To all Followers — and Detractors — of this Venerable Blog:


Before you go all crazy on me, let me clarify one thing: I did not invent the above awesomeness — of course. I have been busy taking siestas, eating tacos and sipping tequila (I’m Mexican, remember?) to be working on such an elaborate work of art.

Thank God I have the entire World Wide Web working for me to serve you people better.

So, without further ado: ¡Feliz Navidad, Happy New Year and all that. I hope to see y’all here in 2017 and beyond*

*Hay que darle duro al Trumpo

Christmas Gifts Ideas II: Share Your Hispanic Heritage

Don’t know what to give your Anglo friends this Christmas?

Worry no more. You can now give the gift of culture — and share all about your Hispanic heritage — with this unique Hispanic “ceremonial costume,” which is still in stock and can be yours for only $29.69 in The beauty of this costume, say its creators over at Kapan Early Learning Co., is that it will allow you to “celebrate cultural diversity.”

[This blogger has yet to figure out how this yellow thingy is a “Hispanic product,” but who cares? ‘Tis the season to be silly, er, jolly!]

Mexico’s Environment Ministry Taps non-Diverse Children to Promote Bio-Diversity: LOL


Leave it to Mexican casting directors — and advertising agencies — to enlist the least diverse group of children to star in a commmercial touting, well, the country’s amazing bio-diversity.

Not that I’m really surprised since Mexicans on television tend to look a bit whiter than your average Mexican, but still.

BESIDES: What the hell is going on in this commercial? Why not feature ACTUAL animals, plants and such?

As my paisanos like to say: El chiste se cuenta solo… 

Via: Semarnat on Twitter

‘Tis the Season… to Battle Coke’s Mexican Christmas Spirit

A Diabetes tree has risen in the middle of Mexico City
A Diabetes tree has risen in the middle of Mexico City

Here we go again.

Barely one year after Coca-Cola unleashed the fury of this blogger — and many, many more people — with a ridiculous holiday commercial set in Oaxaca, the beverage giant is on the hot seat again.

The reason? Mexico City officials have allowed the company to put up a gigantic Coca-Cola-themed Christmas tree right in the middle of the city’s main square.

The offending, plasticky huge thing is now being labelled by activists as the Diabetes Tree, which is just a perfect way to “celebrate” the deathly toll the disease has taken on my people.

So, as the suits over at Coca-Cola would say: Feliz Navidad, suckers!

Via: Aristegui Noticias

Mexico’s Top Diplomat Wins First Prize in Guacamole Competition, Because Mexico

Claudia Ruiz Massieu was the lucky winner of the country's 2016 #RetoGuacamole
Claudia Ruiz Massieu was the lucky winner of the country’s 2016 #RetoGuacamole

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, beat a bunch of other cabinet members in the challenging task of… preparing a guacamole.

The stunt, known in social media simply as the Guacamole Challenge (#RetoGuacamole) officially kicked off the 2016 edition of the nation’s Food Show. This blogger can only anticipate some great diplomacy coming from her birth country in the next few years, as our leaders prepare to face the Orange Clown.

Via: Milenio

How a Quinceañera Party in Mexico Became a Viral Sensation


OK you might have no idea who any of these people are, but thanks to Facebook, the Ibarra Family from San Luis Potosí, Mexico might be hosting the biggest fiesta in the history of YUUUUGE FIESTAS.

After the proud father of a quinceañera named Ruby uploaded a video (below) on his Facebook page inviting “the community” to his daughter’s party, Mexicans started to respond “Yes, I’m attending.” The reason? Instead of picking a group of friends and/or family, the dad posted it as a Public Post, thus inviting every single soul to the bash on December 26, 2016.

At press time, over 994,000 people had already signed up to attend Ruby’s Quinceañera. (This blogger included, of course!)

I'm going!
I’m going!
Here is the original video. Click and … what are you waiting for? Send your RSVP now!:

Via: Norte Digital

Hold onto your Sombrero! UNESCO Declares ‘Charrería’ Intangible Cultural Heritage


Ok, not everything sucks this 2016.

UNESCO this week declared Mexican charrería as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

For the uninitiated — and especially for those who think Mexicans are offended by sombreros — charrería is a traditional practice dedicated to the breeding and grazing of cattle on horseback.