It’s getting light and tipping it down as firemen cut through the shop’s metal blinds to fix the electric heater. A woman peers out of a first-floor window, and her neighbour shouts to her from the street:
–María José, are you crazy? It’s raining!
The shop was an estate agency. The small crowd had the courtesy not to raise the customary cry in such circumstances: “Let them burn!”
(If the Santa Coloma gas explosion bothered you, here’s some comforting news from Barcelona: the cops say they’ve caught the guy who caused recent gas and water leaks by stealing pipes.)
- New piano shopping Calvary
Barcelona. Shop no 1 is closed at 11:30, well within its normal opening hours. The iron street blinds are down and
- Jail for plagiarist, well not exactly
Publisher Javier Ruiz Portella has been given six months by a Barcelona court for stealing Francisco Rico’s edition of Carmina Burana.
- Rooftop virgins
Despite the Grimms’ usual fiddling, Rapunzel remains – as Violet Bergen notes in a fine article – a story suffused with
- The great god Fart
Over at Michael Gilleland’s place. I am laid low by village water, which comes out of the hill unpurified, which is
- How I tried to vote PP and ended up electing a freaking dentist
Blueout in the election of the beards.