Sunday, May 23, 2010

New season, new blog

Thanks to all of you who have been reading this blog (Mom). You can now find a my NEW & semi-IMPROVED site at

For those who eat food, also check out my food blog!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Convicts in Sheep's Clothing

Maximiliano Pereyra and Ariel Diaz, two convicts in jail for theft, managed to pull off the escape of a lifetime in a maximum security prison by dressing up in full sheepskin hides to disguise themselves as sheep. This Harold and Kumar, Half Baked, insert favorite stoner movie where one incredibly stoned guy comes up with a "great" escape plan and the other even more high sidekick goes along with it. As in the movies, Diaz and Pereyra suceeded with their realistic fleece like coats and big sheep's heads worn as a mask to fool prison guards and a team of more than 300 policemen. Locals have spotted the pair frolicking with "the herd" through farmland at night while police claim that it is almost impossible to catch the men in a crowd of thousands of sheep.

Unfortunately, I cannot find a local Argentine news source to confirm the validity of this story, but did read an article about this on the

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dance Like a Flogger

Adapted from
If you have ever spent a day shopping at Abasto mall and saw a big sea of children dressed up all crazy, you have come across the epicenter of Flogger culture. Unlike Emos, Punks, and Goths, Floggers are a fashion trend that has become widely popular amongst Argentine teenager in the last few years. The name "Flogger" originated from the website Fotolog, which is a photoblog website.
Photos from Ringo Muxa
Meet famous floggers like 17 year old Agustina Vivero, known as Cumbio, and a hero to thousands of teenage floggers for her photo log that got her a book deal/autobiography. The New York Times even featured her in an article in 2009.This Justin Bieber look-a-like is known as the Prince of the Floggers. Don't quite know who he is, but isn't he adorable??

Photo fromsacameelcorazon

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Attention all pedofiles: Little girls are going back to school!

Is it just me, or is this window display of a lingerie / undergarment shop somewhat disturbing?Close up shot of this prepubescent girl in her underwear posing next to a "Back to School" sign.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Quilmes, Argentina: Where beer bottles are made for consumption, and shelter

If you happen to stumble across a big house made from bottles, give it a good long rub, and a dreaded Jerry Garcia Argentine look-alike will come out. Tito Ingenieri used 6 million + bottles to build his Quilmes home. Quilmes, ironically enough, is the name of the national Argentine beer that is made in the town of Quilmes, located outside the Buenos Aires capital.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Martha Stewart Living, Good Parenting, Highlights, Nudey Magazines

You will see a wide selection of magazines and newspaper just about at any corner in Buenos Aires. What's the best way to sell these periodicals in an era of free online news and gossip blogs? Big titties and fat asses!Meanwhile up north, the Lady Gaga Q magazine cover was widely banned in the US due to the semi-topless photo.
The equivalent of the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction not only occurs every day on regular network Argentine television, but is encouraged.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Boat sales skyrocket

Every time it rains a lot, the city shuts down. Road closings, the trains stop, subways come to a halt, buses change routes, floods, power outages, looting, murders, UTTER CHAOS! OK, well the last two are exaggerations, but the rest are true. Yesterday it rained. And flooded. And the city shut down, again, second time in one week.

Here are some of the top headlines:
Palermo bajo agua - Palermo Under Water
Cruzan Santa Fe con sogas - Crossing Santa Fe (Avenue) with rope
La Ciudad vuelve a inundarse - The City Floods, again
Caos en la ciudad - Chaos in the City
La Ciudad en emergencia - The City In Emergency
All pics from

Who needs to go to the Wisconsin Dells to ride the Lazy River???

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Which one would you buy?

Hmm tough choice, AR$226.75 (US$60, and more than I make in a week) bottle of Grey Goose or a AR$12.45 (US$3) bottle of Argentina's finest Hiram Walker vodka. WTF, why do imported items have to be so damn expensive?!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

La Cocina the off-off broadway play by George Costanza

This is an advertisement for an Argentine play called La Cocina that I came across while walking to the bus- probably only crazy obsessed Seinfeld fans will get this reference. Yes, I know almost every word and used to write for a Seinfeld newsletter when I was 11 years old, I was in charge of the trivia section and I am damn proud of it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

President Cristina found a solution to her sexual problems

The clown makeup wearing, risque dressing Argentine president, Cristina Kirchner, recently gave a speech trying to promote the pork industry and to add to the stereotype that she be a ho'. According to Cristina, the other white meat contains properties that not only increase sexual activity, but has the similar effect of Viagra. Watch her speech, with subtitles in English... Pay attention to the level of male excitement in the audience. Awesome.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I have nightmares about this blue man...

This is the creepiest subway advertisement eva... "If you have frequent heartburn, even when the subway is empty, you'll still be uncomfortable." The way he crosses his legs makes ME uncomfortable...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More of the top news stories of the day at Cronica TV...

La ciudad fue un horno (The city was an oven, literal translation) is a segment that Cronica TV has been playing during the summertime. Generally every night, similar footage is shown to investigate the newsworthy activity that is going on at various beaches...

For all you convicted sex-offenders out there, I think you have found the perfect job as a cameraman for Cronica.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Buenos Aires Playa

With temperatures reaching 97 degrees, where can locals go to escape the city heat? Despite a common misconception, BA is not on the ocean. Instead, it shares a cost line with the pollution-filled, sparkling doodie brown, Rio de la Plata.
The government created a place where porteños can pretend to relax at the beach, an artificial beach. Buenos Aires Playa (Buenos Aires Beach), is filled with an awkwardly placed strip of sand, lawn chairs, and a view of the dirty river.. seems like the perfect weekend, right?

You know you love the Jonas Brothers....

Here is a Personal (cell phone company) commercial promoting downloading those pop songs that you secretly love...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010