Winchester is the centre of English civilisation

Sez Lucio Vicente López in Recuerdos de viaje (1881). This is apparently in part due to the Normans having invaded without women, thus enabling the maintenance of The Saxon Character. He’s wrong. Winchester is suspiciously continental, while Romsey is Ethelflaeda, who sang psalms while skinny-dipping in the Test, and lithe & lusty hooligans.
Empty car park, Romsey.

Did the house that Jack built come from Spain?

Or, How to cook the old lady who swallowed a fly without stooping to cannibalism. Cumulative songs (and monstrous nested stuffing recipes) in Quixote and Estebanillo González, with the grossest video you’ll see today.

Cruikshank, The progress of passion (1792).

Cuentos, Canta, borrachos, y demás noticias

Los cuentos de Eva funcionan muy bien, tanto en español como en inglés. Su vestido fue buena idea, él mío no tanto: mi disfraz estándar será traje/frac con peluqaza Javier Bardem en No es país para viejos. Ahora tengo que vender el concepto a escuelas – he tenido contacto con cuatro, y me gustaría hacer…
Con Eva Muñoz en pl. Virreina, Barcelona.

Nunca digas nunca Hamas

A pun on Never say never again on Gracia’s only SWP bodega (one of the proprietors claims to have known Yigael Gluckstein) may be suggesting that may be no imminent solution to the problem of bearded nutters rocketing their neighbours and then moaning about the response. In other graffiti today, the anarchist nutters in the…

En pelota

Stark naked, or wearing a curious garment?