Trump Went to Mexico. It Was Painful, but Hilarity Prevailed


Mexicans, how can anybody not like us?

On the day Republican candidate Donald Trump (aka El Trumpo) accepted an (inexplicable) invitation by moronic Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to publicly embarrass him (this time at his own home in Los Pinos), this blogger’s timeline was filled with something that will forever make me love my country: That unique sense of humor that always manages to shine when the going gets tough.

Here are only a few memes of the now infamous Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

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This Blogger is Ready for Today’s ‘Dumb & Dumber Summit’


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Juan Gabriel is Dead and I Have Nothing Funny to Say


You probably don’t know this, but Juan Gabriel (né Alberto Aguilera Valadez) was one of my favorite Mexican composers/singers/showmen/human beings. My mom, who used to blast his music pretty much all the time, once told me something I will never forget:

“Remember: We have loved Juan Gabriel way before the fresas* discovered him.”

She was right, and once that happened we were not able to afford his concerts anymore.

Still, I was lucky enough to see him live a couple of times, and his 1990 Concierto de Bellas Artes went to become the soundtrack of most of my young adult life, including my late night escapades to Acapulco with my best friend; my first — and only — marriage and subsequent divorce and a car accident in Querétaro in 1998 in which I almost died and killed a few members of my family. (Luckily, we all survived, including several rusty JuanGa tapes.)

Seriously, man! This was way too early.

Go serenade Cuquita, pues!

*Fresas: Rich, Hipsters, Pirruris, etc.

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Dear, Nestlé: What on Earth is ‘Authentic Latin Flavor?’

latin2Via: Stephanie Cash


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National Beef Commercial Features Kid Looking Forward to Eating Bad Tacos

Poor thing; he has no idea what awaits him at home

Poor thing; he has no idea…

Remember the weirdly named Spanish-language campaign to make my people eat pork?

Well, now it’s time for beef to have its several seconds of “Latino fame” with a recent national TV spot for Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner, a very important organization whose noble mission is to make us crave beef, beef and more beef.

And, what better way to make people — Latino or not — crave beef than promoting a suspicious-looking beef “taco?”

Take it away, niño feliz!

Hat tip: @tropicarlitos

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Reddit User Was Taking Pic of an Accident Involving a Latino Express Bus When the Real Latino Express Drove by

¡Viva México, cabrones!

¡Viva México, cabrones!

Via: Reddit

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MillerCoors to Launch a Ridiculously-named Beverage Inspired by a non-existent Mexican Tradition

Zumbida_6Pack20160817I have no idea what kind of Mexicans the people of MillerCoors hang out with, but apparently they are the inspiration behind Zumbida, an alcoholic drink with a make-believe Mexican name, which is supposed to be inspired by the “Mexican tradition of Aguas Frescas.”

Wait. Whaaaaat?

Per its very colorful package, Zumbida (LOL) is described as “Aguas Frescas con un toque de piquete,” which makes absolutely no sense, because in Mexico, when you say “con piquete” you don’t really need to say “con un toque de…” but I guess that’s too much for the people of MillerCoors and their imaginary Mexican friends.

Anyway, as I was saying, while “un toque de piquete” makes absolutely no sense, what really gets me here is the word Zumbida, which I guess they think is something like a zumbidozumbada, zumba or zabe Dios qué … (God help them, please!)

As a company spokesperson told AdAge (apparently with a straight face):

“Zumbida is a traditional drink done in a distinctly American way — a fusion.”

So let me get this straight: Zumbida (LOL) is a based on a “Mexican traditional drink” done in a “distinctly American way,” which basically means it’s some sort of disgusting sugary drink spiked with a heavy dosage of marketing bullshit.”


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