Wednesday, March 05, 2008

THE FAT LADY HAS YET TO SING.

Hillary has done it! Hillary has done it! OH HILLARY U TENACIOUS BITCH! HOOHOOHAHAHAAHAHAH!
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O.k. Lemme summarize this very important crisis situation going on in South America so it's easy to understand. There's this Marxist/leftist guerrilla group in Colombia called FARC, and they have been fighting for decades. The Colombian government, along with the U.S. of course, considers them a terrorist group and a threat to capitalism. Bring in Venezuelan loudmouth psycho Hugo Chávez into the mix and now he's saying that the Colombian military having gone into Ecuador to kill a high-ranking rebel FARC leader over the weekend was an act of war, and that Colombia's president is a puppet bootlicker of the United States. The Ecuadorian president is now threatening Colombia too, and says they had no right to go into his territory to kill that rebel leader and other members of the group, which currently is holding civilian hostages in exchange for some of their members who are in Colombian prisons rotting away. Who's right, who's wrong? The point is, diplomatic relations have been severed, and now Ecuador and Venezuela are really pissed off at Colombia threatening war and shit. Oh brother! You'd think that cultural ties and similar history would prevent these things, but alas, it's human nature to pursue conflict no matter what similarities we may have right? I smell a plan to ouster Chávez now. He is being called a terrorist by the Colombian government for aiding and abetting the rebels! THE PLOT THICKENS! Here comes the U.S. to the rescue; just remember that Venezuela has lots of petroleum! UGH!

Yes Junk Thief, I do have some pictures of the Miguel Bosé concert Friday night, courtesy of my co-worker who was also there a few rows ahead of me. A slideshow with witty captions by me! Here it is for you or anyone else to enjoy:
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Monday night karaoke at FUEL was amazingly fun, even though it took forever to get up and sing due to the very long rotation. We had it all: ballads, country, Hip hop, rock, pop, and every other genre you can think of. Everyone wants me to sing songs in Spanish, which I am doing now thanks to the better song selection we have, so I'm very much looking forward to eventually tackling songs by Luis Miguel, Cristian Castro, Miguel Bosé, Mecano, Camilo Sesto, and other Latin artists that you're probably scratching your head wondering who the hell I'm talking about. How fun! All this as part of Spanish-speaking South America is on the brink of war! LOLOLOLOL!

8 comments:

Todd said...

The stuff with Colombia is kind of freaky. I doubt that Bush will be sending troops there to protect his, oops, our interests.
Love the slide show presentation. Groovy transitions. Your coworker had great pictures. What kind of camera (or phone) was this person using?

Ryan said...

u know that guy down there is a nut job. im sure if colombia needs help we will help them.

Bill German said...

its nice to get my morning dose of wat commentary

Paul said...

It should be illegal to have such a fine body as is the case of the guy with no shirt at the concert. Ay!

M- Filer said...

Nice video wat boy, fun.
Thanks for the history lesson too, "current events" lesson is more like it.

phd girl said...

Always fascinating here at Wat!

Lewis said...

The world is a crazy place, there's no doubt about that. And just when one place seems to be getting better, another brush fire erupts somewhere else. I had no idea you were a singer! American Idol hottie perhaps someday?

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Thanks for the photos, WAT, you made my day! Panza or no panza, I still love Miguel. Remember what a beanpole he was early in his career. El hombre sin camisa was a pleasant addition.

It's hard to believe that just barely a week ago I was a stone's throw away from where all the FARC stuff was going down. I was in the Chota Valley near the Colombian border, and we heard stories about many youth who are abducted and forced to join FARC. I got a lot of perspective on Correa and his relationship with Chavez. It's a lot more complex than the U.S. media portrays it. At the same time, many of my friends embrace Chavez because he's an enemy of Bush. Did he sing "Ojala Ojala" or "Ella Dijo No"? If you've never seen the video of the latter, it's worth checking out but it's been been banned from YouTube for adult content. Miguel kisses a couple of guys briefly at the end, but it's more about women kissing women...