Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ever Wondered Why Some Latin American Wines Taste Like Shit?

Remember that hot Latinas wine? Well, there’s even a better — or, rather, worse — version of that thing. It is called “Culitos” (literally “Little Assholes”) and I will not be buying it any time soon. ¡Guácala! Hat tip: @Bathtubmedia … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel -and Mexican sidekick- Visit Austin’s Piñata District. It Gets Interesting [Video]

Jimmy Kimmel and Mexican sidekick, Guillermo, will have a shot of tequila every time someone says the word “piñata.” WARNING: They are actually in Austin’s piñata district, so you can imagine what happens next:  

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Latina Bloggers Now Come with a Dose of Tabasco Sauce

OK, shame on me, but given the fact they will never invite me again, my very busy schedule, this year I was not able to attend Hispanicize, that smoochfest between Mommy Bloggers and their Corporate Sugar Daddys I once had the fortune to … Continue reading

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Move Over, Celine Dion, Mexico ‘Titanic’ Theme is Way Cooler

If you thought Mexican musicians were only good to cover the likes of Michael Jackson and such, think again. This awesome pair has come up with a brand new rendition of El Titani, which apparently is “Mexican” for The Titanic and is rightly dedicated to … Continue reading

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Who Needs Starbucks When you Can Have Starpulcks?

Via: Activismo Cultural sobre el Agave


Internet User in L.A. Poses Excellent Question about Mexicans

The Internet is an oasis of information, entertainment, endless time-wasting and — more importantly — thought-provoking inquiries. Take Username_2000, a ‘Daily Mail Online’ reader in Los Angeles, California, who took to that empowering tool known as the “comments box” to ponder … Continue reading

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Let the Hispandering Begin. Ted Cruz Launches Ad in Spanish

The anti-immigration, anti-gay, climate-change denier, Canadian immigrant Christian (aka Ted Cruz) today confirmed he will be running for President in 2016, which is like sad, since I don’t think he is even remotely aware he has a zero chance of going anywhere with … Continue reading

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This Mexican Mayor Lifted a Woman’s Skirt in Public at a $1-Million Party, Because Mexico

Awwww Mexico… The land of the collective smooch and the “coold cocnuts” is also the Global Headquarters of mustachioed, sombrero-clad disgusting politicians. In the latest Kafkaesque episode of our never boring political telenovela, Mexican Mayor Hilario Ramírez Villanueva this week jumped to the spotlight after a video … Continue reading

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Brave Irishman in Utah will be Making Tacos for St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day was already this blogger’s favorite binge-drinking U.S. holiday, and now there’s even more reason to celebrate. Paul Crowley, age 81, and grandsons will be taking advantage of the Mexican-themed celebration to host the grand opening of O’Crowley Irish Tacos & … Continue reading

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‘The Economist’ Uses Chinese Peppers to Illustrate Cover about Hispanics [We’re all Spicy, anyway]

Illustration: The Economist

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Here is a $12.99 Plastic Taco Truck Taco Holder

If you are one of those people who insist on eating hard-shell “tortillas” stuffed with a suspicious melange of sour cream, olives, cheddar cheese and lettuce, you might as well be interested in the $12.99 Taco Truck Taco Holder, a … Continue reading

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Rodner Figueroa: Hispanic Media’s Convenient Scapegoat

Much has been written this week about the precipitous downfall of Venezuelan TV host Rodner Figueroa, who was fired from his high-paying job in Univision after making an inexcusable, racist comment about Michelle Obama live, during the superpopular daytime show El gordo y … Continue reading

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Ruining Tacos, Now Available in 3D Printing Fashion

Some genius (i.e. Imgur user BarryAbrams) has invented a 3D doughnut cutter that basically makes it possible to 3D print a “donut taco,” whatever that means. The project, explained here in detail, allows to fill a doughnut with “taco stuff,” which … Continue reading

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Macy’s Spring Collection: You, Too, Can Look like a Short, Dark-Skinned Mariachi

It’s always good to see marketers learn from their past mistakes. Remember the Brown is the New White t-shirt from Macy’s? Well, no more of that. Instead of launching ethnically-relevant products to please Latino shoppers, Macy’s seems to have changed course and it’s … Continue reading

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García Márquez Celebrated in Graffiti Form in Catalunya

Surprise! Alex Martínez has taken over the streets of Sabadell, Spain to celebrate the great Gabo on the very wall of my friend’s house. Bravo, Alex Martínez! Photo: Laura Martínez, March 6, 2015, Sabadell

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