Diciembre 13, 2007

Un despropósito

"32 casinos, 70 hoteles, 232 restaurantes, unos 500 comercios, un hipódromo, un campo de golf y varios parques de atracciones y museos, en una superficie superior a 2.000 hectáreas" eso es lo que quieren construir el Gobierno de Aragón e International Leisure Development en Los Monegros.

Por si alguien lo desconoce (aparte del Gobierno de Aragón e ILD), Los Monegros es un desierto.

Tras dar la noticia, los promotores y los medios falderos se felicitan, porque dará muchos empleos, y traerá turismo y blablabla.

No se han parado a pensar que todos esos burdeles los tendrán que construir sin bidés, con lo desagradable que eso acaba siendo al cabo de un par de días. Y que los cubatas los tendrán que poner sin hielo, también.

Un despropósito, vaya.

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Diciembre 12, 2007

Terry Pratchett padece Alzheimer

Una mala noticia para media tarde, Terry Pratchett padece Alzheimer.



I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke".

We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there's time for at least a few more books yet.

Terry Pratchett

PS I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell.

I know it's a very human thing to say "Is there anything I can do", but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.

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Diciembre 06, 2007

Heil Honey, I'm Home!

¿Por qué todo el mundo dice que las series españolas son una mierda? ¿Por qué las series británicas tienen tan buena fama?

Porque se atreven a hacer cosas como esto:

Y eso es todo, porque la serie fue cancelada después del primer episodio. Igual que la serie aquella de las enfermeras en Antena 3, pero con más dignidad...

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