Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sábado Gigante

* On the one hand, you have to marvel at a country inventive enough to create an online streaming-video funeral service, so people can say goodbye to their loved ones from the comfort of their own homes. On the other hand, the reason this exists is because hired assassins have a bad habit of showing up at funerals to finish of the rest of the family. You'd think a people who could do the first could find a way to deal with the second.


* For our money, the most inspring thing about Chilean miner Edison Pena's visit to New York was not Pena himself (though, really, could the guy be any more delightful? - he's like the best qualities of Harpo and Chico combined), but the two Mexican guys who escorted him through the marathon.

Mr. Lopez is from a small town in Guerrero, Mexico. At a news conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after the race on Sunday, Mary Wittenberg, the Road Runners president, said those reporters who had questions for Mr. Lopez should ask them quickly. He was scheduled to be at the pizzeria at 4 p.m.

* Your correspondent was born in Roslindale, Massachusetts, which the doyenne of cocina mexicana, Diana Kennedy, insists has "a better selection of chiles than Phoenix." And that was before 10,000 chile connoisseurs were driven out of the Failed State of Arizona. Prediction: in 2011, this will be the best Mexican food available in the FSoAZ. Or perhaps this. (And forget about making a fresh salad on the side.)

* Our other hometown, New York City, remains the capital of authentic Mexican entertainment.

* In Querétaro, they collect the trash twice a day and sweep the streets by hand from dawn til dusk. Whereas right-wingers in the FSoAZ think collecting garbage reeks of socialism.

* Today's Fun Fact: Mexico City dogs produce 200,000 tons of dogshit a year. And there is no word in Mexican for "pooper-scooper."

* Mexican Coca-Cola is vastly superior to the American version. Or not.

* We don't know why vintage cans of Empress Peanut Butter, made in Vancouver, Canada, feature a singing, sombrero-wearing peanut riding a burro, but we're amused by it nonetheless.

* The Mexican government plans to auction off huge piles of bling confiscated from drug lords, which strikes us as an excellent way to commit suicide.

* Querétaro "International" Airport is going solar, which would be great if flights to the US left any time after sunrise, but they don't.

* ABC News runs down seven places in Mexico where tourists won't get their heads sawed off and posted on YouTube. Querétaro doesn't make the list, which is fine with us.

* When people from Turkey are afraid to visit your country, you know you have an image problem.

* When it comes to handling the NRA, Mexico should just cut-and-paste from the MexFiles. (Inspector General's report is here.)

* American military advisers getting involved in a Latin American civil war. Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

* End Days is a-comin'! Catholics apparently have a "new interest" in exorcism. New?

* The Church and/or government waging pro-fetus jihad in Veracruz, Puebla, Guanajuato, and probably a couple dozen other states. Because Mexico needs more unwed teenage moms.

* Speaking of teenage moms, here's a photo gallery of Mennonites in Mexico

* Readers in the Houston area - first of all, our condolences - should cancel whatever shitty plans they have for tonight and head to the Houston Grand Opera for a preview of the new "mariachi opera" "To Cross the Face of the Moon," written and directed by our friend Leonard Foglia. (Correction to the article: Mr. Foglia no longer "makes his home in Querétaro," but moved away last month and is henceforth dead to us. But you should go anyway.)

* If you notice a preponderance of dentists and accountants wandering around the Centro in chaps and leather vests this weekend, it's not a Gay Pride parade - they're here for the Harley Davidson rally. Born to be mild!

* Because reasonable people can disagree, we'll admit we kind of like these anti-bullfighting posters -- from a graphic design standpoint, of course.

* Weekly World News is now online. Searching the word 'Mexican' is worth your time.

6 comments:

Burro Hall said...

And now, as we do every week, we invite our less intelligent readers to post links to articles about violence in Mexico...

Ziggy Bombanuts said...

I am trying to find a feel good article to post but no suerte. I guess that means I am mas grande estupido.

Failed State Of Mexico said...

"On the one hand, you have to marvel at a country inventive enough to create an online streaming-video funeral service, so people can say goodbye to their loved ones from the comfort of their own homes. On the other hand, the reason this exists is because hired assassins have a bad habit of showing up at funerals to finish of the rest of the family."

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http://www.blogdelnarco.com/2010/11/ejecutan-duenos-de-funerales-ramirez-en.html#more


"Ejecutan a dueños de Funerales Ramírez en Camargo

La pareja fue identificada como Eréndira Martínez y Enrique Ramírez, quienes en vida eran propietarios del negocio Funerales Ramírez."

Anonymous said...

FSOM....no more videos? that's a bummer.

Exploding Hotel Kitchens said...

"ABC News runs down seven places in Mexico where tourists won't get their heads sawed off and posted on YouTube."

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http://mx.news.yahoo.com/s/14112010/90/n-mexico-confirman-seis-muertos-explosion-hotel.html

CANCUN, Q.ROO., noviembre 14 (EL UNIVERSAL).- El gobierno municipal de Solidaridad confirmó que la explosión en el Hotel Princess Riviera Maya dejó como saldo seis muertos, cuatro de ellos de origen canadiense y dos mexicanos

Burro Hall said...

How embarrassing for ABC. They clearly implied no accidents would ever happen in any of those places. Now they have egg on their faces. Fools.