Editor's Note: This post is dedicated to Eva Igler, Sal Verhagen, Joe Kotlowski, and anyone else who has ever loved Spider Pig and/ or the Simpsons.
As I have mentioned, my 9 year old host brother is obsessed w/ the Simpsons, or Los Simpson as they say here. So it was no surprise that when The Simpson Movie was on TV last weekend, he was camped out waiting for it hours before it began. Like most Simpson productions, the movie did not disappoint Efraín. Loved it.
Even though he saw it a week ago, he's still talking about it. Friday night, however, he took it one step further. While sitting in my room, clacking away at the ol' laptop, I was startled by Efra bursting into my room with Tito the kitten wearing a cape made from my host mom's handkerchief. Before I knew it, Tito was hoisted up onto the wall while Efra sang, "Spider Cat, Spider Cat, does whatever a Spider Cat does..." For those of you who speak Spanish, you may be amused to know that the translation for Spider Pig is Puerco Araña. That means that Tito was Puerco Gato, or Puerco Tito. While this was a riot, the fun was not over. My entertainment vanished, only to return without the cape and wielding a stick.... or a wand if you use your imagination. Within moments, Tito was 'standing' on my bed while Efra sang "Tito Potter, Tito Potter." Yes, 'Harry Plopper' was 'Puerco Potter' and Efra loved it. Tito was a very tolerant cat and let me snap some photos. Here you have a peak into the life of a Yanacoto resident :)