Crouched on the street with the usual placard. A granny passes:
–5 cents, for the love of God!
–Well then let me give you a lucky gypsy kiss! (Leaps up and embraces the granny, despite her protests.)
–Oh all right then. Wait, I want to give you 20 cents.
–Thanks, I’ve already got it.
Tribes continue to be rounded up and deported. These are clearly not racist razzias because, unlike the Italians, we have a socialist government.
- Virgin and Child
At Giseno, Lago di Como.
- Dog meets dog
I love it when dog owners go on about racial purity:Gammel Dansk Honselhund
The origin of this race goes back to around 1710 when for eight generations a man called Morten Bak (who lived in the district of Glenstrup near the cities of Randers and Hobro) crossed gypsy dogs with local farm dogs. So doing
- Within the rose
After the Friday night show I was talking to several empresarial gents about taking something along similar lines into districts and villages much further afield. It would be really interesting to weave in local culture, said one, at which point my spirits sank. Literary fakelorism of the silverquick quality of Lorca’s gypsy ballads has always …
- Evil neo-liberal consumers threaten the book trade
“Fixed book prices are sacrosanct for this government,” said (via David Millán) socialist minister of culture, Carmen Calvo, after a meeting with booksellers, who are pissed off about discounts offered by larger, more efficient operators under legislation introduced by the previous government. Lots of subsidy for the industry gets laundered through the education system, but, moan …