Photo: Laura Martínez. Xochimilco 2022.
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Photo: Laura Martínez. Xochimilco 2022.
All eyes were on the Mexico vs. Argentina match on Saturday afternoon, as the teams played their first Qatar 2022 game at the Lusail Stadium.
And even before the game, the memes and “memos” started to show up…
Speacking of hopes & wishes…
This post will be updated with whatever outcome… WISH US LUCK!
A Mexican fútbol fan (most likely a chilango) traveled all the way to Qatar and brought with him a huge speaker blasting my country’s famed “¡Se compran.. colchones .. tambores .. refrigeradores … estufas … lavadoras … microondas … o algo de fierro viejo que vendan!” a recording that is now used by thousands of peddlers of scrap metal all over Mexico.
I have no idea who this dude is but he rules. (Oh and the vid is NOT mine, I sort of “borrowed” it from the Internet.)
Nope, I’m not making this up. Today, Monday, September 19, 2022, at around 1:07 pm local time, Mexico City residents were shaken (not stirred) by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, that killed at least one and damaged a lot of buildings across several states.
I first learned about it not on Twitter, but on the family WhatsApp that was going nuts with voicemail notifications from my brother and sister sounding really really scared. The first message, from my brother, came through at 2:08 pm/EST and it simply said “Está temblando,” two words any born and raised Mexican knows all too well.
Then came my sister with a 7-second message saying it was really fucking bad and then I sort of panicked.
I had been in transit but as soon as I got home I called to make sure they were OK. Thankfully, everyone was unscathed. Scared shit still, but unharmed.
Barely 7 or 8 minutes later, the memes started pouring in. It was – once again – my people’s way of dealing with calamities, from highlighting the HUGE coincidence of the September 19 date to celebrating the inevitability of our demise.
I’m just gonna post a few examples below to give you an idea of what’s going on today post-sismo, but feel free to follow this blogger’s Twitter feed to keep up in real time.
This post will be updated…
The mexicans have done it, my friends. I hereby present you with IPANDEMIA, a West Coast IPA celebrating “los héroes de la salud,” the heroes of our health –forever and ever.
Photos: IPA correspondent: Mariana Carreño King in CDMX.
(Filing under Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?)
Why settle for Starbucks when you can have Starpulcks?
Photo: Amecameca pulque correspondent Yolanda Ocampo
Welcome to Hell.
As y’all probably know by now, on June 24, 2022, the not-so-Supreme Court of the United States decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively ending the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years.
This – obviously – sucks for millions of American women, especially those in 13 states where abortion has immediately (or will very soon) become illegal following the ruling.
One of such states is Texas, which will soon initiate a so-called “trigger law” that will make performing abortion a felony.
Wanna know how bad this is? Under Texas’ law, an abortion provider could face life in prison –yup, LIFE IN PRISON – and fines up to $100,000 if they perform abortions or help facilitate one. The same goes in other nutcase states, including Idaho, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.
And all this brings me to the reason of this post (and the end of my ranting): A small, but thriving, safe heaven in Northern Mexico awesomely named La Abortería, where two women are determined to help Mexicans get access to safe, affordable, medically induced abortions.
The plot twist here, is that the founders of La Abortería are already bracing for an influx of Texan women seeking help –as we’re all assuming nobody wants to spend life in prison for not wanting a baby, right?
According to Bloomberg Law, while the Mexican abortion networks had helped one or two Texans a year, now they’re helping about five Texas women a week get medical abortions. Of course, I’m aware this great option is not open to all, and it requires people travel, leave their work, kids, etc. for a while to go get help in another country.
And this, my friends, is yet one more reason to be enraged. The end of Roe is not the end of abortion in America; it’s the end of safe abortions for the not-so-rich, Americans.
Photo via: Bloomberg
Move over Con-chamacos! Mexican Mother’s Day is today, so Panadería KaryCar, a pastry shop in Jalisco, had the awesome idea of launching the con-chanclas, a concha/chancla combination that is going to make your mamá very happy.
Now… if they only worked a bit harder on their grammar, because, as y’all know: #AccentsMatter
Via: Panadería KaryCar
Filing under Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?
Mexicans this Sunday are going to the polls on whether their president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) should end his six-year term or continue to the end.
The referendum, unusual for the country, will only binding if at least 40% of the country’s electorate votes, and AMLO is hoping on his popularity to achieve that figure.
He is so confident he’ll get the votes that he intentionally nullified his own ballot by scribbling “¡VIVA ZAPATA!” on it.
And -fortunately for this blogger- the memes have started to pour in…
This blog post will be updated throughout Sunday, because qué risa!
Hat tip: @alacrandetexas on Twitter
Move over tamales en bolsita, here come the esquites en bolsita, or as I like to call them, “The Esquites Pouch.”
These babies are also from La Costeña and can be found in your local Mexican supermarket for only $30 pesitos. Because nothing is sacred anymore.
Photo via Reddit
If you’re not following the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, you might want to reconsider: On Monday, Feb. 7, a Made-in-Mexico Ice Skating God clad in a Mariachi suit made his Olympic debut.
Donovan Carrillo, the 22-year-old Guadalajara native, says he started figure skating to impress a girl he liked.
I don’t know about you, but this girl is already impressed!
Thank you, @natyvaro1, for your TikTok highlighting a restaurant in Coahuila, Mexico that specializes in Dinosaur-shaped quesadillas. These beauties are shaped like adorable little dinosaurs and (yes, you guessed it) some of them even have cheese inside! (pardon the private joke.)
Founded by Abraham Padilla, Dino Quesadillas features cheesy Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and other prehistoric creatures of your preference.
Oh, and they’re only like $5.03 USD for an order of three.
@natyvaro1 Las dinoquesadillas son vida #dinoquesadillas #méxicocheck #foodlover #méxico🇲🇽❤️ ♬ El Dinero No Es La Vida – Ximena Sariñana & Rubén Blades
Where else are you going to get a $20 peso tamal* in a regular vending machine?
* It’s “tamal” not “tamale”
Try explaining *this* to a non-Mexican. Go ahead, I’ll wait.