Category Archives: California

Disney Wants you to Plunk Down $30 for Minnie Mouse Concha Ears Made in China

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Disney, I think of a ton of things before thinking Mexican sweet bread. But the house of Mickey Mouse is proudly peddling the $30 Minnie Mouse Concha Ears, which can … Continue reading

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[Spoiler Alert] American Latinos United’s First Commercial Is Sad, Depressing AF

American Latinos United (ALU), a SuperPAC created with the sole purpose of defeating president Trump by activating Latino voters in key battleground states, has launched its first TV commercial, a sad reminder of the lessons being taught these days to … 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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Celebrate Mexican Independence Like the Locals

I hope by now you are aware that Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. Sixteen of September is, and the bash actually kicks off on the night of the 15, so by the time the 16 actually arrives, … Continue reading

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Starbucks, Now Serving Coffee with a Dash of Racism

Paisanos BEWARE! Next time you go to a Starbucks and order a venti, tall, mocha, latte, foamy frapuccino (or whatever the hell it is they call a coffee over there) make sure to leave some room for … racism. In … Continue reading

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Move Over, Cronut… Here Comes the Tacro, a Croissant-Taco Mashup

Not content with giving us the cronut and the biscuit taco, America is at it again, this time with the “Tacro,” a mashup of a –yes, you guessed it– taco and a croissant that apparently is already selling like hot-cakes. The … Continue reading

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Now You Can Get High on Tamales, Because California

Have you ever had a delicious meat-filled, spicy tamal but thought: ‘Heck, this is is missing something?’ Worry no more: Señorita Sensi, a San Diego-based maker of Mexican edibles, has you covered. As founder Yvanne Castañeda, a legitimate marijuana medical patient, told … Continue reading

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Why Wear Any Sweatshirt when you Can Wear a Chapo Sweatshirt?

It might not be El Chapo’s original t-shirt, but this cozy sweatshirt will surely come in handy for the chilling temperatures hitting America these days. Oh, and if chapowear is not your thing, go with the Pablo Escobar one instead. … Continue reading

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Taco Bell is Testing a Burrito Loaded with French Fries

If you freaked out when you read the news about Taco Bell’s chocolate-flavored pubic lice, you’ll definitely want to hear about the chain’s next outrageous proposition: Introducing The California Loaded Fries Burrito, a burrito stuffed with –yes, you guessed it!–  … Continue reading

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Taco Bell’s Thanksgiving Menu is so Ludicrous, it’s Actually Funny

Taco Bell’s Friendsgiving menu is so ridiculous, it’s actually funny. Among my faves: The turkeritos; the pumpkin spice caramel apple empanadas; the chocolate churros with chile ancho and –of course– the butternut squash chalupa bites. Fortunately for ALL of us, Taco … Continue reading

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You Guys! It’s National Menudo Month in America

Marketers are one restless bunch. Not content with giving us National  Taco *and* Vodka Day, National Guacamole Day, Cinco de Mayo and all those wonderful faux culinary celebrations, a California brand of canned “Mexican food” informs me we’re in the … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Land of ‘Fantacy,’ — a.k.a. La La Land

This blogger had to make a rush visit to check up on her fellow Mexicans on the West Coast. Which means you’ll probably be seeing more California-related postings than necessary. Culver City, CA. 2017

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California Bar Gave Away ‘Green Cards’ for Climbing Inflatable Wall, Because Cinco de Mayo

Speaking of awesome Cinco de Mayo marketing ideas, a bar in California decided it was a great idea to celebrate the faux Mexican holiday by offering … fake green cards to drunken patrons willing to climb an inflatable border wall. Wait. What? According … Continue reading

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This Steakhouse Will Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a $100 Margarita, Because Why the Hell not?

Every single year, for as long as I can remember, American corporations do their best to step up their Cinco de Mayo game by launching one ridiculous thing after the other one. Every. Single. Time. This year, the contenders for this … Continue reading

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This Guy Wanted to Build a Wall in his Restaurant Because Hispanics Don’t Tip 😂

Poor Steve Wayte. The owner of a weirdly named sushi restaurant in California is under fire after making a joke that some of my people (i.e. Fast & Furious Hispanics) DID. NOT. FIND. FUNNY. The joke? Upon realizing that Hispanics tend to not leave tips … Continue reading

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