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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Speedy Gonzalez and other famous Mexicans


So Kassie is visibly upset.  I see her talking to her uncle (my cousin) Joselito.  So I walk over to them and she explains:  

I can’t believe he’s so ignorant!  How dare he?  How dare he call me a Mexican!


He said what?

“He said to me: oh, your last name’s Gonzalez.  You must be Mexican.”

Joselito sees the humor in it, “You know why he thinks you’re Mexican right?  Cuz of Speedy Gonzalez!”

Still feverish in her Puerto Rican/Irish anguish, “Well I never!”

What can I say to her?  “You know what, the next time he or anybody calls you a Mexican!!!!.... you… you…. You say ‘Thank you.’”

I said it with such sincerity that she just looks at me.

“Yeah.  Thank you. “

Joselito liked my answer, “Yeah!  What’s wrong with Speedy Gonzalez?”



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Growing up Gonzales

For some R and R, you might want to go see an off-Broadway show.

If you want to R, R and R, that would be, Rest, Reminisce, and Reirte, go see Growing up Gonzales.

Growing up Gonzales takes place mostly in the 1970’s, with just a few minutes in present time, showing the older brother reading the younger brother's, Cisco's, diaries.


This is a one man show played by Luis Antonio Ramos.  By playing several roles, Luis Antonio Ramos shows his acting prowess as well as his comedic agility.


Cisco grows up with Bruce Lee, as a hero, Old Spice as a favorite gift for his father, Iris Chacon as the “original booty - J-Lo has nothing on her”, baseball as his favorite past time, the Catholic church as the mystical weekly production, and 'living off the land' vacations in Puerto Rico (who needed summer camp in the 70's?  Ha!)  


Chris Brown's Tribute to Mexico--- NOT!

Chris Brown tattoo's rihanna's face after he beat her up all black and blue...

oh wait!  wait.  no.  not at all.

its a tattoo of a tribute to Mexico's day of the dead, a mexican day of the dead skull.

of course.

I'm utterly speechless.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/11/chris-brown-tattoo-sugar-skull-day-of-the-dead-rihanna/


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Made in China. or made in MEXICO?

According to NASDAQ.com, Mexico may become the new CHINA for the following reasons:


  • Cost of Mexican workers is now less than cost of Chinese workers
  • Mexico's proximity to the US makes shipping faster
  • Duty-free goods due to NAFTA
  • Mexican median population is generally younger


As a result, many US manufactures are now shifting production to Mexico from China. Last year, Mexico's manufactured exports were more than the rest of Latin America combined.



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Friday, October 19, 2012

No Golden Arches of McDonald's in El Salvador

McDonald's Golden Arches may have to be covered up in El Salvador says a court in that country.

McDonald's is in a contract dispute and owes a former franchise owner $23.9 million dollars.

The world's most famous burger business should have a few million, no?   If not, they should sell one of their golden arches to pay their debt.

According to the Court in El Salvador, if McDonald's fails to pay the famous golden arches must come down.

The El Salvador court hasn't set a date for payment so in the meantime, pass me some fries.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/17/elsalvador-mcdonalds-idINL2E8JH0E020120817


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lawyer posts pic of defendant's underwear on facebook

Anything you say can and will be posted on Facebook.

And in Miami apparently, this young attorney thought that naything yu WEAR can also be used against you and posted on facebook.

The attorney took a cell phone picture of her defendants (her client) leopard print underwear and posted it on facebook.  with the caption " proper attire for trial".

And no, Defendant wasn't one of those wearing his pants off his ass.  

Instead, Defendant's  family brought him a bag of fresch cothes to wear during trial.  When Miami-Dade Corrections Officers lifted up the  pieces for a routine inspection, his public defender Anya Cintron Stern snapped a photo of defendant's briefs with her cellphone, and posted it on Facebook.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/12/2999630/lawyers-facebook-photo-causes.html#storylink=cpy

1st.  It wasn't even funny
2nd.  She got fired. 

Case closed.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/12/2999630/lawyers-facebook-photo-causes.html

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Proposed "Snooki" Law in Jersey

Jersey Shore Snooki might get a law named after her.  New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer is proposing a bill.  He explains: 

"This bill will permit local officials to make sure taxpayers don't get 'Snook'-ered or public safety is compromised when reality stars such as Snooki or JWoww come to town," Dancer said.


The law would not prevent drunken reality stars from stumbling down the streets, Dancer said. "I can't go as far as to say that would not happen."


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Rosie Perez gets BROOKLYN with Mitt Romney


Rosie Perez goes Brooklyn on Mitt Romney. 



She's eloquent, poignant, hysterical and pure 100% LATINA.

She mocks Romney's videotaped comment saying: 
My Dad, you probaby know who, was the Governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company, but he was born in Mexico. Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this but he was not.  I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.

Hey... Romney started it.  He's the one that said he was "joking"!  Rosie Perez therefore had no choice but to get Brooklyn on him and send the joke right back!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Latinos spend HOW MUCH on smartphones?

http://colorlines.com/ 



As of September 2012, 45% of all American adults own a smartphone



Hispanics are 17 percent more likely than “non-Hispanic whites” to use mobile phones to access the Internet - and 20 percent more likely to watch video on them.



Ninety percent of Hispanics, ages 18-29, have cell phones.




Almost three in five Hispanic mobile subscribers use smartphones



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

stop and frisk. there's an app for that!

