cup for the Futbol Team with the Most Twitter Followers, the winner is Selección Mexicana, @miseleccionmx on the Tuiter:
Attention assorted Latinos and gringos: Are you stuck in Buenos Aires far away from home when you’d rather be watching the World Cup with your amigos? Come on down to La Fábrica del Taco (LFDT) at either Gorriti 5062 Palermo or Baez 246 Cañitas for comida, cerveza and futbol! Maybe you’ll miss home a little less. [“La Fábrica del Taco,” they write on their SoundCloud page, “es una taqueria bien chingona en Buenos Aires, Argentina. La única y autentica taqueria al sur de la frontera. Invitamos a todos los melo.”]
Does your Argentinan taqueria have a SoundCloud page? The Taco Factory does:
From Argentina to New York, IMMI‘s brand new video is all about the Music.
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The Argentinean Air Force Douglas DC4, TC-48, took off from Howard AFB in Panama on Nov. 3, 1965 with 68 on board — nine crewmembers and 59 cadets from the 31st class of the Military Aviation School. It was supposed to be their last training flight before graduation.
The so-called “cadet flight” was never seen again.
Will a new search expedition have better luck?
Argentine Chef Maru Botana Crucified On Twitter For Mocking Mexican Food was the headline in the “Latin Times,” an English-language website despite its name. Maria G. Valdez reporting [*Latin translation by Google below.]:
Argentinian actress and speech coach Guadalupe “Lupita” Gutierrez shows how to speak with an American accent. At least, that’s what she thinks… [Video by Natalia Abelleyra.]
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Every country in the world has to be Numero Uno in something, right? These maps have the surprising details:
Alternative folk-rock collective the Mahatma Dandys: They’re on your video, turning miedos (fears) into sueños (dreams.)
Argentinian actress and musician Mia Maestro uploaded this video eight months ago but no one really noticed until Vimeo made it a pick selection and it exploded online over the last few days. Great song, sensual singing and amazing body art/body painting, awwww yeah!
Remember Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger who landed his airliner in New York’s Hudson River? Move over, bro. Flight AR 1304 is coming in for a landing at Parque de Palermo in downtown Buenos Aires! [Directed by Fernando Livschitz for Black Sheep Films.]
Here’s a reprise of another mind-blowing Buenos Aires vid from Livschitz we ran last year:
Buenos Aires band Poncho takes 80s-era synthpop in a new goth Futurama direction with the surrealistic video Take My Hand. [Zombies, gore, escary clowns!]
Is this an original video from when King Africa‘s La Bomba was a big hit in 2000? We don’t know, but this video showed up on YouTube Thursday evening and we had to share. If this doesn’t make you at least chair dance, call a doctor!
And we’ve got lyrics!
If you’re planning on driving National Route No. 5 in Argentina’s pampas region — especially between Santa Rosa and Catrilo — be extra careful. There are rifts in the spacetime continuum there, so-called “zonas de pérdida temporal.” Drivers may be subject to “missing time.”
That’s the warning recently issued by Agentinean Oscar “Quique” Mario, founder of the Centro de Estudios OVNI (CEUFO.)
From the Inexplicata blog:
…People driving along National Route No. 5, specifically the segment between the localities of Lonquimay and Anguil, and who may have sensed time anomalies, should please report it immediately to CEUFO, as we have received reports of three cases at different times and days within the past month.”
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All my life, I’ve been told I could never be president — not because I’m a woman (PMS = Global Thermonuclear War) or a high-functioning alcoholic (um, hi, Grant, Taft, FDR, JFK, George Dubya…) but because I was not born in the United States.
However, the birther movement has changed all that. If Barack Hussein Obama was able to overcome the bureaucratic spaghetti goop monster that is immigration and fake his citizenship, so can I.
The diameter of the circle cut into the Tossi family’s sorghum field Wednesday night or Thursday morning is 25 meters — 82 feet across. The transformation of the consenusal reality of the small town of Las Perdices in Argentina’s Tercero Arriba district is yet to measured.
Who — or what — made the circle? Is it of earthly origin? Or did an OVNI leave evidence of a brief terrestrial tango? We have more of the story and an incredible video report of a cow abducted by a UFO in Argentina, below.