Zaid Khan, a merchant in Doha, Qatar with cancer of the esophagus, has contacted me again this morning to talk about the future of his fortune. This sudden wave of fatal stomach ailments amongst the Middle East’s HNW individuals leads me to wonder why no folklorists seem to be tracking the way these stories spread and change.
- Lola Flores takes English lessons
Anecdotal, from some film or other: Teacher: Agua, guoter. Lola: Agua, guoter. Y esto de guoter, ¿cómo se escribe? Teacher: W-A-T-E-R, váter. Lola: ¡Qué guarrada!,
- Drinking in Spain is better for your health
Binge drinking in the UK starts at 14 units, in Spain at 35. Must be the sunshine. Someone commented that he’d prefer
- Smoking and drinking increase your risk of getting cancer
Which is not to say that the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer shouldn’t share front doors with a bar.
- April 15th 1904: death and liquid meat in Barcelona
The news today is dominated by the anarchist attempt on prime minister Antonio Maura near the Mercé on the 12th, the
- worrying is wonderful
Over at Iberian Notes (2003/10/16 15:15), John Chappell is worried because La Vanguardia keeps plugging the notion that Americans are …