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Author Comments

Thanks to all those who enjoyed it!

Anyway, first thing I must say is, I'm not Brazilian - I'm Puerto Rican. The story behind my decision to base this off of João Gilberto's song, besides his music being so cool, goes like this:

Long ago, in a fast food joint in Puerto Rico, a lovely young woman I had recently met started singing a song apparently out of nowhere. The song was "O Pato" by João Gilberto which was playing from the restaurant's speakers (but not audible to me). Eventually, it sort of became our song.

This is the music video I always told my friend I could imagine while listening to the song. It is not a literal representation, so if you do not understand portuguese (neither do I), it doesn't matter. It was a birthday present for someone who, despite the everlasting distance & time, has remained one of my dearest friends (she appears at the end).

For those curious about the lyrics, here's a translation (special thanks to my friend Nina for the translation):

The duck came singing very happy, quack quack
When the smily goose asked
If she could enter the samba,
the samba, the samba
The goose (another type, it's a third character in the story) liked the couple
and also said, quack, quack
Looked at the swan and told him: "come, come"
As the quartet would be well,
very good, very well
On the side of the lake, they went to practice
To start the " tico tico no fuba" (it's just an expression that literally means to put the fingers in the cake, but is used primarily as a sexual activity, secondarily as the doing of something wrong. Also note that the expression "afundar o ganso" or to drown the goose means to have sex) The duck's voice was really awful
The scene with the goose was a mess
But I liked the end when they fell in the water
While practicing their quack quack quack

And finally, here's a link to a Wikipedia profile on João Gilberto: http://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/João_Gilberto

Reviews


JimmyReptileJimmyReptile

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 9, 2006

that was sweeeet:D

easily the most beautiful thing ever. keep on truckin' little duck!



TylorGxTylorGx

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 25, 2010

Well, I'm a Brazilian..

..And and I'm just thankful to God for being one. We invented bossa nova, we have the best views of nature, and of course we have the best footballers in the world =]


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JujubaJujuba

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 12, 2006

OMG

Jez, I LOVED this on, it was soooo cute ^^ great job (nobody works with a brazilian song, so I was amuzed, and happy ahhhhhhh) and people from Brazil: c'mon guys, he's not brazilian, if u want to leave a message for him, leave it in English - - pessoas, por favor neh? mensagem em inglês pra ele


Kalapusa responds:

Thank you and everyone who liked it. Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to respond about the portuguese reviews... many people thought I was brazilian and that made 'em happy, so I thought: "Oh, what the hell". But it sucked not knowing what they were saying!


LobsterManLobsterMan

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 15, 2006

EXCELLENT!

Excellent...excellent submission...to those asking what the point is -- if you smiled at all during this short, then mission accomplished. Man, good good stuff.



mataburtmataburt

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

I LUVV IT!!

I LOVE THIS SONG, IT IS IN MY TOP 25 ON ITUNES. THIS FLASH EXPRESSED THE SONG IN A VERY DECENT MANNER.


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