April 18, 2005

Memo To Chavez: Don't Let Terry Gilliam Direct

Venezuelan president (who's working on the "for-life" part)Hugo Chavez is distributing 1 million free copies of Don Quixote to his countrymen as part of a nationwide literacy campaign based on a Cuban model.

According to the BBC, Chavez called for his pueblos to, "feed ourselves once again with that spirit of a fighter who went out to undo injustices and fix the world." And who was bat-guano crazy. Good luck with that.

Venezuela celebrates Quixote book
[BBC via robotwisdom]

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