Monthly Archives: January 2016

Swiss Entrepreneurs Create ‘Magical Machine’ to Make $1 Tortillas

And just when I thought technology couldn’t get any more ridiculous awesome, a group of sombrero-wearing geniuses hailing from Switzerland have invented Flatev, a machine that promises to deliver “fresh, authentic tortillas in seconds.” In seconds, people, SECONDS! And what’s the magic behind this thing? Pods, … Continue reading

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Advertising Agency Declares War on ‘The Hispanic Silo;’ Hires Two Hispanics Instead

A few days ago, New York-based advertising shop Anomaly made some Internet headlines by declaring war on “The Last Silo of the marketing communications landscape: The Hispanic Silo.” Per Anomaly’s own manifesto: Silos by their nature are bad. They stifle potential. They … Continue reading

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Here Is Salma Hayek Before Her ‘Latin Pride’ Became Huge

Call me crazy, but after watching this tape of Salma Hayek’s first audition ever, I am almost certain her Latin Pride wasn’t always as big as she wants us to believe. Regardless, the video below is pure gold. (The only thing possibly better might … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut’s ‘Ultimate Mexican Pizza’ Is a ‘Flavour Fiesta’ that Looks Disgusting

Remember McDonald’s German mariachi? Well, hold on to your sombreros, because now it’s Pizza Hut’s turn to give us yet another revolting concoction that it dares calling “Mexican.” Pizza Hut’s New Zealand is introducing the “Ultimate Mexican Pizza,” a “flavourful” combination of nachos, … Continue reading

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Edinburgh University Bans Costumes of ‘Mexicans, Gangsters and Mental Patients’

Pity the students at Edinburgh University. For reasons that escape this non-Scottish, freedom-of-speech-advocate Mexican blogger, students at this fine institution have been banned from wearing “offensive fancy dress costumes,” which according to said institution, include “Mexicans, gangsters, mental patients and camp men.” Per the University … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Sacred Anymore… Happy #MLKDay Y’all!

I guess this is what happens when you have insomnia and plenty of time — and Internet resources — at your disposal. ¡Feliz Día de Martin Luther King, pues!

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The Oscars Might be White, but the Oscar Statue Is Mexican

Thursday was not a good day for so-called “colored people” in the U.S., as the Oscar nominations were announced showing — once again — that the Academy is intent on nominating mostly white people. Best Actor in a leading role category? All white. … Continue reading

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