Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Yahoo Answers helps confused non-brown Mexican.

Read to learn how friends on the web come to his rescue and help sort out his skin's identity crisis.

Grocery shopping list: Eggs, Tortillas, Milk, Santa Muerte Body Mist and Peanut Butter.

So the Fiesta Supermarket in Houston, Texas does not disappoint. The shelves are replete with the kind of indespensables to start off your new year a lo máximo.

Madam? For the man in your life: Siete Machos Cologne.

Does your escuincle have unruly hair?

In so much pain you wish something might bring you relief? Make you numb? If you can't make it down to your local Fiesta, Walgreen's has it for you.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Yet Another Entry in the Caucasian Bestiary of the Grotesque...

I have said it before, that it's not just Mexicans and Blacks that have to brave the filthy waters of racialized exagerration, the torturous semiotic desmadre of misrepresentation. Here, for your consideration, a warped ersatz human worse than Aunt Jemima, worse than the Frito Bandito!  I give you, "Happy Teddy".... more to come!  Get your own!

Mextasy: Mextasy Debut in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo Cente...

Mextasy: Mextasy Debut in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo Cente...

Film and Literature 2004: Sinematic Bodies/ Cuerpos Sinematicos

Original posting, May 9, 2009; reposted, with fixes, January 4, 2010

Back in 2004, me and four TAs, including Mike High, who is finishing up a Ph.D. back east, and Leon Lanzbom, presently finishing his MFA in poetry, concocted a crazy film and lit class for our students here at SDSU. Not too shabby a class! The best part? The day we ran amuck across campus in mime-gear recreating scenes from Antonioni's Blow-Up. Hit the logo/gateway above to revisit our cine-literary doings, circa 2004. Here's the trailer to Antonioni's classic:

VENTA VENTA! VENGA VENGA! Amazon Pricing for TEX{T}-MEX Hits All Time Low!

Hit the image above for insta-transport!

Monday, January 03, 2011

The United States Post Office will season your 2011 stamps with puro sabor musical

A release from the USPS website:

Five legendary musicians and performers of the Latin sound whose contributions have had a lasting impact on American music —Selena, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz – will be honored on stamps. Among the distinctive musical genres and styles represented are Tejano, tango, samba, Latin jazz, and salsa. The stamps go on sale in March.
Marked it on my calendar. March is when I head to my local post office, stand in line and ask for a fix that will satisfy multiple addictions, one of them stamp collecting. The others? Celia Cruz and Tito Puente for sure. The rest of this icon lineup is inspired: Señor Carlos Gardel, the catrin with the velvety Argentine voice. Biri Biri Bamba any one? You should be very pleased lovely San Antonio.Viva Selena! Finally, Bugs Bunny would have never dressed in drag to dance a samba if it wasn't for Carmen Miranda, the mother of all future stereo-types for anything south of the border.

Read all about it:

Yunte Huang's CHARLIE CHAN } first up on my list of books to read in 2011

You can find Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective... by hitting this link. Hit the image above for Pico Iyer's fine review in Time Magazine.

Movie Miento Has a New Crib | Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on the Web...