Monthly Archives: November 2008

Police Halts Fiesta Involving World’s Largest Piñata

Marketers never stop crafting innovative ways to attract the attention of the media (and of idle bloggers like yours truly). This time it was the turn of Carnival Cruise Lines, which this weekend broke a Guiness record by building the … Continue reading

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And Speaking of South America’s Print Enthusiasm…

Here’s how La Nación (Chile) decided to portray Obama’s win: a badly photoshoped image of a basketball player tossing the Earth (?) around. Oh dear! (and what is it with King Kong towering over the paper’s name?) (Thanks, José, for … Continue reading

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Making Bold, Luminous Headlines in Brazil

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Obama Wins a State We’ve Never heard of…

¡Sí se puede! ¡Sí se puede! Even in non-existing places like Vertmont, “that one” is winning! yupi! (updated on Nov. 4 at 8:33 pm ET)

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Listen Up, Gente: Today [not Nov. 9] is the Day

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Westchester Invites Hispanics to Vote…on Nov. 9

Ok, you guys. This is getting ridiculous! A Spanish-language letter that was sent today to thousands of suburban voters in Westchester County had the wrong date for Election Day, urging them to cast their votes on November 9. According to AP: … Continue reading

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This ‘Lotería’ Character has come a Long Way

Artist and museum education consultant Eduardo Pineda has come up with an innovative, politically-correct (and politically-desirable) interpretation of the now-infamous El Negrito, a fixture in the ages-old game of La Lotería. It is still to be seen if  “that one” … Continue reading

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