dijous, 26 de maig de 2011

- #Acampadabcn Segons Intereconomía

Aquesta és la segona d'una sèrie de 9 tires còmiques sobre l'acampada de Barcelona. El punt de vista del canal de televisió: Intereconomía.

This is the second strip out of nine. A series about what happened these past few days in Barcelona. This is the extreme-right TV channel: Intereconomía's point of view.

Idea original: Guillem Roura

dimecres, 25 de maig de 2011

- #Acampadabcn Segons els Organitzadors

Aquesta és la primera d'una sèrie de 9 tires còmiques sobre l'acampada de Barcelona. El punt de vista dels organitzadors.

This is the first strip out of nine. A series about what happened these past few days in Barcelona. This is the organizers' point of view.

Idea original: Guillem Roura

dimarts, 24 de maig de 2011

- Política. Les El·leccions Municipals

Aquí tenim a la cúpula suprema de CiU: Obi Mas Kenobi; Anto-ni Adi Mundi i el mestre Pujoda recolzant al padawan Xavier Trias.

*with illusion*
"Hereu bye!"

This is not going to be easy to translate and explain.
On the left side of the picture we have CiU bosses. CiU is the central right party that is currently ruling in Catalunya. Their current president is Artur Mas (the guy with the massive chin) and he is also the current Catalunya's president. He is playing as Obi Mas Kenobi.
Then there's Antoni Duran i Lleida (the bald guy with glasses). He's CiU's representant in the central government of Spain. And he is playing as Anto-ni Adi Mundi.
There's also Jordi Pujol (the small lad). He is CiU expresident (now retired) and he was the president of Catalunya before Montilla, for 23 years. He is playing master Pujoda.
And last AND least (I particularly don't like him very much), there's Xavier Trias (the guy waving). He just won the elections for mayor of Barcelona, and he also belongs to CiU. He's not portrayed as any known Star Wars character because he's a padawan. He still has a lot to learn to join CiU's big shot group.

On the right side of the picture we have two PSC politicians (from the Socialist Catalan Party). If you have seen the previous strip there's José Montilla (the light bulb man) comforting Jordi Hereu (now ex-mayor of Barcelona because he's just lost the elections).

The joke here is double. First I turned the guys from CiU as members of the Jedi Council because, to me, they do resemble at least some of the characters. And secondly (funnier to the actual catalan viewers), the new mayor is saying to the old mayor "Hereu siau" that nearly sounds as "adeu siau" which means "goodbye" in catalan.

- Política. L'Ex-President

L'inimitable.

"So who did you say you were again?"
"I'm Mr. Bombilla, Catalunya's expresident."

Catalunya's last president's name is "Montilla" and it rhymes with "Bombilla" (which means Light Bulb). It's also important to know that when someone is bald, we say "you look like a light bulb". And turns out that Montilla is bald. I know, quite a bad joke ;)

dimarts, 17 de maig de 2011

- What do they all have in common?

"Em temo que haurà de facturar aquesta maleta"
"Però si hi entra bé!"

Endevineu què tenen tots aquests en comú. Efectivament, tots viatgen amb Ryanair.
La dona grassa no podrà passar la maleta perquè en duu una de mà; l'home de la maleta ha comprat el bitllet per easyjet; la dona del bebé no se li permet pujar dos articles tot i haver comprar el seient addicional del seu fill... la llista és infinita.

Guess what all these people have in common. Yes, all of them travel with Ryanair.
The fat woman won't be able to check her suitcase unless she fits her handbag in there; the man with the suitcase has bought his ticket in easyjet; the mother can't get two things on-board even though she has booked TWO seats... the list is infinite.

dijous, 12 de maig de 2011

- Política. PSC té veu a Madrid

El PSC es va baixar els pantalons davant del govern central votant en contra dels 1,450,000,000 d'Euros del fons de competitivitat.

"PSC has a say in Madrid" (PSC = Partit Socialista de Catalunya = Socialist Party of Catalunya)
"Alright, Daniel, you can all leave now and start cleaning Moncloa's toilets. And no moaning, huh?!
"Yes, My lord Zapatero"

PSC is the Catalan version of the PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español = Socialist Party of Spain, basically). And PSC got to vote against Catalunya's interests (by denying 1,450,000,000€ funds from the central government to Catalunya) and they still claim that they didn't follow orders from PSOE and that they veil for Catalans' interests.
As you can all see, Daniel Fernández (representant of PSC) is bowing infront of José Luis Rodríguez ZAPATERO (current president of Spain, and president of PSOE) and granting him his wishes. Moncloa's Palace

- Català Correcte. Pt 1

Perquè encendre la tele no és el mateix que engegar la tele.

