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Kubrick was totally ignored. The biggest fiasco on this blog and my favorite director got 6 views in 12 hours. The list of films just before him got three hundred views and the guy that made the films got 6 so far. I makes me remember of a story my father told me years ago. My grandfather went to the airport because a very important man was arriving and he was supposed to meet him. That man was Alexander Fleming. The man that saved more lives in the world till this day. He invented Penicillin and for that Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century. He also got a Nobel Prize for that. When my grandfather got to the airport there was a festive crowd. Lots of people waiting and my grandfather got really happy because he realized those people knew how important that man was. As Mr. Fleming arrived he noticed nobody knew his face and in his naivety he started talking to some folks “This one is M.r Fleming” thinking he was about to help solving the misunderstanding. Finally one of the folks approached and said: “Hello. Really glad to meet you Mr. Fleming. I’m a Doctor you know? Very fond or your work. What a lucky coincidence!!”. The fact is that him and all other people were there to see the soccer team that was arriving from an important game. Am i judging that people? No way. That’s not what this post is about.The importance of something doesn’t make it necessarily popular. Still it’s interesting to see what kind of subjects are popular and what are not. What deserves people’s attention. How pop do we have to be? I think that’s the first time i think about it in this blog because it’s idea was always deliver the things i like to whoever likes to read it but it’s hard to get the eyes away from those numbers. Measures always makes a difference and in popularity it’s no different. I’ll try to get rid of the stats right now! Or i’ll start posting on ABC’s series!!! : )

When i was young to skip a class and go to the mall would mean i was brave enough to challenge the authorities and to do as i pleased. It was a time for fun and for doing stuff we were usually not allowed. Jumping over the school walls and taking the bus hiding from the school’s personel. Drinking pops and eating candies in the movies. Fooling around and talking about grown people ways of life. I remember we used to look at the offices inside buildings across the plaza. I wanted to be one of those guys in meetings deciding great things. It was so amazing even today at 42 i still remember those moments. Today is a thursday much colder and pale than it should be since it’s still summer here. As my work is all done and it took until three in the morning to finish i decided to skip work in the morning. To have the morning free to do whatever i like. For a really funny unknown reason i didn’t go to the movies or had candies. I stayed at home and it’s different when you are not doing something forbidden. To skip work is almost the opposite of skipping classes. I’m really curious and interested in what’s going on in work and i’m calling people. I’m doing stuff that i needed and didn’t find time to as separating old T’s to give away and organize my documents. What a bore!!! I realized that what we were searching for when we skipped those classes was to be empowered. To be adults with a saying about what we want and where we wanna go and who we wanna be. That’s why i was so fascinated looking at those men in meetings because now i’m one of them and i really don’t want to be the kid in school. Lucky enough i’m exactly where i want… well…not today… i wanted to be at the office doing stuff.