Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Mexican Matchmaker of Love versus the Internet

On Valentine's Day, I thought it appropriate for the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog to linger its roving eye on issues of Mexico, America, and Love. For that reason, today's entry links us to a noteworthy Dallas Morning News story on a daring matchmaker, the "Cowboy Cupid," with a particular talent for fostering love "Mexican" style!

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Tijuana Taxi

Correspondent Marc García-Martinez weighs in with a brief dispatch and semiotic bon mot!

Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007
Subject:tijuana taxi, bare feet, bigote, etc...

Hey Profe Bill

Here's a zany and sad little ad from a Silver Age DC comicbook I was reading today.

Perhaps you can use it for your blog? Note the image, of course, but also the class distinctions as well in the wording. Strange shit.

Strange indeed! More strange? The driver seems to be both drunk and asleep at the same time. Viva taxis!

The Colbert Report on Racism.

The Colbert Report put together an American pop culture racism montage that merits close study--do note that this video will cease to function on March 3, 2007.

Chicana/o remappings

Just a quick pointer to a blogpost at LaBloga. As important as it is to map the stereotyped legacy of Mexicans and "Mexicans" in American mass culture, it is even more important, as Genaro Padilla argues, to map the various and sundry traces our writers and artists have left on our American heritage. Michael Sedano's piece does just that, and true to the spirit of our class projects, e493 y e725, does so with one foot in the semantic, and the other firmly planted in the semiotic.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Don't despair! The two-week hiatus of the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog is nearly over! Watch this space for updates this coming Monday. Abrazos a todos, Memo.

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