Monthly Archives: May 2015

TBN Launches Hispanic TV Network Called -What Else?- Salsa

Religious broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network on June will launch an English-language channel targeting what it called “next-generation” Latinos, which apparently are religious, prefer to speak English and — of course — love to dance and eat salsa. Per a company … Continue reading

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The Hispanic CVS Pharmacy is Like a Regular CVS but Hispanic

Corporate America is indefatigable. Despite high-profile, unsuccessful efforts to give my people (i.e. The Hispanics) dedicated “Hispanic stores” with “Hispanic stuff” presumably preferred by “Hispanic people,” big corporations continue to make strides — and waste invest their money —  in giving my people their … Continue reading

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No, Google, Kermit the Frog is not ‘Kermit la Rana’ in Spanish

Kermit the Frog, the friendly frog that became so famous in TV shows such as The Muppets and Sesame Street is actually called “René” in Mexico and “Gustavo” in Spain. But I guess that’s just too much for an automated voice-recognition, translation program. During a … Continue reading

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This is What I Call ‘Product Dis-Placement’: Mr. Chevy Chase Does Not Seem to Like My Book

Ok, Ok, I might not be a fan of NBC’s Community (in fact, I never watched it before today.) But in a recent episode the character portrayed by Mr. Chevy Chase was featured falling asleep, bored out of his mind … Continue reading

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Americans Should Fear Mexicans More than ISIS: Ann Coulter

“If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”  This is so ridiculous, it’s funny… and deserves a big LOL.    

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Yay! Ann Coulter Is Off to Outer Space and Never Coming Back

The non-Hispanic white “author”, Fox News commentator and overall hater of brown people (Hispanics and otherwise) has finally answer my prayers. According to Coulter’s latest book, Adios [SIC] America, she is taking a one-way flight to outer space. So.. yay! As we say in my … Continue reading

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Aspiring Mexican Mayor Uses Batmobile to Campaign Around

Awwww, Mexico… The land of the collective smooch, the coold cocnuts and the 1-million-dollar birthday parties is also the World’s Headquarters of innovative political initiatives. Take Valentín González, aspiring Mayor of Netzahualcóyotl, who decided it was an awesome idea to drive around the impoverished municipality in his own Batmobile. Why? Simple, … Continue reading

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Upon ‘Successful’ Run in Ohio, Taco Bell’s Quesalupa Goes National

As part of its ongoing effort to desecrate Mexican food, Taco Bell says it will roll out systemwide its ridiculously named Quesalupa — melted pepper Jack cheese stuffed into a flaky, crisp shell “that serves as a vehicle for seasoned beef, … Continue reading

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This Fish Was Born in Ecuador, Educated in Ivy League School

Hat tip: Moses Frenck

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Here’s a Fiesta Arch to go with your Mexican ‘Scene-Setters’

Remember the 5-feet-tall Mexican scene-setters? Well, now you can make your Mexican fiesta even more Mexican (as if that was even possible) by setting up a Personalized Mexican Fiesta Arch. This beauty is not cheap, ¡no, señor! It will cost you a good … Continue reading

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What do Jorge Ramos and John Oliver Have in Common? U.S. Machines Don’t Understand their Accent

During a brief trip to New York for Upfronts Week, Univision host Jorge Ramos took some time to interview John Oliver. They touched on many serious — and not so serious — topics, including Oliver’s memorable interview with Edward Snowden, which led to the following exchange: Jorge Ramos: Why … Continue reading

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OK, People, Time to Brush up on your [Mexican] Spanish

Ever wonder why my people (i.e. The Mexicans) are always saying “¡Órale! ¡órale!?” Well, that’s because it’s an awesome word that we’ve come up with to mean pretty much anything. I repeat: ANYTHING. Hat tip: Karina Morales

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Hispanic Chips, Anybody?

As seeing by @julieedow at a medium-sized grocery store in suburban Kansas. ¡Ay, caramba!

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Donald Trump Will Build Wall on U.S.-Mexico Border with all the Money Mexicans Took from Him -Or Something

Donald Trump’s latest Mexico rant is too stupid funny to be ignored. “Mexico will not be taking advantage of us. They will not be having open borders. And the greatest builder is me. And I would build the greatest all … Continue reading

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Hispanic-Owned Restaurant to Host ‘White Appreciation Day’

Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. But what about whites? Not fair, right? Well, Buttz BBQ, a Hispanic-owned joint in Milliken, Colorado, will be hosting White Appreciation Day on June 11, and to celebrate it plans to offer white customers … Continue reading

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