Nobody expects the Spanish ink precision.
Fuck covid. Can't believe we won't be able to welcome Marc back like he deserves. Zbo, Conley, and Tony all got their emotional home-coming moments, and maybe some larger franchises or newer fans don't understand what the core4 meant to Memphis, but these guys are our Mt. Rushmore. They didn't win it all, but they spent a decade being a force in a brutal western conference. They did it their way, bludgeoning teams into defensive-oriented dogfights, despite looking like a dinosaur in the end. The uneducated masses might call it boring basketball, but they've never known the edge-of-your-seat excitement of 20point quarters games that felt like arm-wrestling, where every possession mattered. I'll always remember that feeling of going into the 4th, maybe down 72-68, but knowing we had the other team right where we wanted them.
Anyway. Just wanted to point out the event. It seems like it's been lost in the shuffle. Here's to Marc Gasol. Perhaps the only man that could make me cheer for the Lakers.
Venue: Estadio La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
|Unai Simón||David de Gea|
|José Luis Gayà||Kepa Arrizabalaga|
|Sergio Ramos||43'||Iñigo Martínez|
|Pau Torres||Eric García||43'|
|Sergi Roberto||Marc Cucurella|
|Sergio Canales||12'||Fabián Ruiz||12'|
|Ferran Torres||33' 55' 71' 73'||Gerard||73'|
|Álvaro Morata||17' 73'||Adama Traoré|
|Dani Olmo||73'||Marcos Llorente|
|Mikel Oyarzabal||73' 89'|
Manager: Luis Enrique (Spain)
|Manuel Neuer||Bernd Leno|
|Philipp Max||Kevin Trapp|
|Robin Koch||37'||Felix Uduokhai|
|Niklas Süle||46'||Jonathan Tah||46' 67'|
|Matthias Ginter||Benjamin Henrichs||76'|
|Toni Kroos||Niklas Stark|
|İlkay Gündoğan||Florian Neuhaus||61'|
|Leon Goretzka||61'||Nadiem Amiri|
The border guard searched the bags every time, but never found anything, so he had to let him through. The guard has his last day at work before retiring and the guy comes to the border again, carrying his two bags of sand. The guard says "look, man, it's my last day, I'm not going to bust you. You're clearly smuggling something across the border all this time but we never find anything, what is it.". The guy says "I'm smuggling motorcycles"
Hello r/AskHistorians! You may already know me on here as someone who answers the occasional question about George Orwell, or the author of numerous over-enthusiastic posts about the recent AskHistorians Digital Conference. During the day, however, I'm a historian of 1930s Europe - more particularly, of the ways in which people responded to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9.
What has always fascinated me about this conflict - and hopefully interests you as well! - is that what might otherwise have been a minor civil war in a fairly unimportant European state became a crucial battlefield in a much wider confrontation between fascism and anti-fascism. Spain swiftly became a global phenomenon, inspiring and horrifying people all around the world. Many were moved to respond and take matters into their own hands - by becoming political activists, by collecting money, food and medicine, and by volunteering to join the fight themselves, in completely unprecedented numbers.
Exploring the motives, organisation and experiences of participants in these movements has been the subject of my research for just about a decade now, and I welcome any questions you might have! I'll also do my best to address any broader questions about the Spanish Civil War and the wider ideological conflict between fascists and anti-fascists during the 1930s.
For anyone interested in learning more about my particular research in more depth, I'm currently running a competition on Twitter to give away a copy of my recently-published book that focuses on Scottish responses to the civil war! You can also buy a copy direct from the publisher using the discount code NEW30 to get 30% off, if you wisely don't like trusting to luck when it comes to important matters like acquiring new books.
That's enough from me - go ahead and Ask Me Anything!
I need to step away to a meeting for 45 minutes, but will be back and will have plenty of time this evening to keep answering! So many really excellent questions already, thanks to everyone who has posted!
~~EDIT 2: I'm back and doing my best to catch up! I'm a bit blown away by the response so far, and am doing my best to work through and give... keep reading on reddit ➡
I fired a few years ago and one of the hardest things I’ve dealt with is stayed by busy. For the last few years I’ve mostly lived and traveled overseas. I’ve been around the world a few times and found the cultures I’ve enjoyed the most. I really enjoy the France, Spain, and Portugal region. A close second is New Zealand and Australia. It’shard to stay in contact with people back home due to the time difference and it’s hard to get residency with my status (35, retired, American).
Portugal has some great options for residency. I’ve also watched the USD plummet in 2020 especially against the EUR. My cost of living is constantly going up here in the US. Right now, even with low bills I’m spending around $3500 a month in Florida. I have really good health insurance but I find myself spending a ton of money in co pays and it just goes up every year. I’ve been seeing a gastroenterologist here because whenever I’m in the US I have severe stomach issues and I haven’t seen able to figure out why. Overseas I don’t have these issues. I’ve also been paying out of pocket to see the doctor overseas and it’s always been very affordable and less than my copay. I also feel like the care I receive is better
My plan now is to travel to Portugal and Spain when we’re allowed to travel again. I’ve found lots of Villas and farms there from 30-70,000€. The cost of living is much lower and I hope to eventually become an EU citizen. Has anyone else done this? Any advice? I’m hoping the USD at least levels off