Herman Cain’s Diatribe Against Mustachioed Aliens is Brought to you by a Taco -and Genesis

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I’m seriously very busy this morning to say much about this right now, but feel free to comment, share, laugh, etc.

Additional h/t: to tweeps Frank Koughan & Julio Varela for sending this:

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‘Whites, Still Calling the Shots; then it’s all yours, Mexicans!’

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I totally missed this skit when it first aired on Saturday Night Live, but it’s funny as hell and deserves a spot on this venerable blog.

Watch, enjoy and –please– don’t take yourselves so seriously.

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Beware the Salmon Cannon; it Could Inspire a MexiCannon

A close up of the Salmon Cannon, which could serve as inspiration for the MexiCannon

A close up of the Salmon Cannon, which could serve as inspiration for the MexiCannon

Behold the Salmon Cannon, a contraption that shoots salmon upstream, as this has become increasingly difficult because we humans just cannot leave fish and nature alone.

In a nutshell, the Salmon Cannon uses pressure to suck up a fish, send it through a tube at up to 22 mph and then shoot it out the other side, reaching heights of up to 30 feet. The contraption was used recently to move hatchery fish up a tributary of the Columbia River in Washington.

All this is great, of course, but knowing how “creative and entrepreneurial” the U.S. border patrol can get, I just hope it will not inspire any whacky ideas to start sending my people back to the other side of the Río Bravo.

A MexiCannon, anyone?

Hat tip: Kent German, Taco & Fisheries correspondent.

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It’s Retro Thursday: Meet Salma Hayek in Her Very Beginnings

Salma Hayek de Pinault was not always rich, fabulous and sophisticated. She used to make TV commercials in her native Mexico, like this one (my personal favorite) for the sadly extinct Burger Boy chain. Enjoy!

Translation: “I am Little Red Riding Hood, and I’m off to see my granny. I will buy her a hamburger; I will bring her to Burger Boy.”

(Who the heck is the man in the cape, anyway?)

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Texas State University to Offer a Mariachi Postdoc… ¡Ajúa!

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Tired of having your parents scolding you for not going to college? Law and Medicine are not your thing?

Worry no more! Now you can earn a ‘mariachi postdoc,’ thanks to an upcoming summer program at the State University of Texas in San Marcos.

According to this AP story, starting this summer the Latin Music department at STU will offer a summer postdoc in mariachi, which requires a total of 15 credits and courses in vihuela and guitarrón, among other relevant instruments.

The school already offers a Mariachi Teaching Certificate and a few other specialized music courses, including salsa and ranchero.

Who said college in America was boring?

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‘People en Español’ Picks 25 Most Powerful Latinas. Shockingly, I’m NOT One of Them

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After years of not including this blogger in its list of the world’s most beautiful LatinosPeople en Español has now unveiled its 25 U.S. most powerful Latinas list, which –unshockingly– includes a bunch of cute Latinas, clad in red, none of which are me.

Sniff, sniff.

Oh, well, maybe next year.

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Coffee Mate Preps Telenovela, Because Why the Hell Not?

CremaNot content with bringing my people (the Hispanics) a line of Latin-inspired creamers, Nestle’s Coffee Mate tonight is premiering a telenovela: Crema con aroma de café, presumably because only a good, steamy drama will compel us to put chemically-processed stuff into our café sin leche.

Coffee Mate’s webnovela premieres tonight at 9PM EST/6 PM PST somewhere on Facebook.

This blogger might be busy doing other, equally important, things (i.e. looking for a date  on Walter Mercado’s new dating site.) But, heck, don’t let me stop you.

Here’s a preview. Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: I kind of love the name of this thing, though. There, I said it.

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