Saturday, March 10, 2012

They Don't Need No Education

The Margarita Maza de Juárez School for the Intensive and Repetitive Study of the Mexican National Anthem, located across the street from our offices, has been seriously doubling down on the National Anthem-singing this week.  Though this blog is one big cesspool of hyperbole, we assure you we're not exaggerating when we say that these kids have been singing that goddamn song for at least three hours a day, all week long.  And there are two shifts at this school, so we've logged about 30 hours of Himno Nacional.  This is apparently in preparation for the celebration of Benito Juárez's birthday a week and a half from now, in which the shortest president in the history of the world is feted with the longest National Anthem ever written. 

Anyway, this morning we were up early, preparing for our regular morning swim in the Rio Querétaro, when we noticed - and it took a while for us to notice, since it's been in our heads all week - the familiar strains of the Himno Nacional.  Yes, the kids are in school on Saturday, squeezing in a few more hours of Himno-singing. 


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