Once upon a time Pere Quart (Joan Oliver to his friends) composed some often wickedly funny verses that were published with drawings by Xavier Nogués under the title Bestiari in Barcelona in 1937. His treatise on the camel and the dromedary is reminiscent of one by Ogden Nash that I blogged into melodious Catalan a couple of months back and I prefer his zebra:
Strolling the sandorama:
A donkey trapped in its pyjama.
- Basta lágrimas de cocodrilo sobre el cierre de Bar Marsella
Si nos importa tanto, ¿por qué no lo compramos?
- Palabras que pierden el camino
De los granadinos de Barcelona y las mozuelas de Logroño y otros lugares.
- Catalan animatronics, inc the Turk’s head on Barcelona cathedral organ
Working out how to implement two autonomous psychotic dwarf robots.
- Tribuna Barcelona, muttering to itself?
Tribuna Barcelona is the city gerontocracy‘s
Ritz-Palace Hotel-based lunch club, whose invisibility to most belies its belief that it is “the most important opinion forum of Europe” [sic]. Its protocol indicates that an interpreter will not be provided for speakers in Catalan, Spanish, English or French, but the website translation makes one wonder how many visitors …