Barrett Brown on Mexican Television

Barrett Brown is being tortured in prison by Mexican television. Stop what you’re doing and read this really funny missive from him. You can thank me later. A taste:

Spanish television programming, to this gringo’s view, is a vaguely nightmarish mixture of low-concept variety shows, Mexican films from the 80s, and Spanish-language news segments. Several offerings of varying formats are hosted by clowns, only a couple of which are geared towards children. Such use is made of midgets as would have been considered a bit tasteless in the courts of many medieval dukes. … News programs are all hosted by impossibly beautiful women with exquisite breasts, and a suspiciously high portion of the news itself concerns other impossibly beautiful women with exquisite breasts. In a complex world, it appears perhaps that Latinos find solace in the ancient mysteries of fertility.


  • Zac Crain

    I’m glad this ended up on Vice and not here. Way to go, Tim.

    • Tim Rogers

      Hey, I feel the same way. Kid has no sense of loyalty.

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Two words– ¡Sabado Gigante!

  • ernest t bass

    Jengibre es el Nuevo Negro … y Brown

  • Kevin M. Gallagher

    Gentlemen! I am sure he would write for you if you ask. VICE doggedly pursued him when I think he would have preferred to be in Vanity Fair or Esquire.

  • RAB

    D should hire him to cover the Cattle Baron’s Ball or the AIDS 2×2. I would read the shit out of that.