Friday, February 03, 2012
Argentines Replaced by Grotesque Critters
It has been a long time that I have visited Argentina. Lately, re-established contact via Facebook with friends and their families, and they sent me pics. Something terrible has happened to the Argentine people, they are no more, a strange race has taken their place. No picture shows a typical porteño pituco (well dressed resident of Buenos Aires) but grotesquely obese creatures in gigantic T shirts with futbol clubs's colors. In my time, an Argentine over the age of 12 would die before being seen in shorts ("pantalones cortos"!!) or without a fancy Italian silk tie, yet now everybody is wearing tent-like blue-jeans and ties are unknown. Buenos Aires today is not the Paris of the River Plate. But Paris is not Paris anymore.