Thursday, July 14, 2011

Of Silly Sombreros and Spiffy Shirts: Sartorial humor at its (bigoted) worst.

Straight from the BustedTees and Funny or Die websites, here's some real and imagined attire you may not necessarily wish to be seen sporting in or around East Los or Barrio Logan (click the images for the page):

Clever, no? A bit sinister perhaps. Of course, these t-shirts don't hold a candle to good ol' Joe Burton's "Magic Green Hat"! Sure, public satire of groups and ethnicities, and marketing racist taxonomies is nothing new, but something like this should always give us a degree of pause no matter how successfully they bring the funny. Why? Because racist humor is ultimately pendejada!

(By the way, I just placed my order a few minutes ago for that "Juan on Juan" t-shirt model in a size should arrive by next week!)

En la lucha,

Al Madrigal on the MLB All-Star Game...


Monday, July 11, 2011

Republicana loca Michele Bachman wants to be your next U.S. President (and the pendeja wants to turn the clock back on race about 150 years in the process).

Thanks to what was revealed in national media, it seems that an organized and robust conservative Christian group got a few zealous Republican candidates (including locos Michele Bachman and Rick Santorum) to sign a pledge which contained language stating that African-Americans were, in effect, statistically better off as slaves back in the day. Here’s some parlance from that tasteless testimonial:

“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President...”

If the feeling of throwing up your late lunch/early dinner right now is no problem for you, then please read on here.
—Marc García-Martínez

Update..... Colbert weighs in...

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Orson Welles, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich and More: Great TOUCH OF EVIL Clip off of TCM

The chapter on TOUCH OF EVIL forms the corazón of TEX[T]-MEX--I can't get enough of Welles' inspired imagineering of the US/MEXICO border...

Here's a screengrab of Dietrich from the scene above, right after Welles reveals his identity as "Hank Quinlan," an old friend and customer of "Tanya"--Dietrich as a memorable bordertown prostitute and entrepreneur.

also, from Turner Classic Movies, one of the original hand-colorized lobby cards of Welles's noir classic: