Rosmari Cano, the mayoress of Mojácar, has managed to make our town an international laughing-stock. While the twelve-page proposal for noise and other civic rules (you can't eat or drink standing up, for one) haven't yet passed into law, the exaggeration of not being able to play dominoes, because of the noise of the pieces being slammed onto tables, has been covered in El Mundo
, the ABC
, on Antena Tres TV in prime-time news
and many other media besides. Fuck me, it's even in The Times
Between using spanglish from Google Translator to promote
our town to the Brits and these stories of madness in the international press, it will be a wonder if anyone at all
shows up this year for the dubious pleasure of being summarily breathalyzed on the beach by the hordes of cops.
Can anyone send me the full piece from The Times, it's behind a pay-wall?Later:
From a Facebook feed - 'Just listening to Radio 2's early morning discussion....and funnily enough it's about the Mayor of Mojácar's decision to ban dominoes!'. It is, of course, far worse than that.
Now in The Independent
Here's a juicy bit from The Times' article: Daniel Bascuñana Galiano, president of the Spanish Dominoes Federation, insisted his game was a peaceful one. “It doesn’t harm anyone,” he said.
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