May 29, 2014 | Author: Mircea Popescu

Let's break out the 10 thousand word bundles.

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Just as I landed here they were preparing for a major political celebration. 25th of May is like their Independence Day, and since elections are sort-of coming up it's politically relevant. In spite of visibly a lot of effort on the part of the government to try and organise something grandiose, the turnout was negligible for a town this size, and by and large scuzzy / poorish people oft times visibly bussed in for the affair. While it doesn't look exactly like North Korea, it's quite clear that Cristina & co are going out of power.

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Rivers in the night.

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Here it is, dear fraierilor : 5 pesos comes to about 35 cents, adica aproximativ un leu. Or to quote,

You can't win. You can't beat me. That's why I'm here and you're there. Because I'm a winner. I'll always be a winner and you'll always be a loser.

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The strange thing here isn't that they're dancing in the street, that I've seen in pretty much each and every Latin American country. Nor that there's one older guy with a stable of girlies, that idem and not just in America. The strange thing is that they weren't asking for money. I looked. No hat, no cup, no nothing.

Ars gratia artis. Weird, huh ?

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Impersonal valuables should be fine.

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Women in graffiti. In my opinion they're quite good.i

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Sunset over Chacarita, which is a large cemetery.

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The small one is an ancient Westinghouse model.

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The spelling of pork, for maximal meta got.

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Ham, bacon, ham, hearts of palm, ham, ham, vikings, ham ham ham...ii

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Prepare for the Provencal surcharge. And other things.

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Puerto Madero I think.

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Ancient boat that's now a museum.

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While some Americans are deeply disturbed and ontologically threatened by woman-boy love, some other equally Americans erect (har har) statues to it. Go fig. (har har)

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The entire Internet in so many words.

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El antiguo something or the other.

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You know, FAECYS. For kids.

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  1. And yes women are doing a lot better here than in the US. Perhaps because they actually spend their time doing useful stuff, instead of harping about how raped they are. []
  2. Did you know that dogs from Romania go "ham-ham" btw ? And roosters "cucurigu" ? So now you do. []