Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sábado Gigante

* Researchers examined the crime rate in the areas around gun shows in Texas and California, and found no significant rise in homicide or other violence. Not surprisingly, their research stopped at the Mexican border, thus excluding most of those gun-show guns.

* Querétaro leads the nation in workplace violence against women. Rather confusingly, it's also home to the Women's Kick Boxing World Champion.

* The World's Largest Yellowfin Tuna was apparently caught in Mexico last week, But "because it was caught in Mexico, the organization's records coordinator says it will take at least 90 days to approve it as a record," which pretty much jibes with our bureaucratic experiences here.

* Christmas and New Year's Eve are fantastic occasions to get liquored up, so of course those are the only two days this holiday season that Mexico City is suspending its breathalyzer program. Do you have the balls to live in this country?

* We're glad they appear to have killed the guy who did this. We're not sure that throwing severed heads into a nightclub can be considered a "cultic hybrid of Christianity and grisly violence," though. We think it's just the latter.

* Not that capturing kingpins has any effect on the drug war, of course.

* USA Today, which seems to be on the verge of opening a San Miguel de Allende Bureau, interviews our former landlady and determines that Mexico is both safe and has never been more affordable!

* On the other hand, there's the risk of running into Martha Stewart. We'll take our chances with the Zetas, thankyouverymuch.

* A former Republican candidate for Congress, with the very non-immigrant-sounding name of Tan Nguyen is convicted of anti-Hispanic vote suppression.

* Unlike today's Republicans, Richard Nixon didn't really have a problem with Mexicans.

* Shit like this makes sense when you remember the Homeland Security secretary is from the Failed State of Arizona.

* The Americano. Brought to you by failed Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

* We've never been huge fans of Huichole art, but that was before we saw this Volkswagen.

* Five silly-looking tequila bottles.

* Some Mexican supermodels have aged better than others.

* You know who produces more Latin American kiddie porn than Mexico? No one, that's who! (The teddy bear illustration is priceless, by the way. We may adopt it as our logo.

* 200 photos for 200 years of Mexico.

* We really do need to build that wall to keep undesirables out.


victor said...

Love the shot of Lupe. Fireworks all night and big band drifting up the valley since five this morning! Love this country!

Burro Hall said...

A real lady would let her neighbors sleep in on a Sunday morning. Just sayin'.