Fiesta suspendida

February 16th, 2009 · 85 comments

Túlio in Buenos Aires brings us this note, photographed by his amiga Ana, on the occasion of Ricky’s 49th birthday. (His party was canceled, you see, due to a lack of cooperación.)

[Roughly translated: PARTY SUSPENDED for want of friends' cooperation... (We'll see you at the 50th)]

“It’s sad and funny at the same time,” Túlio writes, to which I’d have to respond, “.”

PARTY SUSPENDED for want of friends' cooperation...  (We'll see you at the 50th) Ricky

related: You know, I’m getting input here that I’m reading as relatively hostile

FILED UNDER: birthday · Buenos Aires · Espanol · it's my party


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  • #1   candybeans

    en anglais, s’il vous plait?

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   C

    …..que?

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   fluffy8u bang

      Por que!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Quite Contrary

    como rude!

    Feb 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    The age old question has been answered.
    What if they thew a party and nobody came?
    Wait until next year.
    This gives you 12 months to make some real friends. ;-)

    Feb 16, 2009 at 11:12 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Wade bang

    If only Ricky had announced his fiesta on Cara Libro.

    Feb 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Canthz_B bang

      Viernes Cara Libro lacks the ring of Facebook Friday, but what the hey? :-D

      If that’s not translated correctly don’t stress it. I only eat in establishments that require me to stand and sing the national anthem, and salute the flag nine or ten times during my meal. ;-)

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:39 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   unfortunate names

      but then nobody would have RSVP’d… er i mean RPF (Respuesta por favor) on Cara Libro which would have resulted in Electrónica pasiva agresiva.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 7:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   zenvelo

    Oh Ricky, you gave up just before Ana and Tulio showed up fashionably late!

    Feb 16, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   zenvelo

    R:] Hey Lucy, I’m home

    [L:] Oh Ricky, you’re so fine
    [L:] You’re so fine you blow my mind
    [L:] Hey Ricky, hey Ricky

    [R:] Oh Lucy, you’re so fine
    [R:] You’re so fine you blow my mind
    [R:] Hey Lucy, hey Lucy

    [L:] Oh Ricky, you’re so fine
    [L:] You play your bongos all the time
    [L:] Hey Ricky, hey Ricky

    [R:] Oh Lucy, you’re so fine
    [R:] How I love tyo hear you whine
    [R:] Hey Lucy

    [L:] Hey Ricky
    [L:] You always play your conga drums, you think you got the right
    [L:] You wake up little Ricky in the middle of the night
    [L:] Stop shakin’ your maraccas now and just turn out the light Ricky

    [R:] I’m sick of Fred and Ethel always comin’ over here
    [R:] ‘Cause Fred eats all our pretzel sticks and then he spills his beer
    [R:] Why don’t you serve your cassarole and make them disappear Lucy

    [L:] Oh Ricky, what’s a girl like me supposed to do
    [L:] You really drive me wild when you sing your babaloo
    [R:] Oh Lucy, you’re so dizzy, don’t you have a clue
    [R:] Well, here’s to you Lucy
    [R:] I love you too Lucy, too Lucy, let’s babaloo Lucy

    Feb 16, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Mark bang

      Weird Al FTW!

      Feb 16, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Juliet

      Love Weird Al!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 4:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Syddo

    “falta de” would be better understood as “for lack of”

    Still hilarious. :)

    Feb 17, 2009 at 12:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Juana

      It is weird to see Tulio with acento.

      “want of friends’ cooperation”??? Chale! Not only the note but the translation is funny. and sad! :P

      “Party suspended due to lack of friends’ cooperation.”

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      “roughly translated” would be better understood as “not an exact translation, but you get the fucking point”.

      Still hilarious. ;-)

      Thanks, Kerry

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Baba

      Túlio with “acento” is not weird, is Portuguese.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   msinformed

    What makes this truly fabulous is that the note is on top of what look like party decorations, complete with balloons.

    So what exactly happened here? Seems that Ricky-no-mates didn’t realise that no one was coming to his party until… well, no one showed up. I like to think he was wearing a party hat while waiting in vain for his guests.

    RSVP can be your friend Ricky. And by the looks of it, your only friend.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:49 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Lorelie

      What’s really, truly fabulous is that a 49 year old was planning a party that necessitated balloons. Did he troll the local playgrounds for his guest list?

