Look! It’s a Concha! It’s a Chancla! It’s a Con-chancla!

Move over Con-chamacos! Mexican Mother’s Day is today, so Panadería KaryCar, a pastry shop in Jalisco, had the awesome idea of launching the con-chanclas, a concha/chancla combination that is going to make your mamá very happy.

Now… if they only worked a bit harder on their grammar, because, as y’all know: #AccentsMatter

It’s mamá, not mama

Via: Panadería KaryCar

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Holy Week in Mexico: Time for Jesus Accidents Nationwide

Photo credit: Pulso DF

You may not know this but Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a very important religious holiday in Mexico, and among the many events that take place during the course of the week, the so-called passion play is one of the most popular — and well-attended. It consists of a representation of the via crucis, and involves everyone, from workers, students and housewives who become actors for one day to play the roles of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Nazarenes, the apostles — and other characters (not all of them strictly Biblical) including a spy, a dog, and a wandering Jew.

In the play, when Christ gets captured, we see him carrying a cross a long way and until he reaches a location that represents Mount Calvary. In the most famous of these representations (the one that takes place in Iztapalapa) we see Christ carrying his cross from the town’s main square to the nearby Cerro de la Estrella in the heart of Mexico City.

Unfortunately, not all Mexican towns and cities have a mountain or even a hill around, so they resort to crucify Jesus on pretty much any location, including an electricity pole. This, as you can imagine, can have bring about some funky accidents.

JUST WATCH. ¡Pobre Jesús!

Mexicans Vote on whether President Stays or Goes; Looks Like Zapata Is Winning

Mexican president holds his ballot for Sunday’s referendum on which he scribbled “¡Viva Zapata!” effectively -and intentionally- nullifying his own vote.

Mexicans this Sunday are going to the polls on whether their president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) should end his six-year term or continue to the end.

The referendum, unusual for the country, will only binding if at least 40% of the country’s electorate votes, and AMLO is hoping on his popularity to achieve that figure.

He is so confident he’ll get the votes that he intentionally nullified his own ballot by scribbling “¡VIVA ZAPATA!” on it.

And -fortunately for this blogger- the memes have started to pour in…

This blog post will be updated throughout Sunday, because qué risa!

FIFA Unveils Qatar 2022 Official Mascot; Hilarity Ensues

An Arabic word, La’eeb describes a “super-skilled player” that “encourages everyone to believe in themselves.”

FIFA on Friday officially unveiled La’eeb, the official mascot of the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

La’eeb, FIFA explains, is an Arabic word meaning “super-skilled player” and it is here to “encourage everyone to believe in themselves.”

But, as this blogger rightly expected, La’eeb was quickly embraced by the Mexican meme machine, with one Twitter user rapidly turning him into a trapo para las tortillas.

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Listo para las tortillas. h/t: @LuisValLe_A on Twitter

 

South African ‘Mexican’ Chips Unleash the Fury of Mexicans on Reddit

Reddit Mexico has been abuzz with an overwhelming outcry against a South African corn chip snack.

The reason? Apparently, some Mexicans feel it’s super offensive to depict “one of our own” with a caricature of a mustachioed dude, wearing a giant sombrero and flanked by a cactus.

I get it, with the exception of yours truly, not all Mexicans like to wear giant sombreros when attending “culturally-relevant” parties. Yet, I’m much more offended by the look of these sad chips -and their apparent lack of delicious spicy flavor (or should I say “flavour?”)

Via: Reddit Mexico

Simon Leviev, the Tinder Swindler, Is Now a Piñata… Because Mexico!

Simon Leviev (aka your worst Tinder nightmare) makes it to Piñatería Ramírez

It is official: Simon Leviev (aka Yehuda Hayut and the Tinder Swindler, has been immortalized in the form of a piñata thanks to the folks of famed Piñatería Ramírez in northern Mexico.

The Tinder Swindler piñata comes with –what else?– a bunch of credit cards on his left hand, and a romantic bouquet of roses on his right. Oh, and look at those shoes!

In case you’re wondering, being immortalized in the shape of a piñata is as prestigious as having been inducted into the Mexican historical hall of fame.

Photo via: Piñatería Ramírez on Facebook

Feeling Lonely in this Pandemic Super Bowl Sunday? Get Yourself some Insta-Mexicans!

They are festive, colorful and –more importantly– not contagious!

Are you still in lockdown, on a tight budget for fancy avocados and still haven’t made any “ethnic-looking” friends?