Don't just use your cell as just a "toy"  or a status symbol.

Now you can use your phone for social change.

That's right.  There is a STOP & FRISK app that helps record and notify the NYCLU of police stop & frisk incidents.

The reason:


An NYCLU analysis showed that black and Latino males between the ages of 14 and 24 accounted for 41.6 percent of stops in 2011, though they make up only 4.7 percent of the city’s population. The number of stops of young black men exceeded the city’s entire population of young black men.


Let's use our phones proactively!  Together we can change this law!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Are you dumber than your smartphone?

photo:  http://pocho.com/spellcheck-fails-mobile-spanglish-manglish/
My new Galaxy S3 is the best phone ever!!!

What I love is that it is BILINGUAL!

On the keyboard I can just toggle between English and Spanish.

or if most of the message is in English and its only that one word i need in Spanish, I can just key in the word and then click on " add to dictionary".  In essence my smartphone is learning SPANGLISH!

I can text "dont be a pendejo"  and save the word "pendejo" and the next time my Galaxy S3 will know that word.

How cool is that?

So for you monolinguals out there... the answer would be YES!  you are dumber than you smartphone!  :p

Monolinguals ... don't be a pendejo.... practice your espanol!

For more on Latinos and cell phones click http://blog.ladivalatina.com/2012/10/iphone-smartphone-either-way-no-one-has.html

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en el 1492, llegó un tipo que dijo que descubrió ...

En el 1492
llegó un tipo que dijo que descubrió 
la Quisqueya mía, Ave María, -get outta here!- con eso! 


Taíno indio caribeño, 
él fue que le enseñó a su pueblo, 
él fue que compuso su ritmo 
merengueao ripeao pa' su hijo....

with all due respect - RECONSIDER columbus day *video

with all due respect...

please reconsider it you wanna celebrate the crimes of columbus?

take the day to learn the whole story.  celebrate the people who were here first.


petition for a nationally recognized indigenous holiday












Tainos and COLUMBUS

The Tainos- the 1st peoples in the western hemisphere to be contacted by columbus to be impacted by the colonial machine


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

VANIDADES Icons of Style - check out the youtube clip!

video recaps of the event - VANIDADES Icos of Style -  starring Franz Muñoz
make up artist to Lili Estefan’s makeup artist and hairstylist, Franz Muñoz

La Flaca's Look - from El Gordo y La Flaca with COVERGIRL

Get LA FLACA's look from the Vanidades' Icons of Style Night    COVERGIRL                Lili Estefan - from el Gordo y la Flaca



Icons of Style Awards hosted by Lili Estefan from Univision's El Gordo y La Flaca


Pantene and COVERGIRL recently sponsored the annual Icons of Style Awards presented by Televisa’s Vanidades Magazine in New York City at the Mandarin Oriental off the famous Columbus Circle. 

The night was full of fashion, entertainment, celebrities, and beauty! Pantene and COVERGIRL presented Gabriela Moya and Sandra Beltran the Emerging Designer icon awards that night. Carolina Herrera was the special honored guest of the night as she received the top Icon of Style award, presented by master of ceremonies, Lili Estefan, from Univision’s EL Gordo y La Flaca TV show. 



Monday, October 1, 2012

Lawyer not joking when he files comic strip amicus brief

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/faced_with_a_five-page_limit_lawyer_files_cartoon_amicus_brief_with_proper_/


Lawyer files amicus brief with the court in the form of a comic strip and says it complies with court rules requiring 12-point or larger type and one-inch margins!

Gotta love his creativity!





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Captain America is PUERTO RICAN- Pa' que tu lo sepas!

Of course Captain America is PUERTO RICAN!  Duh!



or as http://www.facebook.com/pages/Siempre-Boricuas/139597989385548 says:

That moment when you realize that Captain America is Puerto Rican!!!



and why the heck not!  After all. "America" isn't exclusively the USA.  "America"  includes from Canada all the way down to Argentina!


He's not Captain EEUU!  He's Captain AMERICA.  Hence he's Puerto Rican! :D

http://www.comicvine.com/captain-america/29-1442/captain-america-shouldnt-be-captain-eeuu/92-601060/





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Spider Man - color him half- puerto rican!


About a year ago, Peter Parker becomes half black half puerto rican.

Now, to reflect US racial realities, Spider-Man has been given a makeover - as a half-black, half-Latino teen.
Miles Morales has replaced Peter Parker as the face behind the famous webbed mask.


Color Wonder Woman - LATINA!


According to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/wonder-woman-the-cw-amazon-show_n_1862365.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

The CW is prepping a TV series following Wonder Woman's origin with a script from Allan Heinberg. Currently titled "Amazon," the series would follow Diana as a young Amazon princess, before she becomes the superhero in the star-spangled shorts. 


Lynda Carter made Wonder Woman a TV icon in the 1970s when she starred as the Amazon princess for three seasons.
“I am delighted to hear this news," Carter told The Huffington Post when asked about the new CW project. "Wonder Woman is a fantastic, inspirational character who should be introduced to a new generation. I wish them great luck and look forward to seeing it on air."

There's nothing like the original Wonder Woman!  Which is probably why the NBC  Wonder Woman series didn't last too long!  If they really want  Wonder Woman back, they should make her LATINA :)

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comic strips, cartoons - color them LATINO

Today I'm talking about comic strips, yeah CARTOONS!

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