Tag Archives: Spain

Mexico President Asks Spain to Apologize for the Conquest; Hilarity Ensues

SPOILER ALERT: The information contained in this post does not hail from The Onion. This actually happened. In real life. In Mexico. So… Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) wrote a letter to Spanish King Felipe VI and … Continue reading

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Penélope Cruz to Peddle non-Alcoholic Beer — for Women, you Know?

Oh, how I miss the days when Penélope Cruz drank Coke and belched like the guys. Alas, in this modern, politically-correct times we live, the gorgeous-but-married-mother-of -small-children wants us to drink… non-alcoholic beer, because she’s a lady, you know? and beer is, like, for … Continue reading

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‘El Risitas’ is Back to Explain Apple’s Obsession with Dongles

Spain’s treasure Juan Joya Borjas (aka El Risitas) jumped to geek fame a year ago when he “helped explain” the truth behind the design of the 2015 MacBook. One year later… El Risitas is back, this time with a beautifully crafted explanation of how dongles … Continue reading

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Google Translate Welcomes you to the ‘Clitoris Festival’

Well, this was awkward. Officials in the small Galician town of As Pontes wanted to invite Spanish-speakers to a festival celebrating one of its culinary traditions, the grelo or rapini (aka as broccoli rabe.) But, since apparently nobody in the 11,000-town spoke any Spanish, festival organizers turned … Continue reading

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García Márquez Celebrated in Graffiti Form in Catalunya

Surprise! Alex Martínez has taken over the streets of Sabadell, Spain to celebrate the great Gabo on the very wall of my friend’s house. Bravo, Alex Martínez! Photo: Laura Martínez, March 6, 2015, Sabadell

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Wanna Take a Siesta? There’s an App for that!

Some genius in Spain has created the SiestaApp. Sí, señor. It’s an app that will not only monitor your siesta, but will wake you up right when it’s time to go get a taco –or something. And to think I had been so negative about technology…

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Spaniards, Too, Can Look Ethnic This Halloween

Well, turns out it’s not only Americans who like to go a litle ethnic when it comes to celebrate Halloween. Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based Turbo Hobby is promoting a new line of “ethnic” costumes, which include the “Disfraz de mexicano” … Continue reading

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Amaia Salamanca Wants You to Get Wet this Summer

It’s been only a few days since I’ve arrived in Spain, and the summer is in full swing, with Spaniards already preparing for their two-month beach extravaganza (financial crisis or not.) And with the summer and the heat comes the … Continue reading

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Michelle and Sasha Obama Had Sunday Lunch in Spain… And it Was Much Nicer than Yours

OK, so if you thought your weekend sucked, consider this: While you and I were enjoying our typical Sunday breakfast, two beautiful Obama girls were having a delightful Sunday lunch with none other than the mismísimo King of Spain -and … Continue reading

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It Only Takes a World Cup to Bring Out the Conquistador in You…

Spanish industrial conglomerate CEPSA couldn´t find a better excuse time to gloat on Spain´s not-so-glorious past. (For the monolingual crowd: The ad states: The World is Ours…Once Again) Ad published 7/12 in El País

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Mexican Shoe Shiner in Spain Gives Us Valuable Marketing Advice

If you are the best Mexican shoe-shiner specializing in boot cleaning and you live in Spain, the best way to promote yourself is, well, simply by stating the truth: that not only you are a Mexican shoe-shiner but that you … Continue reading

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The New Whopper is a Sandwich Filled with Cajun Sauce, Frijoles and Plenty of Stereotypes

What happens when you merge a tall, good-looking Texan man with a stocky, chubby  guy wrapped in the Mexican flag and wearing a wrestling mask?  Answer: you get a Burger King Texican Whopper, yet another “delicious” creation from the hamburger … Continue reading

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Zapatero Invites Everybody to ‘Follar’ in Russia

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero surely knows what needs to be done to support tourism to Russia. Ah…. .. the wonders of Freudian slips.

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