Siri Sure Knows How to Please a Mexican [i.e. Me]

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It took me a while, but after months of training in both, English and Spanish, Apple’s virtual assistant has finally understood that commands coming from Mexican people can be slightly more complex than then regular “check my mail” or “call my boss.”

So, thank you, Siri. But now, can you please elaborate and get to the rest of this thing? Here’s something that can help.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Keeps Himself Busy Endorsing Weird Stuff

I just bumped into two commercials I wish I never had to see:

The one for Pao Facial Fitness

And the one for ReFA Active

On second thought, I think anything is better than this:

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo poses in front of a 19m high billboard during the global launch of the CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear line at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. Photo: CR7

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo poses in front of a 19m high billboard during the global launch of the CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear line at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. Photo: CR7

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Taco Bell’s $10 Taco Does Not Come in a Tortilla -Of course

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Taco Bell this week opened its first store of U.S. Taco Co., a spin-off that “seeks to satisfy Americans’ growing hunger for higher-quality food” than, say, everything else available out here.

And of course because this is America, people, U.S. Taco Co’s menu includes ‘The 1 Percenter,’ a $10 taco that contains lobster, garlic butter, roasted poblano crema and cilantro… because, as everybody knows, that’s what really rich people eat.

Oh, and in case you were wondering: This beauty does NOT come wrapped in a tortilla, no, señor! it comes on top of flatbread. You know? for the rich.

Excuse-me?!

via: Huffington Post

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Adiós, Señora Doubtfire… Snif, Snif

 

SeñoraDoubtfire2Yeah, we liked her also en español.

RIP Robin Williams 08/11/2014

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This NYC Property Wants Hispanics not to be Lazy -Good Luck

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Oh, the nerve!

On top of not being able to spell properly in English -or Spanish- the owners of this Brooklyn building want my people not to do what we do best: haraganear (i.e. be lazy.)

Or maybe they meant to say hanguear?

Hat tip: Bathtubmedia.

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The Mexican ‘Jersey Shore’ Looks Stupider than the Regular ‘Jersey Shore’

'Acapulco Shore' is scheduled to debut in September 2014.

‘Acapulco Shore’ is scheduled to debut in September 2014.

I thought it was going to be a while until I had to post something about silly Mexican spin-offs, but it looks like TV producers and creatives never stop, well, creating.

On the heels of Gossip Girl Acapulco, comes Acapulco Shore, a Mexican version of -yes, you guessed it- Jersey Shore.

Per an MTV Latin America press release:

“Produced exclusively in Mexico, the series will be filmed in and around the city of Acapulco, capturing the staple moments of the franchise including over-the-top arguments, undefined love triangles and outrageous antics in the sun-kissed city.”

Alas, it looks like the reality series -which I’m sure will star a bunch of blond, blue-eyed Mexicans with sculptural bodies- will feature no vigilante autodefensas, corrupt politicians, guerrilla fighters, or dangerous drug lords that seem to have taken over the state of Guerrero, home of the aforementioned sun-kissed city.

I guess producers are kind enough to spare us the bad news, so that we have time to focus on “undefined love triangles and outrageous antics.” Hell, yeah!

Acapulco Shore is scheduled to debut in September 2014.

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Oscar Mayer Courts Latinos With -What Else?- an Abuela

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From Oscar Mayer, the company that brought us the disgusting sausage flasher, now comes Lola: The Abuela Who Tells it Like it is, a Facebook fan page featuring a bilingual, annoying abuela that has managed to amass almost 18,000 likes.

When she is not peddling recipes based on Oscar Mayer products, Lola spends her time sharing advice on family gatherings, laundry, married life and other mundane things while speaking her mind and saying things as they are “wether we like them or not.” She even takes the time to give us Spanish lessons -in English- and at least as far as I could see, she has better grammar than the Procter & Gamble abuela.

I don’t know you, but I can only imagine the meeting behind Lola’s creation:

Creative # 1: Let’s create an abuela to share recipes and stuff online, ’cause Latinos are online and love their abuelas and food and stuff…  

Creative # 2: Yeah, but you know, Latinos are going to go up in arms because of the tired, abuela cliché, etc. You know how they are (I’m looking at you, @miblogestublog)

Creative # 1: Oh, I get it! Let’s make her fun and irreverent. That’ll do it.

Done. Budget approved.

Honestly, between these two, I kind of prefer the flasher (At least he did not try to be funny, nor show his face, only his cold cuts.)

Hat tip: Julio Varela

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