ballsofsteelandfury and I are gonna talk about surfing a little bit and hopefully some of the rest of you whom I know to be surfers will join in in the comments. - tWBS:  The first time I surfed I was probably about eight years old.  Or maybe nine.  Maybe even ten.  Hell,

La Madre Patria

The title translates into English literally as "The Mother Country" or colloquially as "The Motherland".  This name for Spain is commonly used in Latin America.  The relationship between Latin American countries and Spain is....complicated. In Spanish, the phrase "Qué padre!" is roughly translated as "Cool!" or "Awesome!".  In contrast, the phrase