First there was Louis Arsmtrong (420 ghits) (Louis Arsmtrong was known for his cheery disposition), and now there’s Lance Arsmstrong (4,570). The correct spelling is not armstrong but arsematron–not a pejorative for back-door betty-burglars, but, by analogy with armatron, orgasmatron, orgatron, and other forgottrons, a term for pop-eyed aliens with suspiciously substantial wind reserves. The investigation into Lance’s body chemistry is a mere front: lancer is launch, and Sarko knows he needs to get to the bottom of this before the nation of Obummer lets fly a fearful airborne assault on the Republic.
- Columbus was Irish
Following up yesterday’s Galway post, and anticipating yet more “Columbus was Catalan/lesbian/a figure of speech” lunacy on Hispanidad Day tomorrow, here’s
- 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
- Formal analysis
Reading (and trying to sing) bits of Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues over lunch, I came across the following in the
- Justo Bueno chiselled out of historical memory
The mysterious disappearance of an anarchist serial killer from the Catalan version of the Valle de los Caídos.
- Serbs barter cows for penises
I recently had lunch with a Huescan entrepreneur who sold his dad’s cows in the 50s to buy a car, but