Tired of Boring Rosé? How about a Luchador Cabernet?

I’m not sure about this

Still stuck at home with plenty of time to try novelty beverages? How about playing Lotería while you sip some local wine?

Using the tagline “This is not your abuela’s wine,” a California winery is peddling what seems to be a Lotería-themed set of wines, including a Luchador Cabernet Sauvignon and a La Diablita Red Blend. Most products use a catchy phrase, reminding us that –despite the pandemic– there are things that will never be cancelled, like playing with fire or… wearing a luchador mask.

I have no idea what they taste like and it seems to me it will not be easy to give them a try, as they’re apparently only available in Northern California. But I must say that when it comes to “Latin-themed wine,” I’m pretty skeptical… But who knows, perhaps any of you out there have tried it and care to comment?

Via: 55 Cartas on Facebook

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When English Translations and Mexico City Collide

Find me a better English translation for “Soy el más verga.” I’ll wait

Speaking of my homecountry –and awesome translations– I give you this CDMX pesero, whose owner has earned a spot on this blog for being exactly what he claims to be: The More Dick –presumably “El más verga.” Go ahead and find me a better translation. I’ll wait.

Image via Reddit

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Mexicans are Making Face Masks Featuring Luchadores

They cost between $150 and $200 Mexican pesos (less than 9 bucks) and are available for children and adults.

The idea came from Mexican wrestler el Hijo del Soberano, who has been producing these beauties like crazy as the cases of COVID-19 in the country continue to climb… unfortunately.

So now you know it. Wash your hands, do not touch your face, go grab a conchavirus and… go out as if you’re ready to hit the ring!

Via: Chilango

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Crayola Launches ‘Colors of the World Crayons,’ as if I Don’t Remember their First ‘Multicultural Crayons’

Remember Crayola’s multicultural crayons? Well I do, because I wrote about them, like, what seems like centuries ago: Specifically, on May 20, 2014. Except at that time they were called “Multicultural Crayons” and didn’t really catch on…

Guess what? A full six years later, these babies are back, now under the “Colors of th World” brand.

Crayola’s “new” Colors of the World set features “hues representing over 40 global skin tones that authentically reflects the full spectrum of human complexions,” the company announced Thursday, May 21, 2029. The idea? “To advance inclusion within creativity,” says CEO Rich Wuerthele.

So, basically, as one of my Twitter followers said: “Rebrand, cuz racism be evergreen.”

Via: AP News

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Pinball Machines: The Latest Victims of COVID-19 in Mexico

Reddit user IranRoman in Guanajuato, Mexico, captured this image showing two unsuspecting victims of COVID-19: Retro arcade games.

The sign literally says “Out of order because COVID-19,” which in Spanish sounds like they are not working because they “got” the virus, and not that they’re not available because of the virus.

Regardless, this is yet one more excuse for this blogger to exclaim… Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?

Photo Via Reddit

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Is Duolingo not Helping your English Practice?

When everything else fails…

Did you buy all the Inglés sin Barreras audiobooks or downloaded apps like Duolingo but nothing helps to improve your English skills?

Worry not! In this practical manual for the good use of the English language, the Lord himself comes to the rescue… and he even gives you some tips on how to pass the U.S. citizenship test. And it’s only $8.99!

Via: Amazon

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Mexicans Are Selling a ‘Mystic Candle’ to Fight Off Coronavirus

The above candle is being sold as a “mystic product” and it promises to protect us from the evils of coronavirus. In fact, according to the owner of this establishment in Tabasco, all you have to do is light it up and move it around your body while you say the special prayer printed on the glass.

I’m going to be honest here: I’m not sure it works, but it’s only $40 pesos (which is like less than $2 USD at today’s exchange) so why not give it a try? Now if I only can get to Tabasco….

Via: xevt.com

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