Generalissimo Francisco Franco and this blog


Remember the old bit from Saturday Night Live about Spanish dictator Francisco Franco? I do, but, then again, I’m old. If you don’t, see here.


Just like other old men suffering from erectile dysfunction, on January 1, 2014, I decided to quit trying rather than looking for a magic pill. So, I shut down this blog. Comments were to remain active for seven days, and then quit as well. I intend to maintain the blog on life support as an archive. After hearing that, Joan, my wife, asked whether that was my homage to myself. What a bitch.


Several months later I imagined the Generalissimo rose again and so I decided this blog should follow his lead.

(This page was edited and changed on July 13, 2014. The paragraph in the middle–“Just like . . .” was not altered from the original.)

17 responses

  1. Nothing is deader than Generalissimo Francisco Franco and that is a good thing.

    However, it is a pity that this blog comes so close to giving the late Generalissimo a run for his (former?) money. I have just started to look at this blog and enjoy it. May I suggest that you consider finding a receptive blog where you can post from time to time as the spirit moves you and note the location.

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