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Wawa Grande

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Thanks to my pal, KW Jeter, who now lives in Ecuador, I learned about the existence of that country's own Bigfoot monster, "Wawa Grande."

Wawa Grande, which takes its name from the Quechuan word for baby and the Spanish word for big, reportedly stands upright on two legs and has thick, light gray or reddish hair. The Wawa legend dates back at least 200 years in Ecuador's southern Andes but several reported sightings since the 1980s sparked international interest.


Of course, a monster whose name translates as "Big Baby" instantly assumes less fearsome dimensions.

Read more here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 25, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Cryptozoology, Foreign Customs, South America

Brazil MTV Animation

VMB 2011 from CONSULADO on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 29, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, Rube Goldberg Devices, Cartoons, South America

My Colombia Trip

Expat47 was kind enough to recall that I took a recent trip to Colombia. Those interested can read the whole report here. With lots of neat pictures.

But I never encountered the human bloodhound drug!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 10, 2012 - Comments (1)
Category: Travel, Sightseeing, Paul, South America

My Excellent South American Adventure

Despite my daily posts last week, I was really among the missing. I spent from the 20th to the 27th (counting travel time) in Medellin, Colombia, being a guest speaker at this conference.

But now I'm home, and have read all the posts and comments from the past week, and just want to say a big thanks to Alex and Chuck and all the witty, talented WU-vies who make this site so wonderful.

Here are two fotos from my trip.

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Salsa dancers working up a sweat to advertise something at EIGHT IN THE MORNING! I was ready to buy anything the ladies offered.

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Strange grafitti. What revelation is the monkey experiencing?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 28, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Conventions, Advertising, Paul, Dance, South America

Kala and the Mystery

kala and the mystery ... _Part I_ (English Version) from meltingman on Vimeo.



This cartoon is a few years old now, and no sequel is apparent. Too bad! I wanted to see how an alcoholic beetle and a voracious spider did with their love match.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 09, 2012 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Insects, South America, Alcohol

Follies of the Mad Men #172



Our brand of liquor will destroy your country and its most cherished landmarks.

What? That's not the message you intended?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 28, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, South America, Fictional Monsters, Alcohol

Frog Juice



Mmmmm.....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 25, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Food, South America

Bollywood in South America



Only Bollywood could turn Machu Picchu into a Hindu stageset.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 18, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Statues, Monuments and Memorials, Stereotypes and Cliches, Dance, Asia, South America

Brazilian ATM Robbery



Subtle they ain't.....

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 08, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Crime, South America

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