Category Archives: Stupid propositions

Lost a Loved One? Worry Not; America Has you Covered

Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that! *Everything is cool, but it wouldn’t hurt to put that accent over the “o.”

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Japanese Ramen Chain Wants you to Think this is a Taco

Move over, Sushiro’s sushi tacos, here comes the Gyoza Taco Dog, the latest Japanese taco-themed delicacy courtesy of Korakuen, one of Japan’s largest ramen chains. Korakuen is mainly known for its “fun” take on ramen, launching stuff like Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Need a Quicky, but Fear Contracting COVID? This Mexico City Motel Has your Back

In need for a quicky but fear contracting COVID-19? Worry not! The owners of this fine Mexico City establishment have properly sanitized their rooms so that you can ejaculate with full confidence. Filing under Mexican Entrepreneurship Hat tip: Alessandro Vedinni … Continue reading

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The Lazy Susan Topping Bar Is Here –and I Can’t Even

Got extra $40 and no shame? I got the perfect thing for you! The Nostalgia Taco Tuesday Heated Lazy Susan Topping Bar is a fun way to get together on Taco Tuesday and share hideous, non-taco tacos with your friends. … Continue reading

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Good Luck Marketing this Cake Mix to Spanish Speakers

Apparently, White King’s steamed white cake mix is very popular in South East Asia; and it can be yours for only $2.99 in Amazon.com. I can only guess how popular -or not- it will become among Spanish-speakers. Who will be … Continue reading

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The 2021 Guac-Bowl Is Here and I Can’t Even

It’s already that time of the year when –not content with punishing this blogger with a pandemic, a white supremacist attempted coup, frigid temperatures *and* plenty avocado-hipster nonsense– the people behind Avocados From Mexico are once again reminding me of … Continue reading

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Mexico’s COVID-19 Czar Goes to the Beach; Hilarity Ensues

After urging people to stay home, wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and avoid going on vacation, Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Hugo López-Gatell, decided to take a maskless beach vacation in Oaxaca, prompting a wave of criticisms among … Continue reading

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How I Ended up in Twitter Jail

Ok I didn’t see *this* coming. On the morning of Dec. 15, as I opened up my email account, I saw a message from Twitter with the following Subject: Your Twitter account has been locked. My first reaction was –of … Continue reading

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CVS y más, the ‘Hispanic CVS,’ Expands to New York, New Jersey. Still, no Tacos in Sight

A couple of years ago, Austin, TX correspondent, Sara Inés Calderón, spotted this on Stassney & S Congress Avenue, so this blogger had to go dig deeper into the meaning of “y más.” And do I have news for y’all! … Continue reading

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Old El Paso Launches ‘Tortilla Pockets’ for People who Know Nothing about Tortillas –or Tacos

Remember Old El Paso? Well, the General Mills’ owned brand is back in the news, now with the launch of “Tortilla Pockets Kits,” because apparently their target consumers are too dumb to eat a regular taco made with real tortillas. … Continue reading

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¡Dios Mío! There is a Latino Cards Against Humanity

I don’t know who needs to hear this but Fitz Games has launched a party game targetting Latinos (or, as they like to call them now, the Latinx community.) Called ¡Dios Mío! the game comes on the heels of other creations … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Launches Teslaquila, a Tesla-branded Tequila, Because 2020 Is not Ridiculous Enough

As if I needed another reason to despise Elon Musk, the annoying mogul has officially launched Teslaquila, a Tesla-branded liquor that can be yours for “only” $250. The first time I heard of Teslaquila was back in April 2018, because … Continue reading

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Totino’s Releases Takis Fuego Cheese Bites, Because 2020 Hates me

I’m sorry to inform you Totino’s has released “mozzarella cheese bites coated with Takis Fuego seasoning,” because 2020 really, really hates me. These “poppable” rolls feature a mozzarella-like filling and can be found at the frozen aisle of most major … Continue reading

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The Perfect Halloween Costume Doesn’t Exi….

Say what you will about my people; we’re the awesomest bunch and all…

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Today in Awkward Translations…

Even Google Translate knows that the best translation for “Dulce de leche” is caramel, but oh well…

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