In what must be a new height of self-importance even for him, George Moneo devotes a long post at Babalú to thanking a local newscaster for returning his lost cellphone to him. Does George wish to impress his readers with the fact that he owns a cellphone? Shops at a "little expensive" supermarket? Buys catfish and andouille sausage (and can spell same?). Eats sushi at Sushi Maki? Met Michelle Gillen? Who knows? Who cares? No Cuban angle. Faint human interest. Great personal indulgence. And Cuba? ¿Cuba que llora? No room for it on georgeslist, also known as Babalú blog.
Babalú continues its descent into greater and greater irrelevancy. Alberto Cruz, whose eloquent and well-reasoned posts have little in common with Moneo's, has now rivalled his self-indulgence by posting on a Chocolate Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.