Monthly Archives: October 2016

It’s ‘Ethnic Halloween’ Season in New York City

I have no idea what this is, but it looks colorful and “ethnic” enough to earn a space in this blog. For other wonderful examples of “ethnic-relevant costumes,” click here, here or here. Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem, NYC. 

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Beware of Burritos: You Might be Woken Up by Mariachis, Says Nexium

The creative folks over at Leo Burnett Chicago have come up with probably the stupidest commercial out there featuring totopos, burritos … and a mariachi trio. Watch as a man sleeping on a bunch of nachos relives the burrito he ate during the … Continue reading

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‘ZopiloTrump’ Embarks on National Tour around Mexico to Scare the Hell Out of my People

You might not know this, but zopilotes are really, really bad birds. Imagine this, but Mexican –and thus, way scarier. With this in mind, Oaxacan artist Víctor Robinson has created the “ZopiloTrump”, the scariest thing you’ll see this year on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Dos Equis’ New ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ is not really that Interesting

After much teasing, Dos Equis finally unveiled its first full-fledged commercial featuring French actor Augustin Legrand, the brand’s new “Most Interesting Man in the World.” And he’s actually not that interesting. Unlike Jonathan Goldsmith, Dos Equis’ original — and devastatingly handsome — Most Interesting … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Does ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ Because You Gotta do What you Gotta Do

Hillary Clinton made Hispanic History (i.e. Hispandering) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 by showing up at Univision’s long-running El Gordo y la Flaca; declaring Mexican food is her favorite and even getting up to dance salsa with the crew. Alas, … Continue reading

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Pro-Trump SuperPAC Launches First Spanish Language TV Ad. I’ts Awful and Has Typos, of Course

In what appears to be Great America PAC’s first Spanish-language television ad backing Donald Trump, we can see Hillary Clinton shown barking like a dog while a narrator says something like “If you want the dog, accept the fleas,” except that … Continue reading

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This Mexican Town Will Give you a Tax Break if you Lose Weight

You can accuse my people (i.e. The Mexicans) of being lazy and all, but there is one thing we truly excel at: Fiscal Policy Innovation. Take the town of San Nicolás de los Garza, in Northern Mexico, which is inviting property owners to a weight-loss program whose … Continue reading

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Got the Election Blues? Have a ‘Bad Hombres’ Burrito; Wash it Down with Mexican Coca-Cola

Say what you will about you-know-who* but you cannot deny he has given my people (i.e. The Mexicans *and* The Funny People) plenty to work with. Take the Bad Hombres burrito, spotted in Portland, Maine, which according to their creators sold out 2 … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Steak House Now Serving $12 Tacos

New York City’s Michael Jordan’s The Steak House has jumped into the UTW (Unaffordable-Tacos-Wagon) with the introduction of a $12 New York strip taco, generously featuring  guacamole *and* pico de gallo. Please note that for that price you will only be able to … Continue reading

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The Huffington Post Replaces Words with Taco Emojis, Because Nothing Makes Sense Any More 🌮🌮

Nothing to add here. We have all gone mental.

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Hillary Clinton to Host ‘Debate Fiesta’ on Wednesday Night, Because… ¡Ajúa!

Speaking of Hillary Clinton and her tacos con todo, the pantsuit-loving democratic presidential candidate (PLDPC) is planning to throw a Mexican/Hispanic-themed party to watch the last presidential debate Wednesday night. According to the Clinton campaign, the fiesta will take place Oct. 19 … Continue reading

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How Do you Say ‘Bell Pepper’ in ‘Hispanic Spanish’?… Hint: It’s Not pimiento

Remember plontomeros? Turns out Harlem Hispanics are not alone in their quest to come up with the awesomest translations for non-Hispanic vegetables. The turn is now for green –and red– Bell Pepper, which have become Chile Campana, because “pimiento” is a boring word … Continue reading

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In Ongoing Effort to Secure the Hispanic Vote, Hillary Makes Strategic Stop in Tacos El Gordo

As  part of her ongoing effort to woo my people (i.e. taco-loving Hispanics) Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton this week made a very important stop in Tacos El Gordo, a Las Vegas staple. According to — who else? — Spanish-language media, Clinton … Continue reading

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From the Series ‘Mexicans: How Can Anyone not Like us?’

One of the greatest things about Mexicans is that they won’t discriminate against nations and/or nationalities when it comes to ask rotten politicians to go fuck themselves. Image via: Javier Risco

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I Never Thought I Needed a Car, but…

Zazzle, the company that brought us the gramatically-challenged Latinos for Trump T-shirt is finally doing something useful, namely, peddling the above bumper sticker. Who knew it took so little to convince me to buy a car?

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