miércoles, 11 de julio de 2012

The Last Days of Pompeii

Madre de Dios!

LINK:miners strike in Madrid

They also raised the VAT tax (Value added tax from 18% to 21%.)

They are talking about closing the Metro at 00:00 (Sunday through Thursday) instead of at 1:30. Luckily i will be gone because that would kill me. It will kill bars and restaurants too. 

I may be going to hell in a bucket
but at least i'm enjoying the ride
-The Grateful Dead

Except this ride will not be enjoyable at all.

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Saturday, July 21st at 21:00 will be the Good-bye to Me party at Barbaroi. Fun, friends and prog rock. It'll be awesome!

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I'll read a bit and nod off - class at 10:00 manana. 

Books i've read this month;

First Blood - David Morrell (for the third time.) *****
The Naked Edge - David Morrell ***

And i started Logan's Run by William F. Nolan. It was weird movie, and the book is weird too, but gives a lot more background. He actually wrote a trilogy. Nolan has some very visionary ideas. But there is no Carousel, like in the movie where they float up on Last Day and get exploded by lasers. They just go to a Sleep shop and get put down. Freaky, brutal and bizarre. Good for before bed.


76 injured yesterday in Madrid protests.

Most workers will lose their Xmas bonus, which isn't really a bonus (the companies just divide your salary into 14 payments instead of 12 so that you get an extra check in summer and Xmas.)  The IVA increase starts in August. I don't mean to be the harbinger of truth, but Spain is fucked. Maybe someday i'll write a book about Spain's sad decline. 

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