Some Dude Claims to be an Expert in ‘Double-Decker Tacos’

Tyler Kord (right) is an expert double-decker-tacos (whatever those are)

Tyler Kord (right) is an expert double-decker-tacos (whatever those are)

You might not know who Tyler Kord is, but according to The Cooking Channel, Tyler Kord is the go-to dude for making double-decker-tacos, an abnormal concoction, which I’m sure is very popular in Tyler Kord’s kitchen and among Tyler Kord’s friends and readers of Tyler Kord’s cooking books.

¡Dios mío!

¡Dios mío!

But what on heavens is a double-decker-taco? … Well, I am glad you asked, because that is the very question being asked by the host of  The Cooking Channel: Basically, a double-decker taco is a tortilla wrapped in a hard-shell “taco” using black bean hummus as glue.

And why would anyone do that?

Because, as everybody knows, the world is coming to an end, we’re all close to extinction and nothing makes sense anymore.

Watch the following video below (WARNING: IT’S 5 MINUTES LONG) cringe, but –more importantly– do not try this at home.

Sombrero tip: @Bathtubmedia

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Sir Richard Branson Will not be Making you Tacos [Thank God]

No, Sir Richard Branson will not be making you tacos

No, Sir Richard Branson will not be making you tacos

So much for the VTG (Virgin Taco Gate).

Virgin, Virgin Mobile and Sir Richard Branson himself vehemently — and hilariously– have denied any involvement with the upcoming taco chain known as Virgin Tacos.

Virgin Mobile Mexico’s press release was actually funny and included some reference to the Virgin Taco Gate:

Unfortunately, we really suck at cooking Mexican food; however, we are very good at treating our customers as rockstars. [...]

The “Taco confusion” has led to a series of hilarious tweets by both, Virgin Mobile Mexico and Sir Richard Branson himself, who incidentally was in Mexico this week.

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


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!


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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