martes, diciembre 21, 2004

El año en verso, por... ¿¡El Economist?!

Esto es demasiado marciano como para pasarlo. No sé si es una tradición anual (la verdad, no la recordaba), pero es tan raro que tengo que ponerlo. El Economist es una revista conocida por análisis riguroso y un sentido del humor un tanto marciano, a veces. Pues bien, este año se salen, escribiendo el resumen del año en verso.

No sé si darlo como algo digno de una revista genial o pedir que envíen el director al frenopático....
But the worst bangs of all were the ones that shattered Spain,
Three days before a vote was due to put in place again
The team once led, the Bushies said, by that bright shining star,
The champion of “new” Europe's crew, José María Aznar.
When he had sent Spain's soldiers to do battle in Iraq,
He hadn't given his reasons, but kept all his thinking dark.
E'en so, the polls predicted that his team would win again,
But the voters didn't like the way that he and all his men
Were quick to blame the bombing on Spain's home-grown ETA camp,
When all the signs suggested that it bore al-Qaeda's stamp.
And so the Spaniards brought to book George Bush's friend and hero,
By opting for José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
(extracto del resumen de marzo)