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O Pato

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Mar 15, 2006 | 3:58 PM EST

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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:



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Pretty Good

I don't kno about the last guy, but I thought it was pretty good. The graphics looked pretty real, and I liked it when the duck shook his moneymaker. Hahaha

Good job!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

That Completely Sucked

Good graphics good sound i'll admit that but honestly this is more gayer than a straight man in a gay strip club. There was no real reasoning for putting this on here minus the fact of showing off you a good artist.

Kalapusa responds:

I'll make sure my next one is less more gayer (snicker). I'm already brainstorming a ultra-violent anime mario parody with Matrixy fight scenes - just for you! lol


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Absolutely Stunning!!! Beautiful work man!! It looks like this one may have taken some time. Keep up the great work!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice graphics

Just loved the graphics on this one.
Amazing what ppl can do with flash and stuff :)

Liked the song to really relaxing one.
i'm going to downl... buy it somewhere ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Silky smooth animation, good music (well the images fit the music you've used well). I like this one a lot! The best animations are always the best looking ones, and this one is visually spectacular :D