JLo’s 25th Fragrance [Yes, 25th!] Was Inspired by Warren Buffet –for Some Reason

Not content with making us jealous of her $3,000 coat and being booked to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl’s halftime, Jennifer Lopez (aka Jenny from the Block) is launching her 25th fragrance (yes 25th!) which –according to Lopez and most proably her army of publicists– “represents all the promises we make to ourselves everyday.”

But unlike the 24th previous JLo fragrances, Promise has been inspired by none other than billionaire Warren Buffett:

“About a year or two ago, I was having dinner with Warren Buffet. He told me something that really resonated with me, that a brand is a promise,” she said. “I just feel like everything I put out in the world has to be a promise. We have to have promises to ourselves…I thought it was the perfect time in my life to name a fragrance Promise, because every time we create something new it’s a promise that it’s something that will make your life better, make you feel sexy and beautiful.”

I promise I’ll try your Promise, Jenny, just please promise me I’ll end up looking like this 👇🏽 👇🏽 👇🏽 👇🏽

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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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The Philadelphia Inquirer launches Spanish-language site called –what else?– El Inquirer

What’s Spanish for Inquirer? Pues El Inquirer

And here it is

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Owners of this Music Shop in Mexico Could Use a Crash Course in History

As a guitar enthusiast (and not very good player) I’m always looking around for music and guitar-related stuff online, but I honestly wasn’t ready for this.

Mexican music shop Holocausto Music is being around for over 20 years and –apparently– nobody has ever blinked at their… unusual moniker. Featuring two 1,500-square meters stores in Mexico, the Fender Custom shop has also been the recipient of multiple awards, including one by Fender Guitars itself.

I want to believe they’re not ill intentioned. I guess they just didn’t think this through –or never took History in school.

¡Ay, caramba!

Photo via: Reddit

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The Avocado Duvet Cover Is a Hipster’s Dream Come True –and I’m Dead Now

Urban Outfitters wants you to cozy up in this summer-perfect, aguacate duvet –for some reason.

If you thought the avocado craze in America had peaked at the avocado Halloween costume and the avo-romantic engagement stunt, think again.

The folks over at Urban Outfitters are proudly peddling the Avocado Duvet Cover set, a “summer-perfect duvet in crisp, cool Percale cotton featuring our UO-exclusive allover avocado print.”

It is available in several sizes and at a discounted price of $59.99, it will hopefully not leave you broke, so you can go buy a $20 avocado toast –or something ridiculous like that.

Now if you’ll excuse me…

Sombrero tip: @saltasolt

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Americans Celebrate National Taco Day; I Suffer Immensely

Yeah, you tell them, Red!

Yeah, you tell them, Red!

There is nothing more depressing for this blogger than National Taco Day. So I’m just going to leave this here and brace myself for 2020.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING SLIDESHOW TO FEEL MY PAIN

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Who Needs Zucaritas when you Can Have ‘Zuscarnitas?’

Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?

Leave it to Mexican taqueros in New York City to reimagine Frosted Flakes (Zucaritas, in Latin America) and turn them into something truly delicious: Tacos de Carnitas.

Chomp, chomp!

Hat tip: Queens Taco Correspondent Juan Diego Ramírez

Photo: Eat the World NYC

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