Here’s What I’ll be Doing this Thanksgiving


For the many readers of this blog who have not asked: I’m going to spend the long weekend helping this nice lady teach her turkey behave like a civilized creature -once and for all.

If unsuccessful, we’re just going to roast the thing, dip it in mole sauce and make ourselves a delicious dinner, which I’m sure will make PETA enthusiasts cringe.

Happy Thanksgiving! [or, as my Caribbean neighbors would say: Happy Sansgivin’]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Whatever Happened to the Old Political Debate about Rejecting Mexicans Instead?


Being Mexican, and having lived in several countries, I’ve seen my share of political idiocy and horrors. But as it turns out, nothing had prepared me for the current “debate” taking place right now in my now adopted country about whether to restrict — or altogether block — the entry of Syrian refugees.

I mean, seriously: Are you guys for real? Have you not been following any of this?

Of course I was not going to use this blog to vent my fury share my thoughts about the Syrian refugee crisis. I was just planning on burying my head in the sand and cry in desperation.

Fortunately for this blogger, Stephen Colbert came and put it in a way that at least made me smile a little — yeah, only a little.

The question of whether to let Syrian refugees into this country has become the new political issue; completely overshadowing the old political issue: Whether to let Mexicans into this country.


Are You Guys Ready for Creme-Filled OREO Churros? I’m NOT


And just when I thought marketers had ran out of ridiculous, Hispanic-themed “foodstuffs,” corporate America is proud to introduce the Creme-filled OREO Churros, which according to a very detailed and unnecessary long press release, have “a crispy exterior, warm soft interior and real OREO cookie pieces in every bite.”

The “innovative snack” (LOL) will be sold nationwide starting immediately.

I cannot wait to… pass on these things.

Via: The Flama

The ‘Trumpiñata’ App Let’s you Whack Donald Trump from the Comfort of your Mobile Device


Do you hate El Trumpo but are not into whacking an actual piñata?

Worry no more. Two young developers have created a free app for iOS and Android that envisions Donald Trump as a piñata you can whack to produce candy.

According to this blog, the game allows you to collect coins, candy and unlockable piñata accessories and costumes. But no, it’s not just some money-making thing (yet,) but part of one of the developer’s USC Master’s Thesis.

I don’t know about you, but I’m on my way to download this thing. However, I MUST WARN YOU: I am seriously convinced that a Donald Trump piñata (digital or otherwise) cannot be full of candy; but just full of sh*t.

Hat tip: Honorary-Latin-by-marriage-white-girl Miblogestublog correspondent

It’s a Hollywood Miracle! Chile’s 33 Rescued Miners Speak Fluent English

We’re trapped; we’re poorly paid… but hey, we’re bilingual!’

In August 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped 700 meters underground and about 5 kilometers from a mine’s entrance in Copiapó, Chile, where they remained for an agonizing 69 days until the 33 of them were rescued, alive and almost all in good medical condition.

So far so good.

Enter Hollywood, a clueless Mexican director and an enthusiast crowd of subtitle-intolerant Americans. The result: The 33, a film directed by Patricia Riggen, a Mexican-born director whose dubious credentials include La misma luna, a movie I saw, so that you don’t have to.

I am not going to bother you with details behind The 33, simply because A) I have not seen it; B) I have no intention of doing so and C) I think there are many things you could do with those $13 instead (there are some killer happy hours out there.)

In addition, according to my sources, the trama takes place in English, because as we all know, the poorly-paid, poorly-educated mining workers of Copiapó are fluent in the language of Shakespeare, with heavy accents if you will (thus the presence of Antonio Banderas) but still…

Watch. Cringe. Do NOT repeat.

The 33 is opening nationwide Nov. 13 but you don’t have to see it. Do yourself a favor and READ THIS INSTEAD.

Mickey Mouse to Celebrate Birthday by Speaking Spanish, Fighting Danny Trejo as an Evil Piñata

papelpicadoWhat’s better than regular Mickey Mouse?

A mustachioed, Spanish-speaking Mickey Mouse, of course!

According to Indiewire, the Disney Channel will debut a new episode of its Mickey Mouse shorts called ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! in honor of Mickey’s birthday on Wednesday, November 18. Entirely in Spanish, the episode features Danny Trejo (yassss!) as “a Piñata Boss who, along with his piñata crew, is determined to ruin Mickey’s birthday party.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely watching this thing. I mean… how often do you get to see papel picado in a Disney production and Goofy wearing a mariachi hat singing Las mañanitas?


Hat tip: Bridget Carey