Monthly Archives: February 2016

Here Is the Oscar-Winning Iñárritu Piñata: The Piñárritu

 Currently on sale at Piñatería Ramírez.

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‘Rich, Arrogant, Ignorant People Should not be Presidents,’ Says Rich, Arrogant, Ignorant former President

You know the world has gone to hell when you have people like Vicente Fox criticizing Donald Trump for being an “ignorant, rich, pompous man,” who shouldn’t be president because that would be just crazy. As my abuela used to say: El burro hablando de … Continue reading

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Pillsbury Wants you to Believe this ‘thing’ is a Taco. It’s not

As if Taco Bell’s efforts to sell you “make-believe” Mexican food weren’t enough, Pillsbury is now peddling the Chicken Taco Grande Ring, yet another American-made concoction that will make sure your children will grow up with a twisted idea of what my people (i.e. The Mexicans) really eat. According to … Continue reading

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Grupo Televisa Launches Netflix-Like Service in Mexico; Hilarity Ensues

Mexican media giant — and Univision partner in [programming] crime — this week announced the launch of Blim.com, an OTT service á la Netflix. Per the official announcement, the service is expected to cost $6.05 per month (which is roughly many, many, many pesos) … Continue reading

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Bud Light Banner Ad in Spanish Features Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen and Bad Grammar

Dear people of Budweiser: While I appreciate your efforts to peddle bad, watery beer to my people (i.e. The Hispanics,) your advertising agency would be well-advised to plunk down a few pesitos to hire ME some Spanish-speaking person to at least — AT LEAST — proofread your stuff.* Perhaps the folks that … Continue reading

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Your Guide to National Margarita Day: Watch this [Repeatedly]

Being a real Mexican and all, I’m not the one to drink margaritas, but the folks over at Sauza Tequila have won me over. Hands down. And to think I’ve been so negative about advertising….

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The Road to Hell is Paved With Sexy Women

I took this picture in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, a city famous for its beautiful streets and colonial buildings and its very, very conservative citizens. For those of you, non-Spanish speakers but loyal followers of my blog, a lose translation: We will … Continue reading

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