Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No Gracias

We joked a few days ago about the city of Querétaro being so hungry for approval that it would actually make a big fuss about the meaningless "Award For Outstanding Achievement in Phonological Excellence" being offered by the Instituto Cervantes. We were kidding, of course, but that was before one of our local correspondents informed us that a radio station had given him a free t-shirt after after he said he'd voted. This would probably explain why "Querétaro" has surged ahead of "Sueño" by over 2000 votes.


And yet, somewhat inexplicably, "Gracias" - nominated by someone named Raphael, who appears to be like the Englebert Humperdink of Spain: someone we've never heard of but who seems to have sold more records than Elvis or the Beatles - as been steadily gaining ground.

What the fuck, people? National pride is at stake here! Not for "Querétaro" per se - it's not even really a word, for fuck's sake - but because stealing an election is something Mexicans do better than almost any other Spanish speaking nation. This is our thing! It's tailor-made for us! Vote early. Vote often. Call your friends and family, living or dead. Three days to go... ¡Sí, se puede!

6 comments:

pc said...

Burro, before you take another breath, watch this Raphael video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNepPvmeN4

Burro Hall said...

This is punishment for my having posted that San Miguel "Somos el Mundo" flash mob video, isn't it?

Mexfiles said...

Weren't you the guy who had never heard of Pedro Infante, too?

GBut then again, I thought Rafael was dead. He was big in the mid 60s.. of course, having Francisco Franco as your biggest fan helped sales in Spain back in the day.

Burro Hall said...

Infante was surprisingly overlooked by the cognoscenti when I was growing up in Swampscott. I've had some catching up to do.

Pedro Infante's ghost said...

Yeah, yeah... a deprived childhood. Spent your time listening to Paul Revere and the Raiders as they warned the British that the Americans were gonna exercise their second amendment rights to rock and roll.

Anonymous said...

And the fallout begins.