While I would never deny my fellow man an opportunity for bad punmanship, I would hazard a guess that the tortuga in the picture is an olive ridley, prized among Mexicans for its aphrodisiac qualities (which, I might add, in a country where Viagra sells O-T-C for $1.50 per, is as obnoxious as Chinese guys paying ridiculous amounts for endangered rhino horn powder). So, technically, not a terrapin. Because it lives in salt water. You thought the P in my name stood for Padraig, but actually, it's Pedant.
I thought Mexicans just ate the turtle eggs, not the beast itself. You have to tip your hat to Burro Hall for keeping readers up to date.
You would guess wrong, Don Alberto. You have the species right, but the motive for the crime wrong. Nothing at all to do with the Chinese, and everything to do with hungry teenagers in the ejito across from the naval base here in Mazatlan. One of the fellows is a minor, which is what made publication of this photo controversial when it appeared here in our local newspapers in Mazatlan 9 December 2012
Don Alberto said,Viagra sells OTC for $1.50 per.Which farmacia are you talking about,just out of curiosity.
That little place across from the AWESOME gordita stand, near the corner of Corregidora and Universidad, often has 4-pack specials for 75 pesos, something like that. But that's for the standard "little blue pill", I presume. The infamous "Mexican Viagra", those horse tranquilizer-sized ones that leave you with a half-to-two-thirds-full banana hammock for the next 48 hours, in between full-on belly-button-slappin' teenage chubbies -- well they still run four or five bucks. And they really can't be good for you. Still...man....it's just this big ole package rocking in the hammock for a full two days, it's kinda cool....I mean, for an Irishmen of limited means....
Don Alberto, that's hilarious,gracias.
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