Monthly Archives: February 2019

This Game Lets you Pick a Foam Burrito and Throw it at Someone –for some Reason

The creators of Exploding Kittens and other silly board games are prepping Throw Throw Burrito, a card game that will have players pick up a foam burrito and… throw it at another player. I have no idea why anybody would … Continue reading

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Monolingual Drunk Berates Woman for Speaking Spanish; He Gets Lectured… in Spanglish

Another day, another drunken, monolingual moron in America feels threatened by people speaking Spanish around them. In the latest episode of an increasingly common occurence, a man in El Paso, Texas claiming to be a war veteran goes off on … Continue reading

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The ‘New York Times’ Trolls Trump by Praising Mexican Oscar Winners

The 91st Academy Awards are tonight, my friends, and just in time for the big night, The New York Times decided to troll Mr. Trump in a not so subtle way, by highlighting the multiple wins and box office dollars … Continue reading

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‘Hola México’ Photoshops Yalitza Aparicio; Hilarity Ensues

Hola México jumped on the Yalitza Aparicio bandwagon with a colorful splash –and cover story honoring the Oscar-nominated indigenous actress. But Hola México being Hola México, decided to give Yalitza the not-so-indigenous look, going a little heavy on the Photoshop, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Launches Campaign Website in what she Believes is the Spanish Language

What’s with U.S. presidential candidates and sloppy Spanish? Not to be outdone by Bernie Sanders’ donut-lorem-lorem “Spanish-language” Website thing, democratic contender Elizabeth Warren is also courting the so-called Hispanic vote with –what else?– sloppy Spanish! Warren, who will be occasionally … Continue reading

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Your Guide to National Margarita Day: Watch this [Repeatedly]

Being a real Mexican and all, I’m not the one to drink margaritas, but the folks over at Sauza Tequila have won me over. Hands down. And to think I’ve been so negative about advertising…. Sauza: Make it With a Fireman Campaign … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Spanish-language Website Is Offering Free Donuts –I Think

Remember when Bernie Sanders was “progresivo” in Spanish? Well, looks like in this, his second run for the US presidency, Bernie is still determined to court the vote of my people (i.e. The Hispanics.) This time around though, Bernie has … Continue reading

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Trump and El Chapo Spotted Dining Together in Mexico City

According to a very reliable source (i.e. Mexican Twitter) these cardboard “celebrities” exist — and coexist — at El Ocho, a restaurant in my beloved Mexico City (aka CDMX, though it will always be El DF to me.) Photo via: @08181

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Trump-Themed Toilet Paper Knows no Borders –and Supports Migrants

What ever happened to Softness Without Borders? The Mexico made Trump-themed toilet paper was first announced in 2017 with much fanfare, but we sort of lost track of it –until now that it began making the rounds on the Internet –again– … Continue reading

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This Man Has Made a Song about Topo Chico, Because Texas

Robert Ellis, a Houston-native, has written a song about the deliciousness of…. Topo Chico, that other Mexican import that –along with avocados– has swept Americans off their feet. The song is called –what else?– Topo Chico and it’s, well, an ode … Continue reading

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The Heart-Shaped Sope Is Here and there’s Nothing We Can Do about it

Saint Valentine’s is still a few days away, but corporate America is already at it making the case for heart-shaped things, no matter how ridiculous they get. Enter the heart-shaped sope, which will be served by this Fresno taquería and … Continue reading

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Made-in-Mexico MAGA Hats, Because …. Globalization!

Yeah, the Economic Miracle is real!

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Is your Super Bowl Party not Latin Enough? Worry not!

Are you on a tight budget for fancy avocados and still haven’t made any “ethnic-looking” friends? Worry no more! You can now buy 5-feet-tall Mexican “scene setters,” ready to assemble and give your Super Bowl party a unique fiesta touch. It’s … Continue reading

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Applebee’s in Mexico? Nah, We Already Have Apelbii’s!

Mexicans: How can anyone not like us? Photo via @hazme

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