Facebook might be in Crisis, but this Mexican Lonchería Is Thriving

Facebook, the once almighty social media, is undergoing one of the worst crises of its history, with its leadership covering up really bad stuff –and very smart people (i.e. yours truly) just quitting the thing altogether. But none of this has stopped Mexican entrepreneurs, who have found a way to capitalize on the awesome brand to peddle their wares.

From the always popular section “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” I give you the Loncheria [SIC] Facebook, where you can have lunch for as little as ten pesitos. Yay!

Photo: @Hazme

How a Quinceañera Party in Mexico Became a Viral Sensation

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OK you might have no idea who any of these people are, but thanks to Facebook, the Ibarra Family from San Luis Potosí, Mexico might be hosting the biggest fiesta in the history of YUUUUGE FIESTAS.

After the proud father of a quinceañera named Ruby uploaded a video (below) on his Facebook page inviting “the community” to his daughter’s party, Mexicans started to respond “Yes, I’m attending.” The reason? Instead of picking a group of friends and/or family, the dad posted it as a Public Post, thus inviting every single soul to the bash on December 26, 2016.

At press time, over 994,000 people had already signed up to attend Ruby’s Quinceañera. (This blogger included, of course!)

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Here is the original video. Click and … what are you waiting for? Send your RSVP now!:

Via: Norte Digital

Forget about Mattel’s. This is the Real Barbie Mexicana

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Mexican native Omar Ariel Cortés has created a Facebook page showcasing a world in which Mattel’s famous Barbie doll leaves her magical world to join a more sinister one: the world of drug dealing, breast cancer, single motherhood, prostitution and migration, mostly from a Mexican perspective.

I do not know this guy, but I think some of these images are quite powerful. Besides, they are much more real than Mattel’s now infamous Mexican Barbie.

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All images taken from Omar’s Facebook page.

 

Upon Helping America Re-elect Barack Obama, Eva Longoria Moves on to Pick New Potato Chip Flavor

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Eva Longoria, this blogger’s favorite retro-acculturated Latina, might have been successful in her quest to get Barack Obama re-elected. But this time she needs your vote to accomplish something yet more significant -and potentially delicious: She wants your VOTE to help Lay’s choose its next flavor of potato chips.

Sí, señor. Longoria (aka “La Prieta Faya”) this morning visited New York City to ring NYSE’s bell on behalf of Lay’s and even spoke to Fox News about her latest campaign, Do Us A Flavor, urging Americans to vote among three potato chip flavorsCheesy Garlic Bread; Chicken and Waffles and Sriracha.

But. Wait. No tortilla española,  nor tamal-flavored chips?!!? I’m afraid La Prieta Faya is losing her Latin touch, so I’d better stick to my Cannabis-infused tortilla chips.

¡Ajúa!

The 2012 Election on my Facebook Timeline

One of the best things about being silly, is that you tend to attract similar characters to your life (or, in this case, to your Facebook timeline, which is basically the same.)

Here’s a taste of what my stupid creative Facebook friends shared with me on the historic night that Nov. 6th, 2012 turned out to be.

APOLOGIES TO THE MONOLINGUAL CROWD: You have to be bilingual to appreciate this.

Latino Moms Dress up Kids in Nestlé Parafernalia for no Apparent Reason

Remember when Facebook was this fun place to hang out with friends and family?

Well, it looks like Mark Zuckerberg has succeeded in turning his social network into a fun place to hang out with friends, family…. and a bunch of multinationals.

Take Nestle’s Facebook Spanish-language page, which is encouraging Latino families to share their “Nestlé-related experiences” with over 34,000 fans… and everyone else for that matter.

I have no idea what Nestlé is offering these families, but it’d better damn good (a ton of money or a life-time supply of Nescafé, perhaps?) Otherwise, I could not conceive any other reason why I would dress up my kids in cardboard boxes of Maggie, DiGiornio and Carnation.

Is it just me?

Photo: Nestlé El Mejor Nido