Americans Insist on Wrapping Themselves in Tortilla Blankets

Move over tortilla towel, here comes the tortilla blanket, the most recent addition to what I like to call Nonsense American Products (NAPS.)

The latest tortilla-themed thing is a microfiber blanket that can be yours for as little as $39.99!) The marketing pitch?

“Do you love Mexican food so much you want to reincarnate yourself as a giant burrito? […] With this giant tortilla blanket you can become a taco, quesadilla, tostada, enchilada, burrito, taquito or use your imagination.”

THE END IS NEAR, MY FRIENDS

Via: Amazon.com

The ‘MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL’ Jumpsuit is Now $29.95 on Amazon

 

Remember that infamous Toys R Us store in Portugal?

Well, now you can add another wall-related product to a growing list of nonsensical merchandise.

Just in time for Christmas 2018, there’s the MEXICO WILL PAY for the wall zip-up jumpsuit, currently on sale on Amazon.com for only $29.95 or less!

WARNING: This thing is made of 90 percent Nylon and 10 percent spandex, which will be just perfect for hanging around with your friends at a Halloween party –as long as it doesn’t take place on a United flight.

Sign me up for a few of these, Amazon. I’m going to have some real fun during my next trip to Mexicou!.

Via: The Huffington Post

Ever Wanted to Drive Like an Inca from Baja? Go Get Your ‘Ethnic-Style’ Wheel Cover Today!

What the hell is “Baja Inca?”

From the online retailer that brought us the Mexican Deluxe Yoga Mat, the Hispanic Flag and — of course — the DIY Tacos al pastor, now comes the Baja Inca Blanket Steering Wheel Cover Plush Poncho , an “ethnic, fun, fashionable” wheel cover for your pimped up lowrider!

Because everybody knows the Incas from Baja California are one colorful driving bunch, right?

Hat tip: @SaraChicaD

Amazon Will Have you Assemble your Own Tacos al Pastor, Because it’s 2017 and the End is Near

Are you dying for a trio of juicy tacos al pastor but happen to live in the middle of Iowa? Worry not! Amazon has you covered!

Starting very soon, Amazon will begin delivery of “Meal Kits,” a service similar to Blue Apron, which will provide you with all the pieces necessary to ensamble your own meal! Take the Tacos al Pastor kit, which includes jalapeños, salsa verde, chipotle marinade, pork loin, pineapple, cilantro, radishes, pico de gallo and — alas — flour tortillas, because this is America, people, and that’s that. So, suck it.

Check out below all the goodies you’ll get and the instructions to ensamble your own Tacos al Pastor.

Now, allow me to go hang myself…

Sombrero tip: Oscar Gutiérrez

Via: CNET en Español

The TriceraTACO Will Keep your Sad-Looking ‘Taco’ in Place

Hard-shell tacos, not dinosaurs, should be extinct.

Move over, plastic taco-truck. Here comes the TriceraTACO, a machine-washable, plastic dinosaur that will hold your hard-shell disgusting tacos for only $13! Please note that given its shape and size, this thing will only hold those things Americans insist on calling a “taco” and will never be suited for a decent al pastor…

The TriceraTACO is now on sale on — where else? — Amazon.com, home of the Deluxe Mexican Yoga Mat and  the Mexico Will Pay for the Wall jumpsuit.

¡Que viva el nonsense y el marketing!

Hat tip: Verónica Calderón

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

Amazon Wants you to Believe this Mexican Blanket is a ‘Deluxe Yoga Mat’ 😂

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“The YogaDirect Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket is soft and warm, and comes in a variety of bright colors.”

Amazon, the versatile online retailer where you can get your Hispanic-themed dolls and your Hispanic-flag T-shirts, is introducing yet another ethnic-relevant product.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you: The YogaDirect Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket, which is basically a sarape that my people (i.e. The Mexicans) use to do all sorts of things, except yoga.

According to the retailer, the YogaDirect Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket is machine-washable; it is proudly made in Mexico and comes in a variety of bright colors… (Oh, and it also costs about 10 times more than a regular sarape, because marketing.)

You have to see it to believe it
You have to see it to believe it

So, basically: JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA (or how we say in English: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA).

Christmas Gifts Ideas II: Share Your Hispanic Heritage

Don’t know what to give your Anglo friends this Christmas?

