After WWI French government sold off old Remington rifles to dealers who resold them to rebels in Spain’s Moroccan territories. Writes Arturo Barea in La forja de un rebelde (The forging of a rebel): ‘The bulky lead bullet made a peculiar sound as it left the mouth of the rifle, a sound that resonated on the hillsides: “Pa… co”. And this is why we all called them “Pacos”.’
- Magic oranges from Spain
Ah! “Oranges, golden oranges of Spain, the daughters of the sun!” on a promo disc intermediated by David Noades. The campaign was,
- Blood and fire
Translation of the farewell poem recovered from the murderer of Theo van Gogh.
- Franco started the patera craze
Time, August 17 1936: Along the dusty roads of Lusitania Spanish peasants last week saw a sight that white men had not
- Poor spelling costs money
This is good: the NY Times says that smart dealers are trawling eBay for misspelled items, buying them cheap, spelling them
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.