Monthly Archives: September 2015

‘The New York Times’ Wants you to Think Mary Magdalene is the Patron Saint of Mexico

Hat tip: A gringo in Querétaro

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When Pope Francis Came to East Harlem…

Pope Francis took time of his hectic agenda to visit the children of East Harlem. My people (i.e. The Latinos and the Harlemites) wasted no time in peddling all kinds of Pope and Vatican-themed merchandise, from flags and buttons to t-shirts … Continue reading

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Tacos, Tortas, Boar’s Head, Holy Pope

  Yeah, Pontifex is in town and my people are on it. Photo: Laura Martínez, NYC 2015

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What’s His Face Likes Latinos, Leaves ‘Little’ Tips and Such

I never thought I had to pay attention to the campaign of What’s His Face. But then he had to say something about my people (i.e. the Hispanics or — like Emilio Estefan would have you believe, ALL THE MEXICANS). And what did he … Continue reading

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As Expected, ‘We’re All Mexicans’ is Here, and it’s Awful

This blogger is too shocked busy right now to make any commentary — sarcastic or not — about this “thing.” But here’s the full version of We’re All Mexicans, the Estefan-sanctioned response to Donald Trump’s insults to Mexicans (or something.) It … Continue reading

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POTUS, FLOTUS and MOTUS Pay Tribute to Don Francisco

Saturday, September 19, 2015 marked the last show ever for Sábado Gigante, the world’s longest running television variety series in history. As part of the emotional farewell Saturday night, Barack Obama (aka POTUS) and wife Michelle (aka FLOTUS) came on board to wish Don Francisco all … Continue reading

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Wake Me up when September Ends

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Jeb Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Spanish-Language Ad Featuring ‘Abuelas’, Anchor Babies

While a bunch of prominent Latinos are getting ready to sing about their Mexicanness — in English — a prominent self-appointed Latino, Jeb Bush, is affirming his Americanness with a one-minute campaign advertisement in an almost spotless Spanish. In a brand new spot — released just in … Continue reading

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5-Year-Old Designs ‘Hispanic Heritage’ Logo for NBC News

Plus… I’m too depressed busy to say anything coherent about the official start of #HispanderingHeritageMonth. I’m just going to focus on trying to survive today.

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‘East Side Sushi’ Proves Mexicans Can Roll Other than Joints and Tacos

I don’t know nothing about the people behind the award-winning East Side Sushi. But I’m sure this movie will be a real eye-opener for most, especially Americans and other non-Mexicans who might think my people (i.e. The Mexicans) are only good at rolling two … Continue reading

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9/13 Columbia Alert via ‘The Daily News’, NBC News, ‘OK’

I refuse to think this is a lost battle… It’s 2015, people, what is wrong with you? There’s this…. This… And, of course, this… Yo, people. It’s 2015. What’s wrong with y’all? #ItsColombiaNotColumbia Hat tip: @Bathtubmedia

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Does Donald Trump Like ‘Frijoles?’ We Might Soon Find Out

We now know many more things about Donald Trump (aka El Trumpo) than we ever needed to know. But one thing is still not clear. Does the billionaire like frijoles? We might soon find out. Dallas-based Pizza Patrón will be asking … Continue reading

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Shakira, Wisin, Wyclef Jean: ‘We are all Mexican and we’re Here to Save you from El Trumpo’

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted. In yet another sign of the circus that the political/entertainment “Hispanic” environment has become, a group of “prominent” Latino musicians (i.e. Emilio Estefan et al) will be getting together to record We’re all … Continue reading

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Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong Extends to Marketing World

Remember the “Latiñas” in Media New York Conference? How about Spaiñ? Well, it looks like the foolish trend of putting accents and eñes where they don’t belong is making its way to the media world. According to NBC News, a group of “prominent … Continue reading

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Don Francisco Makes it to Broadway…. and 168th Street

Mario Kreutzberger (aka Don Francisco) might have lost his job as Univision’s top entertainer, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about him. ¡No, señor! Thanks to New York City and it’s relentless Mayor, Bill de Blasio, we will soon be able … Continue reading

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