Monthly Archives: April 2014

Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Taco Bell Eatery Will Serve Mexican Car Bombs

Speaking of Mexican things that make no sense, this blog’s Gringo West Coast Correspondent just informed me that Taco Bell is testing a restaurant concept that -among other things- will be serving Mexican Car Bombs. See? I had to learn … Continue reading

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The Beatles Pay Homage to El Chicharito [Sort of]

Originally posted on Mi blog es tu blog:
I always thought El Chicharito would be big in England, but I never imagined he would be THIS big…

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There is a Network of ‘Expert Latinos’ Connecting People with Latino Experts -or Something

Go figure. I just found out there is an online collective of “Expert Latinos” called -ahem- Expert Latinos, which is already providing “expert Latino advice” to publications including El Diario la Prensa, Cosmopolitan Latina and La opinión. Per a press release: … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer Uses Image of a Flasher to Peddle Cold Cuts to Hispanics

Call me crazy, but when it comes to marketing sausages, chicken breast, bologna and other cold cuts, using the image of a flasher is not exactly a terrific idea. I found the above Oscar Mayer ad in the latest issue of People en … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Colombian, not Columbian, Literary Genius

[Y se fue en Jueves Santo. Igual que mi mamá, a quien por cierto le encantaba esto]  

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New York City is Becoming Increasingly Challenging for English Speakers

I picked up a Citibike today and was glad to find all the relevant information in Spanish. Seriously, I think this was awesome, but I kind of felt bad for the non-Spanish crowd. ¡Gracias, señor DiBlassio! [or was this El … Continue reading

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Dating a Latina Will Make you Fat [and Other Insights from Univision’s Millennial Channel]

Looks like Univision decided NOT to listen to me, so it went ahead to launch Flama, an English-language video channel, which according to ADWEEK, has “an eye on Hispanics between ages 15 and 30,” (aka Hispanic millennials.) The channel, which … Continue reading

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This Company Wants me to Celebrate ‘Cinco de Mayo’ by Tattooing My ‘Ta-Tas’

Temporary breast tattoo company TaTaToos is so excited about Cinco de Mayo, it has come up with a culturally-relevant line of tattoos that promise to make your holiday -what else?- spicier. I’m not sure what’s more depressing; if saying “tatas” instead … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Juan Gabriel Brings Joy to Mexican Immigrants

Oh, and yes, he packed Madison Square Garden last night (April 6, 2014)

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