Monthly Archives: November 2018

Is your Tea not Festive Enough? Go Get yourself a Sombrewo!

I give you the Sombrewo, as seen by this blog’s Teas & Infusions special correspondent Carolina Gonzalez. ¡Ándale, ándale, arriba, arriba!

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The ‘MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL’ Jumpsuit is Now $29.95 on Amazon

  Remember that infamous Toys R Us store in Portugal? Well, now you can add another wall-related product to a growing list of nonsensical merchandise. Just in time for Christmas 2018, there’s the MEXICO WILL PAY for the wall zip-up jumpsuit, currently on sale … Continue reading

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Santa Might be White, but He Wears a Sarape, Sings in Spanish

I’m sorry, Megyn Kelly and your pals over at Fox News, but you’re not correct. While I might agree with you that -at least judging from this photograph- Santa is “white,” it is undeniable that he is also Hispanic. How … Continue reading

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows no Limits, Part VIII: How Good are These Elotes?

Mexico, the land that brought us El Chapo’s special gourmet coffee and original escape T-shirt, continues to foster local entrepreneurship. Take this small-business owner, who claims his 100% Mexican corn cobs and corn niblets are “so good even Trump buys from us.” … Continue reading

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‘Hispanic Santa’ Wears Sombrero, Whacks a Piñata

Marketers are one audacious bunch. Take the people of Festified Holiday Clothing, who took some time this week to send this blogger a sales pitch for their upcoming Feliz Navidad sweater line, featuring “multicultural Santa” (i.e. Hispanic and Black). The $65 Feliz … Continue reading

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The Tortilla Towel Is here, Because America 

Watch as a very creative person peddles a “tortilla towel” while explaining Americans the difference between tacos, burritos, quesadillas and such.

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Just Say ‘Gracias’ and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

This blogger will be taking some time off to embark on a food and drink rampage spiritual retreat to plan for the year ahead and thank my paisanos for all the hard work and for enduring stuff like this, this and this on a daily basis. Also, I wanted you to … Continue reading

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The Mexican Hat Chips & Salsa Bowl Is All I Need for Christmas

My birthday is not until May, but if you find it in your heart to give this blogger one of these for Christmas and/or Black Friday, I’ll be forever grateful. See? It’s not only a convenient way to serve your chips … Continue reading

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Mexicans Welcome you to León, Guanajuato… in Japanese!

When was the last time you were welcome to a Mexican city in … Japanese? Well, that’s what visitors are seeing these days as they enter the busy city of León, Guanajuato. The reason shouldn’t come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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Netflix Sets Up a ‘Marijuana Maze’ –and Other Drug-Related Adventures in Manhattan. No, really

As part of its ongoing marketing efforts to promote the Nov. 16 premiere of Narcos: México, Netflix thought it would be an awesome idea to set up a marihuana maze –and other narco-related experiences in the heart of Manhattan. Among … Continue reading

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Facebook might be in Crisis, but this Mexican Lonchería Is Thriving

Facebook, the once almighty social media, is undergoing one of the worst crises of its history, with its leadership covering up really bad stuff –and very smart people (i.e. yours truly) just quitting the thing altogether. But none of this … Continue reading

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Urban Outfitters Wants you to Hang an Avocado Toast Ornament on your Christmas Tree 🙄

As if the avocado frozen dessert and the avocado Halloween costume weren’t enough, the nonsensical avocado frenzy that is sweeping America off its feet is already feeling the Christmas spirit. Take the Avocado Toast Christmas Ornament, currently on sale at … Continue reading

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Why Mexico Will Never Forget Stan Lee…

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, and fans, friends and colleagues took to Twitter to bid farewell to the Marvel comics creator. But while the super famous continue to post their condolences and share … Continue reading

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HELP: Something Weird is Happening at JFK Airport

When you are so homesick that start seeing strange signals at the airport… Photos: Laura Martínez, Nov. 2018

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Honda Thinks it’s a Good Idea to Set up a Day of the Dead Altar… in the trunk of your Car

Corporations would do almost anything to help attract the elusive, trillion-dollar, super-duper cool Hispanic market, including pitching us things that make no sense, like setting up a Day of the Dead altar … in the trunk of our car. Here’s … Continue reading

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