Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Must See, Read, and Feel: A Bit of Levity

Cubans in the generic sense, geography be damned, are united in our perhaps unfortunate ability to see humor in even the most awful of situations. So as I sit down to link some good stuff I haven't been able to write about, here's a quartet on the lighter side.

Start with the cartoon posted over at Ms. Calabazas'. Then mosey on over to Babalu for the latest entry in the "People to People" series by Henry Gomez. Round it off by reading the latest "lost episode" of Che's Bolivian diary over at Paco's. And finish up with a course in tourist myopia by Melek over at Cubanology.


Paco said...

I am very grateful for the link! Thanks! It is my fond hope that, eventually, more people will read my satirical Che diaries than see Sonderbergh's film (ten or twelve people ought to do it).

Melek said...


Thanks! As you stated, one inherent trait of Cubans is a good sense of humor ... Possibly a "coping mechanism" ... along the lines of the Orishas song which states that "we sing not to cry..."

You have to suffer from a latent case of myopia like Mr. Magoo to walk away with a "distorted reality" of Cuba & the "accomplishments" of the Cuban revolution.

I wish you well :) Melek

"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." ~ Tocqueville