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Jungle is closed: A farewell from Javi & Mr. Paws

“So don’t cry for me, for I’m goin’ away
and I’ll be back some lucky day”

Lucky Day, Tom Waits
Hi, everybody. This is Javi writing. As you know, this blog was intended to be just homework for the English lessons. We had to write 4000 words on the first semester and other 4000 on the second one. With my last update, the He Was a Quiet Man review, I’ve reached (and gone over) that number. So, I don’t think I’ll be writing in this blog anymore (except for further assignments, of course. And yeah, maybe if I get feedback from some English speaking readers).

But this blog has rekindled my interest in writing, and has caused the birth of my other blog (written in Spanish), Reflexiones de un tipo con boina, which started as just the Spanish version of this blog. It shares some of its contents, such as the New Moon review (with new jokes) or the WordPress VS Blogspot tale, but it has tons of new content, such as an El Hormiguero review, my two cents in Obama’s Nobel, a tale of my own about real vampires and even a review of my blog (not written by me or any of my friends or relatives).
So,  as I don’t know when I’ll write in this blog again, I want to share this blog’s biggest secret with you… Mr. Paws identity!

“Hey, what are you doing with that camera? Back off! I said BACK OFF!!”

So, I hope you keep reading me at Reflexiones de un tipo con boina. I sure be reading your blogs. By the way, make sure you click the Lucky Day link at the top of the page. Is a nice beautiful song that I’ve been listening over and over while I wrote this.


Hail! Hail! The Oddwalk Kid!

“I said your name will
Be in lights…
And that’s no doubt
But you got to have
A manager that’s what
It’s all about”

Eyeball Kid, Tom Waits

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I went downtown to meet two friends and have a coffee. In the end, we ended up not having coffee whatsoever because we were (and still are) extremely short of money, but we met the most extraordinary kid on Earth:

Oddwalk Kid!

Let me tell you how it happened:

We were outside Café & Té (delicious smoothies, I must say) talking for a while, when I noticed something weird: a kid kid was running into us! But this was no normal kid. He was short, chubby, about twelve years old and blonde. “Why, you’re losing your mind! There are plenty of kids like that!”, you might say. Yes, indeed. But this one had a distinctive trait: one out of three of his steps ended in a nice, though unelegant, backwards kick in the air, accompained by a little jump. This reminded me two things. First, Tido’s similar encounter of the third kind with this kind of beings. And second, the amazing Mr. John Cleese himself:

The Oddwalk Kid made me think. What’s his story? Why did he choose to walk that way? Is he a Fama fan? Or perhaps is he a Billy Elliot fan? As one of my friends said “Nah, he’s too fat to be Billy Elliot”.

Oddwalk Kid’s walking routine

I guess we’ll never know. But, from here, I wish to pay my respects to Oddwalk Kid. And I think you should, too.

Hail! Hail! The Oddwalk Kid!

He was born without a sense of rhythm, not even a bit,
but he grown up to be the Oddwalk Kid!
We are lost in the darkness of this world,
but he came to teach us how to really walk!
Hail! Hail! The Oddwalk Kid!*

*Lyrics taken from Tom Waits’ Eyeball Kid and modified by Mr. Paws and I.


“Well, time is always money
For all the boys on Union Square”

Union Square, Tom Waits

If you don’t understand Tom Waits’ singing/growling, click here.

Greetings! It’s me again, Javi! Wh-what? You want Mr. Paws back? Well, he isn’t available today, so I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with me.

I want to talk you about a new kind of men. A kind of men so terrifying, that the mere fact of talking about it makes me shiver. I’m going to talk you about the upcoming menace of… THE FAST-FOOD-EATING BUSINESS MAN! *insert shocking music here*

McSuit“The chances of anything coming so smart are a million to one”, he said

– Click here if you want to keep reading about these strange men >

Poll Dan Tucker

“Get out the way, you Old Dan Tucker,

you’re too late to get your supper”

Old Dan Tucker, Bruce Springsteen

Oooook eeeek eeek! It’s me again, Mr. Paws! I know, I know… You’ve missed me, but I’m back (although not in black)!

Unfortunately, I have no time to explain the reasons of my absence, but I promise that I will tell you… someday. It could be next month. It could be next year. It could be tomorrow.Who knows?


Alright, alright, I’ll tell you now, but I warn you: it’s a looooong story. I was feeling too lazy to update the blog.

Well, it wasn’t as longer as I thought it would be. Anyway, that’s it for today.

P.S.: Be sure to take part in the poll!

Well, that’s it

The Apes of Wrath: An Introduction

Hi, I’m Mr. Paws, Javi’s loyal trained slave chimpanzee. I’ve been asked to write this blog for him, since he is too busy “saving the world and all that stuff”. Just between you and me, he isn’t actually saving the world. He’s just dancing to Tom Waits’ “Lie to Me”, but don’t tell anyone.

Anyway, writing a blog is no easy task, especially when you are an ape, but I’ll do my best and, hopefully, I will earn some spondulicks.

– Mr. Paws! Stop using those old fancy words in MY blog, you filthy monkey!

– Yes, master.

– Don’t “yes, master” me! And explain your… er… MY readers what the word “spondulicks” means! It’s not like I don’t know what it means, of course, it’s just in case you don’t know. That’s right. You. Not me. No, not me.

– Umm… Yes. Spondulicks. “A slang name for money, more particularly for paper money, as “I have spondulicks,” meaning money. The name was frequently used in referring to greenbacks (United States notes) when they were the chief circulating medium.”

– I knew it. And now, go on with MY blog, you filthy monkey.

– I’m not a monkey! I’m an APE!

– Whatever. Write if you want to eat today!

*Sigh* Well, that’s it for today. Like King Kong said: Ooook eeeeek ooook ooook OOOOK!

Yours faithfully,

Paws Pawson, Ph. D

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