I’ve written before about Professor Juan Carrión, an English language professor from the 60’s who was not only mad on the Beatles, but developed an innovative way of teaching his students English by using the lyrics from Beatles songs. And when Lennon was in Almería filming, he came down from Cartagena to pester him. Read his story here: Beatlemania in Almeria at the John Lennon forever festival. Anyway, a Spanish film director made a film Continue reading Film about local English Professor goes to the Oscars
How to quickly make the national economy appear to be improving ahead of an election? Why, fiddle the figures of course. In this case, Rajoy’s government has decided that to improve the PIB (the gross domestic product, GDP) of Spain, they’re going to included guesstimates of illegal drug sales and prostitution. They’re also going to include spending on R&D, something that normally isn’t included. In all, the illegal activities bit bump up the Spanish PIB Continue reading Here’s why Spanish GDP is rising – they’ve included illegal activities!