Barbara's Random Thoughts

Monday, June 26, 2006

Aracataca, Period!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' hometown has rejected a proposal to rename itself "Aracataca-Macondo," after the fictitious town that's the setting for One Hundred Years of Solitude. Hey, if you're going to rename the place, what's with the oldname-newname hyphenation? Why not go all the way and just call it Macondo?

"The important thing is that we're all still friends," said the woman, wearing a T-shirt that said "Aracataca, Period!"

"It was a good, democratic debate," added one of her drinking companions, who sported a shirt with bright green letters saying "Aracataca-Macondo, Si."

They should totally sell those shirts online.
| posted by Barbara | 10:40 PM