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Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

Celtic fans vs Barça fans

Posted: November 9th 2012 12:35. Last modified: November 9th 2012 14:55

The musical, by Richard Strauss.

Ear, ear

Posted: August 15th 2011 11:00. Last modified: August 15th 2011 15:31

How to get drugs without a prescription on match days.

Londoners pronouncing Barça

Posted: May 29th 2011 20:00. Last modified: May 30th 2011 07:48

It's Barker vs Barser, but you can't blame the proto-Lebanese.

Why Spain must win tonight

Posted: July 7th 2010 18:27. Last modified: July 7th 2010 19:30

The geopolitical consequences of a German victory don't bear thinking about.

Some thoughtful football commentary

Posted: June 21st 2010 15:55. Last modified: June 21st 2010 15:56

... from Ángel González: "¡QUE BARBARO, CRISTINANO SE DESATA! TREMENDO DISPARO A LA ESCUADRA QUE HIZO TEMBLAR EL LARGUERO. POTENCIA Y EFECTO. ESTÁ TENIENDO MÁS MALA SUERTE CARA EL GOL QUE PASCUAL DUARTE EN UNA TOMBOLA DE FERIA." Cela made a good living from the proverbial, so I hope he's not turning in his grave […]

Solving the crisis in Spain’s public finances, part LXXII: It’s time to ban socks

Posted: May 16th 2010 22:54. Last modified: May 17th 2010 17:14

The Spanish government is determined to retain the 500€ note as a crucial weapon in the fight to reduce tax evasion and money laundering. Getting rid of socks would achieve that same goal effectively without inconvenience to honest citizens and would also provide a stealth-protectionist boost to the economy.

Competing Amazigh and Arabic etymologies of “beur”

Posted: April 24th 2010 00:46. Last modified: April 25th 2010 11:33

And "beurette," of course, this being the Year of Zahia Dehar, who sounds like she may escape from being shagged up the bum by Pierre Woodman.

The semantic divergence and convergence of “hooligan” and “Tory”

Posted: April 7th 2010 12:45. Last modified: April 8th 2010 10:02

How two bands of bloodthirsty Fenians turned into peaceable middle-aged Englishmen with no known political opinions who smile a lot, are fond of sport and their children, and would probably enjoy a drink with you

Otra Liga es posible

Posted: March 12th 2010 13:21. Last modified: March 12th 2010 13:28

An Iberian proposal would slash wage costs, free up time and talent for cashflow-friendly shagshow opportunities, and assimilate football to mainstream Peninsular cultural practice.

Catalan language policy: Marxist, Stalinist, Francoist or fascist?

Posted: January 27th 2010 16:40. Last modified: January 27th 2010 16:50

The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona's cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language police in action. (Allez! Allez! Allez! And the hell with the economy!) All in somewhat fevered response to an article by Martin Dahms in the Tages-Anzeiger.

Decadent graffiti art at nursery entrance in Carmelo, Barcelona

Posted: January 18th 2010 15:36. Last modified: January 18th 2010 15:45

The artist speaks.

Elections (brothels, Nazis), corruption, Girona airport shuttle, an Andalusian lexicon

Posted: June 5th 2009 13:21. Last modified: June 6th 2009 21:43

Link love for 05/06/2009.

Link sink for 28/05/2009

Posted: May 28th 2009 09:39. Last modified: May 28th 2009 09:44

Drinking, driving, cursing.

Congolese children singing the anthem of Athletic

Posted: May 13th 2009 21:30. Last modified: May 13th 2009 21:33

Some corner of a foreign football pitch that is for ever Bilbao, and I hope they got fed afterwards: The original strikes me as thoroughly Teutonic: Let's not kid ourselves any longer: everything interesting, from nachos to nationalism, was invented by the Germans. Fortunately they tend to be generous about using the proceeds to mitigate […]

Follow la quiniela live with PHP data import to Excel

Posted: March 26th 2009 09:21.

Here. Concept here.

The Asociación de Familias Adoptantes en China promotes itself with a picture of slitty-eyed chinkies

Posted: March 15th 2009 19:04. Last modified: March 16th 2009 10:34

But is the prevailing Spanish refusal to distinguish racism from multiculturalism actually more sensible than the Anglocabrón approach?

Marathon day

Posted: March 2nd 2009 00:01. Last modified: March 2nd 2009 00:03

Three racing results just in.

Death of a monkey mascot

Posted: February 9th 2009 15:12. Last modified: February 9th 2009 15:26

Anecdotes from the frozen wastes of Spain and Britain, with a brief burst of the usual twaddle.

End of an affair?

Posted: January 31st 2009 19:52. Last modified: February 1st 2009 09:11

Catalan Europhilia seems to be decreasing as contact with European institutions increases.

Picture-posts

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