Homage to Catalonia

A Catalan separatist leader probably put it best: "Any normal language is able to penetrate the most obscure places."

He was reacting to the heated debate over the decision of the Catalan regional government to fund erotic films in Catalan, in order to spread the Catalan language. The grants of almost $20,000 were made to a local film-maker for what he described as "erotic films for women", such as Laura is Not Alone, The Memory of Fish and The Sea Isn't Blue

Makes sense. Who doesn't want to speak in tongues?

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  • Guy Montag||

    Maybe they need some pointers from the current owner of the San Francisco Armory?

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    As long as these aren't scheisse films, then I'm ok with it. The Catalans do love their schiesse.



    "Any normal language is able to penetrate the most obscure places."

    Hm, there's a double-entendre in there somewhere.

  • VM||

    "erotic films for women"

    isn't that just normal porn with, like, unicorns running around?

    Smacky - methink Mr. Young wrote that chock full of innuendo :)

  • LarryA||

    "But Mom, I'm only watching to study the language."

    "erotic films for women"
    isn't that just normal porn with, like, unicorns running around?


    Chick porn has a plot.

  • ||

    From the wikipedia article:

    "Other mentions of feces and defecation are common in Catalan folklore, indeed, the act of defecation is one of the central planks of the Catalan national identity."

    Wow. I mean... wow.

  • ||

    andy,

    It's not an exaggeration, either. :P

    So whenever you get the urge to complain about US culture, remember the Catalans.

  • ||

    Let's just say the citizens of Catalunya (most Barcelona) are no strangers to smug, self-righteous crusades. I did not know that the cleveland steamer originated from the land of Dali.....but I should've known.

  • ||

    I think they should just rename their country "Scatalonia" and be done with it.

    Scatalonia. hee ^_^

  • ||

    From the Wikipedia Caganer srticle

    Possible reasons for placing a man who is in the act of excreting solid waste from his posterior in a scene which is widely considered holy are as follows:

    1. Just tradition.
    2. Perceived humor. For actual humor, see Humour
    3. Mythical Defecation by Dwarfs
    4. Finding the Caganer is a fun game, especially for children.
    5. The Caganer, by creating feces, is fertilizing the Earth. However, this is probably an a posteriori (no pun intended) explanation, and nobody would say they put the Caganer on the Nativity scene for this reason.
    6. The Caganer represents the equality of all people: regardless of status, race, gender everyone defecates.


    You must be shitting me!

  • ||

    Bo di, donzhela! Poopoo?

    (Actually, that's Occitan. I don't know any Catalan.)

  • Guy Montag||

    Chick porn has a plot.

    Okay, you lost me. Can you back up a few steps and explain?

    OT: Homage to Catalonia is one of my favorite books, ever. But every time I hear of it I am reminded of that news story a few years ago when they installed surveilance cameras at George Orwell Square in Barcelona.

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    Guy Montag:

    You know, a plot. There's a guy and a girl and they screw until he jizzes on her face. What is it about "plot" you don't understand? Or, quite possibly, are you talking about all that fast-forwardy stuff at the beginning of the tape or DVD?

  • Guy Montag||

    Or, quite possibly, are you talking about all that fast-forwardy stuff at the beginning of the tape or DVD?

    Yea, that stuff. I think an ex-girlfriend of mine called my use of the remote "plot remover".

    Um, you watch different porn than I do. No guys in mine.

  • ||

    Horses?
    Chickens?
    Goats?

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    Robots?

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    Scheisse?

  • Guy Montag||

    No, guys, just women. Lanky, pretty, human women.

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    Oh. That gets you off, eh?
    Weirdo.

  • ||

    Guy Montag, Highnumber, well done.

    The last 8 posts made me laugh harder than I've laughed in a long time.

  • ||

    Lamar,
    You owe me!
    I expect to laugh on Monday. Be ready!

  • Guy Montag||

    highnumber,

    Well, I could get into the robots if they were hot. Got a link?

  • ||

    You'll have to ask Lamar.
    If you want some schiesse, on the other hand...

  • ||

    Does anyone actually listen to what they say in Porn films?

  • ||

    Does anyone here need to be fucked harder?

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