CBS Changes Name of Upcoming Latino Show ‘Cause Typing an Upside Exclamation Point is a Bitch

If Fox News Latino my sources are right, CBS’ upcoming “Latino-themed sitcom” starring Rob Schneider will be changing its name to Rob! from the previous ¡Rob! because people at CBS just found it too hard to type an upside exclamation point every time they wanted to promote the damn thing.

Scheduled to premiere Jan 12, Rob! centers around a gringo character named Rob (duh) who marries a Mexican, and gets “immersed” in the whole Mexican family experience (all this from a gringo point of view, of course.)

Rob! features some Latino luminaries, including Eugenio Derbez and Cheech Marin, which I can anticipate will be doing the funny accent thing and plenty bean-related jokes for our viewing pleasure.

I cannot wait for this thing show to start, as it promises to be great fodder for Mi blog es tu blog. You don’t believe me? ¡Just watch!

Now You Can Enjoy Latin America Without the Dangers and Annoyances of Latin America

Attention, non-Hispanic Americans: Are you afraid of being killed in Mexico? Mugged in Central America? Sickened by some deadly bug in Peru or killed by the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean?

Worry no more!

Thank your undocumented and documented Hispanic immigrants for the latest trend in U.S. tourism: Latin American cultural immersion trips in the confort of your own city!

Sí, señores! Latinos are a smart bunch, so we are using the very same neighborhoods we took away from gringos to lure them back, and invite them to get a taste of our fun, dance, food and drink-filled culture! (And no, you don’t need to get a passport, nor take a malaria pill or take a kidnap ransom insurance.)

You are welcome…

So, welcome to El Barrio!

Unshocking Revelation: Rich Latin Americans Have Maids [Black, Indian, Same Difference]

It is so interesting when news of racism outside the U.S. reach the U.S., simply because it is a historically-charged, sensitive issue.

The picture above -first published in HOLA! magazine, has reportedly caused some “outrage” in several media outlets, mainly because of the presence of two maids in the background.

The outrage, as I understand it, has to do with the fact that the two maids in question happen to be black, which is, of course, unusual to many Latin Americans who are mostly used to hire indians as help.

My point: Should that picture featured a couple of indian maids (inditas as rich people would lovingly call them) wouldn’t make so many of us blink, would it?

Classism is kind of OK… but racism? God forbid!

Will You Help Me -and Burro Hall- Raise Some Money to Buy

Dear friends, followers and supporters:

This blogger is hereby joining forces with Burro Hall to make a bid for the “valuable assets” of the soon-to-be-doomed Americans for [sic] Legal Immigration organization, which, as we sadly learned today, is heading towards bankruptcy.

Per an urgent bulletin (LOL) first posted on Burro Hall:

We are sorry to report that for the first time in our organization’s history, we have failed to reach our minimum operational expenses for our final funds drive of 2011. All things being equal, this would put us on a final shutdown date of January 1, 2011

Among other things, and in an effort to raise about $10,000 by February 2012, ALIPAC is putting several web domains on sale, including, the organization’s reaction to my now infamous “unAmerican” advertisement, and pitched as a “rapidly growing separatist movement in America.”

So Whaddaya say?… Will you all chip in and help us buy at least that one? We promise you months of hilarious pro-illegal immigration postings!