Saturday, May 11, 2013

Buy Prints Derived from Tex{t}-Mex and the Mextasy Exhibitions and Presentations at the Eyegiene Print Shop!

hit the picture and be instantly teleported to the new store!

Mapping Hate | via the Daily Mail

Hit the first image, the "wetback tweets" graphic, for a link to GEOGRAPHY OF HATE website and the second image below, a more general map, for the Daily Mail story.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Why Can't People Just Leave the Taco Alone?

If someone were to give me the word "taco" in a word association game, these are words I'd come up with instantly: tortillas, carnitas, barbacoa, lengua, lettuce, potato and egg, chorizo, and fish. Here are words I'd never blurt out: lion, beaver, kangaroo, or gazelle. That I can't make those word connections only proves I lack imagination, because a restaurant in Tampa Florida, Taco Fusion, has gotten all creative and is offering  "Safari Tacos."

It would appear that some folks didn't like the idea of Taco Fusion serving Lion meat and took to social media to express outrage. At 35 bucks per serving, the restaurant sold out, but left a bad taste in some people's mouths. Taco Fusion's owner, Ryan Gougeon, said he's getting scary threats and decided to pull lion tacos off the menu for now. He says it is all legal and responds to the uproar (almost resisted pun) by telling folks not to eat what they don't like. As long as serving lion meat is legal and healthy, the restaurant will consider keeping it on the menu. 

Should I find myself ever eating at Taco Fusion, I'll be the traditionalist nerd ordering the beef or chicken tacos. Boring. I know.

Thanks Gawker for the link


Ana Ortiz, devious maid, above..

story here...

May Pendejo of the Month? JASON RICHWINE! Gracias to Sara Inés Calderón for the Linkazo...

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More South Texas Migrant Deaths

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

¿Otra Vez? Sorority Marks Retreat a la Chola Sterotype

When five sorority sisters from California State San Marcos dressed up like Latina gang members, one hopes they were unaware the costumes were offensive. Pictures of the students dressed in plaid shirts and bandanas made the rounds on Instagram and Facebook but have now been taken down. The Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters aren't talking about why they decided to be the latest campus organization to borrow from a stereotype cartoon for the purpose of bonding and celebration. Remember Baylor? No? Here's a reminder:

From Latino Rebels: "These public images show five young women dressed in sombreros, sarapes, mustaches, displaying "Green Card" signs, wearing what appears to be black shoe polish on their faces, and scaling a "border fence." The pictures were public images available on both social networking sites, before they were taken down ..."

Back in California, Megan Koelln, the Alpha Chi Omega president has apologized, saying they meant no harm when sorority sisters wore the costumes at a retreat. Apparently, no disciplinary action will be taken against the students but the university will provide diversity training to its students. Cal State will "also deploy a 'bias incident network' this fall to respond to future incidents of hate and bias." I don't think that is going to fly. Duke had the right idea when they suspended the fraternity that threw this party: 

Some other places are running the CSU's Cholagate story using this photo from Getty Images

I prefer to leave you with Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins) from Weeds during her character's time up the river.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Dia de Los Muertos Inc.? Incredible! {updated May 8: THE RAT CAVES!}

--updated below--

¿Qué onda Disney? Since when did Dia de los Muertos become a product? I get it. You're cooking a movie seasoned with Mexican flavoring. Heck! I'll buy some Calavera PJ's and backpacks for myself, but this move is serious cultural over-stepping. ¿Si o No?

The Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project is due to slate in 2015 and Disney has applied for ten patents securing the name of Dia de Los Muertos to use in whatever way the company sees fit for marketing purposes.

Back in May 2012, the LA times featured this story:

24 Frames

Movies: Past, present and future

Pixar's Día de los Muertos movie a nod to Mexican audiences


"Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich 

Disney caves story here:

Monday, May 06, 2013

Frida Kahlo Invading Kansas City!

hit the image for the info out of time magazine... @ the nelson atkins museo here...

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