Category Archives: Little Known Marcos Facts

Nuggets of information about the guy who writes most of the junk in this site.

Whitney Houston

Honestly I wasn’t that big of a fan. Hell, I wasn’t a fan at all. But she always reminds me of this personal anecdote:

The year was 1993 and The Bodyguard (terrible movie, by the way) was all the rage. If you think “Moves Like Jagger” gets overplayed, then you definitely weren’t born in 1993 yet. It was right around some national holiday and the school was preparing one of those events. It was during classes but for some reason I was wandering around, maybe a bathroom break. Then I saw it, far away in the middle of the school yard under the scorching Monterrey sun: A lone microphone.

I walked towards it. Surely the powers to be wouldn’t leave a functional microphone alone and unattended , hooked up to the school’s PA system. I flicked the power switch to the ON position and heard the all too familiar pop of the amplified silence rushing through speakers all over the school building. It was live, and the temptation was too great to resist. I had to do it.

So I started singing: “And I will always looooooove yoooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu” in a beautiful baritone voice. The whole school shook for what felt like a long time, but was probably only the 3 seconds it took Pilar, the school principal, to cover the 50 meters between her office and the microphone. This was the beginning and the end of my singing career. Some kids ventured out of their classroom to see who the hell sounded so bad.

I don’t really remember what happened afterwards, but this is the strongest Whitney Houston related memory I have. I wonder if anyone is school remembers me doing that.

Little Known Marcos Fact #5

The background song for Stage 1 of the 1982 classic videogame Pooyan (Tomy Tutor port) and the theme for the 1985 classic Commdore 64 game Zorro have been stuck in Marcos’ head for over two decades. If you pay close attention, you can sometimes hear him humming one of them.

Little Known Marcos Fact #4

In every soccer team in which he ever played, Marcos has worn number 22, after Uruguayan defender Richard “El Suavecito” Tavares (the only exception being “Resto del Mundo” in which he used number 4, the only one left).

Today, Marcos is recovering from a fractured clavicle and is pondering retirement. The soccer world will not notice.

Little Known Marcos Fact #2

Marcos never ever lost a single game of Lakers VS Celtics on the SEGA Genesis. He played literally hundreds of matches and won more than a few with last second three pointers. Always playing as the Lakers. It was a gift. Sadly, the gift did not translate to the real life outside of videogames.

Little Known Marcos Fact #1

While living in Kibbutz Yehiam, Marcos would drink roughly two thirds of a 1.5 liter water bottle right before going to sleep (you do the math). It was the only way he could ensure that he HAD to get up at 4:45 AM for work.