Category Archives: Why I Love Mexico

Americans Want to Trick you into Drinking ‘Nopal Water’

The US$5.99 ‘Cactus water’ promises to be 100 percent natural and gluten free. But let me clue you in on a little secret: We don’t really drink “Nopal water,” and even if we did, we wouldn’t pack it inside Tetra Pak and then claim … Continue reading

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Google’s Latino-Specific Web Domain has Mexicans Talking

Google this month launched a new Web domain – .soy – that is “intended to create a place online for the Hispanic community,” because apparently, we have nothing to do with the whole .com community (or, as I like to call it, the regular Internet.) … Continue reading

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What Else Were you Going to call a Mexican Restaurant?

Call me crazy, but I think calling your Mexican restaurant Illegal Pete’s might not be a super terrific idea. Still, founder Pete Turner seems unaffected by the “fury” of about 50 people demanding a name change. I’m sure it must be difficult to embark … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Have a Beer Brand Sponsor our Air Traffic Control Tower’

…Said some Mexican politician.

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