Cheat Sheet for Episode 8

One of our listeners requested we include a list of Spanish terms we use on our shows…and here it is.

Cábala: something that brings you luck for a particular event (not to be mistaken for amuleto or “lucky charm”, that is supposed to bring you luck all the time). Example: “Using this pen is my cábala for exams”.

Expressions of Amount: Montón. Bocha. Pila. Banda. Cacho.

Méndez: That’s how the surname of President Carlos M. (1989-1999) should be refered to, for those who believe he’s jinxed.

Pancho: a Hot Dog

Mundial: The Football World Cup

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An Orgy in Parque Las Heras

BA Cast explores superstitions in Argentina and talks about “Cábala”. Lisa Goldapple is our expat “flor de chamullera” and she has a lot to say on orgies, parks, and dating in Argentina. Dichos for “a lot” and “a little” on Spanglish Playground. And one of the most fantastic Argentine traditions.

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Must-do: todo gratarola (Everything free)

  • Mexico celebrates Revolution bicentennial in BA. Event organized by Mex embassy, with live music and food. Sarmiento and Libertador, Bosques de Palermo. SAT, NOV 20, NOON.
  • Los Auténticos Decadentes at Parque Roca. This is a band Argentines love, their speciality is party music. True, the place is “en la loma del orto”, near the South West limit of the city, but it worths the trip. SUN, NOV 21, 6:30 PM.
  • Carmina Burana live. The famous work by Carl Orff (saw the Doors film? It’s there), on a ballet, in front of El Obelisco, Central BA. MON, NOV 22, 8 PM.

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Episode 7: Turkeys, Snails and Stinky Cheese

“Grills, Grills, Grills” by the (BA) Motley Crue kicks off our show… medio loco Top 5… strange rules about sales in buenos aires.

BA Cast goes TRI-lingual with our first French guest, Clemence, a French expat living in Buenos Aires.

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Must-do list for November 12 and 13

  • 7th Edition of the Museums Night, with 130 options across the city, free and  open until 3 AM. http://www.lanochedelosmuseos.gob.ar/. We recommend the Railways Museum  next to Retiro Station, on  Libertador Avenue and the Brazilian Embassy’s  Cultural Centre. The City Council (Legislatura Porteña) is another option, but be aware of long lines. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13.
  • DJ Aldo Haydar in Discoteca Bronx, Palermo Soho. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
  • All-girls tango band “Boquitas Pintadas”, at La Dama de Bollini (Pasaje Bollini 2281, BTW: it’s a really cute alley venid Hospital Rivadavia). FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 21:30. 25 PESOS
  • A tour around Gran Buenos Aires South (Avellaneda, Lanús and Banfield), by Eternautas Viajes Históricos. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 50 PESOS. Starting at 2PM, from Florida and Marcelo T. de Alvear. Reservations at 5031-9916.

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Episode #6: The Culture of Children

Dan deals with Argentines AND Americans on his flight from Dallas… we then ruminate on kids: nursery rhymes in Argentina, the different cultural aspects of including vs excluding kids in social situations; their general presence or lack thereof… the longevity of family and friends… and a great song about amigos.

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Must-do list for Nov 4, 2010

  • Festival Argentina Negra III (African Argentine Culture Festival)…with panel discussions, workshops, music and dance…at the Centro Cultural Nuestros Hijos, the former ESMA concentration camp that Madres de Plaza de Mayo turned into a Memory Space. SATURDAY 6 AND SUNDAY 7 OF NOVEMBER. More info at: http://www.proyectoafro.blogspot.com/
  • Europe in Argentina. The Swedish Glam Metal band is visiting the country to play “La Ultima Cuenta Regresiva” and many other songs. NOVEMBER 7 at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in the neighborhood of Agronomía. More info at: http://microestadiomalvinas.com/evento.php?event_id=44
  • Chicago, the Musical. The worldwide famous Broadway musical in its porteño version, returns: http://www.lolamembrivesteatro.com.ar/encartel.html
  • Bodegón El Puentecito. At the corner of Luján and Vieytes, in Barracas, 50 meters away from the Riachuelo and the Gran Buenos Aires. Typical porteño cuisine. Open 24 hours. One of the most “non-Palermo Soho” places in town. The 12 Bus terminal is across the street.

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Episode #5: The Best of the Worst Peronist Translations

It turns out that Canadians are pretty passionate people when their bicycles are getting stolen informs Sharon from the Nothern United States, er, Canadia.

Ian Mount–the world renown long distance runner and public radio correspondent,  and Profesor Julian Giglio discuss Peronism, what is Peronism, some of its tenants and merits, and whether Dan can comprehend such subtleties as he insists upon strict definitions.

The Best of the Worst film and book title translations: we want to hear your submissions!

Some crazy guy sings a famous song by The Police, in Spanish (and falsetto).

The latest on rants by Maradona losing his job as DT (director tecnico / head coach) of La Selección (the Argentine National Team), Gay marriage in the interior of Argentina, and mucho mucho más!

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