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August 14, 2006 8:16 AM   Subscribe

NewsFilter: Castro Alive and kickin' it old school. The Cuban media has released some pictures of Castro alive and well. This is actually the first time I've ever seen him not wearing military garb.
posted by delmoi (32 comments total)

 
I've seen Dear Leader in all kinds of garb...suits, etc...but this is the first time I've seen him pimpin' for Adidas!
posted by kozad at 8:20 AM on August 14, 2006


In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
posted by jonmc at 8:21 AM on August 14, 2006


Damn... I was hoping for a full-body shot to check out his adidas shell-toes.
posted by GuyZero at 8:22 AM on August 14, 2006


This is actually the first time I've ever seen him not wearing military garb.

...and it's a Wigan Rugby League shirt, nice.
posted by vbfg at 8:22 AM on August 14, 2006


Err, one of the pics on the wonkette page is photoshoped, the NYT has the original.
posted by delmoi at 8:22 AM on August 14, 2006


I love the adidas outfit. Adidas is one of the worst large label sweatshop abusers. Does this joke of a man stand for anything? Has he ever? Who knows. Here in hell, Satan says "Prostate cancer. Expect him October 18th."
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay at 8:23 AM on August 14, 2006


I can totally see the strings.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:27 AM on August 14, 2006


You gotta fight/For your right/To Communist Parrtay.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:32 AM on August 14, 2006


"Weekend at Fidel's"
posted by pardonyou? at 8:32 AM on August 14, 2006


roflcopter @ pardonyou
posted by cavalier at 8:44 AM on August 14, 2006


He was wearing suit and tie when he spoke at the U.N.

Looked like a stockbroker.
posted by wfc123 at 8:51 AM on August 14, 2006


The Communist Party paper is called Granma? Have some cookies, but don't take more than you need...
posted by owhydididoit at 8:52 AM on August 14, 2006


Fark photoshop contest winner:

posted by Merik at 8:53 AM on August 14, 2006


Granma is the name of the yacht Fidel & co sailed to Cuba on.
posted by djb at 8:54 AM on August 14, 2006


this strategy of waiting for 50 years until the man dies of old age is pretty fucking awesome; and yes, unless he's a vampire, he'll probably die sooner or later.

then, when he finally does die, we'll see the usual suspects doing the usual cheering for the great American victory against the tyrant. sometimes facha shamelessness is so dumb that it becomes almost endearing
posted by matteo at 8:55 AM on August 14, 2006


Yeah, he cleans up real nice in a suit and tie. I always thought the military uniform was a little out of place; I'd prefer to see him dress in 3rd-world-quality slacks and short-sleeve sport shirt like anybody else. But the sports/lounge look works OK. Just so long as he never loses the beard....it's really him.

You know what this thread needs? A link to a cutout dress-up Castro! I wish my Photoshop skills were up to the drill....
posted by pax digita at 8:58 AM on August 14, 2006


What's the opposite of "."?
posted by beagle at 8:58 AM on August 14, 2006


!
posted by brain_drain at 9:01 AM on August 14, 2006


He looks kinda like Turtle from Entourage. You know, in a few years.
posted by spilon at 9:09 AM on August 14, 2006


Alive and well? Looks more like alive and prostrate.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:14 AM on August 14, 2006




"Kofi, you said everyone wears double breasted at the UN. I am the only person here wearing double-breasted!"
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay at 9:42 AM on August 14, 2006


posted by beagle What's the opposite of "."?

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or
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posted by fandango_matt at 9:45 AM on August 14, 2006


If anyone is wondering about the handwritten note to "Rene, Antonio, Gerardo, Fernando, Ramon" referenced in the 2nd link, google "the Cuban Five". Every source on the topic of these 5 men is horribly biased, so try and read a few different sources. There are little proganda shrines to them all over the place in Cuba. Kiosks in hotel lobbies and murals near major roads, that kind of thing. It appears to me that they're a major plank of the current anti-USA propaganda in Cuba.
posted by raedyn at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2006


I thought he had bowel cancer?
posted by A189Nut at 10:48 AM on August 14, 2006


There's a cancer on the dictatorship...
posted by Operation Afterglow at 10:52 AM on August 14, 2006


Viva!
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:01 AM on August 14, 2006


When will he just die? I know it's bad to wish people dead, but he is just bad because eveyone says so. I like to support my local native americans and go to the local casino, but I would like to be able to see one with palm trees. Also, pineapples cost too much so it would be nice for us to have some land to grow them and cheap labor to pick them. The cubans would be excited for this-- if they were a nice American fruit-picking colony they could have free elections because Diebold could come in, and they all drive old cars, but the really industrious cubans could rise to be overseers of the plantations and maybe they could by some modern, mid-priced American sedans. I have a Saturn and I'll bet that cubans would really like them.
posted by Mayor Peace Love and Unity at 11:06 AM on August 14, 2006


Meanwhile, another dissident, Darsi Ferrer, has been 'disappeared' by Castro's goons.
posted by reality at 11:09 AM on August 14, 2006


Meanwhile, another dissident, Darsi Ferrer, has been 'disappeared' by Castro's goons.

from the header of the link: "This blog is: right-wing, pro-U.S., pro-free-market, pro-israel, anti-islamist, secularist and pro-democracy"

And the Egg Council says there is no correlation between eating eggs and increased serum cholesterol. You know, for your own good so you can enjoy delicious eggs without worry. No agenda.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:05 PM on August 14, 2006


Where's Castro?
posted by rollbiz at 1:24 PM on August 14, 2006


Does this joke of a man stand for anything? Has he ever? Who knows. Here in hell, Satan says "Prostate cancer. Expect him October 18th."

Says a fellow who, I am quite sure, has stood solely for not fighting a guerilla war, not expelling corporate overlords, not running a country.

Gosh, your criticisms just nailed Castro's ass to the wall. Good on you!
posted by five fresh fish at 2:37 PM on August 14, 2006


His intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found. He is an expert on genetics, on automobile combustion engines, on stock markets. On everything.
posted by bookley at 3:57 PM on August 14, 2006


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