Thursday, April 30, 2009

El éxito del T-shirt de Cubama en Calle Ocho

Un grupo de alegres exiliados exhibe con orgullo sus camisetas de Cubama, durante una festividad popular en la afamada Calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana.

El éxito del diseño ha sido total. La primera edición se ha agotado totalmente y un equipo de profesionales está trabajando para reeditar, en mayor número y calidad, la tan solicitada prenda.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano

birth date: 1981-12-23
age: 27
manager/agent: Canuto Ray Solís
division: featherweight
rating: 4 / 1173 1/2
alias: El Ciclon de Guantánamo
residence: Miami, Florida, United States
birth place: Guantanamo, Cuba
birth name: Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano
height: 5′ 5″ / 165cm
won:15 (KO 13) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 15
rounds boxed 56 : KO% 86.67

Monday, April 27, 2009

Barack and Muhammad

"The Greatest" saluted the nation's first black president at the inaugural soiree last January 20.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, celebrating his 67th birthday, was the guest of honor at a party for 1,400 that included other celebrities, lawmakers and native Kentuckians.
Ali was sitting on the platform Tuesday when Barack Obama was sworn in as the nations first black president. And when that happened, Ali's wife predicted, a torch have been passed.
"He wouldnt have missed this for the world," Lonnie Ali said after Monday night's Bluegrass Ball, a celebration of her husband's 67th birthday. Kentucky is the familys home state.
Muhammad Ali carried the dreams of a generation during his prime as an athlete, and later as a humanitarian.
"Whats interesting is that Muhammad had time to grow into his role as being a world humanitarian," Lonnie Ali said. Obama on the other hand "will inherit the world on his shoulders, not just the U.S. And it is a much heavier burden than I think Muhammad had to face.
"But I think (Obamas) his shoulders are broad," she added. "He and Muhammad are really made of the same fabric."
Ali, who suffers from Parkinsons disease, was the guest of honor at the Bluegrass ball, which hosted 1,400 people and was studded with other celebrities as well.
Native Kentuckian and actress Ashley Judd and artist Simon Bull unveiled a birthday gift to Ali _ a pair of portraits of the boxer and Obama.
The two appear in the painting depicting a close-up of Obamas face looking off into the distance. Within the boundaries of the new presidents visage is a depiction of Ali as a boxer gazing over a fallen opponent _ signifying a debt that Obama owes Ali and his fighting spirit, according to a release by the Muhammad Ali Center, which commissioned the portraits.
"Youve got Barack Obama, who's the leader of the greatest nation on earth, and Muhammad Ali, who's the greatest of all time," mused Steve Buttleman, official bugler of Churchill Downs. "How appropriate is that? Its so fitting."
There was agreement from the mistress of ceremonies, former Kentucky first lady Phyllis George:
"The seriousness of what theyve both done in their lives and how theyve both brought people together, Im just very proud to be a part of it," George said.
Theres one thing that Obama holds over Ali, though, Lonnie Ali said. Obamas now probably more recognizable to more people around the world.
"I do believe youve been surpassed," Lonnie Ali said she told her husband.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lenin: 139no aniversario

Jóvenes pugilistas entrenan bajo la sabia mirada del inmortal Vladimir Ilich.
Trompón Metabiótico recoge el legado de un símbolo tan universal.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

La Fiction Fidel, de Zoé Valdés

Editions Gallimard ha publicado La Fiction Fidel con portada que muestra detalle de una obra de Machetico. Debajo, el cuadro original, "Hemingway and Death", acrílico en lienzo de 2002, me parece recordar.

Gracias a todos los que han llamado por teléfono para saludar el regreso.

Second Round Bell!

Me encontré el otro día en la Pequeña Habana a Manuel Benito de Valle, director del documental sobre boxeo cubano Knock Out Cuba y conversando con él y otros amigos, me entraron deseos de reanimar el Trompón Metabiótico, que se ha mantenido increíblemente vivo y visitado durante medio año de hibernación y abandono. No se me ocurre qué poner todavía pero aprovecho visita en casa de amigos computarizados y escribo este texto de puro wishful thinking. Bienvenido yo y todos de nuevo.