A kick in the goolies for narrow-minded gits who want some kind of flag-wrapped municipal ordnance to prevent entartete sombreros and Osborne bull t-shirts being sold down the Ramblas in what you can just about get away with calling pakishops (check Gwyneth Dunwoody vs Eric Forth on retail opening hours): Barcelona’s second mariachi festival. (Useful to know: mixed-medium mariachis unplugged are a curious phenomenon, the trumpets always drowning out voice and violins, even if you put them in the kitchen and manage to keep them off the coke.)
- Kit wit
Ian Llorens has found the solution to Spain’s constitutional crisis. Unfortunately he also wants to ban sombreros on the Ramblas. Ian,
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona has had impact on mainstream acceptance of Spanish in USA
Barcelona’s huge subsidy to Woody Allen may attract some tourists, but the film has not achieved the politicians’ goal of promoting
- French and Russian cavalry rode backwards in retreat?!
This claim helped defeat Valentine Shortis’ insanity plea at his murder trial in 1895-6, but was it true?
- Picture of Eric
Here’s a photo of Gypsy Eric in his first proper job after attempting to cycle to the Ends of the Earth
- More Catalan thieves
I thought you’d like to know that the first bandoleros in the OED are Catalan and to be found in James