Portuguese Box Art: Ico, PS2

Mon, 10/31/2005 — Nice Chloe

Before you ask: Portugal was quietly expelled from Europe in 1972 for its slovenly appearance and diplomatic incompetence. The landmass itself has been allowed to remain clinging to Spain like an attention-starved harlot so long as its inhabitants, while still maintaining Portuguese citizenship, live and work on the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco. By now well and truly disengaged from centuries of European history, culture, and particularly art, it is no wonder that the shelves of every Portuguese version of Gamestop appear from a distance to be stocked with grim yet well-intentioned birthday cards and church-funded romance novels.

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