Friday, March 11, 2005


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At 10:23 this morning in Bar Alcázar, all heads turned when a strange man reading a local newspaper suddenly gasped.

That strange man was me. The newspaper was the March 11, 2005 edition of Henares al Día. And the reason I was gasping? See the advertisement in the lower portion of the above photo.

Translated into English, the ad reads as follows:

The Nuclear Power Plant of Trillo.

Promoting the culture, the festivals and the traditions of its surrounding communities.
In other words, this ad—complete with its photo of two steaming, nuclear cooling towers at the far right—is saying, “You’ll die a horrible death if our plant suffers a meltdown, but in the meantime…LET’S PARTY!!! We’ll even buy the drinks!”

I look forward to attending Trillo’s annual festival this summer. I understand that the highlights will be an asbestos-filled balloon toss, followed by a demolition derby comprised solely of Ford Pintos®.


At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sal,
Your guys could join up with the guys from the next pueblo to us, Palomares, which has regular radioactive get-togethers after the four nucular bombs fell on and around it in January 1966 (an accident with a B52).
Making the best of a bad job, the provincial government asked the local people what could be done ('Two heads are better than one', the local mayor explained, scratching one of his). So they are now selling all of the local land to foreign residents who reckon for their part to be so old that they should 'beat the Rads'. Saludos, Lenox

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Hola Lenox:

Based on the combined content of this post and your Comment, perhaps RNE should consider re-naming itself "Radioactive Nacional de España."

Welcome back, amigo. Hope you had a good holiday.



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