Passing the Trade Winds

Marc GasolOyes, Rudy, I have a question.
Myself: Why have I made request for a trade to New York, Boston, or Chicago?
Marc: What? No! I was going to tell a joke about why the beard of a Spaniard can only grow to the length of a centimeter. Is this trade you speak of truth?
Marc: So while you relocate to a world-class city with excellent air travel to España, I will continue to labor in the perdition known as—
Myself: Memphis. But what of your joke, mi amigo?
Marc: There is no joke.
Foto from aquí.


¡España Está en el Campeonato de la Copa del Mundo!

¡Pum! Just this season, I formulated a prediction to my Blazer mates that Spain's fútball team would make a fine performance at the World Cup. And nobody was believing myself at that time!

But for the usual American basketball player, soccer occupies the same level of interest as Estonian literature. Ah well... even so, the Dutch soccer squad had best bring its unique courage to the championship match. ¡Enhorabuena a España!