Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stay Tuned for this Blog’s Coverage of MWC15 in Barcelona

Barcelona might not be the place to go for a taco lover like myself, but I will do my best to bring you this — and other equally delicious — gadgets and technology trends during this year’s Mobile World Congress … Continue reading

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‘Bean Bang Theory’ Concludes: It’s Colombia not Columbia

I have no idea how much money the Colombian government has put into its latest coffee campaign, but their creatives could use a little help. Besides the name of the campaign, which is supposed to be a pun (Bean Bag –Not Big … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Does ‘Sábado Gigante;’ Alas, not for ‘Miss Colita’ Pageant

You might dismiss Don Francisco as your abuela television icon, but his star power seems to be at its highest (and his energy certainly surpasses that of the “other aged Cuban“). Proof of this is tomorrow’s show, which will feature … Continue reading

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This is the Only ’50 Shades of Grey’ Thing Worth Watching

Thank God for Mexico’s Los Tres Tristes Tigres, who will always make the unbearable not only bearable but just awesome! I’m sorry for the English-only crowd, the lyrics of this 50 Shades of Grey (aka Vieja Lujuriosa) are simply delicious. Enjoy!

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Are you Ready for Some Latino-Inspired Online Shopping?

Awwww, the Internet is full of wonderful things, isn’t it? Take the growing crop of Latino-inspired products you can now buy online, promising you to hold onto our Hispanicness by acquiring accessories, clothing, nutrition supplements and –yes– hats, all inspired by Latinos or Hispanic people like -ahem, … Continue reading

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Hurry! The Piñata Crossbody Bag Can be yours for $1,295

I could not make this stuff up even if I tried. Via: Moda Operandi

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Latinas Have Hot & Steamy Relationships with Their Coffee

Not content with launching a “Latin-inspired” line of products featuring a hot & steamy abuela and producing its own telenovela, Coffee Mate is back on its “hot steamy” theme, this time in the form of a short video featuring a … Continue reading

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Gringos Might Have Cupcakes, but Mexicans Have ‘Cupcaky’

Awwww, Mexico! Not content with inventing the Coc Nuts Coold the Apelbii’s and the Crossfit Taquería among many other binational wonders, Mexico is now introducing a new concept in sugary treats: The cupcaky, which I can only guess is a … Continue reading

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Rihanna Quinceañera Won GRAMMY’s Night

I am not a fan of awards shows; there are many and I can’t bother. But I must say Sunday night made for some great “Latino chuckle,” as Rihanna decided to dress up in Quinceañera fashion. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Radio Shack Goes Bankrupt. What’s Going to Happen to the Translation Tortilla Helmet Thing?

This just in. Radio Shack, which I seriously thought it had disappeared like ages ago, on Thursday said it will file for bankruptcy protection. I’m sure it’s all for the best, but I was really looking forward to that translation-tortilla-helmet … Continue reading

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At Last, a Workout Program I Can Really Commit to

Photo: Manuel Alvarado (Twitter)

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Dear NAHJ: I Love the ‘Ñ’ But… Was this Really Necessary?

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will be soon hosting its Latinas in Media Conference in New York City, which I’m sure it will be interesting and all. As a former member of your great organization, I hope you don’t … Continue reading

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Did Katy Perry Just Steal the Idea from ‘Tiburón Molacho?’

Do you think that Katy Perry Super Bowl halftime show was awesome? Original? Think twice. Here’s Marina and Tiempo Mágico performing Tiburón Molacho God knows when, but DEFINITELY before Feb. 1, 2015. Hat tip: Enrique Limón

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