Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They’re Burning O’s Wood in the Fallas Festival

Just file this one away under “you can’t make this stuff up.”

cardboard and wood o and mrs o valencia

Caption from the Getty image:

“A Falla, a gigantic sculpted structure of cardboard and wood which humorously portrays relevant current events and personalities, caricaturize US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle is pictured during preparations for the Fallas Festival, on March 15, 2010 in Valencia (Spain). The Fallas will be burned in the streets of Valencia on March 19, 2010, as a tribute to St. Joseph, patron saint of the carpenters' guild.”

I’m almost speechless, but would just point out that March 15th was the Ides of March. As I said, you can’t make this stuff up.