Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CATR won the Twitter Super-Challenge!

I won! I won!

Almost two months ago, SEO Charlie, one of my teachers at the Universidad Interamericana, gave me and the rest of the class this challenge: The one who gets the most followers on Twitter, will get this amazing book named "SEO - Cómo triunfar en buscadores" (something like "SEO - How to succeed in web search engines").

The class wasn't that big (we were just 7 students) and not all of us did participate, still, I won and that's simply great.

If you're still curious, these are the results:

1. CATR's Chris: 251 Followers http://twitter.com/catrschris
2. Gerald: 83 Followers http://twitter.com/fotomorfo
3. Cesar: 26 Followers http://twitter.com/cesarblanco
4. Marianella: 23 Followers http://twitter.com/nelaarias
5. Daniela: 17 followers http://twitter.com/danimose

Thanks a lot to all of you who supported me on this project. I will think of you all when I enjoy this amazing book. (Geez! I'm such a geek!)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Post-It Stop Motion: "Deadline"

From time to time, when I run into a wicked, fun or smart video, I like to post them in here for your enjoyment. I hope you like it as much as I did. It's not mine, but it's worth sharing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Curioser and curioser," said Batman at Wonderland

A few days ago, the White Rabbit mistakenly got into the Batcave as it was seeking its home. And Batman-- well, Batman is all about revenge, so, he stalked back the poor little innocent rodent back into Wonderland.

"This place is filled with psychos", thought Batman as he noticed some of its inhabitants. It was inevitable, Batman was at home. Finally, the White Rabbit noticed he had been followed. "Oh, my Queen of Hearts!," and it had a stroke that left an empty spot in the Court.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

María Amelia, the Oldest Blogger About to Become a Legend

We interrupt our regular posting for a serious announcement. This is one isn't fiction nor a tease, just in case the tone of this blog sets wrong.

María Amelia, once the oldest blogger in the world, passed away on May 20th this year. She was a dear.

She created her blog when she was 95 years old and kept it on for over two years delighting so many people all around the world with her stories, her recipes, or just her chit chat. Her blog is at:


Now, I got a message telling me this (the translation is mine):

Hello, Comics All Too Real.

We're a group of people who used to follow María Amelia, the 'blogger granny' (amis95.blogspot.com) recently deceased.
We're working on this project about creating an award named after her, it's goal would be to help the elder to get access to blogs or to just create one of their own. We want to help the elder to adopt the new technologies and assume an active participation in our society. If you like the idea, we invite you to know about us and give us your opinion. This is very important for us.

We'll be waiting for you!


So, I invite you to join this initiative just as I will. Okay, I have a soft spot for old women, they all remind me of my own grandmother, but I still believe this is something good.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date"

In such a rush was the little white rabbit that he fell through the wrong hole, leaving behind a hopeless Alice, whose story became a such a sad loose end.

But so unpredictable was this white furball's story, that he trained real hard to become a crime fighter. Soon enough the world knew him as "the Rabbit Wonder".

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Off With Their Heads!

Meet the Queen of Hearts. She's a sweet woman who owns one fourth of the deck and is devoted to play cricket with her loyal servants. Well, she's sweet most of the time, but she's addicted to her tea and when she doesn't have it in time, or whenever she's upset, or bored, she has this knack for beheading people.

Long time ago, during a diplomatic visit to Paris, she noticed her tea to be a little sour, with not enough sugar and her host, a so-called Marie-Antoinette queen, made a joke about cake that rubbed her the wrong way.

Poor Marie-Antoinette and her husband, a man who came from a very unimaginative lineage with everyone bearing the same name, he was number sixteen, both of them got beheaded in a burst of our Queen of Heart's anger.

Legend says she went to the new world and while she was traveling in her carriage, the chauffeur bumped against a rock, depriving our beloved queen of her beauty sleep, unavoidable making her look less than perfect, a wrinkle took form in her forehead. It's no one's wonder the poor chauffeur got beheaded as well, starting his very own legend in the dark roads.

Time passed by and we got to the 70's. There was a crisis of tea at Wonderland and no one could find the right tea for the Queen of Hearts. Heartbroken and with half her emissaries beheaded, she took it on her own to visit Japan, the wonderful land of tea, to find just the right one. She met a Count, a playful man who thought it would be a good idea to hit on the Queen. She wasn't pleased, not at all. And so, Count Blocken lost his head and, later on, with his head on his arms, he became a sworn enemy of the mecha Mazinger. Some say he never got over his love for the Queen of Hearts; this love affair just went over his head.

The age of the Internet arrived and the Queen finally got broadband. She surfed the web with this unending urge to be entertained and she ran into Comics All Too Real. Realizing this blog was about important people, she read and read in a mix of awe and ego, but she couldn't find a thing about her written within these pages. Once again brokenhearted, she yelled "Off with its head!" And this poor blog lost its head and ran headless like a pre-cooked chicken for a few days. Thankfully, our diplomatic staff made an arrangement with her and we promised her an article devoted to her charms. Our head got brought back and we all had our happy ending.

We shared some tea with the Queen, and realizing she was in a good mood, we showed her this movie starring Mr. Bean. She couldn't stand the guy and now she's going back to England with only one thought in her mind.

We couldn't be more pleased.