Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for on this fourth Thursday of November?

The Minister of Foreing Affairs is thankful for El País

Barack Obama yesterday took time away from more pressing matters to pardon two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, and El País took space away from more pressing stories to cover the charade. But not only that:

Mac y Chesse

Most things are worth doing because they’re hard, but this blog is worth writing only because it’s so easy.

Thank you, El País.



Reader AL is in critical condition today after attempting to gouge out his own eyes. Witnesses say the self-injury was prompted by exposure to this article in El País. 


Haven’t we seen this somewhere before?

Whigging out

Every Spanish writer has been there: four paragraphs into a piece and desperate to throw in some clever synonyms.

Let’s say you’re writing for El País about Ed Miliband and the Labour Party. You can only use the word “laborista” so many times without looking like a lowbrow ignoramus. Time to spice things up!

PRO TIP: Make sure your “synonym” does not actually refer to a completely different (and defunct) political ideology.

Miliband Whig ________________________________________________

First contribution by AL!

Twysted syster

Whoopi Goldberg was in Barcelona last week to attend the premiere of the musical Sister Act at the Tívoli Theater.

El País followed La Vanguardia’s lead and completely ignored the content of the accompanying photo while writing the headline.

Syster Act

After leading off with a zinger like that, what can you do but abandon all pretense? Behold the remainder of the article:

Twiter bulling


Entertaiment Steven Spilberg

The most egregious of these bloopers has since been removed from the online version of the article, which has been appended with an apologetic correction.*

* Haha, just kidding! Corrections are for wimps.


Today in NOPE!

What’s the name of Mr. Hyde’s mild-mannered alter ego in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella?

Doctor Jeckyll

Courtesy of El País.