Category Archives: Education

The Hispanic Star Joins Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look –and sound– more authentically “Latino?” Well, it looks like salsa makers and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. The latest to … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, journalism, Language, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Spanish, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

This Book Wants you to Find Frida the Same Way you Find Waldo

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s upcoming birthday than… by making a book to find her as we go about finding Waldo? Publisher Laurence King is busy promoting Find Frida, a new book by Catherine Ingram (illustrated by Laura … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Language, Latin America, Latin celebrities, Marketing & Advertising, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘Veggie Taco Plush Set’ Guarantees your Child Will Never Know what Real Tacos Look Like

Speaking of culturally-relevant things… there’s a Veggie Taco Plush Set, which for “only” $49 promises to educate your child on the goodness that naturally comes with tacos, including some packets of questionable salsa; slices of avocado and even some cilantro … Continue reading

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

Are you a Hispanic in California? Do the Social Distance Thing Using your ‘Cajas de Verduras’

Ventura County explaining how much distance is needed to maintain social distancing. English = Skis; Spanish =3 crates of produce, because –as everyone knows– whites ski, while Hispanics do the “picking thing.” Hat tip: Ray Estrada

Posted in Education, Marketing & Advertising, Racism, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mexican Luchadores Ask Hispanics to Pleeeease Wear a Mask

As every Mexican knows, in any good Lucha Libre match, the one who loses their mask pretty much loses the fight. With this premise in mind, advertising agency d’expósito & Partners has launched “Lucha vs. El Virus,” a PSA campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Spanish, Television, Univision | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Kmart Needs to Hire a Competent, Bilingual Copywriter

Picture this. A two-piece comfy sofa; a soothing image of a lake and a small, deserted beach on the background; a pitcher of delicious ice-tea and then your lovely mom … sucking someone –or being sucked by someone– for some … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Language, Marketing & Advertising, Spanish, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Dear People of France: You Had One Job

 

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Fashion, France, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tiny Mexican Hitting an ICE Piñata Is Truly Therapeutic

Say what you will about my people (i.e. The Mexicans) but they truly know how to let off some steam without being, like, super violent. Take this children’s party in Chicago, where tiny, adorable children (like this cutie in a … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Immigration, Latin America, Mexico, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bill de Blassio Has no Idea What Condón Means in Spanish

Ever since he announced he’s running for president in 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been using a very special hashtag in the hopes it will go viral. Nothing wrong with tapping on the power of social … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign, Education, Language, Politics, Spanish, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delfín Quishpe Is the New Mayor of Guamote, Ecuador, because Latin America

Delfín Quishpe, also known as this blogger’s favorite Ecuadorian, has been elected mayor of Guamote, a small town in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador. As readers of this blog will remember, Delfín is famous for his many unusual songs, including … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Language, Latin America, Latin celebrities, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fox News Thinks Mexico Is so Great, there are Many of them!

Racism? Ignorance? Why not both? Here’s the full segment if you’re so inclined… btw, there’s no missing context. Here’s the video of the segment. pic.twitter.com/5BKnEvaadx — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) 31 de marzo de 2019 Hat tip: Bad Fox Graphics

Posted in Education, Latin America, Mexico, Politics, Racism, Stupid propositions, Television | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Cinco de Mayo, Education, Immigration, Latin America, Literature, Mexico, Politics | Tagged | 2 Comments

Proud American Sets up GoFundMe Campaign to Finance Trump’s Wall… Because Why the Hell Not?

I couldn’t make this up if I tried. Trump supporter Brian Kolfage has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Trump’s border wall because “President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 presidential campaign, Education, Mexico, Politics | 2 Comments

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

Posted in California, Education, Food, Language, Marketing & Advertising, Racism, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Emma González Is a National Treasure –and the Haters are Here

Unless you live under a rock (or maybe you’re busy celebrating National Greek Independence Day) you probably have read by now that millions of people took to the streets on Saturday March 24, 2018 to say ¡basta! to the NRA … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Education, Latin America, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment