O Captain! My Captain!

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Get Over it. It’s the Parents Who don’t Exist

Oh, and one of the Three Kings might actually be Cuban…

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Mexico: Home of ‘Entrepreneurs’ — and ‘Quotation Marks’

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I guess this mean it’s not really the only one

Awwww, Mexico… The land of the coc nuts coold and the Special Chapo Coffee, is also ground zero for small businesses –and plenty of quotation marks.

A recent trip to the Mexican states of Hidalgo, Querétaro and Guanajuato just confirmed what this blogger always suspected: My people just looooove quotation marks.

Check out the following gallery (by yours truly) to see only a few examples of our love affair with the ubiquitous comillas.

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Then again… Some small business owners just take the simplest — and yet still adorable — way to peddle their wares, like this clothing store in Pinal de Amoles, Querétaro:

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Clothing

 

 

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No, America, the Taco Cleanse is not a Thing

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For reasons I cannot even begin to fathom, four Austin, Texas, residents decided to eat tacos for three meals a day, for 30 days.

The result? The Taco Cleanse, a new book by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris, “the self-proclaimed taco scientists, ” who claim “the tortilla-based diet proven to change your life.”

Well, Allison, Bogdanich et al, as the REAL taco expert here, I am sorry to tell you that eating tacos daily -while delightful and delicious- will not really change your life; your waistline, for sure, but not your life (DM me if you need photographic proof.)

So, más respeto please and – above all- No mamen, por favor.

Hat tip: @minsd

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Mexicans: Mastering the Art of Marketing Socks

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These socks are proudly made in México; cost only 15 pesos a pair (less than one dollar) and bear the most awesome brand ever.

Photo: Laura Martínez, Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 2015

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Mexicans: Mastering the Art of Marketing Socks

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These socks are proudly made in México; cost only 15 pesos a pair (less than one dollar) and bear the most awesome brand ever.

Photo: Laura Martínez, Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 2015

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Watch Evo Morales Fight Evil, Seek Reelection á la ‘Star Wars’

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Evo Morales is not your typical Latin American president, and that’s a good thing.

As part of his relentless campaign to be reelected, Morales has jumped on the Star Wars: Episode VIl – The Force Awakens bandwagon to ask Bolivians to choose the Force (i.e. him and his buddies) and not go to the Dark Side (i.e. not him and his buddies.)

WATCH this thing below, and May the Force Be With The Bolivian People

Hat tip: @bathtubmedia

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