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Further evidence of the decline and fall of  the House of Curry…aka El Palacio de India…their long time core group of Thursday night meetings of the Curry Club were observed  at Pushkar, the new adjunct to Culinaria on 6ta norte…will it all be just another flash in the paan? will they try to curry favor? will they do their hindu/voodoo magic?…its okra with me, either way. 

For those of us who wander the streets,  either by day or by dark, there are a few chuck-holes/huecos scattered about the avenidas and calles of Antigua…and the occasional tourist on crutches as evidence that they’re not paying attention to the obstacle course. I haven’t heard of any ‘slip and fall’ lawsuits but that’s probably only a matter of time. Here are three infamous little pot holes to avoid:

crutch material

crutch material

hole of pain

hole of pain

 

 

 

 

And the winner is….
El Hueco Grande!

El Hueco Grande!

Located a few steps south of el Pollo Campero on 5ta Norte is this mineshaft of misery….
Random Thought of the Day…is there aftershave lotion in the afterlife?
The Assassin’s bike of choice….or is it just macho marketing and they’re taking their best shot?
Honk twice when you're reloading

Honk twice when you're reloading

Last, if not least…the cops breaking into a car in broad daylight?…nah, couldn’t be, not in Antigua.  Maybe they left the donuts inside.
work with me here, Jose...the heat's gonna ruin the glazed specials.

work with me here, Jose...the heat's gonna ruin the glazed specials.

In honor of Earth Day, let us consider a new slogan for the city….Keep Antigua Green!
(bring money)
For the final insult to injury, let us consider the haiku of pastry and pain:
As you ramble thru life, whatever your goal…keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole.

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Fine…I somehow missed a day(hey, its Gautemala) and I was out in the bush(not the strip clubs)doing field research on the rivers up north. However, that said, I did celebrate in my own fashion and installed a new chinese-made plastic shower curtain, wrapped in plastic and…hopefully, the toxins/bad chemicals haven’t eaten my brain…Go Earth! Eat Dirt! Be One with the Planet!

A Dump for Jesus

A Dump for Jesus

Here's one for you

Here's one for you

 

So….can anyone identify these public dumps? it appears, from random research and strolls about town, that churches are the main recipient of casual pissing and nocturnal night soil deposits…por que? is this some kind of karmic catholic thing? are there no other places to drop trousers, let the wind blow thru one’s drawers and leave a sign of faith? ..here’s dumping on/for you, Jesus? One would think(sic)that the powers that be might consider some public rest room/facilities or at least a truck with a water cannon to hose down the sidewalks for those of us who tip-toe around the latest leavings on the altars of the all-mighty…

 

On other fronts, a word with Frank from NimPot re the idea of converting the various bars/restaurants to Maximon shrines…Yes!  can do, just need some Mayan priests to do the blessings and thence…take a hike, get outa my face and let me practice my religion per the Constitution…’smoke ’em if you got ’em and take your laws over the hill…similarly, as regards the recently passed law against more than one on a moto…supposedly to cut back on the assassination squads(sicarios) who drive up alongside the victim, let off a burst of 9mm and thence scoot on their scooters..it makes no sense at all for those who use a very inexpensive form of transportation to work, school and the market…if they’re really serious, bust those who are talking on mobile phones while driving their Vespas or cheap chinese knock-offs. The shooters are just culling the herd and serving as Nature’s clean-up crew.  Remember, only dopes do dope.

Okay…enough for Earth Day…tomorrow is just another Dirt Day…Friday is probably a Scum Day and so on…further fulminations to be produced regarding the ubiquitous holes in the sidewalks, those broken water meter covers that never get replaced and provide a never-ending source of income for the medical people and the crutch-suppliers for the unsuspecting tourists. Film at 11..

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