Monthly Archives: May 2010

Univision Offers Apology for Stereotyping Africans. Now I’m Just Waiting for Televisa’s

You might have been resting in your laurels this Memorial weekend, but it was pretty busy at Univision headquarters, where top executives had to issue a public apology for a skit stereotyping Africans as -what else?- half-naked, dark-skinned people with … Continue reading

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This is What I Call “Product Dis-Placement”: Mr. Chevy Chase Does Not Seem to Like My Book

Ok, Ok, I might not be a fan of NBC’s Community (in fact, I never watched it before today.) But in a recent episode the character portrayed by Mr. Chevy Chase was featured falling asleep, bored out of his mind … Continue reading

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Zubi Gets Cold Feet About the ‘Gringo Mask’

Remember the Gringo Mask?, Zubi Advertising’s provocative –yet hilarious- idea to protest against Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law? Well, turns out it is no longer out there. Apparently, yielding to criticisms by some gringos who didn’t like Zubi using the word … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Root for Mexico in South Africa

Ok, people, if you needed one more reason to root for El Tri at this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, consider this: Diego Maradona has promised to run naked through the center of Buenos Aires if Argentina … Continue reading

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MTV Knows We Won’t be Watching MTV this Summer

MTV doesn’t only know how to make funny commercials. They also know that Mexicans will be so absorbed by this year’s World Cup that they will even forget to feed their foul-mouthed pets. This campaign was created by La Comunidad, … Continue reading

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Talented Chilangas Take Over Mexico City’s Subway With Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’

I am not much of a Lady Gaga fan, but I have to admit this is the best rendition, ever, of her now famous Bad Romance. Watch as these two young girls take over ‘el metro’ in crowded, fast-paced Mexico … Continue reading

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It Was Bound to Happen: Dora Gets Yellow Star

And you thought the whole thing about Dora the Explorer’s mug shot was funny? The poor thing is already being forced to bear a yellow star. At least that’s how I found her yesterday afternoon. Who will be next? Run, … Continue reading

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