“Prime minister José Luis Zapatero said the assault on Andrew Sachs was ‘measured’ given the actor’s portrayal of a halfwit Spaniard who thinks a rat is some kind of Siberian hamster.” Given that Manuel in Fawlty Towers is Barcelona’s best-known literary figure, I’m surprised the council hasn’t declared war, or banned UK flights, or something. (Thanks to the DG)
- Enemies of the Spanish nation
Your nominations, please.
- An honest day’s work
A brief discussion of Mozart and Verdi’s Requiems and Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia.
- Port, but no stars aboard, methinks
Roman Abramovich’s Ecstasea in Barcelona harbour
- Spanish patriotic symbols which ain’t
For all my halfwit, lunatic and thieving sectarian friends wrapped in their stupid flags, from the estimable Iñaki Berazaluce. I haven’t checked any of the claims, but would be most surprised if any were untrue. Cf the sardana, pa amb tomàquet, castells, etc etc.
Don’t think I’ve ever previously linked to Público.