Last year the
The signboard’s content is available on-line.
In the beginning, it included daily messages in addition to news. Apparently, the messages were not well received, so in mid-2006 they were discontinued. Now, only news headlines appear, resembling the crawl of headlines that run across the screen of a television news channel.
Some of those messages were jokes about the Cuban condition, as if Cubans can’t make their own jokes and need a foreign government to help them.
Others, such as this one, seemed to instruct Cubans how to think about political matters:
Reading Granma today is like reading it yesterday, or reading it tomorrow. The date changes but the content stays the same…Granma publishes the fantasy that all is well in
Or this one:
The tourist who comes to
This one reminded me of the dictums from Fidel that you see on billboards and painted on Cuban highway bridges:
Do not forget the unbreakable link between social justice and democracy. (
Some seemed to taunt, such as this one:
Eight workers in a butcher shop won $22 million each in the Power Ball lottery. (
Or this one, a real gem: