Monthly Archives: October 2009

Survey Finds Mexicans Curse 20 Times Each Day…… I Say No Fucking Way!

¡¡¿Ah qué chingaderas son estas???!! According to polling firm Consulta Mitofsky, Mexican adults curse an average of 20 times a day, serving up about 1.3 billion swear words daily. The survey, reported this week by AP, also found that upper … Continue reading

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‘Forbes’ Unveils Univision’s Secret to Future Success: Content from “Columbia”

I love it when the so-called mainstream media decides to care about Hispanic stuff -and nope, I’m not talking about the marketing extravaganza a.k.a. CNN’s Latino in America. Here’s a Q&A by Forbes’ Lacey Rose with Univision Communications’ chief, Joe … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate Gets Jiggy ‘A la Mexicana’

The future of  the Latino National Museum -and of Afghanistan- might be in peril, but Thalia sure knows how to make our Nobel-prize winning president move his butt. [Maybe the Nobel committe would like to consider Mrs. Mottola for next year’s laureate?]

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As of Today, Everybody Please Call me ‘Martin’

I couldn’t make this up even if I wanted to. Larry Whitten, a hotel owner in Taos, New Mexico fired a bunch of Hispanic employees because they refused to shorten or change their names. Why? apparently because Mr. Whitten is … Continue reading

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Estefan, Longoria Ecstatic About National Latino Museum… We Just Need to Raise, Like $300 Million

Are you clueless about Latino culture? Worry no more! The Nobel-prize-winning Obama administration this week got a little closer to the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington. Spearheaded by Spanish tortilla empresaria Eva Longoria (aka La prieta fea) … Continue reading

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Is Your Kosher Elevator in Danger? Hire a Mexican!

You might not know this (why would you?) but a controversy has been brewing among Orthodox Jews in New York City regarding the so-called Shabbos elevators: elevators fixed to stop on every floor from Friday evening until Saturday evening so … Continue reading

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Boating Magazine Launches What I Believe is a Spanish-language Web Site

I just love it when marketers get all excited about doing something to cater to the “ever-burgeoning” Hispanic population; even if its a magazine about people who love their boats. Meet MarineroLoco, the presumably Spanish-language version of Mad Mariner, an … Continue reading

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