      On second thought, maybe that was the problem with the lack of guests – all the mommies and daddies found out.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Lorelie

      *balloons

      Why do I always notice typos *after* the edit time has expired?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Ti O bang

      Anyone who castigates you for this minor of an error is a babboon. :grin:

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Mishee bang

      *still holding tongue about kerry’s failure to close her parenthesis at the top of the page*

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Ti O

      YAY Kerry fixed your minor spelling error!

      Oh the goddess is wise and benevolent!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Mishee

      Will Ti O, since she fixed her own parenthesis, why wouldn’t she fix someone else’s mistake?

      It makes her feel better about herself.

      Which she doesn’t need to do since she is the awesomest of the awesome.

      *genuflects*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Juliet

    I just wonder what went down in order to make a Brazilian cancel a party. I could be generalizing, but Brazilians don’t seem prone to ‘Facebook Friday” drama.

    Really, what could have happened? A feud? Too many drinks early on? What?

    Feb 17, 2009 at 4:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Wade bang

      Maybe it was discovering that during the night Buenos Aires had moved from Argentina to Brazil.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 6:18 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Oh my, two in two days? :???:

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Ti O bang

      A culpa não é dos meus amigos na geografia. :???: :roll:

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Mishee bang

      Eh, Buenos Aires… Rio De Janeiro…

      They all sound the same.

      Brown people live there.

      No big diff.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:37 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Juliet

      *Blushing from embarrassment*

      Feb 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Moe

    Maybe because he wasn’t Brazilian at all… I mean, I don’t know where Ricky was born, but as far as I know Buenos Aires is located in Argentina.. :/

    Feb 17, 2009 at 5:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   karolbiscardi

    saying that buenos aires is located in brazil doesn’t make you stupid.
    i mean bush did it. doesn’t mean a thing, right?

    Feb 17, 2009 at 7:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Canthz_B bang

      What does not using “add to this thread” or “reply to this comment” make one?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:11 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   karolbiscardi

      a newbie?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Ti O bang

      Una grasa estúpido perezoso amigo.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   karolbiscardi

      i wonder why they ever invented punctuation.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Ti O bang

      Or capitalization. :grin:

      Feb 17, 2009 at 8:57 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Fabulastic

    I will never understand what is on people’s minds. I used to organize social parties as a living. Sometimes I did wonderfully planned events with the finest setting, catering and entertainment and simply didn’t work. Others I would do a sloppy work and people simply ravish about it. It seems that the best way to succeed is to not make a fuzz about it: instead of asking people to came, just leave a hint or say something like «If you don’t have nothing better to do I’m planning a little something on the 3th of March…» or «I think I have already too much people coming but I think I can find a way to let you in, can’t promise but I will try…».

    Feb 17, 2009 at 8:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   anglophile bang

      8O

      *thinks long and hard about attending a party planned by Fabulastic*

      *isn’t sure she’d like a party where people ravished about*

      Feb 17, 2009 at 9:09 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   zenvelo

      yes, please, don’t make a fuzz; it makes the drinks hard to get off the tongue…

      Feb 17, 2009 at 9:27 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Ti O bang

      It really is in poor taste to ask people to came.
      *makes note to always have a lint brush at the ready for anyone making a fuzz.*

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:01 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Lorelie

      Sometimes a girl needs to be ravished now and then.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   Ti O bang

      So true so true. Pushed against a wall and kissed hard. Kissed down her neck and….

      :twisted:

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   Woman on the Verge bang

      Gee, Fab, maybe it’s because you asked people to came to the party and they couldn’t figure out how to time travel…

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:19 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   Frankie bang

      Or they got confused about the date. Did you say it was on the 3th? or the 8nd? And is it still going to be on 65rd street?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:22 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   Sirius bang

      I think I invited everyone I like, but I can maybe get you in, if you don’t mind me pretending not to know you.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   liloleme

      I’ll came to the party, but only if I don’t have nothing better to do. I hope you don’t have already too much people coming….

      Feb 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.10   Fabulastic

      Thank you all for your comments. I find white collar worker’s humour quite appealing.

      Feb 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.11   anglophile bang

      cool blog, by the way.

