Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sábado Gigante

* Not that we need the work right now, but we'd like to remind some of the State Dept. employees who (according to the sitemeter) read this blog during work hours, that the US Ambassador to Mexico is leaving on Wednesday. Ahem.


* Most of the comments we got last week were wiped out in the Blogger clusterfuck, lest you think we're deleting you just for the hell of it.

* The Mexican press is apparently no longer free. Be assured, dear reader, Burro Hall will never hide behind a paywall.

* Mexicans - making the New York City taxicabs Americans won't.

* Mexican newspapers - getting punk'd by the fake stories of Mexicans killing Osama bin Laden American newspapers aren't.

* You know what Querétaro could really use right now? Another $10 million in police equipment.

* Burro abuse in California.

* More good economic news! Bribes pump nearly $3 billion a year into the Mexican economy.

* And remittances are up 5%, meaning some of our finest border vigilantes are falling down on the job, possibly from excessive consumption of crystal meth.

* Will wonders never cease: American travel writer (who is in fact a friend of ours) gets Mexico right.

* No, wait...this is more like it. An anonymously sourced article out of (where else?) San Diego pegs Mexico as Hezbollah's new staging ground for anti-American jihad.

* Live by the anti-Mexican hysterics, die by the anti-Mexican hysterics. "The redeployment of the Oosterdam, which makes seven-day cruises to Mexico, marks the third ship to leave San Diego waters in the wake of a prolonged economic downturn and rising violence in Mexico. The net effect has been a plunge in cruise ship calls, which are an important component of San Diego’s tourism economy." We guess they can always fall back on that other thing San Diego is famous for, whatever it is.

* The "Surfing Madonna," perhaps.

* The pernicious influence of Glenn Beck: Mexico Buy 100 Tons of Gold.

* Time was, this sort of thing only happened in Mexico...

* Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border, by FSoAZ Governess Jan Brewer's ghostwriter, coming soon to a purchasing-in-bulk conservative book club near you. Brewer "would not discuss financial terms or whether she intends to donate any of the profits to a charity or to another cause." May we suggest the Shawna Forde Legal Defense Fund?

* Anti-Socialists in the Failed State of Arizona believe that if everyone would just pool their resources for the common good, they could succeed at walling their state off from Mexico. Put us down for $100 to re-route Highway 15 around the northwest corner of the state.

* Literally everybody in Arizona is corrupt.

* Once again, we fail to make the list of Mexico's Top Ten Contemporary Artists, which is really just a stupid popularity contest.

* Public restroom Bible-reading in Catemaco.

* The latest release from G-Unit: El Chapo. Viva!

* Great Moments is Mixed Messages: May Day tea-partiers. "More pay, less taxes!"

* Headline of the week, from El Diario de Ciudad Victoria: "US Kills Obama, Millions Celebrate."

* Why Do Smart Kids Grow Up to Be Heavier Drinkers? #3: Drinking is the only way to deal with morons.

* Morons like Sen. Scott Brown, who is apparently no smarter than La Prensa.

* The Week in Mexican Cheesecake: Lady Gaga in Mexico City; Kim Kardashian in Puerto Mita.

* "Mexico is the largest market for erectile dysfunction in the developing world, with about $200 million in sales every year."

* Things couldn't get any worse in Tamaulipas, could they? Cue the crocodiles...

* Gustavo Arellano runs down the Top Six Presidential Encounters With Mexican Food. #5: "Gerald Ford Bites into a Tamale with Husk Still Wrapped Around It."

* Related: "Insane ingredients in Mexican tacos."

* Brown-skinned man arrested with 91 pounds of cocaine tortilla dough.

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