Monthly Archives: August 2014

Someone has Made an Avocado Rendering of the Botched Ecce Homo Restoration

In addition to reproducing Cecilia Jimenez ruined artistic recreation of a 19 century fresco of Jesus, this prolific avocado artist has also some interesting renderings of Monalisa, The Joker and Gokú, among others. From now on, I’ll be referring to this thing as AguacARTE. … Continue reading

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The National Pork Board Wants Hispanics to be Inspired by Pork

The national organization known as the National Pork Board this week launched a Spanish-language version of its popular Pork Be Inspired website, inexplicably called Pork te inspira. And I say “inexplicably,” because as any bilingual person will tell you, cerdo or puerco would be … Continue reading

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The EMMYs put Sofía Vergara on a Pedestal; Rotate her 360 Degrees to Show Commitment to Diversity

Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, took the stage last night at the 2014 EMMY Award ceremony to talk about diversity in the television industry. And what better way of showing your commitment to diversity … Continue reading

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Sofía Vergara has that ‘Latin Thing’ i.e. Curves and a Big Behind

Don’t you just love it when famous people fall in love? Take actor Joe Manganiello, who has been caught cozying up to Colombian bombshell Sofía Vergara. But how does he feel about her? “She has that Latin thing. She has … Continue reading

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Having Run out of Ideas, Univision Steals Ice Bucket Challenge Idea to Support its Own Cause: TeletonUSA

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed that everybody and their abuela have -for some reason- taken an unusual interest in fighting ALS by challenging one another to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, dumping a bucket of ice water on … Continue reading

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Siri Sure Knows How to Please a Mexican [i.e. Me]

It took me a while, but after months of training in both, English and Spanish, Apple’s virtual assistant has finally understood that commands coming from Mexican people can be slightly more complex than then regular “check my mail” or “call my boss.” So, thank you, … Continue reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo Keeps Himself Busy Endorsing Weird Stuff

I just bumped into two commercials I wish I never had to see: The one for Pao Facial Fitness… And the one for ReFA Active On second thought, I think anything is better than this:

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Taco Bell’s $10 Taco Does Not Come in a Tortilla -Of course

Taco Bell this week opened its first store of U.S. Taco Co., a spin-off that “seeks to satisfy Americans’ growing hunger for higher-quality food” than, say, everything else available out here. And of course because this is America, people, U.S. Taco Co’s menu includes … Continue reading

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Adiós, Señora Doubtfire… Snif, Snif

  Yeah, we liked her also en español. RIP Robin Williams 08/11/2014

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This NYC Property Wants Hispanics not to be Lazy -Good Luck

Oh, the nerve! On top of not being able to spell properly in English -or Spanish- the owners of this Brooklyn building want my people not to do what we do best: haraganear (i.e. be lazy.) Or maybe they meant to say hanguear? … Continue reading

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The Mexican ‘Jersey Shore’ Looks Stupider than the Regular ‘Jersey Shore’

I thought it was going to be a while until I had to post something about silly Mexican spin-offs, but it looks like TV producers and creatives never stop, well, creating. On the heels of Gossip Girl Acapulco, comes Acapulco … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer Courts Latinos With -What Else?- an Abuela

From Oscar Mayer, the company that brought us the disgusting sausage flasher, now comes Lola: The Abuela Who Tells it Like it is, a Facebook fan page featuring a bilingual, annoying abuela that has managed to amass almost 18,000 likes. When she is … Continue reading

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