Tag Archives: news

Crónica TV Video of the Day

26 Dec

Man on motorcycle gets in an accident with a taxi driver in Palermo, breaks his neck along with several other body parts, blood splatters everywhere causing quite the scene.  Luckily, the man gets comfortable, crosses his legs, and is able to give a full interview while lying on his back in the middle of the street. Gotta love Crónica to get right in there and cover the story.

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Understaffed jail uses ball to resemble prison guard dummy, two inmates escape

21 Jul

Cast Away 2: Wilson the Prison Guard

Who is the poor guy who thought of this disastrous plan?  Prison guards in the Neuquén Province in Patagonia, Argentina had to find a quick solution to their lack of man power dilemma.  With the inspiration of Tom Hanks in Cast Away, guards created “Wilson,” a football with a guard’s cap, to guard the watchtower.  Yes, you heard right, a ball.

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What does Hugo Chavez, Murga Carnival dancing, and two crazy 3-D historical building light shows have in common?

30 May

Argentina’s Bicentennial Extravaganza of course! Latin American leaders, Argentine celebrities, 2,000 Fuerza Bruta performers, and more than 6 million people participated in the festivities during the Bicentennial weekend starting on May 21, 2010. Continue reading

Argentine bank now grants loans to people who used to have a penis but now they don’t

30 Apr

Here is this new television advertisement for Banco Provincia, a popular bank in Argentina starring a middle aged transgendered woman.

Buenos Aires invaded

18 Apr

Here is a recent article written by the people at Gawker.com, “Buenos Aires Ruined by I-Bankers.” Continue reading

Crónica TV – Estallo el Verano

3 Feb

My all time favorite channel, Crónica TV, is a 24/7 “news” channel that never fails to entertain. It’s like Fox News teamed up with TMZ and the Jerry Springer Show to broadcast the latest breaking news complete with theme songs, racist jokes, inappropriate sound effects, graphic footage of accidents and of course, lots of partially nude females.

My favorite segment is “Estallo el Verano” where reporters go to popular summer hot spots in Argentina and interview the sunbathers asking them the most crucial questions like if they use sunscreen.

 

“Oh! That’s Argentina”

3 Feb

I came to BsAs in 2006 and was instantly drawn to Porteño culture. I wasn’t so intrigued by the seductive dance of the tango, the thriving café culture, or the European influenced architecture – instead I was fascinated to find out more about the gripping questions that seemed essential to understanding Argentine society: How can Porteños shop so much on the salaries they make? Why has the mullet been a trendy hairstyle for both men and women for over 20 years? Why on earth are flower shops open 24 hours a day, but you can’t find even an empanada past 2am?

My attempt to immerse myself into this culture left me more confused than ever as I have come to the conclusion that there is no rhyme or reason to this ridiculously magnificent country.

I had to find a way to document some of the daily occurrences that are unexplainable to anyone who has never traveled to this glorious place. Although “Blogs” are totally not my thing (yes, I just put the word blog in quotation marks) I found it’s the only way to share the reasons why I love this South American country.


Photo of la Presidenta Cristina Kirchner with her lovely husband, (aka el penguino “the Penguin”), ex-Presidente Néstor.

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