I don’t know about you, but I do take national holidays very seriously, especially when it comes to drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow.
So, in celebration of my very recent double-citizenship bonanza, I am pulling all my U.S.-based resources to list the very best stuff you can buy on THIS SIDE of the border to wear on September 15 and feel as if you were on the OTHER side of the border.
Please note that some of this stuff is very likely Made in China and will not last another September 15th, but who the hell cares? Get them all now, and join me tomorrow in yelling: ¡Viva México, cabrones!
Now, on to the day’s relevant clothing…
The simply-awesome Mexico leggings –and green shoes:
Estrella Jalisco, a beer brand you’ve never heard of (and one you should probably never drink) has decided to make its U.S. debut by pitching its own idea of “mexicanidad,” namely turning a regular American neighborhood into an animated fiesta, complete with charros, mariachis and papel picado.
The spot is as bad as you could expect from a “Mexican” beer concocted by Anheuser-Busch InBev, purveyors of everything but “mexicanidad.”
Remember the 5-feet-tall Mexican scene-setters? Well, now you can make your Mexican fiesta even more Mexican (as if that was even possible) by setting up a Personalized Mexican Fiesta Arch.
This beauty is not cheap, ¡no, señor! It will cost you a good $109.99 online. But don’t despair! The Personalized Fiesta Arch “has the look of a brick wall along with maracas, sombreros, chili peppers and guitar accents.” Plus. It ships in only one day, so why wait for Cinco de Mayo?
In case you’re still not sold on this stupid awesome deal, check this out: The Fiesta Arch “can be personalized with two lines of your own custom text.”
So hurry! I’ve already placed my order with a two line legend that reads:
¡Órale, gringo! Me querer mucho tequila! ¡Arriba, arriba, ándale, ándale!
NEW YORK — Battling freezing temperatures, paisanos walked the streets of New York City on Nov. 20, 2014 to demand –yet again– answers about the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26. This time the march kicked off at the Mexican Consulate on 39th street and moved East to the United Nations Headquarters. I was there with them and the vibe was just incredible.
That’s it! First it was Burger King, then South Park. And now Schweppes is reportedly using a sombrero-wearing Mexican fellow suffering from swine flu to pitch their ridiculously refreshing beverages! Wanna seat on the tube? Grab a box of kleenex and a giant sombrero and off you go!
(It is likely that this “ad” was born and lives only in the bowels of the Internet… but if it’s a real Schweppes campaign, I CANNOT wait for the ensuing outrage and lame apology by some agency!)