Category Archives: Stupid propositions

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

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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

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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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This London Chef Wants you to Put Pineapple Ketchup on Cornflake-crumbed Tacos

The lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on Thomasina Miers’ children. That is why the co-founder of Wahaca, London’s weirdly-named Mexican eatery, has concocted a recipe for tacos that are… well… sure to please Londoners. We’re talking … Continue reading

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Sushiro Introduces ‘Sushi Tacos,’ and they Look as Awful as they Sound

Japanese conveyor-belt sushi chain Sushiro is apparently so fond of Mexican food that is launching its own “Sushi tacos,” a so-called “fusion food” that combines, well, sushi with what they think is a taco. According to local media, Sushiro’s sushi … Continue reading

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Tired of Boring Rosé? How about a Luchador Cabernet?

Still stuck at home with plenty of time to try novelty beverages? How about playing Lotería while you sip some local wine? Using the tagline “This is not your abuela’s wine,” a California winery is peddling what seems to be … Continue reading

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Crayola Launches ‘Colors of the World Crayons,’ as if I Don’t Remember their First ‘Multicultural Crayons’

Remember Crayola’s multicultural crayons? Well I do, because I wrote about them, like, what seems like centuries ago: Specifically, on May 20, 2014. Except at that time they were called “Multicultural Crayons” and didn’t really catch on… Guess what? A … Continue reading

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Is Duolingo not Helping your English Practice?

Did you buy all the Inglés sin Barreras audiobooks or downloaded apps like Duolingo but nothing helps to improve your English skills? Worry not! In this practical manual for the good use of the English language, the Lord himself comes … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It’s the Census 2020 – and I Still Don’t Know What Race I Am 🤷🏻‍♀️

  My U.S. Census 2020 questionnaire is here and while I’m all game and ready to fill out and submit this thing, I will forever be puzzled by the “race” question. See, when you reach the the “race question” while … Continue reading

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Speaking of Mexicans and the Coronavirus…

Here are some adorable school children in an undisclosed location dancing to the tune of the Coronavirus cumbia, because Mexico. Italy, Iran, China: Schools across the country closed for Coronavirus. Mexico: 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/Bp7wYOhZxd — Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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