Saturday, January 26, 2008

DaNte's Post 3rd for 3rd term

DaNte's Post


I wonder, where's the post from the other members? Hey! Don't be lazy guys!

Erratic Picture of the Day

Mr. John Evans?

Strange Facts!

In the movie "The Matrix Reloaded" a 17 minute battle scene cost over $40 million to produce.

Word of the Day

Surreal (adj) - bizzare

Topic of the Day

The Sad Reality of Indonesian TV

"Donny! Mengapa kau begitu? Aku sangat mencitaimu Donny! Kenapa kau tega sekali meninggalkan kasihmu yang rela mati demi kamu?! (translation: Donny! Why are you like this? I love you so much Donny! Why are you so willing to leave your beloved girlfriend who would die for you?!" shouted Kasih. "Diam kamu jalang! Dasar cewek gak guna! Keluar kamu dari rumah ini! Aku sudah mempunyai kekasih yang baru yang jauh lebih cantik darimu! (translation: Shut up you who**! You useless women! Get out from my house! I already have a prettier girlfriend!" Donny yelled. Everything slowed down... Then the camera focuses on the girl. The camera zooms in to the weeping girl who barely had tears on her face, and she weeped more and fell to the floor. Then the view switches to the guy who's face was frantically mad with his eyes staring wildly at the girl.



What I just wrote above, was an epitome of a Indonesian television series. If I depicted it through words, it would seem thrice better. However, I am pretty sure all of you know what I am talking about. I am sure that everyone here saw an Indonesian 'sinetron' once in their life. They are a waste of time and energy, I tell you. ALL of them have almost exactly the same storyline. Here's the storyline:

  1. There's a girl who's position was unfortunate compared to other people. She lives with a spitfire women with her rude daughter. Either she's an adopted child or she's the maid in the house. OR there's a poor girl who lived on the streets. Note that the name of the girls have to be something beautiful (Intan, Permata, Kasih, Cinta, Candy, Berlian, etc) or something weird (Eneng), and usually the series' names are after the girl's name.
  2. There's a boy who somehow came to her house, and both girls, the maid/adopted child and the housewife's daughter, fell in love with the boy. Or the poor girl (who dresses adequately, wear decent make ups and sometimes pretty) who lived on the streets inadvertently bumped into a rich, handsome (yeech) guy who became interested in her.
  3. The boy have a relationship with the girl, but the evil girl along with her evil mom tries to separate the two of them. Meanwhile, the poor girl met up with the rich boy and had a relationship too! (joy - -")
  4. The girl somehow had an accident or whatsoever and the evil girl and her evil mom rejoices. On the other hand, another rich handsome guy meets with the poor girl and flirted with her and blah blah blah ....
  5. The girl ends up in the hospital with her boyfriend flirting disgustingly and very cheesy with her, trying to comfort her. The poor girl's boy and the flirty rich boy fought due to jealousy, and the poor girl's boy ended up in a hospital too.
  6. The girl got out of the hospital, but then she made a foolish illogical folly that caused the boyfriend to leave her, and she cries alone in the rain... awww... while praying to Allah. or the rich boys parents was yelling at the poor girl.
  7. Then after long long long useless series with useless additional characters either the couple reunited, or one of them died, and have a relationship with another man. The end. Yay!
I am seriously too lazy to describe the whole story of a typical Indonesian television series. ALL of them have the same story and the actors/actresses act either histrionically or act like a robot. Plus, they have terrible setting, special effects and music. I've seen a series where there's a restaurant, inside a house, and there's this very very lame stage with some lights and somehow a girl was singing and THEY EVEN HAVE A TEXT OF THE SONG!!! Another example, for years the sinetrons ALWAYS have girls crying in it with some lame slow motion effect. For years, the girls cried without tears. They NEVER cried with tears, until around 2006 the directors discovered that humans release a flow of water from their eyes when they weep. Seriously.

I pity those people who actually likes to watch some lame series which last only 5 minute and then there's a 15 minute commercial before they continue the series. Citizens of Indonesia became victims of some mindless, noneducational and morally challenged TV series which featured a tear-less cry and purple colored human blood. Indonesian producers have to redefine their works if they want to raise the quality of Indonesian television to a more suitable entertainment. The current TV series are totally useless and a big waste of time. Surely it is highly not recommended to watch Indonesian series.

The thing about the Indonesian producer is, they always copy each other's work. Everytime a new series was made, another show company copy their work. In the end, all the TV series in Indonesia all have almost exactly the same storyline with the same special effects. We need innovation! We need something morally correct! We NEED DECENT SPECIAL EFFECTS! WE DON'T NEED GIRLS WEEPING ALL THE TIME WITH SOME LAME ZOOM SLOW EFFECT MOTION!

Joke of the Day

This Is Flight Control

As the crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a five-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.

From the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of an Air Force General walks slowly forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy's ear. Instantly, the boy calms down, and sits quietly as his mother fastens his seat belt.

All the other passengers are relieved and grateful; they smile and nod at the General with gestures of thanks as he slowly makes his way back to his seat.

One of the cabin attendants approaches the General. "Excuse me, Sir," she asks quietly, "but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?"

The old man smiles serenely and confides, "I showed him my pilot's wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door, on any flight I choose."

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