Post Number: 9
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 2:49 pm: |
La Tradición ( Argentina)
mate cocido,yerba mate, torta frita,
pan y salamín
Poncho, bombo y charango.
Tango y cafetín
Un recuerdo del pago.
Un trago,un copetín.
santafecino,cordobés o marplatense.
Potro y domador.
Choripán, truco y pato
gato y payador.
Lazo, uso y aplauso
para el asador.
El dulce de leche.
El colectivo lleno.
La birome, el puchero.
y en el patio un tero.
Post Number: 227
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 3:58 pm: |
> El colectivo lleno.
Y la linea D del subte en rush hour.
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 11:20 pm: |
Identity on the move (By Eduardo Galeano)
Cultural identity isn’t like a precious vase standing silently in a museum showcase. It’s always moving, changing and being challenged by reality that is itself in perpetual movement. I am what I am, but I’m also what I do to change what I am. There’s no such thing as cultural purity, any more than there is racial purity.
Luckily, every culture is made up of some elements that come from afar. What defines a cultural product—whether it be a book, a song, a popular saying or a way of playing football—is never where it comes from but what it is. A typical Cuban drink like a daiquiri has nothing Cuban in it: the ice comes from somewhere else, just like the lemon, the sugar and the rum. Christopher Columbus first brought sugar to the Americas from the Canary Islands. Yet the daiquiri is considered quintessentially Cuban. The churro fritters of Andalusia originated in the Middle East. Italian pasta first came from China. Nothing can be defined or derided on the basis of its origin. The important thing is what is done with it and how far a community identifies with something that symbolizes its favourite way of dreaming, living, dancing, playing or loving.
This is the positive side of the world: a constant intermingling that produces new responses to new challenges. But because of forced globalization, there’s a clear trend these days towards uniformity. This trend comes largely from the ever-greater concentration of power in the hands of large media groups