Monthly Archives: April 2020

Cinco de Mayo in the Time of Coronavirus Is Just as Dumb as Regular Cinco de Mayo

No access to the outside world? No problemo! District Taco, a so-called taquería based in I-don’t-know-where-but-not-Mexico wants you to know that you can “take back your right to fiesta” by ordering the coronavirus-special sheltering in place combo: Delicioso steak fajitas, … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Food, Marketing & Advertising, Stupid propositions, Tacos | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

If 2020 Was a Kitchen Gadget, it Would Be this ‘Taco Toaster’

Move over $30-dollar Taco Toaster, here comes a less expensive, even more outrageous contraption to make what Americans think is a taco. I give you the … $22-dollar Made in California Taco Toaster, a plastic/metal mold thingy to hold your … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Food, Guacala, Marketing & Advertising, Pinches Hipsters, Stupid propositions, Tacos | Leave a comment

A ‘Latin-Style Fiesta Pet-Parade’ Is Just What 2020 Was Missing

What would you do to raise funds to help cute little furry friends in these times of crisis? Well, how about hosting a “Latin-style” pet parade and livestream it to the millions of suckers stuck at home trying to avoid … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Fashion, Food, Marketing & Advertising, Stupid propositions, Texas | Leave a comment

Ever Wondered How UberEats Works in Mexico?

Yes, according to the Internet my very well-informed sources, this is a real UberEats delivery girl roaming the streets of Metepec, Estado de México delivering her wares in these times of quarantine. I can’t see her face or her hands … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Corridos, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Must Stop Cauliflower Tortillas Before it’s Too Late

As if I didn’t have enough bad news these days, someone just mentioned Cauliflower, a Los Angeles-based company determined to “reinvent our favorite foods” with healthier options, including cauliflower rice, cauliflower chips and cauliflower pizza dough. While I couldn’t care … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Guacala, Marketing & Advertising, Pinches Hipsters, Stupid propositions, Tacos | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mexico’s Top Health Official Is Now an Official Piñata, Because Mexico

It is official: Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, the Mexican deputy health minister in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 has been immortalized in a piñata from the famed Piñatería Ramírez in northern Mexico. The López-Gatell piñata comes with –what else– … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Fashion, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here’s The Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish Honoring Hispanics Fighting COVID-19

Ever wondered what The Star-Spangled Banner sounds like in Spanish? Well, look no further than El Pendón Estrellado, the “only official Spanish-language translation” of the national anthem allowed to be sung, according to The Smithsonian. The translation into Spanish of the … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Language, Latin America, Spanish | Leave a comment

The Brits Want you to Think this ‘Thing’ Is Mexican Food

England, the country that gave us the Hey Ho to Mexico tortillas and El Mexicana is back at it again with a typically Mexican dish: paella –or as George Costanza would call it, pie-yay-yah. Go home, Joe Gledhill, you’re drunk. … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Food, Guacala, Marketing & Advertising | Leave a comment

Today in Surreal Mexico: Social Distancing at the Combi Stop

I had promised myself to stop blogging about coronavirus, mostly because I live in New York City and everything is terrible and I keep having anxiety attacks over the whole thing. But then I’ve been facetiming, skype-ing and zooming a … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , | Leave a comment