Friday, October 26, 2007

All Your Toaster Are Belong To Us

Our ex-hometown newspaper name-checks the Big Q today:

Less than an hour’s drive away, the city of Querétaro is prospering, turning out home appliances for the world market.

"Querétaro: Appliancemaker to the World." Nice ring to it. Of course, there's really no such thing as a Mexican home appliance. Mostly, we (by which I mean they) assemble appliances for rapacious Korean multinationals like Daewoo and Samsung, a pair of companies whose business cards I wouldn't want to be carrying when the Revolution comes.

Speaking of Korea, our Mexiphiliac amigos living in Korea have a blog you should be reading, since it's a lot more interesting than this one, and you seem to have the time to read this. Where else are you going to find perceptive multicultural analysis like this:

The really interesting thing was not the [traffic] stop, but the fact that the police were all dressed entirely in white uniforms, including white jackets, white utility belts, everything white.

They looked as if they had stepped off of the cover of Cheap Trick's Dream Police.

I posted this partly to foster greater understanding between nations (the original purpose of this blog, you may recall, before it descended into endless muttering about household pets and Mexican beauty queens), and partly because I don't want to be the only person with "Dream Police" rattling around in my brain all day.

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