Monday, February 22, 2010

vou começar a ler as 360 páginas que esculpi nos últimos anos.
tenho menos de 48 horas para fazer isso.
como a grande inês me mostrou, trata-se de pull a macguiver, ou seja de me desenrascar, e cito:

#1.
Desenrascanco (Portuguese)

Means:

To pull a MacGyver.

This is the art of slapping together a solution to a problem at the last minute, with no advanced planning, and no resources. It's the coat hanger you use to fish your car keys out of the toilet, the emergency mustache you hastily construct out of pubic hair.

What's interesting about desenrascano (literally "to disentangle" yourself out of a bad situation), the Portuguese word for these last-minute solutions, is what is says about their culture.

Where most of us were taught the Boy Scout slogan "be prepared," and are constantly hassled if we don't plan every little thing ahead, the Portuguese value just the opposite.

Coming up with frantic, last-minute improvisations that somehow work is considered one of the most valued skills there; they even teach it in universities, and in the armed forces. They believe this ability to slap together haphazard solutions has been key to their survival over the centuries.

Don't laugh. At one time they managed to build an empire stretching from Brazil to the Philippines this way.

Fuck preparation. They have desenrascano.

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bom, eu estou preparada. cá vai.

2 comentários:

carolina February 23, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

Bom trabalho e coragem para esta recta final!!! cá te espero para irmos pagar a tal aposta...

fili February 23, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

eh pá já nem me lembrava da aposta. sim para isso também, mas é pelo brinde à malta das teses de fevereiro 2010 que eu anseio. o luís q se lixe!! :D estou a brincar

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