boozing brits

The Daily Mirror had at least two hacks in Barcelona at the weekend to cover a mildly alcoholic trip to the disco by honorary Brits Thierry Henry, Freddie Ljungberg, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Mikael Silvestre and Rio Ferdinand, but none of them seems to have managed to follow the players to Danzatori (which I’ve never heard…

Volle maan in het Garraf natuurpark

Wij nemen altijd een Mariabeeld, een kunstmaan, en een sympathieke Photoshop klungelaar mee op deze wandeling. Het werkt: nog geen tarantula’s gezien. Wat willen de mensen nou eigenlijk?

Why does the PNV hate Fujimori?

Someone just sent me a wild and wildly misleading press release (Spanish) from the PNV, the main legal Basque nationalist party. They are very annoyed about the Spanish government’s resistance to their proposal (English; BBC report) to tear up the Spanish constitution (starting with article 149.1.32, which reserves for the state the right to call…

rip blogshares

Weg, dus. Vind ik niet erg: Kaleboel bleef altijd belachelijk ondergewardeerd.


“O, els matins al país d’Oran!”


If you can ignore the stupid sniping at the US, then the interview (subscription) with Canada’s minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Stéphane Dion, in today’s La Vanguardia provides some interesting light reading. You never thought that independence was the solution to Quebec’s problems? Of course. I was convinced of it. When I was young, I was…