The Tatu Party Bus and other wasps.

Tuesday, 23 August, Year 8 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

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Алло... Алло... Видишь ветер? Ну и что? Посмотри в окно... Ну и что? А вчера было солнце... Ну и что? Зачем ты все время говоришь одно и тоже?

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But moving on.

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So I get in a cab, to go across town. We get to talking, we end up talking about their (ridoinculous) energy situation (arrived at via bills opener). He wants to know how shit goes in Romania, I explain to him Romania spent untold billions to dam everything, and has cheap power ; but that even without such wonders of Romanian Peronism, even the US power costs slightly less than Argentine power. Which he's convinced is because govt pays 80% of the bill. Which is true - here. After a bit of that the elderly gentleman is visibly distraught, asks me if I know who Onasis was, and how he made his money, which I do knowi. And he tells me about how cool Argentina was in the 30s, back when it was the second metropolis in the world with a metro (ie, subway) network.

Which is true. And I know of no other place which fell as much in the past century as Argentina did. I know many places which went up, up, up - from Romania to Singapore all the way back to Turkey and what have you. But collapse of this nature is entirely Rhodesian in its substance.

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But moving on.

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Needless to say, I am extremely happy with this camera (that tower was a good hundred meters away). Also - Buenos Aires air is pretty clean.

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Just like the Lido ; except without the water. Or the Lido.

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Just like classical Montmartre. Except without classical ; or Mortmaitre.

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Just like a boss. Fo' real.

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Just like a beehive. Except no honey.

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  1. Guy started out in life as a bus boy in Mar del Plata. []
Category: La pas prin lume
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