I share Lenox’s alarm at the approaching extinction in Spain of the prickly pear, without which other great Spanish customs like the Mexican sombrero and the neo-spaghetti Western will also be weakened. Since Rajoy has clearly abandoned all hope of finishing off the reds, here’s a list of possible solutions we may choose to employ:
If I understand that right, we need is a plague of ladybirds, which you can of course buy online.
- Spanish customs
As viewed from a Hampshire country pub.
- Fights of nations
“‘Mexico vs. Spain,’ the first scene, shows the rejected Mexican suitor, in a jealous rage, watching the love-making between Carlos, the Spaniard, his hated rival, and the beautiful senorita. With drawn stiletto, he pounces upon the Don, but the senorita seizes his arm, thus saving her lover from a horrible …
- catalan supercomputer
Maybe the inclusion of magic word “Linux” in the announcement calmed them down, but I’m still a bit surprised that neither the opposition nor the wild-eyed crazies of the decentralisation lobby have yet cried foul over the government’s surprise announcement, two weeks before the elections, of a €70M plan to install an IBM one-room 40-teraflop supercomputer at – if the rumours are correct – the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. The two alternatives are:
- In praise of virtual travel writing
Nice story here about underpaid author Thomas Kohnstamm, who wrote his Lonely planet guide without going to Columbia. (Or did he go there and have to deal coke to survive? LD is characteristically confused.)
Guidebooks are so superficial, and information online so plentiful, that there’s actually no reason now why they shouldn’t be written from afar. …