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June 9, 2006

Brazil’s Piping Has Taken Over the Restaurants!

Brazil in Real Life


Zephyrin_xirdal has a terrific cyberpunked living post on Xirdalium where he highlights the similiarities of every day building interiors with Brazil - specifically our restaurants. In Gilliam’s Brazil, ventilation pipes are the symbol for technology run rampant. There’s something disturbing about noticing how omnipresent these things are in our restaurants. So, um, next time you check out your favorite restaurant, don’t look up!!!

This post has been filed under Cyberpunked living by SFAM.


June 11, 2006

amberlita said:

Not sure if it’s just me, but that image is giving me a red X.

June 14, 2006

zephyrin_xirdal said:

The red X is away again, my server was down for inexplicable reasons, sorry for that.

June 15, 2006

radioman970 said:

Super Walmart here has all that wacky duct work. I thought they were going to cover it all up, but nope.

I thought of Brazil recently with several episodes of LOST. That final bit was pretty cool…but not unpredictable.

July 20, 2006

Sinnyo said:

Just felt I should comment, anyone in Britain still not seen this can find it on BBC4 this Sunday (the 23rd of July), just slap bang in the middle of FilmFour’s terrestrial premiere film. It coincides with Lost In Translation, but feel I may have to go with the Cyberpunk recommendation in my televisual choices here!

Sinnyo said:

Crud, I am SO sorry, I meant to post this in the actual review, not the Living article.
*Slinks off*

July 22, 2006

SFAM said:

Hi Sinnyo, the beauty of this is people will still get your message about the upcoming showing, even if you did post it here, as it now shows up on the right side. :)

You might want to make a forum entry as well.

July 29, 2006

SFAM said:

OK, I have to relate this somewhere, and this post seems like the best place. So I was stopping by Starbucks the other day while it was POURING rain. I get in and notice that there are these two huge tube machines in Starbucks. Apparently their Air Conditioning was out so they got these temporary units that connect a large plastic tube to a ceiling air duct. The place looks pretty Brazil-like, which I now start musing about.

Anyways, I get my frappicino and sit down and start reading a book. As soon as I open the page guess what song starts playing - Brazil! It was too frickin wierd! I could barely contain myself and started chuckling out loud. Nobody else seemed to get it.

September 9, 2006

ETM said:

SFAM, you’re gonna LOVE this post over at RT. :D

September 12, 2006

SFAM said:

Oh Man! I would die if I saw a chick wearing those in person!

October 30, 2006

jurriaan said:

is all this piping and stuff in architecture really something that struck you people as something new and special? centre pompidou anyone? actually, pretty much everything in brazil is trite as …. still I loved that movie.

November 4, 2006

Hugo said:

Pity there’s no mirror tiles on it or a little fountain :P.

Is the Centre Pompidou the one where its been turned “inside out” (not literally) but where all the piping and elevator shafts and everything are built on the buildlings exterior?

May 30, 2007

randomrob said:

Google “brutalism’ - it was a design aesthetic from early in the last century… lots of exposed ducts etc.

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