Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Happy birthday São Paulo


Today São Paulo is 458 years old! I never really thought about cities having birthdays until I was told that today was a day off for all Paulistanos. Since then I am very much in favour of city birthdays ;)

Just about everybody is getting in on the act and there are many bizaare activities such as collective dog walks on Avenida Paulista, the erection of temporary inflatable icebergs on city lakes, and many others but my favourite is this special edition coupon site which is offering various "bargains" priced at R$ 4,58 R$45,80 or R$458 such as these dubious chicken sticks for R$ 4,58 (2 euros):


Only 1 set of chicken sticks seem to have been sold despite this wonderful advert for the site:

3 comments:

Ray and Gil said...

Ha! Cool, I liked his strong "Paulistano" accent!

Ray

IsaacRiquelme said...

I wonder what would happen if anybody may try to set the birthday of a European, Asian or African city. More and more proves of constructed identities. But if is a day off at work I am in!

Pierre Larose said...

Yes Ray, I think he put it on especially, meu!

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