Worry no more. You can now give the gift of culture — and share all about your Hispanic heritage — with this unique Hispanic “ceremonial costume,” which is still in stock and can be yours for only $29.69 in Amazon.com. The beauty of this costume, say its creators over at Kapan Early Learning Co., is that it will allow you to “celebrate cultural diversity.”

[This blogger has yet to figure out how this yellow thingy is a “Hispanic product,” but who cares? ‘Tis the season to be silly, er, jolly!]

Amazon Is Under the Impression there is a ‘Hispanic Flag’

hispanicrootsI don’t want to rain on your Hispanic Heritage Month parade, but I felt this urge to let you know there is a Hispanic-Flag-themed thing going on on the Internet.

I will NOT name the culprit (OK, it’s Amazon.com) but there are these T Shirts currently on sale promising to mix your “Americanness” with a flag of your choice, including of course the Hispanic Flag. Because, Why-The-Hell-Not?

The only good news is that these beauties (most likely Made in China or Made in El Salvador) are only $19.99, and RETURNS ARE FREE.

See for yourself…

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According to Some ‘Bovine Writer,’ there are 14 Species of Latinas in the U.S. [Can you Guess Where I Belong?]

Chicaspotting: A Field Guide to Latinas of the United States
Chicaspotting: A Field Guide to Latinas of the United States

Some “writer” in the United States has written Chicaspotting: A Field Guide to Latinas of the United States, a $17.99 “book” that promises to help gringos “find and identify the right Latina to date, love or marry.”

I’m going to spare you the details of this thing, but let’s say in a nutshell that — according to this aptly-named Bovino fellow — there are 14 SPECIES of us (i.e. Latinas of the United States). Fourteen, people, fourteen. Among them:

  • SYMMETRICAL FORCE (Colombian American): Butt size varies, but breast implants are practically a rite of passage and she likes ‘em BIG.
  • TRIFECTA (Venezuelan American): Routinely causes an erection lasting more than 4 hours, but neediness, jealousy, and controlling behavior – a real “trifecta” of drama – occasionally spoil the mood.
  • TACO BELLE (Mexican American): Warm and cuddly as a teddy bear but (somewhat) shy around strangers, especially gringos.
  • TRANSFORMER (Cuban American): If her breasts are large enough to match her hips and butt, she can be a Latin Jessica Rabbit, but too much Cuban food or too many kids and she’ll transform into Rosie O’Donnell right before your eyes.

Mr. Bovino fails to identify this blogger, but I can assure him after I review this thing on Amazon, he’d like to call my species THE MEXICAN AMAZON RATINGS KILLER.

[SIGH]

Hat tip: The Flama

5 Mexican-Themed Gifts to Spice up Your Christmas

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This maraca-wielding Santa will ‘only’ cost you $154 on Amazon.com

 

Have you run out of Christmas gift ideas? Are you looking for something that will show  your love for other cultures and stuff without breaking the bank? Amazon has you covered.

Amazon.com has a wealth of “multicultural Christmas stuff,” including tons of Mexican-themed Christmas ornaments, music and more. So here are my 5 FAVES, most of which go for under $25 and are most likely Made in China, with the exception of the maraca-wielding Santa, which for some strange reason will cost you a whopping $154.

1. The Westland Aye Chihuahua Guillermo Mexican Sombrero Tealight Candle Holder

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2. The Sombrero-Wearing International Snowman

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3. The Benelux Aluminum Mexican Flag Christmas Ornament

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4. The Feliz Navidad Bossa Nova Latin CD thing

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5. And – of course – The $153 maraca-wielding Santa

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Amazon Wants you to Have a Mexican Merry Christmas

¡Ajúa! Me and my pistoleros will eat jumping beans and wish you a Feliz Navidad

As soon as I learned that Amazon was partnering with JibJab to release customizable video gift cards, I visited the online retailer to create my very own customizable video gift card.

To my surprise, I found the company offers a multicultural option which -of course- allows for you to create a Mexican-themed Christmas video song, featuring yourself  dancing to the rhythm of non-Mexican José Feliciano. [You can click on the photo above to see me in full action.]

So what are you waiting for? Go be a Mexican for the holidays!

¡Arriba, arriba! ¡Caramba, caramba!