Views from Argentina

Tuesday, 09 September, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

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As eyepopping as that image may be, let me also narrate what's going on, who knows, maybe we manage to summon Cagliostro or something doing that.

So, the Argentines can't spell focaccia, because jenerashy they gave difficulties uif pronouncings (for instance, try and make an Argentine illustrate the difference between b and v, just for the hell of it - or for that matter try to get them to pronounce ishustrate correctly). For them, focaccia is fugazza. Like you know, Fantocci, ragioner Ugoi. All of which wouldn't be such a horrible thing, except that restaurant claims to have invented cheese focaccia.

I'm not sure that got through on the first pass. THESE. PEOPLE. THINK. THEY. INVENTED CHEESE FOCACCIA! Because there was something to invent, seriously, "put some cheez on the bread, man!" and because this invention escaped everyone for what, fifty-eight centuries.

But that's not the most shocking part of it all. The most shocking part of it all is that there's a number of such places, all making the same claim.

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As you can see, teh buitres (ie, vultures, as in, vulture funds) aren't particularly popular with the local government. In fact the people are seized with buitre-hysteria. They ask me what do I do ? And I say I'm in finance, so immediately we skip to the next question, which is... "but you aren't with the buitres are you ?!" like they'd ask me if I drink blood. No, I don't drink blood, but yes I am with the buitres. Except not the minibuitres pestering the government of Argentina. I'm with the megabuitres hunting their masters, I'm with the buitres sinking Capitol Hill. But that aside :

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At I'm sure no small expense, the plaza next to the Teatro Colon received a large screen, 20 square meters or something. And out of their heartfelt hatred for the buitres and the yankis those buitres represent, the Argentines have decided to run it... on yes, that's right, Microshit. Because this makes sense, somehow, seeing how there exist free alternatives that are actually much better and everything.

Here's a hint, dear Argentines : it's not the vulture's fault that you're being stupid. Be smart instead!

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  1. Ragionier Fantocci, ma lei non ha nessun complesso di inferiorita. Lei e inferiore!

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11 Responses

  1. You don't understand. They valiantly stole windows xp!

  2. that "fugazza" probably comes from the Genovese dialect form "fugassa".
    Focaccia is a traditional food in Genova and Liguria, so every type of focaccia has already been invented there long before some immigrants sailed to argentina.
    especially cheese focaccia http://www.focacciadirecco.it/index.php/la-focaccia/un-prodotto-unico.html
    it often happens that countries with no history or traditions feel very proud for re-inventing the wheel

  3. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

    @Jurov Uh. Can you even do that ?

    I mean... I guess it's possible, it didn't even occur to me. Wouldn't they have stolen I dunno, any other Windows made in the intervening 15 years ?

    @brelb Quite so.

    Argentina is about half Italian, and a large fraction thereof Genovese, so you know, those people just brought it over, obviously.

  4. So the choice is either an old whore or an old pedo? WTF.

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

    Welcome to the fascinating world of political intrigue.

  6. Hahahaha, there's a bunch of countries that claim to invent/discover things that they already existed fot ages.

    Check this american guy Thomas Alva Edison, he bored til death of doing that.
    And there's another one: Isaac Newton, OMG, he "discovered" gravity. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ROFL

  7. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 11 September 2014

    You might be confusing discoveries and inventions.

    Things like a new way to tie your hair or a new way to put bacon on your head are inventions, not discoveries. Things like America are discoveries, not inventions. Thus Columbus is famous for having found something that had always existed, whereas some random restaurant is not famous for having invented something that already existed.

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