Monday, November 19, 2007

Check Out Spain's Hottest Ringtone

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketMore than half a million people in Spain and Latin America have downloaded a ringtone of an actor playing King Juan Carlos telling Hugo Chávez to shut up; mugs and t-shirts are also available, and websites (as is their wont) have been springing up as well.

Diplomats have been labouring mightily to defuse the potential rift between Spain and Venezuela, while the public, it seems, can't get enough. The incident has put the King's already-high approval rating even higher, coming as it did hot on the heels of a nationalist visit to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

It hasn't been all good news for the Royal Family, though, as late last week it was announced that His Majesty's oldest child Infanta Elena and her husband Jaime de Marichalar, Duke of Lugo would henceforth be living apart.

(Muchos gracias to my Spanish-Canadian correspondent, Javier Mainar, for the heads-up on the story; sorry I couldn't find the link to the ringtone. If you can, let me know; I'd love to get it for mine. ~ MSM)

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4 comments:

Javier said...

Hey Michael,
I real deluge of funny stuff about the incident. Just check out this page: It contains the ringtone:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2007/11/11/catalejo/1194742032.html

The "Sparta" animation...oh well!

michael sean morris said...

Oops. It wasn't Javier who gave me the tip, it was Mr. Gagne.

Seumas Gagne said...

Si, Jefe. ¡Sea el tiempo próximo más cuidadoso!

michael sean morris said...

Javier did, however, send me the link to the ringtone afterwards, which I have yet to check out, swamped as I am with overwork, an over-wrought personal life, and mis-aligned chakras.