Monthly Archives: September 2010

FUNIBER Wants You to Master in Bad Spanish

I just love it when teaching institutions spend their money luring U.S. Hispanics to whatever it is that they do. But my favorite ones have to be those who offer a Master in Spanish as a Second Language by pitching … Continue reading

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Two ‘Muchachos’ Walk Into a Laundromat

This might not be a very realistic situation but this ad made me smile. What do you think would happen when two Latin men do laundry together? Just watch

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People Wearing Baseball Caps, Same Color T-Shirts Pose a Danger to America

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was quick to point out he has nothing to do with the billboard above (found standing on private property just north of Tucson, Arizona.) And this is bad, really, because who on Earth is going … Continue reading

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Finish Your Week-long Bicentennial Bash With Some Good Ol’ Mexican-Themed Videogame

Cueca Hero is not doing it for you? How about some Mexican-packed action? In this stereotype-ladden video game -brilliantly named Chili con Carnage, Mexican mariachi music plays in the background while a ‘malo muchacho’ (sic) beats the crap out of … Continue reading

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Chile Celebrates Bicentennial With ‘Cueca Hero’

Move over, Guitar Hero. Today (Sept. 18) is Chile’s Independence Bicentennial so thanks to Grey Chile, you can go to Facebook and play your own game of Cueca Hero, a Guitar Hero-inspired game with a very Chilean twist.

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Mexico Is so Independent, Even Its Coke Bottles Feature Native-Looking Women and Colorful Stuff

Oh dear. I wish I could say this is just a bad Internet joke but, well, it isn’t. Starting this weekend, you will start to see a lot of marketing crap stuff around Mexico’s Independence Bicentennial, including the Coca-Cola Special … Continue reading

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Marketing Health Care En Español: Right Mix of Tripe Stew, Vegetables and Exclamation Points

Forget everything you know about Hispanic marketing. New York-based Calvary Hospital knows that offering a first rate -and world renowned- health care is not enough: One must never forget to offer patients a hearty concoction made up of soaked tripe … Continue reading

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Shakira Launches Own Fragrance… Sadly Not Called “Waka-La”

Shakira (aka Legally Blond Part III) has finally launched her own fragrance, which according to her very tacky self is a “fresh, elegant and suave aroma, whose main ingredients are jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood.” The concoction goes by the name … Continue reading

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Having Solved its Most Urgent Problems, Mexico Sets Out to Prepare World’s Largest Taco

Move over Joe & Iman. The Australian pair might have prepared the world’s largest burger, but that beauty pales in comparison with what Mexico City has put together: Meet (or shall I say ‘meat’?) the 40-meter beef taco. So big … Continue reading

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Troy Polamalu Insures Hair for $1 Million. This Blogger Will Promptly Follow Suit

I knew I was never going to be able to pull a JLo and insure my derriere for, like one billion dollars. But Pittsburgh Steeler’s Troy Polamalu has just given me a super idea! I’m going to insure my hair! … Continue reading

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Daryl Cagle Annoys the Hell Out of Mexicans… Even Paulina Rubio Knows Our Flag is Sacred

If Mexicans needed another reason to vent their ire against a gringo (any gringo) they found a good one this week. Provocative political cartoonist Daryl Cagle really managed to piss off hundreds of Mexicans with what many are calling a … Continue reading

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