      *wonders if strippers qualify as blue collar or white collar*

      Feb 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   QuarterRoy00 bang

    It is his birthday.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 8:29 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Jessica

      Are you making a reference to the Office?

      If you are I’ll give you a thumbs up!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   QuarterRoy00 bang

      Indeed I am. It is a fact, not a declaration.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Sirius bang

      I believe Jessica owes you a thumb up. If she’s a true friend, that is.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   fluffy8u bang

      She’s not. But I am! two thumbs up to Quarter!!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Mishee bang

      yet I still see QR’s rating at “ZERO”.

      Liars! You guys all belong on Facebook!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Jessica

      Yay! I love the Office. Sorry I’m late on the ‘thumbs’ but now I am considered a true friend?! Yes!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   GhostWriter bang

    It’s hard to believe that Ricky Martin is already in his late 40′s.

    It’s easy to believe, however, that his career got cancelled due to a lack of fans cooperation…

    Feb 17, 2009 at 9:02 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   yellowcroissant541 bang

    ouch

    Feb 17, 2009 at 10:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Lorelie

      Did ya stub your toe?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Paco Umbral

    lol!!

    although it should be translated as “PARTY SUSPENDED for LACK of friends’ cooperation…”

    :)

    Feb 17, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   anglophile bang

      Paco, maybe English is not your first language? One meaning of “for want of” in English is “for lack of”. Here it is in one of its more famous uses.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 10:59 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Canthz_B bang

      For want of better words…I Love You, Anglophile! ;-)

      Paco, see #8.2 above.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Mishee bang

    I guess this goes to show no matter what language you speak or how old you are, if you are an asshole people don’t want to celebrate the anniversary of your birth.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    Yeah, the party was suspended- by the Vice Squad. When they broke in the door, Ricky was dragging a shaved goat on Viagra onto a hog-tied teen with a ball gag in her mouth. Ricky tried to tell the cops it was all a college prank, but the partygoers offered a complete lack of cooperation in support of his tale. He’ll spend nine months in prison (but be out in time for his 50th).

    How do I know about these things? I’ve googled: “Brazilian Zoo”

    Feb 17, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Mishee bang

      You are just horrible.

      I am NOT falling for that one!

      At least not again…

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   you suck at craigslist

    Ah, passive-aggressiveness … the universal language …

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   mamason bang

    Remember… You can’t spell Ricky without “icky”.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Mishee bang

      Funny, I was thinking almost the same thing.

      You can’t spell “rickroll” without rick.

      ok… not much the same… but you get the picture!

      Feb 17, 2009 at 11:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Frankie bang

      Richard

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Canthz_B bang

      Ricky would properly be translated as Dick, and who wants to be seen at a party for a Dick?

      Feb 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   fluffy8u bang

    What Ricky should have done was posted his party on Facebook six months in advanced. That’s the only way I’ll go to a party.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Monkeyspeaks

    Damn, I thought I was gonna be all witty and then Fluffy totally beat me to my comment. Grr

    Feb 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Wade bang

      If only fluffy8u knew that Cara Libro roughly translates as Facebook ↑

      ;)

      Feb 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Ti O bang

      Deja Vu

      Feb 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Canthz_B bang

      …all over again.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Kevin

    Don’t cry for *me*, Argentina. Cry for Ricky.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 3:43 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Mishee bang

    Dear Claire Who Is Making Her Way Through Time: Fuck you!

    Come here and live in the present!

    Feb 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Túlio

    Poor Ricky, I hope that his 50th anniversary could have more cooperation of his friends!

    Feb 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Ti O

      Yo también Tulio, yo también.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Neeners

    If the party is a bust because no friends are cooperating then who is the note for???? Maybe just maybe Ricky was hoping someone would show up late … one of those stragglers who show up drunk after the last guest has left .

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   MAMARILLA2 bang

    The note is for the world, to tear open his shirt, expose his bare chest to the heavens and wail his saddness and disapointment at having such ignoble friends.

    POR QUE ME DEJAS SOLO, MUNDO CRUEL..

    Feb 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   tehdago bang

    the note actually says, “PARTY CANCELED. Because of lack of cooperation from friends… blah blah blah”

    i might not be the first one to try to translate this. meh. :-)

    Feb 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Yelena bang

    …What? Ricky, you canceled the party?! You’ve got some splainin’ to do!

    Mar 12, 2009 at 3:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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