Someone has Made an Avocado Rendering of the Botched Ecce Homo Restoration

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In addition to reproducing Cecilia Jimenez ruined artistic recreation of a 19 century fresco of Jesus, this prolific avocado artist has also some interesting renderings of Monalisa, The Joker and Gokú, among others.

From now on, I’ll be referring to this thing as AguacARTE.

Via: Creadoorm

 

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The National Pork Board Wants Hispanics to be Inspired by Pork

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The national organization known as the National Pork Board this week launched a Spanish-language version of its popular Pork Be Inspired website, inexplicably called Pork te inspira.

And I say “inexplicably,” because as any bilingual person will tell you, cerdo or puerco would be the correct Spanish translation of the word “pork.” See? Pork is NOT Spanish for Pork, thus the weirdness of the whole Pork-te-inspira-business.

I have no idea why they decided to go that route, but I’ve already sent them a VIT (a Very Important Tweet) asking for a comment or -in the worst case scenario- a clarification.

I suppose El puerco te inspira or El cerdo te inspira would be slogans better suited for the National Porn Board, but we’ll never know for sure until they get back to me (which very likely will be never.)

I will keep you guys posted, though.

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The EMMYs put Sofía Vergara on a Pedestal; Rotate her 360 Degrees to Show Commitment to Diversity

Sofia Vergara at the 2014 EMMYs

My favorite part was how the mention of what goes on ‘behind’ the cameras coincided with this image.

Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, took the stage last night at the 2014 EMMY Award ceremony to talk about diversity in the television industry.

And what better way of showing your commitment to diversity than putting Colombian actress Sofia Vergara on a pedestal, and rotating her to showcase her ‘talents’ in a 360-degree fashion?

Watch. Cringe. Repeat.

Ay, Caramba! 

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Sofía Vergara has that ‘Latin Thing’ i.e. Curves and a Big Behind

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Don’t you just love it when famous people fall in love? Take actor Joe Manganiello, who has been caught cozying up to Colombian bombshell Sofía Vergara.

But how does he feel about her?

“She has that Latin thing. She has a backside; curves, a pretty face, pretty hair,” Manganiello tells People magazine.

And that is great, you know, because last time I checked, non-Latinas didn’t have curves, backsides, pretty faces or pretty hair.

Oh, Joe, you lucky dog!

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Having Run out of Ideas, Univision Steals Ice Bucket Challenge Idea to Support its Own Cause: TeletonUSA

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Screenshot by Laura Martínez

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed that everybody and their abuela have -for some reason- taken an unusual interest in fighting ALS by challenging one another to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads.

Ok, so fine. Everybody wants their 30 seconds of fame while pretending to care about a noble cause. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, but the Ice Bucket craziness has gotten so out of control, that Univision has jumped on it; not to donate to ALS, but to its own cause: the Televisa/Univision sanctioned TeletonUSA, an annual 24-plus-hour TV and radio broadcast to raise money for children’s rehabilitation centers.

Per an Aug. 21, 2014 tweet by Univision Sports anchor Félix Fernández, a donation of US$200 was deposited to the account of the Alcancía Digital (aka as the official account of TeletonUSA) upon taking the now famed Ice Bucket Challenge live, on camera and narrated by none other than Univision’s own Perro Bermúdez. [Watch the video here]

Here’s the original tweet by Univision Sports commentator Felix Fernández touting the deposit upon taking the Challenge, making it very clear that the funds were not deposited to ALS but to TeletonUSA.

I guess at this point everyone is entitled to dump cold water on their head and support whatever the hell they feel like supporting. I, for one, will take a freezing shower right now, just to clear my head from so much Internet silliness.

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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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