I’m not even on Facebook, but thanks to my loyal followers, I learned there’s some people out there peddling a tamal de elote candle, which promises to fill your room with “the warm aroma of corn and sugar.”
Oh, did I mention is also veggie?
I don’t know about you, but tamales should be left alone where they belong: Inside a warm, big bolillo.
October 24, 2018 will forever be remembered as the day Fox News’ anchor and “Hispanic Hater in Chief” Lou Dobbs devoted a reasonably long time of his TV show to lash out at immigrants and report that the Migrant Caravan had already reached the Mexican town of….
WAIT. WHAT? WHERE?
Please listen carefully and let this blogger know where the hell this Mexican town is. Meanwhile, I’ll just go back to LMAO.
Turns out Mr. Donald Trump is not only good to sell elotes and other Mexican delicacies in my beloved Mexico, but now famous slogan of Make America Great Again is –apparently– good to peddle nuggets *and* rectangular pizzas in Mexico.
Say what you will about Texas (and I say a lot of not-so-nice things) but Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke not only has a reported 62 percent of the Latino vote in the Texas senate race (vs. Rafael “Ted” Cruz) but he’s like a fan of this blogger’s FAVORITE Mexican band ever. Yes, Los Tigres del Norte have endorsed Beto and Beto and Los Tigres are, like, BFFs now.
For the uninitiated, you can read this New Yorker profile of Los Tigres del Norte or simply click below. This is not the best video out there, but if you’re fortunate enough to understand Spanish, these lyrics are, like, WOW*…
Here’s my humble attempt to translate this song…
They already yelled at me a thousand times That I must return to my land Because there’s no room for me here Well, I want to remind the gringo
I did not cross the border The border crossed me America was born free It was men who divided it
They painted the line For me to jump and now they call me an invader It is a well-marked error They stole eight states from us, who is here the invader?
I am a foreigner in my land And I do not come to give them war I am a hard worker
And if history doesn’t lie Here he sat in the glory, the mighty nation Among brave warriors Indians from two continents, mixed with Spanish
And if we go to the centuries We are more American We are more American That the son of Anglo-Saxon
And if the story does not lie Here he sat in the glory, the mighty nation I entered brave warriors Indians from two continents, mixed with Spanish
And if it comes to centuries We are more American We are more American That the sons of Anglo-Saxons
From the always-popular section Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?comes the world’s cutest sign ever, spotted by a Reddit user somewhere in Mexico, home of some of the most surreal (i.e. wondrous stuff I’ve ever seen.)
Still not sure Mexico is, like, the funnest place on Earth? Check out some of the following links: