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juliec 08-11-2011 19:38

Hasta la Flip-Flops
:)has anyone read a new book just released called
' Hastalaflipflops '
About the disco scene on the island in the early 70's ?

Nick 08-11-2011 20:53


Sparky 08-11-2011 21:35

The website says you can buy copies here in the Port at BFS and Hardley's Diner.

juliec 09-11-2011 12:09

Flip Flops

Originally Posted by nickpaulanoah (Post 65873)

I think the translation is: '' Until never '':D

Sparky 09-11-2011 23:50


Originally Posted by sparky (Post 65875)
The website says you can buy copies here in the Port at BFS and Hardley's Diner.

They are telling fibs, Hardley's don't know anything about it :eek:.

Jazzy-B 10-11-2011 20:08

It can be bought from Amazon for £9.99, and free Super Saving delivery. But hurry, only 3 left in stock!

juliec 11-11-2011 11:10

Thank you Jazzy. I'm hurrying !

lollipop 12-11-2011 09:57

Advertised in euro Weekly p.9 this week. A little history of the author.

juliec 12-11-2011 12:18

hasta la flipflops
Thank you Lolli P
Does anybody Know anything about:confused: the author Louis O'Brien ?

Sparky 13-11-2011 17:10

Hardley's do now have copies, i have got mine and it looks like it is going to be a really good laugh.:D:D

lollipop 13-11-2011 19:27

juliec, If you log onto euroweekly.com and select mallorca you will see the article about the author. Not an awful lot just a bit of background which you may have in the book.

Sparky 16-11-2011 21:24

Well, i finished the book last night and have to say i did enjoy it. Louie the Lip comes across as a guy who was a bundle of fun but was also a bit if a rogue, albeit a loveable one, he certainly knew how to party but also was a hard worker. Many characters came into his life, some larger than life and some were downright dodgy.
I found it interesting to learn how mass tourism and the club scene came to Mallorca, or "The Rock" as Louie calls it, also even back then there was a lot of corruption. The thing that is really obvious is that he truly does have the island in his soul.

pollensa 17-11-2011 13:39

And now available on this site puertopollensa.com/hastalaflipflops :D

juliec 17-11-2011 14:45

Nice review Sparky

Anyone else read it ?:)

juliec 18-11-2011 12:13

any idea of the meaning of the title ?:confused:

Alan Anthony 10-02-2012 14:37

no not really

Charles 11-02-2012 13:51

The meaning of the title is :


El Gordo 11-02-2012 19:41


Originally Posted by Charles (Post 68085)
The meaning of the title is :


Dos anyone know the meaning of "Stangs !!" !:confused:

El Gordo 24-02-2012 23:55


Originally Posted by El Gordo (Post 68090)
Does anyone know the meaning of "Stangs !!" !:confused:

No takers so I looked it up!!!!!

on Urban Dictionary.

I feel more informed now!!:rolleyes:;)

1. money in the form of coins or banknotes, esp. that issued by a government.
2. money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
–verb (used with object)
3. to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
4. Cards.
a. to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
b. to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick: He stanged his ace and led the queen.
—Verb phrases
5. stang in,
a. to turn in and get stang for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
b. to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into stang.
c. Slang. to die: After her parents stanged in, she lived with her grandmother.
6. stang in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage: swindlers who stang in on the credulity of the public.
7. stang in one's chips, Slang. to die.

If he could just earn enough stang, he'd buy that Porsche he always wanted and the girls would go wild.

Sparky 18-03-2012 21:19

There will be a book signing on ‎4 April at 10:00 at Hardley's American Diner :D.

simply 02-04-2012 17:52

Hi Lyn, Louie the Lip will also read abit about his life and times here in Mallorca, also help any budding authors get started

bartfender 24-01-2013 18:01

Just a nonsense saying literally translated as" until the sandals".I was one of Louie's employees back in the 70's and we had a lot of little sayings that didn't really make a lot of sense except to ourselves.It was a wild time for Spain which was in a state of flux with Franco on the way out and we did our best to misbehave accordingly.

bartfender 27-06-2013 17:30

Not withstanding what the Urban Dictionary says now,back in the 70's it meant to leave,drop or avoid something.'Stangs the elric' for instance would be,get rid of or leave the girl.Elric being 'the Richard' as in Richard the Third or bird.A bit of cockney rhyming slang thrown in there.Hope this doesn't make sense to anybody

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