Can’t Afford to Bring Real Mexicans to your Fiesta?

Worry no more.

You can now buy 5-feet-tall Mexican “scene setters,” ready to assemble and give your party a unique fiesta touch. How? Easy as bashing a piñata!

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!*

Sombrero tip: @SaraChicaD

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

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Dear People of France: You Had One Job

Via: Reddit

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Quick! Grab your Maracas and Go Get Yourself a pair of Cinco de Mayo Air Jordans!

Cinco de Mayo Air Jordans, because why the hell not?

Sneaker retailer Sneaker Bar Detroit can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo, so it’s now peddling a bunch of very colorful Air Jordans… so colorful, they will perfectly match your maracas.

Because nothing says Mexicou better than Air Jordans and … colorful sneakers.

¡Ándale, ándale, arriba, arriba!

Via: Sneaker Bar Detroit on Twitter

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Marketing Ideas to Spice Up your ‘Cinco de Mayo’ 🌶

No Mexican friends? No problem! Get yourself a few Insta-Mexicans!

Cinco de Mayo is definitely my favorite faux Mexican holiday in the U.S. And not because it’s an excuse to drink all day long and scream ¡Viva México! while thinking it’s our celebration of Independence, but because it brings out the stupidest best marketing gimmicks to sell everything, from spicy tattoos and sneakers for the three-legged, to senseless drink mixes, “ethnic” food and even cardboard Mexicans!

Below, you’ll find a few of my favorite marketing efforts around this mostly-gringo holiday.

Enjoy … and ¡Que viva México, cabrones!

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Today in ‘Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows No Limits:’ A Mobile Taquero 🌮 🍍

We might be living in 2018, but this “mobile taquero” is already in 2057. ¡Que viva el Trompomóvil!

Hat tip: @OscarGutiez

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State Dinner Menu for Macrons to Feature Tomato Jam, a Sort of Fancy ‘Capsu’

First Lady Melania Trump has planned a state dinner for French president Emmanuel Macron –and wife– that incorporates the “celebrated gastronomy of New Orleans – a city founded by the French and still famous for its French Quarter.”

According to multiple sources, said menu will consist of a rack of spring lamb and Carolina gold rice jambalaya, and it will include a side of something called “Tomato Jam,” which this blogger can only imagine is some sort of Ketchup or –as Mexicans would say, Capsu or Catsup or even Capsut.

And it is in that spirit of tonight’s big binational event that I’d like to invite you, dear reader, to reminisce the  Capsu/Capsut/Ketchup, which is almost as classy as the Columbia vs. Colombia one.


Or is it Capsut?


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Yes. There is a ‘Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada’ Gadget


You guys must think I just make stuff up just to keep updating this wonderful blog and all. But no. Thanks to the ever creative minds of marketing professionals, there is always something new under the Latino-Hispanic muy caliente sun.

Señoras y señores: I give you the BBQ Dragon, the portable, hands-free, rechargeable gadget which –according to a presumably serious press release– will help you make “the best carne asada in town.” Why? Because Cinco de Mayo is approaching!

I’m not sure this thing was even conceived with carne asada or Cinco de mayo in mind, but who the hell cares? We are fast approaching this blogger’s favorite faux-Mexican holiday.


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