From Stuart Christie’s immensely entertaining General Franco made me a ‘terrorist’:
Two of my fellow inmates were in [Carabanchel] for what were to me unusual bullfight-related incidents… One was an eccentric Gallego who had been sentenced to six years for recidivism in interrupting bullfights. His particular modus operandi was to vault into the ring at ‘the moment of truth’ brandishing his Galician bagpipes like an espada, push the matador to one side and confront the bull – just as the former (or the latter) was about to make his kill – blasting away on the pipes and playing the banned Galician national anthem for all he was worth.
Even considering that this may be the nth case of peripheral nationalist ben trovato, one question is bothering me: did he wear underpants?
- Catalan cock
Since I’m arsing around this morning, here’s some more chicken news. There’s a good story developing up in Pont de Molins, a small village near Figueres, at the moment, where Adela Sánchez has been put on trial accused of murdering Mercè Catalán’s rooster, Matildo. Adela and her daughter, Paqui, had previously sat up at night playing …
- Dictatorship of the castriat
Se encuentra a pie mar, sobre una pequeña península y, durante el siglo I a.C., las gentes que lo habitaron vivían en unas 20 viviendas en forma circular dentro de
- The true story, never revealed, of the barrow organ
There’s more to this eggcorn than Somerset genius.
- Dear Customs@HMRC
Which EU import tariff is applicable to non-EU kazoos?
- Death of a monkey mascot
Anecdotes from the frozen wastes of Spain and Britain, with a brief burst of the usual twaddle.