Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ay, Chihuahua!

I just don't understand why getting into the Guinness Book is so important to Mexico:

A group of businessmen in the Mexican city of Chihuahua broke a tasty record Friday, making a hunk of meat on a skewer big enough to serve 24,000 tacos....the meat for a pastor taco, a variety of the Mexican dish that consists of pork squashed onto a stake, weighed 3.9 tons and was 13 feet high...

Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the hunk of meat as the world's "largest skewer of kebab meat."
Who even thinks up such a category? Breathtakingly stupid, to be sure - I'll pass on sampling the four tons of pork sitting in the Mexican desert sun, thanks - but for what it's worth, they didn't just break the record - they friggin' crushed it. Credit were it's due, these muchachos play to win.

Glass-House Update: Okay, maybe a guy whose hometown holds the world record for simultaneous shofar-blowing (804, if you're counting) shouldn't throw stones at the meat-skewers (skewerers?) of the world.


Anonymous said...

All this is very interesting, but wha happened to the Burro Hall item on two gringo authors who had a mystery novel published in Spain? I know the news cycle is a quick one, but that story merited a somewhat longer run, it seems to me, in your blog. Charles de Gaulle

Burro Hall said...

Boy, that thing really fell off the charts, didn't it? Last I heard, they'd gone back to Spain to "research" their next novel, about pederasty and Opus Dei. They should be back after Carnival.