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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.

Samaranch

Posted: April 22nd 2010 15:47.

Check out Liga Loca on silent minutes and Manuel Stimulo on how "a stupid communist French idea about promoting peace among nations through sports events in which their citizens would participate as amateur idiots [was transformed] into a powerhouse steamtrain of propaganda for competition, professionalism, the Triumph of the Will, battering the weak into submission, […]

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.

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 […]

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?

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.

Reus football supporters club exalts British fascism

Posted: January 1st 2009 17:14. Last modified: June 1st 2010 08:27

The logo of Front Reusenc is borrowed from the British neo-Nazi party, the National Front.

Iron Maiden in the frontline of the flag war on Basque terrorism

Posted: October 2nd 2008 11:10. Last modified: October 2nd 2008 11:15

An extreme nationalist Basque group, ANV, was recently banned for being the latest in a succession of ETA front organisations. In Navarre their political representation promote Anschluss with the Basque Country proper, and in a small town called Villava their councillors hung the Basque flag (representing the race, the feudal laws, and the Catholic faith) […]

Biological phagocytosis of Spanish

Posted: September 10th 2008 13:48. Last modified: September 10th 2008 14:11

Apparently the UPN, the PP's brand in Navarre, is doing deals with the PSOE, feeling itself fagocitado by the PP. Phagocytosis is the incorporation by a cell of solid particles, which it may then store or break down. A brief glance at CREA suggests that in Spanish the nouns fagocitosis, fagocito etc are almost exclusively […]

Spanish football celebrations on Barcelona Ramblas

Posted: June 30th 2008 11:34. Last modified: June 30th 2008 13:06

John Chappell must have stayed up in conservative, nationalist Gracia if he had a quiet night. We were with friends on Carretera de Sans, and I don't think I've ever seen as many Spanish flags. Delicious detail: two young ladies, their prodigious assets barely concealed, beating up a violent pimp-ish type and immediately seducing some […]

For Ronaldo

Posted: April 30th 2008 19:27.

Não é desgraça ser pobre, there ain't no shame in being poor, and sometimes it's better only being able to afford one tranny hooker. By Amália Rodrigues, who I only discovered the other day.

Berlusconi and the new (Roman) falange

Posted: April 30th 2008 14:26. Last modified: April 30th 2008 14:41

Mr Clarke blogging at It's Probably The Pox, My Son links to a typical bit of mendacity, or gross ignorance if you are feeling charitable, from John Hooper at the Guardian: Silvio Berlusconi, who won a general election earlier this month, welcomed the latest evidence of Italy's leap to the right by declaring: "We are […]

St George’s Day massacre

Posted: April 24th 2008 11:17. Last modified: April 23rd 2009 22:01

San Jordi in Barcelona, and millions of females who would be perfectly happy eating hay are receiving roses from males who have problems reading a football shirt, never mind the book of 500 Catalan jokes they will get in return for their floral investment. We ecolefties disincline naturally from needlessy fucking up Lake Victoria and […]

Indoctrination

Posted: April 8th 2008 12:29. Last modified: April 8th 2008 12:34

Catalan regional telly, TV3, is a fascist fiefdom whose only quality product is syndicated football. Here's a kiddies programme teaching them how to sing the Catalan "national" anthem (which is seen as being about killing Spaniards, hence the sickle) hand-on-heart: As a child I found occasions involving the British anthem and flag and all that […]

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