Saturday, October 03, 2009

Travels, Day 19, On The Way To Guatemala

Mom's travelogue continues:
Date: July 7, 1972 Fri

Place: Guatemala City

"We looked at new furniture and used furniture - Looked at houses -

We put an ad in the paper for a house and also for a guide or translator.

We came back to trailer and watched TV. Green Hornet was on which [Homer-Dog] thought was neat. Terror Theater was on later - All in Spanish.

Lots of noise outside."
Green Hornet is awesome ... even in Spanish. Bruce Lee - totally cool. I think that's how I learned Spanish. I watched all these old American shows in Spanish. Green Hornet. Combat. Mission Impossible. The Three Stooges. Old horror movies. Guatemalan TV in the 70s was an eclectic mix of American, Mexican, and Japanese stuff. I remember coming home from school to catch the latest episode of Astroboy, Space Battleship Yamato (Who would have thought that 30+ years later they would be cult classics - Astroboy: the movie is coming out soon), or Ultraman (And his teammate Ultra Seven). On Sunday night I watched Lucha Libre and Chespirito. Now they can be watched on Univision. I guess what goes around comes around again ... if you wait long enough.

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