Tag archive for Mediterranean Sea (RSS)

Billionaire superyachts to save Barcelona’s traditional barrios!

Posted: April 22nd 2012 13:10. Last modified: April 22nd 2012 20:06

But the Guardian has got its knickers in a twist.

Separating egg yolks from whites

Posted: August 6th 2011 23:26. Last modified: August 7th 2011 09:55

Tülin Özen's shell technique in Semih Kaplanoğlu's Bal, comparison with the palm technique, brief speculation re historical usage of both, and a Moorish honey-cookie recipe.

Concierto económico for Catalonia, independence for Andalusia?

Posted: April 3rd 2011 22:34. Last modified: April 3rd 2011 22:59

With observations regarding the possible implications for Extramaduran truckers and flamenco policy.

Ernst Jünger and the Libyan revolution

Posted: February 23rd 2011 20:16. Last modified: March 4th 2011 12:16

Chunks of Heliopolis and Eumeswil dealing with smartphones, language and power meet up with the Gaddafis.

Classifying mussels / muscles

Posted: May 31st 2010 21:01. Last modified: May 31st 2010 23:40

Barcelona trading practices, builder's crack-fish and the great Pacific birdshit war.

What’s it like being stuffed up a rooster’s arse?

Posted: May 1st 2010 17:36. Last modified: May 1st 2010 17:38

Half Cock looks to a Tuscan witch for inspiration.

In praise of British arse

Posted: April 5th 2010 23:50. Last modified: April 7th 2010 08:02

How amiably drunken shagfests could resolve the burka problem in a manner acceptable to freedom-loving readers of this blog.

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.

An unusual case of risus sardonicus

Posted: November 9th 2009 22:35. Last modified: November 10th 2009 11:34

Is Mr Barbecue Bunny's sardonic grin pre- or post-mortem?

Is the anglocabrón longing for sun, sangria and sex a new phenomenon?

Posted: October 2nd 2009 19:26. Last modified: October 6th 2009 08:23

Blasco Ibáñez says that actually we have always thought "at all hours of the Mediterranean rim."

Fiesta mayor programmes and Zapatero

Posted: August 29th 2009 14:46. Last modified: August 31st 2009 09:40

Party political prejudice, or yet more historical memory bollocks?

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.

Specs on the beach

Posted: June 2nd 2009 18:49. Last modified: June 2nd 2009 18:55

I do hate to be beside the seaside, unless it's raining.

Nationalism and the European elections, Berlusconi and the intra-Mediterranean risorgimento

Posted: June 1st 2009 11:37. Last modified: June 1st 2009 11:45

Link love for 01/06/2009.

Mole models in Cervantes

Posted: April 9th 2009 17:43. Last modified: August 31st 2009 10:23

From saviour to saved to savoury: the de-/remystification of bodily imperfection.

Spanish airport traffic trends

Posted: March 20th 2009 19:40. Last modified: May 6th 2009 09:26

Variation in air traffic numbers throws interesting light on Spain's problems as it plunges into recession.

Saddam and Gomorrah

Posted: February 20th 2009 18:12. Last modified: February 27th 2009 12:50

Being Kalebeul's contribution to rebranding the Spanish nation.

“Palermo’s history is marked by the multitude of conquerors and subsequent cultures that settled there”

Posted: February 13th 2009 15:39.

Cruise companies don't appear to regard original copy as an important differentiating factor.

Revisionist history of 17th century Mediterranean trade

Posted: February 12th 2009 17:31. Last modified: February 12th 2009 17:33

Molly Greene describes the complex anarchy that existed between the collapse of the Mediterranean powers and the entry of northern fleets.

Spain doesn’t have a climate

Posted: September 20th 2008 11:32. Last modified: September 20th 2008 11:33

"Spanish climatological records reveal that in the Cold Triangle [ie Teruel, Molina de Aragón and Calamocha] there have been numerous episodes ... with temperatures below -25ºC at less than 200km from the mild Mediterranean as the crow flies. [This is one demonstration of the fact] that Spain has climates, not a climate." (Aupí, Guía del […]


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