Monday, July 30, 2007

Quick note: Slate's Today's Pictures feature is about Barcelona, featuring 23 historical news photos by the likes of Cartier-Bresson and Capa. Check it out.

Other news: The electricity is back on, but there are 130 portable generators around town filling in for the parts of the system that were destroyed. They make lots of noise, and they're going to be here until February. People are still pissed off at the electric companies and the government; there's a lot of populist bitching about the conspiracy of evil corporations and politicians who are screwing us citizens over. There's also a lot of Cataloony bitching about how Madrid is "stealing our tax money." Endesa will begin refunds of €30-300 to its customers who lost power today. The counselor for industry, Antoni Castells, looks like he's the one who is going to take the heat.

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