Trump White House Writes Columbia Instead of Colombia, Because it Was Bound to Happen

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Hat tip: Verónica Calderón

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Mexicans Welcome Conan with Conan-themed Pancakes

Ok, there’s a lot more going on with Conan O’Brien’s upcoming Mexico visit, but the only truly cool thing this blogger found in an otherwise long welcome video is the fact that “Conando” will get his own hot-cakes made at El Castillo de los hotcakes en Coyoacán.

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Rogelio Hernández, El Castillo de los hotcakes

Close enough…

The final product...

The final product…

Via: YouTube

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Florida Woman Sues Mexican Restaurant After Falling off a Fake Donkey, Because Florida

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What happens when Americans go to a Mexican restaurant in… America? They climb on fake donkey; attempt to take picture; fall off said donkey; file lawsuit.

According to local media, Kimberly Bonn was dining at the El Jalisco restaurant in Tallahassee when she attempted to climb atop a built-to-scale burro statue to pose for a picture. But as she attempted to mount it, Bonn slipped off the statue and broke her back. She is claiming that the restaurant as it fault for the accident due to a lack of safety features, such as a “steps, a ladder, or a non-slip saddle.”

Bonn is now seeking damages of more than $15,000, but it’s not going to be an easy battle.

The restaurant’s most loyal customers have launched a social media campaign in support of the burro: The campaign, under the very appropriate banner ofJust Because I’m an a**, it doesn’t mean I have to be treated like one,” is quickly gaining supporters, including this blogger, of course.

Because, really, how can you not be with El burro on this one?

Via: Periódico ABC

Hat tip: @SaltaSolt

Posted in Burritos, Food, Stupid propositions | 1 Comment

I Can’t ‘Wrap’ my Head Around the Half Mexican Chicken

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What happened to the other half of the Mexican?

Let’s forget for one second that most of the ingredients on this “thing” look everything but Mexican…

What I really need to know is: Is this London food market selling us a chicken that is half Mexican? If so, what’s the other half? British?

Or is this a 100-percent-Mexican chicken that’s being sold in halves? 🤔

Baffling.

Photo: London Poultry Correspondent, @KentGerman

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Regular Sour Cream Becomes ‘Mexican Style Sour Cream’ on Amazon Fresh, because Marketing

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Remember the YogaDirect Mexican Deluxe Yoga Mat? Well, you can now add another “very special” Mexican product to your Amazon shopping cart.

From the Amazon Fresh Grocery and Gourmet Food department, I give you the LALA Mexican Style Sour Cream, which pops as a “popular in your area” product when browsing the page while Mexican.

But before you reach out for your wallet and click BUY to give this Mexican delicacy a chance, let me clue you in on something: It’s really just a regular sour cream, but made in Mexico, you know?

Hat tip: Begoña Lozano

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Tamales Know no Borders

... and they're only $1.50 each!

… and they’re only $1.50 each!

The so-called President can say whatever he wants, and build a wall as big as his ego, but my people continue to make this blogger (and many more Mexicans) very happy on this side of the border.

Photo: Laura Martínez, 2017. Harlem

Posted in Food, Mexico, New York City, Pop culture, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The ‘Spanish Feminist T-shirt’ Fails to Speak Proper Spanish

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Human, an online retailer that “believes that every printed object can be a mechanism to declare identity and belonging,” would be well advised to double check their Spanish copy before plastering whatever on their t-shirts, mugs and other accessories.

Take the Spanish Feminist T-shirt, which features nonsensical Spanish copy which — I assume — is an attempt to translate the phrase: This is what a feminist looks like.

Seriously, guys? I mean, even Google Translate does a better job with simple phrases like that.

(Don’t know how to say it properly? Well, HIRE A TRANSLATOR!)

Hat tip: @conz

Posted in Awkard homages, crime, Fashion, Language, Marketing & Advertising, Spanish, Stupid propositions | 1 Comment