Monthly Archives: March 2011

¡Ay, Nanita! FB Wants Me to Friend ‘This Guy’

What did I ever do to Mark Zuckerberg that now he wants me to friend el “innombrable“? Just FYI: I did send him a friendship request, but I am still waiting for his answer. Unbelievably, though, he has over 4,000 friends, so I guess he can do without me.     Read More »

La cuarta pared, esta vez en New York

En el año de gracia de 1989, mientras en Europa la libertad derribaba el Muro, en Cuba las balas derribaban a un general y a varios de sus compañeros parados frente un muro al amanecer. Por ese entonces andaba el joven dramaturgo Víctor Varela derru… Read More »

Today’s WSJ Wants You to Read all About Los U.S.A.

From today’s paper. Read the Journal’s Census story here:
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U.S. Post Office Finally Acknowledges Latinos Laugh Real Hard. All the Time

Tired of cute kittens, war veterans or that boring flag? Coming soon to your nearby U.S. Post Office: Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Carlos Gardel and Selena.
According to AP, the new set of five forever stamps going on sale today “represent a ran… Read More »

Traducción: poema para leer al inicio de una guerra justa

Edgar Lee MastersA cada tanto cuelgo aquí la traducción de algún poema de la espléndida Spoon River Anthology que Edgar Lee Masters publicara en 1915. Es un libro que bien podría titularse “Salmos para el siglo XX”. Como he dicho antes, estoy… Read More »

Guess Who Rang Wall Street’s Opening Bell Today?

March 22nd is ‘Mexico Day’ on Wall Street: Mexican ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhán, joined leaders from Mexican companies in ringing the opening bell on Wall Street this morning.
Go figure.
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At Last! a Beer to Wash Down Fake Mexican Food

You have to give it to marketers for always trying to embrace different cultures. So not content with giving us Currito, Tostitos and fajita dinners from Old El Paso, they are giving us Rogue’s Chipotle Ale, the only thing I can possibly think o… Read More »

Intelectuales, solidaridad y canibalismo

Un grupo titulado Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad ha publicado esta semana una carta sobre la crisis en Libia. (Pueden ver la carta, y la lista de los firmantes, pulsando aquí.)El texto tiene sólo 253 palabras. Repudian cualquier … Read More »

Univision CEO Joe Uva Leaves Post to ‘Be Able to Seek Other Opportunities,’ Namely Unemployment

Univision CEO Joe Uva has left the company to “be able to seek other opportunities,” Univision announced today. But what’s really weird is that they don’t want to tell me where the hell it is that he is going, and rumor has it that he might have gotten the boot. His last day is April […] Read More »

Coke-Zero Makes you Delusional Enough to Think Mexico Can Win the World Cup One Day

Here is the much awaited Coke-Zero spot featuring our beloved “Chicharito” trying out new things in his newly adopted country. He is so taken by Coke Zero and trying out new things, that he even drives on the “wrong” side of the road and gets all delusional about Mexico winning the World Cup some day. […] Read More »