Monthly Archives: August 2017

HELP! The Avocado-Hipster-Millennial Nonsense Has Reached my Neighborhood –and I’m Dying!

This is not Brooklyn, nor the West Village, nor I-don’t-know-what-fancy neighborhood: This is freaking Harlem, for God’s sakes. Forget for one second about those ridiculous prices: What the hell is a Tex-Mex veggerito? Why would anyone eat whole wheat tortilla … Continue reading

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NYC Farmers Market Joins Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look — and sound — more authentic? Well, it looks like American salsa makers, media giants and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. … Continue reading

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Amazon Proudly Peddles Colombian Jeans ‘Levanta Cola’

I was spending way too much time roaming around Latino neighborhoods in New York City looking for Colombian Jeans Levanta Cola* (aka butt-lifting jeans). But then I found out Amazon.com has an an entire section of these, some of which even promise … Continue reading

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Somebody Should Have Consulted me Before Marketing This *Thing* to Children

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Oy Vey, it’s Time to Put ‘Despacito’ to Rest…

Hat tip: @Saltasolt

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Oakland’s Pride Latinx Stage to Feature a Bunch of Sombrero-Wearing Machos

Only in California… Hat tip: @lechancle

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This Super PAC Claims Hot Latinas are ‘Huge’ Fans of Trump. Fact Check: No, We’re not

A Trump Super PAC is using the hashtag #HispanicsBreakTheInternet to help spread the word that Trump is HUGE among my people (i.e. The Hot Latinas.) As a spicy member of such a collective, I can tell you that’s simply not true. … Continue reading

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Mexican Daily Jumps on the ‘White Supremacy’ Bandwagon, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Not Photoshop. Not an Internet meme. This is the actual front page of today’s sports section of Reforma, one of Mexico’s largest daily newspapers. In case you were wondering, the “white supremacy” (in this instance) is that of the Real … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Launches the Naked Egg Taco, Because there’s not Enough Misery in America

And just when I thought life couldn’t be more miserable, Taco Bell today announced the national rollout of the “Naked Egg Taco,” a “thing” that for a while was only available to the poor souls of Flint, Michigan. “The Naked … Continue reading

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New York City Salon Will Give you the ‘Indian Virgin’ Look

I have no idea what this salon is up to, but in addition to a “refrigerio” Wednesday, they’re offering to implant you with the hair of an Indian virgin — for some reason. Photo: Jessica Solt Inwood, NYC

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Mexican ‘Intellectual’ Repeatedly Stabs Trump Piñata, Because We’ve All Gone Mad

This is Guadalupe Loaeza, a member of Mexico’s so-called intellectual elite who decided to celebrate her 71 birthday by repeatedly stabbing a Donald Trump piñata in her backyard — and proudly tweeting about it. In case you’re wondering, Loaeza is … Continue reading

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Kate Spade Wants to Make Mariachis Great Again!

Mexican immigrants are not precisely popular these days –and I’m pretty sure we’ll all get deported real soon. But local mariachis are making their way to the world of high fashion, thanks in part to Kate Spade New York. The … Continue reading

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Waiter, there’s a Mexican in my Google Doodle!

If you happen to visit Google.com today (which is, like, super likely) you’ll find a colorful homage to Dolores del Río, the legendary actress who went to become as famous in Hollywood than in her native Mexico. Calling her a … Continue reading

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Who Says Only Gringos Have G.I. Joe’s?

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Watch Out, Geico! Here Comes El Martillo Tejano

Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance? If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El … Continue reading

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