Miguel Cardoso Interview December 13, 2006 3:16 PM   Subscribe

So I have this friend in Lisbon and she was telling me last night that Miguel Cardoso was on TV and she caught it on her videophone and emailed it to me and I uploaded it to YouTube and....well...Here it is!
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

He looks like a cuddly version of my dad speaking a crazy moon language. So awesome.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:18 PM on December 13, 2006


What, no crushed velvet smoking jacket? Tragic!
posted by The God Complex at 3:20 PM on December 13, 2006


That cellphone is crappy. It made everything sound like gibberish.
posted by dios at 3:24 PM on December 13, 2006


And then to be followed by 'The self-stirring mug'. What an honor - cool!
posted by AwkwardPause at 3:32 PM on December 13, 2006


Should post it to Flickr...
posted by dash_slot- at 3:33 PM on December 13, 2006


*mind explodes*

What, you mean he wasn't in the Batcave?
posted by greycap at 3:37 PM on December 13, 2006


Oh, sure. Lisbon gets the credible talent, while here in the States, we get Hitchens on the tube. That's just wrong.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:39 PM on December 13, 2006


That was great. Thanks to you and your friend for taking the trouble!
posted by languagehat at 3:45 PM on December 13, 2006


That was like something out of "Lost".
posted by smackfu at 3:52 PM on December 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


He seems mildly exasperated by the failure of the general populace to realize the obvious bullshit of something-or-other-in-Portugese.
posted by scarabic at 3:53 PM on December 13, 2006


He seems "strobey-er" than I expected.
posted by sourwookie at 4:04 PM on December 13, 2006


He's more annoying live. Hard to believe.
posted by bardic at 4:06 PM on December 13, 2006


Cool, the fact that it's been recorded by pointing the camera at the TV adds to the effect somehow. Wonder what he's talking about?
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 4:06 PM on December 13, 2006


That makes all of his comments about a million times better.
posted by dame at 4:09 PM on December 13, 2006


Damn. This was the bit where they asked me about MetaFilter and, specifically, my relationship with vacapinta and I'm afraid I lost control.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:12 PM on December 13, 2006 [2 favorites]


According to my friend:

"he's saying...portugal is such a tiny country...but we have fun facts... like we were the ones that introduced curry to india"
posted by vacapinta at 4:13 PM on December 13, 2006


Hahaha, he's like a cuddly teddy bear.
posted by liquorice at 4:53 PM on December 13, 2006


That clip is NSFEpileptics... whoa.
posted by emelenjr at 4:59 PM on December 13, 2006


up to now, I imagined Miguel as a bone-thin, extremely hairy, unshaven naked man in a dark apartment talking in broken English to cardboard cutouts of 1930's Hollywood celebrities as if they were alive -- a vision that always provoked merry laughter.

vacapinta's friend has ruined my beautiful dream -- if indeed the person in the video is Miguel of course, and not just a less windbaggy, better-fed impersonator.
posted by matteo at 5:43 PM on December 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


So, it is pretty easy to figure out what the exposure time on that camera is.. Around 0.01-0.02s? (1/25Hz x blanking x relative height)

Wikipedia says.. The Sunny f/16 Rule? okay..
posted by Chuckles at 6:16 PM on December 13, 2006


Are you sure that isn't Quonsar?
posted by b1tr0t at 6:40 PM on December 13, 2006


I just love that vacapinta discusses popular characters from his favorite community weblog with his friend in Lisbon. I mean, I know a couple people in London, but if Pretty_Generic ever makes it onto the BBC I doubt they'd know to call me about it.
posted by jonson at 7:48 PM on December 13, 2006


I think that is really Brian Atene.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:53 PM on December 13, 2006


Are you sure that isn't Quonsar?

You, sir, have BLOWN MY MIND.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:18 PM on December 13, 2006


Weird that they translated it into portuguese.
posted by shmegegge at 9:22 PM on December 13, 2006


Also, here's rcade on TV, too, just 'cause.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:23 PM on December 13, 2006


I just love that vacapinta discusses popular characters from his favorite community weblog with his friend in Lisbon.

Thats just it. He was brought up between us first in the context of a well-known author/celebrity that I happened to have heard of.

It blows her mind that he is well-known in this little American weblog community and that that community is oblivious to his stature in Portugal.
posted by vacapinta at 10:14 PM on December 13, 2006


I should know already.
But will there be a cameo?
posted by johnny7 at 11:20 PM on December 13, 2006


What, you mean he wasn't in the Batcave?

The Batcave is in Moscow.
posted by homunculus at 11:23 PM on December 13, 2006


Much older, fatter and with a higher pitched voice than I imagined.

Reminded me a bit of Benny Hill.
posted by the cuban at 2:43 AM on December 14, 2006


Don't shoot me, but he reminded me just a tad of a cuddly Portuguese Rush Limbaugh.

*ducks*
posted by konolia at 3:41 AM on December 14, 2006


Fake. CGI'd.

MiguelCardoso has never existed. The MC persona was begun as a childish prank by dhartung and quonsar.

Unfortunately for them it rapidly got out of control, to the point that they had to learn Portuguese and then write novels in the language to keep the charade going.

This video is merely their latest way to put off the inevitable day they are found out and destroyed by years of accumulated MeTa snark.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 4:26 AM on December 14, 2006


that is beyond awesome. migs is adorable! i &hearts the retro glasses. i imagined him as a moodier, surlier man; but the real migs is built for (hugs).
posted by naxosaxur at 5:18 AM on December 14, 2006


I didn't see a brandy snifter or a cigar.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:12 AM on December 14, 2006


Sounds like a drunken Frenchman trying to speak Spanish. (source)
posted by SteveInMaine at 7:27 AM on December 14, 2006


That almost exactly the way I pictured him, except with aviator frames. And a cigar.
posted by maryh at 12:17 PM on December 14, 2006


I always wondered if I was epileptic. Now I know. Thanks, YouTube!
posted by yerfatma at 4:03 PM on December 14, 2006


Thank you.

Miguel was always the smoothest and the most eloquent of posters here. I wish my Portugese were better, OK, I wish I understood more than one work of Portugese. Too bad my brother in-law from the Azores is not able to make our party this weekend.
posted by caddis at 5:45 PM on December 14, 2006


This is so great... I was feeling sad watching the rain fall in Minneapolis at the end of december this evening... oddly similar to the cold rain on the night Sebastian dies in Blade Runner - thinking about global warming and the end of life as we know it on our little green planet. I'm glad miguel is doing his ever optimistic thing in Portugal.
posted by specialk420 at 11:27 PM on December 27, 2006


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