"Kiddo, what did you say you needed the matches for?"
"Light up the TV"

This joke is for a campaign whose aim is to teach people proper catalan words and expressions because we tend to translate things directly from spanish and sometimes they sound good to us, but we ignore that they are actually wrong.
In this case, we say "encendre la tele" which literally means "to light up the tv" (that's why the matches and the fire in the joke). And this is a mistake we get from spanish. We should say instead: "engegar la tele" which means "to turn the tv on".

dissabte, 7 de maig de 2011

- The Irish. The Great Potatorld

Yes indeed. This is how I imagine the irish see the world - one giant potato! :)
Afirmativament. Així és com m'imagino que els irlandesos deuen pensar-se que és el món! Una patata gegant!

divendres, 6 de maig de 2011

- Burocracy and Business Pt.3

Avui en dia, fer-se el DNI o el Passaport és un maleït infern.
Com molts de vosaltres us podeu imaginar, no fa gaire que vaig anar a fer-me el passaport. Tot el matí perdut perquè la màquina dels ous "no donava tiquets".

"The machine has the poweeeer. Only it decides who deserves a tickeeeet!"
"Oh godess of the documents. Praise you!"
"Mum, what's wrong with that woman?"
"More scraps! Bring me more scraps!! MORE!! Or there won't be any more tickets!"

Nowadays, queuing up to get your ID Card or Passport done is a real pain in the ass!
As many of you might guess. I recently got my passport done, and that took all morning because the damn machines wouldn't give numbers away for us to get the documents done.

dijous, 5 de maig de 2011

- Filosofia Mourinho ¿Por qué?

Les grans veritats i les grans preguntes de la vida. Coneixeu algun dels autors?

Great truths of life and the biggest questions. Do you know any of the authors?

in order from left to right:
"I think, therefore I am"
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."
"The republic, the prudence and the ideas"
"God is dead"
"The subject ends up dominated by the capital"
"And after myself... chaos"
"What is man?"
"No wise man can stop feeling"
"Deus sive natura"
"Laissez-faire, laissez-passer"
"Natura non saltum facit"
"Why"?

The joke goes after the first champions semifinal match. Mourinho asked himself infront of the press "why does Barcelona need help from all the referees". And he kept repeating "why, why, why" as if he was a philosopher.

- Driver Licence

Evidentment us podeu imaginar després de veure això que Sant Jordi no fa gaire que ha passat i que, a més... Sí, he aprovat el puto pràctic.

Obviously, you can easily see that Saint George's Day happened not very long ago and... Yes, I passed the fucking driving test.

For the people who didn't get the Saint George's Day joke: The legend says Saint George saved a princess from the jaws of a scary dragon by killing it. From its blood, roses flourished and he picked up one for the princess.
We, catalans, celebrate the 23rd of april by giving a rose to the women we love, and we recieve a book from the women that loves us. The lover's day, after all.

- Uni Stuff. I read

No em digueu que no en teniu un/a que faci el mateix.

"I pretend to give you a lecture, but actually I've just been reading from the notes word for word"
Don't tell me you've ever had any of them do exactly the same as this one.

dijous, 28 d’abril de 2011

- Soccer Pt.1 Mourinho

Ara sabem perquè Mourinho reia des de la grada estant, un cop expulsat del partit.
We all know, now, why Mourinho was laughing once he had been sent off.

diumenge, 17 d’abril de 2011

- Les Retallades Pt. 1

La Generalitat ha començat les retallades, començant pel departament de Salut (representat per l'hospital de Bellvitge) i el departament d'universitats (representat per l'edifici històric de la UB)

The Catalan Government: "Let's go ahead with the cutbacks"
The Catalan Health Department: "No! Oh, please, no!"
The Catalan Government: "HAHAHAHAHA!"
The Catalan Government: "Next!"
The Catalan Department of Universities: "Oh my god!"


The buildings represent the various protagonists above. This refers to the current political situation in Catalunya, where the government has made serious cutbacks to Health and Universities.



dimarts, 12 d’abril de 2011

- Perdoneu, Però Algú Ho Havia De Dir. Pt 1

"BlackBerries are antisocial. Excuse me, but someone had to state that"
"If someone wants to reply, my BB-Pin is: 874R792L"

This is a joke that's very common these days in Catalunya. State a fact and add "sorry, but someone had to say that". It all began with this politician we can see in the picture. His name is Joan Tardà, and it's been made popular by TV3, on a tv show called "Polònia" in which they explain day after day politics through gags.