To my friend Lucas.
It’s Friday again!
And believe it or not, after several weeks of gloom and a population prone to public displays of suicidal tendencies, it appears the sun is shining once again in Argentina.
That’s right, there are good news, great news and some depressing news but those don’t count so let’s just focus on the positive, shall we?
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Excellent news, everyone! Last week I warned you about how dire the situation was for the country after controversial New York Judge Thomas Griesa (pictured here) ruled against Argentina in a lawsuit brought up by bondholders who refused to take part in the debt restructuring process, expecting a full repayment after the country’s world record default in 2001. This week the Fernández administration appealed the ruling, and thanks to a federal court in the United States of Awesome, Griesa’s ruling was suspended and Argentina given another chance to present its case. Hurray, us! The
execution court date has been set for February 27th, which means we still have three months to party before fears of a technical default return and we start quivering in terror again.
there’s nothing more offensive to the eye than the female anatomy. So that’s why probably one or two prudes this week were horrified to see that a 38-year old actress and model had desecrated the sanctity of the Flag Memorial in Rosario by posing nude for a photo shoot in front of it. The nerve! Naturally, the League of Extraordinary Boring Scholars (or whatever those nerds are called) were dismayed to see that the memory of the Argentine flag, tastefully represented by a giant patriarchal phallus, was being smeared by a dirty pair of tits. But worry not, friends, because the Penal Code (also clearly drafted by the penis) considers this to be a felony (too bad it’s not spelled “phallony”, I had my third penis joke right there) and now it’s up to the justice system to evaluate whether she should be executed or not. “No one is scandalized by the way women are portrayed in Marcelo Tinelli’s show,” the model complained. But what does she know, she’s a woman.
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