Monthly Archives: September 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban Lab Preps the Fidel Castro Fragrance

After all, what are we going to do now that the Cuban government has decided to ruin the Ché-Chávez fragrance fun?

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Who Wants to Smell Like Hugo Chávez and Ché Guevara?

From the #NotTheOnion archives of this venerable blog, come the new “Ernesto” and “Hugo” fragrances, created in honor of -who else?- Ernesto “Ché” Guevara, and the late Hugo Chávez himself. “Ernesto” is being described as having a touch of “wood,” while … Continue reading

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‘Cristela’ is a Latin-themed TV Show I Might Actually Watch

Mexican-American comedienne Cristela Alonzo might not be as stunning as Sofía Vergara -and chances are the EMMY Academy will never put her on a rotating pedestal. However, judging from the following trailer -and description- of the upcoming ABC comedy Cristela, she has the potential to … Continue reading

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JLo’s ‘Booty’ Is Proof that Latinas are Proud of their Buttocks

Pay no attention to all the hoopla about stereotyping Latinas as sexy, hot and curvy individuals. In fact, and judging from Booty, the latest artistic creation of our own Jennifer Lopez, we are not only proud of our behinds, but spend quite a bit … Continue reading

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Environmentalists; They’re Just Like us. They Litter

… At least their garbage makes a statement, I guess. Photo: Laura Martínez, NYC. Sep. 21 at the Climate Change March

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Estrella TV Premieres Show Featuring Rich, Desperate Latinas

Latina, Rica, Famosa is Estrella TV’s answer to the Real Housewives franchise, except this new reality show features five “beautiful, successful Latinas that invite you all the way to their living room -and bedroom- to see what they are really made of.” I must … Continue reading

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Gov. Rick Scott -and Wife- Wish us a Happy Hispandering Month

Watch Governor Rick Scott and wife wishing us a happy Hispanic Heritage Month, which according to this, means “living the American Dream in the Sunshine State.” Thanks, but no thanks. I’d rather stay in the Empire State and drown my sorrows in mezcal, hoping … Continue reading

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This Restroom Accommodates Both, Regular Women and Ethnic-Looking Mexican Women

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How Can Anyone Not Like Mexicans? We Do ‘Coc Nuts Coold’

Photo: Laura Martínez, Isla Mujeres 2014

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‘Let’s Have a Beer Brand Sponsor our Air Traffic Control Tower’

…Said some Mexican politician.

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Taco Bell’s Biscuit Taco Proves There’s no Hope in Humanity

And just when I thought the height of ridiculousness had been reached with the Quesarito and the Frito-stuffed Chicken Enchilada Melt, comes the Biscuit Taco, a breakfast concept being tested in -where else?- California. A company briefing describes the Biscuit Taco as a … Continue reading

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Sam Walton Did Business with my Relatives in Latin America

Hat tip: @NorbertoBogard

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Coffee Mate’s ‘Latin-Inspired Products’ Include Hot, Steamy ‘Abuelita’ -Of Course

Not to be outdone by the likes of Mattel and Oscar Mayer with their Latin-inspired dolls and Hispanic-targeted cold cuts, Nestlé’s Cofee Mate is launching a series of “Latin-inspired products” and promoting them on Twitter with a super inventive Latin handle: #LatinTouch. Here’s one of … Continue reading

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Mattel to Launch Mariachi Barbie, Because Why-the-Hell-Not?

I don’t know how many ridiculous Barbie posts I’ve written for this old blog (they are here, here and here). But who is counting? In the latest marketing move, and apparently unmoved by the likely wave of criticisms, Mattel says it will … Continue reading

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