Monthly Archives: May 2014

I Want to be Friends with Whoever Translated this Thing

After almost eight years of blogging about the wonderful world of Spanish-language media, marketing and pop culture, I’ve come across all kinds of weird, poor, lazy, bad and terrible translations from English to Spanish and viceversa. Some are plain silly, others are just hilarious. But this one … Continue reading

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Where Broadway Becomes Broadgüey

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Shakira and Activia Partner to Promote Lego and a Brand of Mexican Milk

Call me crazy, but I believe Shakira’s latest World Cup video does little to beat the drum for sponsor Activia, a Dannon Company. Instead, La La La (Brazil 2014) sounds like the perfect song to sell products from this Mexican food giant…. or even these other guys…. Watch … Continue reading

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Brooklyn ‘Mexican’ Cantina Serves Mix of Stereotypes & Typos

Mad Dog & Beans, a new eatery in Brooklyn, has found inspiration in the Mexican Revolution to peddle upscale Mexican food to a local crowd. The eatery, first spotted by a non-Mexican colleague of mine, features on its door the image of a bandito holding a … Continue reading

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Sofía Vergara Shows Twitter Critics What She’s Made of

The latest installment of Jimmy Kimmel‘s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, included some hilarious segments, in which celebrities read mean-spirited tweets about themselves. My favorite was, of course, Sofía Vergara, who was criticized by user @mamaowl_kirby for her apparently impossible accent. Upon reading … Continue reading

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Believe it or Not, These Crayons are Multicultural

I am almost embarrassed to say this, but -after all these years living in the “First World”- I did not know crayons can also be multicultural. So apologies to the folks over at Crayola for not realizing this before. Thanks … Continue reading

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The perks of winning Univision’s ultimate beauty contest…

Aleyda Ortiz [center] on Sunday was crowned Univision’s 8th Nuestra Belleza Latina, a title I’m sure comes with tons of responsibilities but also many perks, including cash prizes and jumping into a hot tub with a 50-plus married Cuban-American man: … Continue reading

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The Spanish-language version of ‘Breaking Bad’ Stars Walter Blanco. Of Course

Univision today confirmed that Metástasis, the Spanish-language adaptation of Breaking Bad will premiere Sunday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Univision, UniMás and Galavision simultaneously. Following the advice of this blogger, Univision and its partners decided to change Walter … Continue reading

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The Moment I Realized this Mexican Restaurant is Authentic

They have “Pinot Grillo.”

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This Mexican Unisex Beauty Shop is Awesome

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Episode VIII: The Mexicanization of Manhattan

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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Worry no More: I’ve Settled the Whole Kevin Spacey-Peña Nieto Brouhaha

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‘Comida Hispana’. Well, that’s Broad and Likely NOT Good

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MSNBC’s Cinco de Mayo Video Is more Stupid than Offensive

  Don’t the producers over there know there is no worm in tequila? It’s mezcal, you morons! Worms go in mezcal!  

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It’s Cinco de Mayo! Time to Mix Drinks That Make no Sense

I hate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S., not so much because it’s a reminder of how clueless people are about Mexican history, but because it is also the time to market some of the stupidest, senseless food & drink concoctions … Continue reading

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