Worry not!

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 as easy as bashing a piñata! Besides, with the pandemic still in full swing, WHO NEEDS REAL PEOPLE AROUND, ANYWAY?

For only a few bucks, you can pretend to have real Mexicans at your birthday, bautizo, quinceañera, wedding, etc. These Insta-Mexicans are over 5 feet high; they won’t eat all the tamales, nor gulp all the beer or crash in your living room forever.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get your Instant Mexicans ahorita mismo!*

*I bet these are totally Made in China, but just pretend you didn’t read this note at all.

Mini Mariachi Singer Stars in Will Smith’s Super Bowl Commercial

7-year-old Mateo López stars in new ‘Bel-Air’ commercial airing Sunday

Football Americano? Nah…

I’ve never been fond of this so-called sport and was not going to watch it this year either, but…

I just learned that San Antonio’s renowned mini mariachi singer, Mateo López, is the star of one of the ads.

According to KSAT, the seven-year-old makes a brief appeareance in Smith’s minute-long commercial promoting the premiere of the revamped “Bel-Air,” a spinoff series from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

So, yup, babies, I’ll be watching!

Just look at him! 😍

Via: KSAT.com

 

Donovan Carrillo: The Mariachi-Clad Ice-Skating God Does Beijing

Donovan Carrillo, 2022

If you’re not following the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, you might want to reconsider: On Monday, Feb. 7, a Made-in-Mexico Ice Skating God clad in a Mariachi suit made his Olympic debut.

Donovan Carrillo, the 22-year-old Guadalajara native, says he started figure skating to impress a girl he liked.

I don’t know about you, but this girl is already impressed!

Andrés Cantor Goes Back to the Super Bowl with a Pricey, 30-Second ¡GOOOOOL!

Andrés Cantor’s famous ‘GOOOOOL!’ to air at a hefty price during the 2022 Super Bowl.

I was going to buy an ad to promote my blog at this year’s Super Bowl. Alas, NBC has sold out all of its inventory for the Big Game, some at record prices of $7 million.

Oh well… I might give it a try again next year.

In the meantime, here’s Telemundo’s :30-second Super Bowl spot featuring Andrés Cantor teaching people across the U.S. how to do his signature ¡GOOOOOOOOL!

The spot is to promote the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and is slated to run during the broadcast of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13.

While this blogger can’t stand American Football, she’ll  be watching, mostly to bring you all the Latin/Hispanic/Mexican/Hispanic highlights of the excruciatingly boring event.

(Oh, also to check on how the Avocados From Mexico people plan to torture us this year.)

Watch Telemundo’s Super Bowl spot below:

Nothing Says February in Mexico Like Star Wars-Themed Tamales

These beauties are the creation of Super Roscas, a Mexico City pastry shop and come in several flavors: Baby, Chuby, Oscuro, Arturo and Tamalorian

Remember the Baby Yoda Rosca de Reyes? Well, it was only a matter of time until a very creative Mexican entrepreneur came up with the February-Candelaria Tamalorian sequel.

Let me explain. Many of you might not know that Candlemas (i.e. El Día de la Candelaria) is celebrated each February in Mexico by dressing up Baby Jesus and eating tamales like there is no tomorrow. Said tamales (mind you) are supposed to be provided by the same person who got the plastic Baby Jesus in their rosca on January 6.

I know, it’s … complicated, but bear with me.

The point I’m trying to make is that there is a new Star Wars-themed Rosca-Candelaria kid in town: Meet the Tamalorian, the galactic offspring of Baby Yoda Rosca de Reyes, inspired in your favorite Mandalorian character.

These beauties are the creation of Super Roscas, a Mexico City pastry shop and come in several flavors: Baby, Chuby, Oscuro, Arturo and Tamalorian.

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Candlemas Is Just Around the Corner. Time to Dress your ‘Niño Dios’

As Mexicans prepare to celebrate Candlemass next week (February 2,) a wave of new options to dress up your Baby Jesus has emerged. And because Baby Jesus Doctor is no longer enough, what about Baby Jesus Doctor Covid or Baby Jesus Taquero?

So. Many. Options!

P.S. For those who asked, Candlemas (or Día de la Candelaria) commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of Jesus, which in Mexico pretty much boils down to two things: Dressing up your Baby Jesus in your favorite costume *and* eating tamales like there is no tomorrow.

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Sombrero tip: Carlos Gutiérrez (El Coyotito)