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July 2006 Issue: Goooooooooooooooooooooal!!!

I don’t care which country you come from, or what kind of weird-ass sport they play there. You have to admit that the World Cup has an aura of magic that not even the Under 19s Disabled Commonwealth Games can match.

In one of his more lucid moments, Dave made the observation that there’s something [...]

Fashion Police: A Column From 2006

Camel Toe, July 2006

Darlings, I’ve heard the whispers in the changing rooms out at La Pradera. I know the scuttlebutt, and it’s hurtful. Some unkind souls think that I’ve been too harsh on the tourists lately, and that we all have a cross to bear, fashion-wise. Fair enough. Here’s one for the Latinas, a [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Portal of Lost Souls, July 2006

¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

El que va a la villa, pierda la silla LITERAL MEANING: He who goes to the village loses his seat. ACTUAL MEANING: You stand, you lose.

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Ask Dr. Sabelotodo: Painted Trees

Dear Dr. Sabeletodo, I’ve noticed that a lot of trees here are painted white at the base. Back home, we paint a big white “X” on a tree we’re about to cut down. What’s going on? -Concerned

Dear Tree Hugger, Relax. They paint the trees white to make them more visible to motorists. Think about [...]