Thanks for posting!
(arent Brits cute!)
Sunday, 15 Apr 07 | 06:39 (UTC)
I just love the fact that a news clip was broadcast, on ewhat appears to be National Network news!
They'd NEVER do that here - maybe for Mardi Gras itself, but not for a smaller, sub-festival, like the Bear run down here, Bear Essentials.
Oh, it looked like LOTS of fun!
Sunday, 15 Apr 07 | 19:31 (UTC)
is a nation-wide network here in Spain. One of the largest shareholders is Silvio Berlusconi, former PM of Italy (and under a number of criminal indictments.)
When Pedro Veral
, from Zaragoza, won International Mr Bear
in 2006, he was interviewed on Andreu Buenafuente
’s talkshow, which is very popular and appears on another network. (As an aside, this year’s International Mr Bear was won by another Spaniard, Andres Piedehierro.)
This type of coverage barely raises an eyebrow here. That doesn't mean they all approve of it, but they don't get enraged as they seem to in some other former British colonies. Another cultural difference is the number of beards that you see on TV personalities and politicians here.