Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spaniards, Too, Can Look Ethnic This Halloween

Well, turns out it’s not only Americans who like to go a litle ethnic when it comes to celebrate Halloween. Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based Turbo Hobby is promoting a new line of “ethnic” costumes, which include the “Disfraz de mexicano” … Continue reading

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At Last! English-language TV I Can Actually Understand

The big news today was the official launch of Fusion, the ABC News/Univision joint cable network, whose tagline, Not Everybody Gets It, is more than fitting, considering I have Time Warner Cable and thus, I don’t GET it. But I … Continue reading

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Lou Reed Has Died… And Even in Bad Spanish, He Was Great

This is a tricky post. Nothing “Hispanic” about it except that this blogger was a true fan. I can only say I’m honored to have lived in the same century (and city) as he did. I once even shook his … Continue reading

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Mexican Brewery Celebrates ‘Day of the Dead’ with a Typo

I think it’s great that Cervecería Mexicana has decided to celebrate Day of the Dead (and not Halloween) with a special DOA IPA sold exclusively in the United States. But if they were going to give gringos a lesson about … Continue reading

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What Else were you Going to Call a Sushi Truck in Mexico?

Remember Mexico’s awesomely named courier service? Well, my people (i.e. the Mexicans) have done it again, this time with the Sushingon “FoooTruck” Photo: Iván Sanchez

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Mexican Viagra Wears Hat; es ‘Mucho Caliente’

You might not know this but Viagra, when sold in Mexico, wears a hat and is ‘mucho caliente.’ Photo taken by Tania Lara (@politex) in -where else?- Cabo San Lucas.

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CNN Can’t Tell Difference Between Curves and Love Handles

I am not the one to criticize misleading headlines. After all, I use them all the time, for they can make all the difference between actually clicking on one story or ignoring it forever. So, when I saw had … Continue reading

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Dear USA: You Can Have Texas Back [Not California -Yet]

As if our situation wasn’t already pathetic, Mexicans woke up thanking the U.S. for their unintended aid to our already-very-slim-chances to go to Brazil 2014. So, thank you, Tío Sam: Where should we be sending you our oil?

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Bilingual Headline Brilliantly Sums Up Mexico-Panama Weekend Match

Here’s how Panamanian sports newspaper Crítica summed up Raul Jimenez’ master goal against Panama for the 2-1 final score, which may -or may not- help us get to Brazil 2014. Vía: Hazme el Chingado Favor

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I Don’t Think this Is the Best Way to Promote Your Business’ Bilingual Capabilities

In #Harlem. Where else?

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Today in ‘Geographically-Challenged CNN News Anchors”

Photo: Yahoo News!

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Speaking of National Taco Day and Clueless Fox News Hosts

As I was saying…… today is National Taco Day, so it was a perfect opportunity for a clueless Fox News host to ask his Nicaraguan colleague -whom he actually thought was Colombian- to discuss tacos (because, after all, all Latinos … Continue reading

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Daft Punk Comes Out of Mexican Closet… At Last!

Please don’t pretend you don’t know Daft Punk’s Lucky is a song about Uruapan and Mexican Lucky stuff. This is clear from the French duo’s very Mexican lyrics. Like the legend of the Phoenix, All ends with beginnings. What keeps the … Continue reading

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