Dominique Ansel and Alex Stupak Think this Thing Is a Taco

Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Dear Dominique Ansel and Alex Stupak,

I seriously think you guys are lovely and all, but can you please — PLEEEEASE — not call your “swirl of roasted corn caramel, lime zest, sea salt, and smokey salsa verde on the side” concoction an ice-cream taco?

See? I’m getting old and can die from a heart attack real soon.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation

tacoHat tip: Ridiculous NYC food correspondent Lisa Paravano

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This Austin Sex Shop Wants you to Burn Like a Latin Lover

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Are you about to get intimate with that hot gal/dude you bumped into while Pokémon Go-hunting? If so, why burn any incense when you can burn a Latin Lover-themed one?

Behold the “Latin Lover premium hand-dipped shorties,” now on sale at Cindy’s Sex Shop* in Austin, Texas.

*Don’t ask

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The Mexican Government Wants You to Know El Chapo Has not Escaped Again –Yet

This is an actual photo posted Friday night by Mexico Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong. LOL

This is the actual photo posted Friday night by Osorio Chong. LOL

My country is the bestest

On Friday night, after rumors that El Chapo Guzmán had escaped from a Mexican prison for the third time began appearing on social media, Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Osorio Chong, posted the above photo, with one simple message: “For the rumors, an image…”

Osorio Chong’s tweet was not only liked and retweeted by thousands of tuiteros, but it proved — once again — that Mexico is home of the surreal and the truly hilarious.

Wanna see the memes about this photo? Check back soon. This blogger is too busy planning her summer vacation working

 

 

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Mexicans Mock Avocado Shortage with Hilarious Memes

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OK, you know the drill. No matter how tragic a situation will get, Mexicans will always see the funny side of the whole thing.

And the avocado shortage of late is no exception.

In case you have no idea what’s going on, prices of avocado have risen by more than 90 percent since the end of 2015, mostly because Mexico’s biggest ever harvest is coming to an end and a new one is not yet ready. On top of that, the shortage has coincided with a sharp fall in U.S. production caused by heatwave in California, hitting the the Fourth of July weekend, the second largest avocado consumption event of the year in the U.S. after the Super Bowl.

You might think an avocado shortage in a place like Mexico would be no laughing matter, but then again, you do not know Mexicans.

Here are some of my faves, explained for the monolingual crowd.

GET ONE KILO OF AVOCADO: SIX MONTHS WITHOUT INTEREST

aguacate

2. WHEN YOU WANT AVOCADO IN YOUR TORTA, BUT YOU ARE POOR

TORTA

3. SHOULD I BUY A KILO OF AVOCADO OR AN IPHONE 6?

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JUST THROW SOME EXTRA AVOCADO TO THE AVOCADOS

PUT

 

CARLOS SLIM LOSES HALF HIS FORTUNE AFTER ORDERING ENCHILADAS WITH EXTRA AVOCADO

SLIM

El Deforma

MARRY ME; I’M LOADED

ring

 

 

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The Tortilla Towel Is here, Because America 

Watch as a very creative person peddle a “tortilla towel” while explaining Americans the difference between tacos, burritos, quesadillas and such.

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Mexican Reporter Goes to Flood Area, Asks Locals to be Carried to Avoid Water. Hilarity Ensues

sopitasA reporter in Mexico went to cover massive floods happening in Puebla, and was caught by another reporter being carried by the locals, obviously in an effort to, well, not get wet.

The original tweet (below) from reporter José Daniel Hernández simply read: “How embarrassing! @LydiaCumming, a reporter with @TVAztecaPuebla asks for help in order not to get wet.”

What followed, naturally, was a flood of tweets that have this blogger dying of laughter. Below some of my favorites. (Apologies in advance if I do not credit each one of these properly, but Twitter can be a free-for-all stealing thing.)

#SharkAttack

LadyReporteraShare

AT THE THREE AMIGOS SUMMIT

@LosSimpsonMX

@LosSimpsonMX

JUST LIKE RONALDO

@Gooz25

@Gooz25

L RING

@BorrachosVIP

@BorrachosVIP

VAMPIPE, OF COURSE

 

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Going to Vegas? Look out for a Trio of Latina Swindlers

'We don't know what to do here; it's our first time.' NOT

‘We don’t know what to do here; it’s our first time.’ NOT

It took me a while to realize this was not an ad touting the latest Latina-escort service, but a regular daytime TV commercial to entice you to Visit Las Vegas.

Watch as a trio of apparently-innocent señoritas set out to trick a bunch of gringos into believing that they just arrived and it’s their first time in Vegas.

Psssst: It’s NOT!

Hat tip: Marco Lopez

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