Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Fix your School’s Failing Infrastructure when you Can Have Children Wear Helmets, Instead?

From the series “Mexicans Are a Resourceful and Surreal Bunch” comes Primary School Elvira Vega Delgado in Sinaloa, where children are being encouraged to wear hard hats (motorcycle helmets are OK; construction ones even better) during class. The reason? The classroom’s walls, ceiling and overall construction … Continue reading

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NBC Preps ‘The Wall,’ a Show Featuring a Yuuuuuge Wall

NBC, the network that brought us The Apprentice and other similar calamities, is set to premiere The Wall, a new game show produced by NBA superstar LeBron James and hosted by Chris Hardwick. Per NBC itself, The Wall is “the fastest and simplest … Continue reading

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Fidel Is Dead. Long Live Fidel — or Not

Granma (above) vs. todos los demás…

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Fidel Castro Is Dead, Because 2016

On November 25, 2016, at around 10:00 PM local time, Raúl Castro confirmed the dead of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who was the nemesis of 11 U.S. presidents. He was 90. This blogger has yet to process this information, and … Continue reading

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Monday Night Football in Mexico Looks Like This…

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Mexicans Take Down Trump in Epic Battle Aided by — Who Else? — The Virgin of Guadalupe

The geniuses from Aparato Productions have done it again. Please check their latest creation (below) and go like their Facebook Page. Hat tip: Roberto Abramowitz

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NFL Players Warned as they Head to Mexico: Don’t Leave Hotel; Don’t Eat the Food; Don’t Move…

Poor NFL players. I’m sure for many of them this will be their first — and only — chance to visit Mexico before the wall goes up and all, but they’re already being warned about some scary shit they will likely encounter as … Continue reading

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Alicia Machado Moves On: Launches Male Fragrance, Develops Extra Limbs, Writes Book

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who this year jumped to non-Hispanic fame after confessing to having being called horrible things like Miss Piggy and Miss Housekeeping by Horrible-Person Donald Trump (HPDT), is apparently moving on. The Venezuela native this week took to Twitter to promote her … Continue reading

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Burger King Russia Commemorates Trump’s Victory with Special Burger Featuring No Mexican Ingredients

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any more sad / pathetic / weird / stupid, etc… Burger King Russia decided to “celebrate” Trump’s victory with a new sandwich called — what else? — The Trump Burger. And what … Continue reading

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And in Our Darkest Hours, Mexican Humor Came to the Rescue

This blogger can barely recover from the shock. So while I get my sh*t together, I leave you with some of the best memes my people (i.e. The Mexicans) crafted to help me get through the insanity on this dark 11-9.  

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Watch John Oliver and Jaime Camil Take down Multilevel Marketing in English –and Spanish

Speaking of famous Latinos showing up on non-Hispanic television, Mexican telenovela darling Jaime Camil took over HBO’s Last Week Tonight to help John Oliver take down Multilevel Marketing companies and their exploit of Latinos. It was a thing of beauty. WATCH: … Continue reading

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‘El Risitas’ is Back to Explain Apple’s Obsession with Dongles

Spain’s treasure Juan Joya Borjas (aka El Risitas) jumped to geek fame a year ago when he “helped explain” the truth behind the design of the 2015 MacBook. One year later… El Risitas is back, this time with a beautifully crafted explanation of how dongles … Continue reading

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Mexico 2016: When The Grim Reaper Came Calling

H/T: @tropicarlitos

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Trump’s Sexist Remarks are not Even Suitable for ‘Reggaeton’

And just because it’s only a few hours (YES, HOURS!) before this circus election is finally over… I give you el reggaetrump, a 30-second explainer on how the Republican candidate’s remarks about women are waaaay worse than those of your regular reggaetonero. This blogger loathes both, the candidate *and* … Continue reading

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Ever Wanted to Give Donald Trump a ‘Chanclazo?’ These people Will Do it for you

A group of advertising creatives hailing from several countries have concocted a way to persuade Latinos to go vote on November 8: using the power of La chancla, the most powerful persuasion tool known to Latinos. With the hopes to increase the number … Continue reading

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