Dear Americans: Please Take Note, and Hold Down the Fort While I Go on Vacation, Will Ya?

The Real Mexican Food Manifesto

Dear Readers:

I know Twitter, Facebook, Instagram et al have been stealing time and energy from this blogger and I have not been able to keep my promise of posting something here everyday as I used to in the dial-up AOL.com, pre-Zuckerberg era.

And now, as if all that weren’t tragic enough, I’ve decided to embark on a late, long vacation in an undisclosed location (check out my Instagram account if you’re REALLY dying to know where I’ll be,) so I won’t be able to update this thing as often as I would like.

That said, I am reaching out to you TODAY to ask for your help in spreading the above manifesto, which will help restore the sacredness of the food from my homeland, and hopefully contravene the terrible transgressions it has endured throughout these years.

I trust you will read –and memorize– the above manifesto and help this blogger put a stop to the nonsense of spreading shredded cheddar on top of stuff and/or mistaking a burrito for a quesadilla or –worse– a corn tortilla for a flour one.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers and think of me every time you find an authentic enchilada. 🙏🏻

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Google Honors Selena, Because… It’s Freaking Selena!

Say what you will about Latinos in America, but if someone deserves to be honored on the homepage of the world’s most visited Website is Selena Quintanilla, the singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, who came to be known as The Queen of Tejano Music and was murdered by a [Latina] nutcase.

Here she is at the height of her brief – yet wondrous – career:

Via: CNET en Español

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Quick! Go Get your Zapata Hat and Look like a Real Mexican this Halloween 

It is that time of the year, when everybody wants to go out and look weird or ethnic, which is pretty much the same thing judging from some U.S. retailers’ websites.

Meet the “Zapata Hat,” a colorful sombrero by CostumeCraze that will make any botoxed blond with fake boobs and a pink barbie cape look like Adelita herself.

¡Ajúa!

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Justin Trudeau Goes to Mexico; Hilarity Ensues

A bromance months in the making…

It was brief –and hilarious.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week visited Mexico, partly to address the bilateral agenda, discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA,) and –very likely– to discuss El Loco.

But at some point, during a speech to the Mexican senate, a photographer captured the above image, which of course was crafted into beautiful meme art form.

As I said yesterday: Mexican Twitter never disappoints, so here are only a few of the many images that made the rounds on Twitter Friday afternoon after the great @Vampipe invited his followers to chip in their own ideas.

Mexicans: How can anyone NOT like us?

Amor del bonito

@SoyElPoblano

Pecado original

@Hoyanosoyo

50 Shades of Grey

@Untalfilip

Brokeback Mountain

@hectortorresa

En Guanajuato, of course

@SpiderManChoco

Oh.. and this Headline

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eBay Says Avocados Are Among this Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes… Thanks, America!

The folks over at eBay have done some number crunching as part of their annual Halloween Trends Report, and have concluded that the Avocado costume is going to be all the rage this October 31st.

Why? Because white people’s obsession with the fruit knows no limits, even if said obsession is sending them to the hospital and giving rise to some of the most ridiculous “culinary” creations out there.

Thanks, America!

[SIGH]

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#ChapoKate Is Coming to a Netflix Screen Near You!

‘Cuando conocí al Chapo’ premieres Oct. 20 on Netflix.’

Not content with giving us plenty of drug-dealing action, first with a series about “Columbia’s” infamous narco Pablo Escobar, and then with the rebroadcast of Univision’s El Chapo, Netflix is at it again, this time with a “Docu-Series” starred and produced by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.

Cuando conocí al Chapo has been produced by 25/7 Productions and Kate del Castillo Productions, and it will make its worldwide debut Oct. 20, 2017 on Netflix.

A first trailer was released today and features previously unseen footage about Del Castillo’s meeting with the notorious drug lord. The clip opens with Kate reading the first letter El Chapo sent her, while later she discusses the journey to meet him. “We didn’t know anything,” del Castillo says. “We didn’t know what was going to happen or where we were going. I got out of the car. I knew it was him. El Chapo sat right next to me. I was very scared.”

I don’t know you, but I prefer these two in piñata form.

Via: CNET en Español

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John Oliver on Columbus Day: How Is this Still a Thing?

Those of you who really know me, know that I’ve been saying this, like, forever. But it takes a brilliant, non-American, non-journalist with tons of followers out there to say this just like it is.

HOW IS COLUMBUS DAY STILL A THING?

Please WATCH the following 2:41 minutes (below) and join me in kicking off the celebration of Frank Sinatra Day, instead*.

*At least until we find out he hasn’t killed any Native Americans….

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