Category archive for Wild beasts (RSS)

Young German killed in a Barcelona bullfight

Posted: August 25th 2012 10:08. Last modified: August 25th 2012 10:10

But what was Mr Wandersahen's real name?

La lengua secreta de los cazadores

Posted: December 21st 2011 22:14. Last modified: December 21st 2011 22:21

--¿Cómo se llama un cerdo silvestre que acaba de salir del bosque? --¡Jaballí! Not one of mine. If you prefer your animal tame and stuffed, Lenox has a bull's head for you. I almost acquired one from a bar that was closing down, but there were parasites crawling out of its orifices.

Spain’s self-employed

Posted: June 22nd 2011 19:05. Last modified: June 22nd 2011 19:16

Destined to save the nation? More numerous than thought? Someone explain, please.

Eye of the sabre-toothed tiger in Horta, Barcelona?!

Posted: March 11th 2011 21:50. Last modified: March 11th 2011 21:51

Could extravagant and shameless extrapolation of the last glacial period put the fear of the woolly mammoth into the council?

What’s the best way to wash down raw rodent?

Posted: August 5th 2010 21:16. Last modified: August 5th 2010 21:21

Rat, squirrel or capybara, kittens have one favourite sauce.

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.

Pig / lion / monkey / child wine

Posted: January 16th 2010 22:41. Last modified: January 18th 2010 10:29

A Portuguese menagerie of sozzledness.

Carmen de España

Posted: November 11th 2009 14:45. Last modified: November 11th 2009 20:33

A not particularly serious assault on Prosper Mérimée.

Still life or road-kill?

Posted: October 20th 2009 17:21. Last modified: October 20th 2009 17:23

There's an oddly proportioned hare in one of this autumn's auctions in Barcelona.

Wok jock croc shock?

Posted: September 1st 2009 08:41.

Will my favourite herpetoid be safe from the war on the narco wild life?

Mosquitoes, alcohol and violence

Posted: August 13th 2009 14:14. Last modified: August 13th 2009 14:23

A Catalan children's song remembered by Francesc Candel; early rave culture on Central America's eastern seaboard.

Virgin and Child

Posted: May 22nd 2009 11:02. Last modified: May 22nd 2009 11:09

At Giseno, Lago di Como.

Video: cat vs pigeon

Posted: April 27th 2009 08:42. Last modified: April 27th 2009 08:46

Will the pigeon get the cat's food, or will the cat get the pigeon?

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.

“Those close to the couple say they penetrate one another perfectly”

Posted: November 26th 2008 12:27. Last modified: November 26th 2008 12:30

Other old media may be bolder liars, but you can always rely on ABC for the grossest cheese, as in this drooling retrowank re Felipe González's new bit. How can you write a thing like that, even if it is a double entendre? Or am I just too much of a curious puritan?

One less mullet

Posted: November 17th 2008 07:39. Last modified: November 17th 2008 10:22

A tress stress law would have finished off ETA ages back.

How singing can save your life

Posted: October 29th 2008 13:38. Last modified: October 29th 2008 10:59

César-Javier Palacios reports on the cyclist, shot dead by a hunter who mistook him for a boar. When in death's dark vale loud singing usually suffices to drive off hell's hunters. Hunters know this too. In his romance, Count Arnaldos, hungry hawk in hand, falls prey to a sailor (love, glory or death, true or […]

Adopt a wolf

Posted: October 8th 2008 09:47. Last modified: October 8th 2008 10:23

Classic nimbyism, enabled by Spain's lack of effective central government: Castilla y León has lots of wolves, but other communities which, according to ecologists, should in historical and biological terms have some, don't want to take the overproduction. So they're being shot. I don't suppose we could airlift them to the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Absent presence: shadow without cat

Posted: August 18th 2008 13:25. Last modified: April 19th 2009 22:29

"Nosferatu in Bremen is essentially a flitting liminality ... the German soul instinctively prefers twilight to daylight." Way too many bloody Teutonic incorporeal materialist graffiteros lurking around on c/ Molist, Barcelona.

Sunday tapas

Posted: May 13th 2008 07:57. Last modified: May 15th 2008 15:52

When I'm in Barcelona we often go and have a Sunday lunchtime beer on a bar terrace near Park Güell, ethnic Andalusian with scatterings of La Mancha and the Maghreb. The other day there was a new guy, well-dressed, which is uncommon here, and reading El país, which is even less usual. I've never heard […]


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