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A Box of Worldliness

This is a box of chocolate. It is from Marcy, who must know me too well. See, I’ve been into dark chocolates this last year, going ga-ga over Scharffen Berger in particular. This little set, from “flavor virtuoso and … magician of senses” Pierre Marcolini, provides small tiles of 75% cocoa “derived from a pure origin.” Cocoa from Venezuela, Madagascar, Ghana, and other realms of intrigue are presented, and I can tell you that there is a difference between them all.

In fact, the enclosed card describes the different chocolates in terms a sommelier would appreciate:

Java: Spicy, peppered fragrance, slightly fruity.

Trinidad: Intense flavor with walnut and vanilla, sharp cocoa sensation, long lasting aroma.

Chuao: Little bitter with nice pronouncement, good aroma with hint of hazelnuts and olives.

And so on.

I always thought that I’d really get into the whole wine thing if wine didn’t taste so nasty. And if I drank. Well, I’ve found my substitute! Thanks, Marcy!

It seems the short film David and I made (yes, Food Code), was referenced in a 2004 review of the original movie, Timecode. The problem is that the review is in Spanish.

Putting it through the trusty Google translator, you get this:

Despues de Timecode, Mike Figgis remained with the desire to make another “brilliant analysis” of its own universe and I make Hotel (2001) an extension of Timecode, about madness to make a film of high budget and what all the equipment of production must support, presenting/displaying a documentary one to us of the tape that is being made. The concept presented/displayed in Timecode already quickly was copied in several cases: in the series of television 24, in a cortometraje that tried to parodiar it call Food Code (Steven Lekowicz and David Melito 2000) or a video of the group of Mexican rock Arizona.

I can not tell for sure, but it seems we’re being dissed. Are we being dissed? Are they dissing us? They’re dissing us.

Well, if anyone speaks Spanish and can properly translate, I’d love to know so I can be properly insulted.