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Algeciras Border Crossing
August 25, 2008, 2:29 am
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I have it on good authority that the beaches in Algeciras are made of cocaine. No wonder there are so many people trying to get there. Those in need of some instruction or inspiration for their border hopping activities might like to watch this little film to see how an arcade videogame can be used as a training exercise …

Estrecho Adventure

Estrecho Adventure

You follow Abdul on his adventures crossing the ocean from Morocco, stealing vegetables to survive, getting arrested, fighting and eventually winning Spanish citizenship.

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I now have to spoil the the end of the film because when I first found this it was in an online exhibition of videoart which is now unavailable 😦 At the end of the screenshots is a film clip of Moroccan schoolboys playing the videogame avidly – which is when I realised it was piss-take and not really a video game at all! I was a bit disappointed (I wanted to play!) but mostly amused. Conversely, when I heard about the Super Columbine Massacre RPG I thought it had to be a joke, but as it turns out, it’s a fully functional RPG,  which you can download for free and simulate your own high-school shoot out. Most amusing.

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hahahaa, this is excellent, what a nice collection of games are you bringing us today xD.

Just a comment, I have it on good authority that the beaches in Algeciras are made of white, pure, wild and virgin fine sand, that some people might confuse with cocaine, that’s what you meant.

Lovely blog, by the way!

Comment by Androide 23

Well yes, we in Britain are not so used to seeing clean white sand, so it is an easy mistake to make. When will your blog resume little android?

Comment by quiddity

jeje. No idea. Maybe, like in the Spanish song, when toads dance flamenco…

Comment by Androide 23




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