Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Flamenco Flash Mobs Strike Spain’s Banks

April 21, 2013

Financial institutions across Andalusia are under percussive attack from Flamenco Flash Mobs. Guerilla performances of these indignados flamencos are political demonstrations, expressions of anger and frustration at the Spanish economic crisis. Like this performance in a branch of Bankia, they’re choreographed by the anti-capitalist group Flo6x8. 

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“Los “indignados flamencos” Flo6x8 arrasan en Internet con su bulería contra Bankia,” Vertele.com

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Spain 1, Netherlands 0

July 11, 2010

Spain 1, Netherlands 0

Spain bested Netherlands in an overtime World Cup match. The Dutch team had been undefeated in 25 previous contests. Perhaps this was payback for Holland’s defeat of Spain in the Dutch War of Independence (1648).

 

Image (“Philip II over William of Orange, 1-0″) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Netherlands vs Spain

July 11, 2010

Netherlands vs Spain

UPDATED here.

The final match of the 2010 World Cup will be played shortly. The competitors, The Netherlands and Spain, have a history. Lots of history, chiefly the overtime contest called The Eighty Years War or Tachtigjarige Oorlog (1568–1648).

The war began under the leadership of coaches William of Orange on the Dutch side, with Philip II coaching Spain. The outcome? Hint: the struggle is also called the Dutch War of Independence.

Back to today’s match: neither side has won the World Cup in the entire history of FIFA competition. How long is that? Eighty years.

 

Image (William of Orange vs Philip II) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Toro Bravo Clonado

May 20, 2010

Toro Bravo Clonado

From the Blood and Sand and Biochemistry Department: scientists in Spain have cloned a fighting bull. Next: cloned matadors?

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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